We use our collective “animaginations” to create life out of the very ether around us, wherever we go, through the moving and timeless art of animation.
Elemental Alchemy - Animation Insights and Musings
The dreaded Disney curse strikes again, deep into the heart of a jaded old animation fart who tries not to care about animation any more! Stick a fork in him and turn him over, he's done!
Multi-tasking on the computer these days is enough to spread anyone's brain cells out pretty thin. Throw in our so-called 'smart' phones, iPods, etc, and what are our chances of getting any work done?
What is the point of remaking the timeless 1981 Harryhuasen classic 'Clash of the Titans'? Do we really need a slick new CGI version? Does Hollywood have a single original idea left in its big fat thick head? Are $150 million remakes of oldies all we we can come up with?
How do you take a film that is not working, and rebuild it in record time, creating in the process a modern day classic? It’s simple! Hire super directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and let them work their magic!
Alice in Wonderland -Tim Burton puts a brand new and yet thoroughly classical twist on this timeless favourite!
Adventures in the Frozen North -Bringing Elemental Magic to China, taking my special effects workshop to students in Harbin, Northern China, January 2010
A harsh, opinionated and entirely unfair review of Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog'. Reader beware, it's a ridiculous, long-winded affair full of inexcusably questionable critique and pseudo insider dribble. Honest too...