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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Animators

I was out of town when this news emerged a couple weeks ago but
I wanted to make mention of the passing of Disney animator …
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TV

Vanity Fair has published an extensive oral history about The
Simpsons. The piece includes the thoughts of everybody from …
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Illustration

Last week at Platform, Jerry and I both received a lot of
compliments about our new CartoonBrew/CartoonBrewFilms promo …
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Events

I’ll share my thoughts on the Platform festival in a bit, but
first, a few snaps from this past week. As you can probably …
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Events

Another edition of Annecy has wrapped and the winners have been
announced. The top short film prize, the Annecy Cristal, went …

Events

I’m still recovering from Annecy but the Platform Festival is
coming up in Portland in a few days and it promises to be …
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Shorts

The latest batch of six student shorts from the French animation
school Gobelins have been posted online HERE. All these …