- great article about gorillaz ! it's a nice music band ,and i think that's better when we don't know their face : so you'll love the music ,not the guy's face ! anyway for the people who wanted to see the singer ,he was Blur singer beforeBy:cheschire-cat (not verified)
The idea that Mr. Deitch's T&Js are even close to as good as, let alone better than, Chuck Jones' is laughable!By:Roland Ainke (not verified)
- I believe in following your dreams But knuckles can get very bloody from knocking on doors that has rusty hinges. I've given up a few times...but God gave me this talent and for that fact I must follow thru no matter what. The same applies to everyone else out here. If I can't get a door to open then I must construct my OWN door to open and never allow those hinges to get rusty for other talented people.By:Lonnell Jones (not verified)
- things I still want answered.... is the way Zim speaks how jhonen envisioned any of his other characters to speak, or was that part of the job he had no influence over? in either case, I always imagined happy noodle boy to sound somewhat like zim does, with varying levels of wierd screams and garbled silliness. another thing I also want to say, is that his style is truly one of a kind, and he's going to find himself a pioneer of a whole new genre of animation and art style, what, with all of his rabid followers, trying desperately to draw in the style which they so adore. I'm not suprised, however, that he liked akira, or any anime for that matter. his characters are highly stretched out, skinny and have large eyes, not to mention are VERY stylized and sharp. Anime tends to bring that same flavor with it. I feel sorry for Vasquez, because he seems to not enjoy his goth fan base, yet that's the largest base he had before Zim came out. If I had a bunch of lunatic goth people sending me fan letters every day, I'd be inclined to cry profusely like a little baby. He takes it all with a grain of salt and a sense of humor. bravo to him.By:Ivy Bekket (not verified)
- what a great idea!visuals are so immediate. putting your own images onto a dream board for you to see every day. much more effective than words. thanks Pamela!By:leda watson (not verified)
Gene Deitch is an exceptional man. I found all his comments from the piece entitled How to Succeed in Animation very special indeed. His story is also very encoruaging and informative.
He display's a true love of the craft and has a special role to play because of his approach in his vocation, and he seems tome to be a person to whom I could certainly look up to.
I am a cartoonist and humorous illustrator with aspirations to get into animation. Gene' article was really one of the first pieces I've read that beacuse of the insightful information I have gleaned I'm sure I can use it and venture into the world of animation with a little more courage.
LiamBy:liam sansome (not verified)
- I really enjoyed this article very much. It was very helpful and informative especially for someone like myself who is considering a career in this field. Thank you so much I'm so glad I found this.By:Bailey Dukes (not verified)
- Hey Chris, Hang onto your animation hat. I believe I have the program youre looking for. Im an eight-year Simpsons veteran who has an animated series just about ready to shop around town. The show is a cross between "South Park" and "Thirty Something." Its a hip, irreverent animated comedy about how we think, feel and deal with life. Its a heartfelt series filled with depth, emotion, meaning, and real life issues youll easily be able to identify with, especially if youre a man. I feel the same way you do which is why Ive put in over three years developing this show and many more years really trying to understand life so I had something original and relevant to say. If youre a fan of Alan Ball, I think youll enjoy this show as well. So just hang on a bit longer and hopefully Ill be able to make your wish come true. Doug WhaleyBy:Doug Whaley (not verified)
- I remember mr dietch. some how a few facts were a bit distorted. but since there is not many people left to argue the point, why bother, I certainly would not bother to argue the fact. I was there for 10 years, I am not senile nor imfirm. I was privy to most of the workings of the studio. After all I was Mr. Terry's protege, so I had intimate knowledge of what transpired. But who am I to rain on any body's parade.By:george davis (not verified)
- Hey Chris, where does Duckman fit on your Homicide/Oz/Sopranos for animation continuum?By:Carol (not verified)
- Sketching from a photograph is like making a movie from a storybook or a novel. There will always be comparisons, but the important thing we must know is that each work of art is different from the other, as each of us will appreciate that which had touched our innermost being. The location sketch is a work of a real artist, a fellow traveler. Well done!By:Corazon Katigbak (not verified)
- Ok ,first, onr thing I thought that made waking life so good was the fact that waking life 2 would suck so much . your only as tall as another man is small and , for me atleast , alot of it's apeal was it's indaviduality . But mabby tv should only be ground breaking to a point . Yes I know there is a contradiction in that last sentance Maby media shoud not define ower border's so much as it already douse . Second I felt and I am prety alone here the the old CG trance former's was ground breaking both in it's writing and the shear visual comunication used . One episode showed the bad guy take controle of prime's sole with a needle device . In the later episode's one of the best charictor's was simply reprogramed in to a bad guy .The prime charictor apon that other charictor's death said All sole's contain all posibilities . Man that blew my mind when he said that . Has any boty ever looked at the old loony toon stuff with an animater's eye's and kinda felt guilty leting your kid's walch it ?By:Pigalow Bradley (not verified)
- Tiny Planets is the best program on television at the moment. As undergraduate students, we can't get enough. It has all the juvenile appeal of Sesame Street and the compelling "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" shouting-answers-at-the-screen style. Mixed with a funky sound track that should have made Christmas number one and a psychedlic backdrop of crazy out-of-this-world creatures, we can't get enough. Never before has it ever rained Bongs!By:Rob & Pete (not verified)
