Amid Amidi

AMID AMIDI (@amid/LinkedIn) is an author, historian, and consultant, with numerous books to his credit. He has written The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation for Pixar (2011) and was the youngest recipient of the Theatre Library Association Award which he received for his book Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation (2006). Read his full bio HERE.


Pencil Testing

NY animator Tom Smolenski was looking for a good 6B pencil to
animate with (in 2010 no less–what a masochist!) so he tested a …



Mary Blair, Richard Scarry, Fyodor Khitruk’s Winnie the Pooh,
and anime-styled cuteness are all mashed together in this …