Day 2 in Los Angeles continues at Disney Feature Animation, highlighted by a studio tour with John Musker.
Article Type: Review
The SoCal leg of Oscar® Showcase Tour kicked off with a screening Monday night at Woodbury University, sponsored and organized by ASIFA-Hollywood.
A digitally restored and remastered Peter Pan is a must for any animation collector and fan of great family entertainment.
2012 was an amazing year for animation short films. This year’s Oscar nominees share one thing in common: they are all silent films, each demonstrating the power of pure storytelling with only visuals and music! The nominees are: “Paperman”, “Fresh Guacamole”, “Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare,” “Head over Heels,” and “Adam and Dog.”
James Gartler takes us through key visual effects-driven films still waiting to hit theatres this winter.
The just released DVD set of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie should be afforded a spot in the collection of any animation fan as well as any serious student of the medium
Fred Patten digs into Mark Salisbury’s book detailing the latest Tim Burton – Johnny Depp collaboration.
It’s nice to see our little neck of the woods get a bit of attention from mainstream media now and then, especially with meaningful and thoughtful commentary about films that while known to many in the industry, for the most part are unknown to most everyone else on the planet.
Devoted solely to student work, the festival is the brainchild of well known animator, illustrator, and renaissance man Rastko Ćirić in conjunction with Vuk Maksimovic, master wood carver and furniture maker, who is the representative of the Fortress for this project.
Fred Patten looks at Brian Sibley’s book chronicling the making of Aardman’s exquisite Oscar-nominated stop-motion feature.
Nancy Phelps travels to Changchung, China to attend the The International Animation, Comics and Game Forum.
Digital compositor Daniel Molina takes a look at the Foundry’s latest Nuke release.
Charles Solomon’s new book provides an extensive history of the beloved Peanuts franchise’s 46 year history of TV specials and theatrical features.
In Part 1 of his 3-part review of Hayao Miyazaki’s book, Peter Tieryas looks at the early life of the pioneer animation director.
Lou Scheimer’s autobiographical Filmation history is a must read for anyone interested in the formative years of "Saturday Morning Cartoons."
Mark Salisbury’s new book provides in splendid detail Ridley Scott’s storyboards, film stills, concept art and other visual materials from his sci-fi epic, Prometheus.
Key rendering, modeling and camera enhancements along with new sculpting tools make this a robust and worthy upgrade.
“Rise of the Guardians” is almost as big a flop as “Mars Needs Moms”. What is wrong with this picture? Ed Hooks takes a look and points to significant animation industry trends.
Karl Cohen discusses the art of Ben Ridgway, Zeitguised, Max Hattler, Andrew Jones and PES as examples of a new aesthetic in animation.
Ed discusses his problems with Wreck-It Ralph as well as the issues of "empathy," "sympathy" and animators as actors with pencils.
Fred Patten reviews Robert McKimson Jr.’s richly detailed new book about the life and career of his prolific father and uncles.