- Were the intros to the interviews written by the person being interviewed or by someone else? I ask as only one person interviewed was identified as 'Native Canadian', which I assume means 'aboriginal Canadian' vice 'born in Canada'. Why the racial identifcation? Thank you,By:(not verified)
- Blame the studio/station executives - I have been shopping my series "strange frame" for a year now. It is a heady adult/older teen targetted sci-fi animated series that is not about laserbattles- in fact it might be the first sci-fi show in which none of the major characters carries a gun. What do the producers/execs say- "It needs to be pumped up", "dumbed down", "can't you be more overt?", and "we don't think there is an adult audience for animation". Give this response, I can see why we end up with so much dreck. Today I am finishing a new version of the trailer, which hopefully will be pumped up enough and yet still true to the original vision. Great article- keep razzin'em!By:GB Hajim (not verified)
- Was Walt Disney A Saint, An Evil Sinner Or The Devil Incarnate? The Truth About Some Of Those Nasty Disney Stories!I thought the article was extremely well written and puts a kick in the face to the "pickers" of animation. I am a professional storyteller and I am currently studying law. First, of anybody wants to attack Disney animated movies, they should attack the creator of the tale. Folk tales are usually depressing and have violence and death throughout their stories. Most of these complainers have a 'Mother Goose' collection or nursery rhyme book in their house. If you actually pay attention to what is written, they are biased, sexual, violent and sexist. I say again, attack the authors if anybody. Most of the people that complain about Disney should equally complain about other studios. Warner Brothers create violent cartoons and endorse killing of animals through hunting, and their live-action movies aren't any better. Heck, Bugs Bunny cross dresses! Do you hear anything about that? How about video games? The complainers probably let their children play 'Mario Brothers' or any other game. If you want, Mario promotes sexist views because the princess always has to get saved, he is against the environment because you have to stomp on flowers and kill them, Mario also promotes violence for he also kills almost everything he comes up against! This is a family game? I could go on and on about every studio and every game. If my claims seem petty, well they are. Just like the Baptists and Christians. They are the biggest hypocrites if they have anything mentioned above in their house, or they watch anything of that nature. Plus I have fought for gay rights and have written many papers on Supreme court cases and the 14th ammendment pertaining to gay rights. I have gay friends who before the "gay day" at Disneyland had people tell them to stop holding hands because it was immoral. If anything, the Christians are pushing their beliefs onto society. The gay movement is a civil rights movement. Until the white christians have struggled and been beaten and have no rights, even in public are ridiculed, then they will get a parade and a special day. The African Americans have parades and movements, yet nothing is said to them because they are seen as equal, not lesser. This is a new era. Gays are a big part of our society, and people trying to sheild their children or rap on Disney for helping them in their fight for equality, (which they are denied simple rights) then those people live very small, closed lives. Disney brings to attention views and realities that people cannot deal with. Also, to those who say Disney has a "style" are wrong. If you look at their past nine movies, The animators have had a different look in all those movies. Look at the difference from 'Atlantis', 'Hercules', 'The Lion King', 'Lilo and Stitch'...... There is no "traditional Disney look" anymore. I am shocked that a beautiful man who's love for children and life has been ripped apart so. Disney's movies promote love, friendship, sharing, and consequences for your actions. They make you wish and laugh as well as question yourself in the situations that the characters are put in. Praise Disney for what they are trying to still accomplish in this anger, ego-driven world that we have to survive in. Disney rocks! And I will defend it until my dying day. AmandaBy:Amanda (not verified)
- Kudos for profiling the pioneering Hashimators of our times. I heartily concur with the overall vibe: For character animation, A:M can't be beat. My only gripe is with that damn headline. A:M is never gonna shake the stigma of being a tool for newbies who can't get a handle on Max or Maya if you dudes in the press keep listing it as a package for 'beginners'! By the way, we're starting a user's group for A:M under the auspices of the Toronto Animated Image Society...any T.O. Hashimators interested should drop me a line. Cheers!By:Neil LaPointe (not verified)
- This was one of my faviorite Films of the year mainly for the suspense, but the superb creature was an added plus. I grew-up believing that "Dragonslayer" was the "Best Dragon film to date" but now "Reign of Fire" gets my Vote for number One! Great Film I look forward to other Films with this crew, as well as Films Directed by Rob Bowman. David Mosher - D.W.M.DesignsBy:David Mosher (not verified)
- AM opened my eyes to the massive world of character animation. Concepts and pocedures that I did not think even know about, I found out through AM. It is quite funny when I see other 3d apps forum discussions, and the basic level at which most people are discussing character animation techniques compared to AM. Keep up the good work Hash.By:Gareth Qually (not verified)
- Just a quick comment. The Killer Bean was my breaking point. After I saw that movie, I made up my mind that I wanted to be a CG Animator. I started with AM but quickly moved to Lightwave. I have found an irresistable pull, to go back to AM though. I know LW may be a better package, but I am feeling that I really should start smaller. Like I need to master Am first, and then move up when my skills are better.By:Dan (not verified)