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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Why CG Humans Are
Creepy

It’s a little too late (or is that too early) to be thinking such
deep thoughts, but there’s a fascinating post on Momus’ blog about …

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Ken Bautista has started a new all-Pixar blog called LUXO. And
if you’re wondering why you can’t find any INCREDIBLES toys at …

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Will you be in London on October 27? Want to hear Brad Bird
speak and then see a sneak preview screening of THE INCREDIBLES? …

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Animator Joe Gilland has posted a fine PHOTO ALBUM from this
year’s Ottawa Animation Festival, including a section about NFB …

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BREW pal, New York cartoonist/animator Mark Newgarden, has
written a new book which I’m very much looking forward to …

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Just noticed that THE ART OF THE INCREDIBLES, which could be
alternately titled “The Genius of Teddy Newton,” is now shipping …

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BREW pal and PC WORLD editor-in-chief, Harry McCracken, visited
Pixar over the weekend, as part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s …

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While I continue to procrastinate writing my Ottawa report
(it’ll be sometime next week folks), check out the September 28 …

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Emru Townsend, the original editor of FPS: FRAMES PER SECOND, is
relaunching the magazine in February 2005 as an online-only …

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Ward Jenkins, a talented director and designer at Atlanta’s
Primal Screen who I finally met in Ottawa last week after many …

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Katie Rice (aka ‘KatieNice’), currently working as a designer on
Disney’s MAGGIE THE MAGGOT series, has posted a handful of …

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Ottawa ’04 has concluded and a complete list of winners can be
found HERE. Grand prize for short film went to Chris …

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I’m off to the Ottawa Animation Festival, which starts this
evening (it’s going to be a mighty long day). There’s an amazing …