If you want to write animation—or if you just want to produce or direct it—it’s important to know the difference between live action and animation writing. Animation stories are developed pretty much the same as in live action. You come up with a concept, sometimes called a premise, describing the basic beginning, middle and end of the story. The next stage is an outline, laying out each scene, including action and gags. The final step is the script, with full scene description and dialogue. The script form in animation is virtually identical to live action. It’s the differences that are important to understand.
With interest in all things ALICE IN WONDERLAND at an all-time high following the record-breaking theatrical performance of Disney’s epic live-action fantasy adventure, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly unveils aone-of-a-kind 60th Anniversary Special Edition of Walt Disney’s original animated version of the whimsical classic tale ALICE IN WONDERLAND on Blu-ray -- on February 1st, 2011.
Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press, Nelvana Studio and Treehouse are pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Franklin, one of the world’s most adored preschool characters, with the release of a special edition of Franklin in the Dark, the re-release of 12 classic Franklin stories – available in stores today – and the Treehouse premiere of the new CGI-animated series Franklin and Friends on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. ET.
Nickelodeon, in a first for the network, presents “Legends of Bikini Bottom,” an anthology of five all-new, deep-sea SpongeBob SquarePants tales, premiering online first on Facebook then on-air on Nick.
Joe Strike sits in on Stephen DeStefano's storyboarding class at MoCCA, part of the museum's ongoing educational program.
Patti Gilbert, who worked as a voice actress in the early '70s, has passed away on Jan. 15, reports Variety.
Moonscoop, one of the leading worldwide kids’ distribution, brand management and entertainment companies, has boosted the presence of its shows in Asia securing further sales for its animated shows following the Asia Television Forum in Singapore last month.
Little Airplane Productions has named Tom Brown, Vice President, Production and Operations. The announcement was made today by Josh Selig, Founder and President, Little Airplane Productions.
Leading family entertainment producer, distributor and licensor, Chorion, is expanding its Americas team with the appointment of key executive talent.
Wayne Stamps (Moesha, The Proud Family, Phil of the Future, Just Jordan, Da Jammies) is ready to rock the world of politics – and comedy – with a highly imaginative and piercingly poignant animated series, B-Rock.
Mondo TV, a leading Italian producer of original programming for global television, has named Chicago-based domestic distributor Showplace Television Syndication as the exclusive U.S. sales representative for Mondo’s slate of FCC educational compliant animated kids’ series, it was jointly announced by Matteo Corradi, Board Member & Senior VP of Mondo TV and Hal Pontious, Chief Executive Officer of Showplace Television Syndication.
Disney Junior, a new multiplatform destination for kids age 2-7, one that reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary, will debut MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30 a.m., ET/PT), anchored by the new animated series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates."
Is that a sniffle? Have a dose of fun medicine and get ready to dance and sing with the all-new DVD release Yo Gabba Gabba: Let’s Visit the Doctor!
Dream Theatre Private Limited, an entertainment company based in Mumbai, has won the exclusive licensing and merchandising rights from HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and right’s owners, for renowned pre-school brands – ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ across India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Cartoonist and animator Michael Jantze is teaching a Master Class on January 8th at the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
There’s trouble off the shore of Pontypandy in the new CG-animated Fireman Sam adventures ‘Choppy Waters’, available on DVD from 24 January 2011 with a RRP of £12.99.
Mystical moonstones, creepy creatures and unlikely romances are on the docket for Mystery Inc. in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live action movie featuring an exclusive extended cut of the film with never-before-seen music sequences coming to Blu-Ray™ and DVD March 1, 2011 from Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network.
Corus Entertainment’s YTV is giving kids and their families another reason to curl up this winter and spend more quality time together with its new Sunday movie block, Big Fun Movies.
MTV Networks International (MTVNI), a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and OJSC WebTV, which is a part of WebMediaGroup internet-holding, one of the largest players on the market of user services and electronic commerce, are pleased to announce a deal to distribute 14 seasons of South Park on-line, on one of Russia’s largest entertainment video portals - Zoomby.ru.