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.

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NY TIMES on the CG
Glut

The NY TIMES published a piece today about the glut of poorly
performing animated CG films. That’s hardly news to anybody working …

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I know two things about Lorelay Bove. 1.) She’s a character
animation student at CalArts. 2.) She has some beautiful …

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Here’s a complete list of the winning films from last week’s
Ottawa International Animation Festival. I’ll have my thoughts …

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Shane Prigmore, a character designer on FOSTER’S and CURIOUS
GEORGE and currently working on Henry Selick’s feature CORALINE …

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I’m not quite as industrious as fellow Brewer Jerry when it
comes to posting Ottawa reports. I promise to report on it when …

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Tomorrow I’m off to the yearly North American gathering of the
animation tribe, otherwise known as the Ottawa International …

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ROCK BOTTOM RISER is a sublime music video by Australians Paul
McNeil and Brendan Cook for the band Smog. The visuals, …

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Dave Wasson and Nate Pacheco have teamed up again and the
results are solid as usual. This time, it’s the opening titles …

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Yesterday’s USA TODAY had a short ARTICLE about Fox/Blue Sky’s
next animated feature HORTON HEARS A WHO (March 2008), which …

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Michael Sporn has a nice blog post today about John and Faith
Hubley’s classic 1959 short film MOONBIRD. Sporn’s post …