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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Jerry Beck is not (I repeat, NOT) related to Oscar-winning actor
Adrien Brody. I’m glad that’s straightened out.

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Here’s an update to our earlier STORY about Drew Carey’s
live-action/cartoon series. I’ve heard from a few folks close to …

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Larry Loc, a Winsor McCay Award committee member and one of
ASIFA-Hollywood’s hardest working board members, has written a …

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“There is a contingent of the digital-effects community to whom
that is the holy grail – to create photographically real …

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ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the three recipients for this
year’s Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award and they are Don …

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The trailer for Pixar’s CARS is honestly one of the most
perplexing pieces of animation I’ve seen in a long time. After …

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I’m back from NY. The last week of the trip was unbelievably
nuts, including a final stretch of 36 hours without sleep. Upon …

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Here’s an in-depth REPORT by Michael Fuchs about the 1st
Pictoplasma Conference On Contemporary Character Design & Art …

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Harald Siepermann points out an interesting European commercial
recently created for Evian called “Waterboy.” The simple, yet …

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The New York trip continues at breakneck pace. In fact, there’s
so much left to do that I’ve extended my stay in NY for …

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This past week I’ve been hanging around New York City on a
business trip of sorts, though admittedly, business in my case …

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One of the most exciting developments in the on-line animation
world as of late is the emergence of animation artist blogs. …

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BG painter Seonna Hong (MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT, TEACHER’S
PET) gets some love from the NY TIMES for her solo show …

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MUCHA LUCHA creators Eddie Mort and Lili Chin offer this message
on their fwak! blog – “TO OUR US FRIENDS: Remember… the …