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Elemental Alchemy - Animation Insights and Musings

Animation Blogs

Tangled, Tattooed, Tattered and Torn! A Tale of Turning Tides and Illusions….and Walt Disney

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!

Film Blogs

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (or, ‘How to Save a Botched Film in Record Time!)

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!

Film Blogs

A harsh, opinionated and unfair review of Walt Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

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...

Animation Blogs

Elemental Magic - An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation goes to the University of Pennsylvania

My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.