“Frozen” week continues on Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day. Lisa Keene could justifiably be called a Disney veteran. Her credits on Disney films date all the way back to 1985’s “The Black Cauldron” on which she was a background painter.
Month: November 2013
For those of you still feeling sedentary after the holidays or just looking for some weekend inspiration, listen to these two interviews with Lotte Reiniger and Rebecca Sugar. They each have accomplished an important first in animation: Lotte Reiniger was the first woman to direct an animated feature, and Rebecca Sugar was the first solo woman creator of a TV series at Cartoon Network. These milestones are separated by 87 years, which says a lot about both how far animation has come and how far it still has to go.
“Frozen,” Disney’s 53rd animated feature, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, opens this week. What did you think of it?
It’s Thanksgiving so let’s enjoy “Jerky Turkey,” a classic 1945 MGM short directed by the one and only Tex Avery.
It’s Frozen week on Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day, and so we continue to feature artists who worked on Disney’s latest feature. Bill Schwab works as a character designer and visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. On “Frozen” he is credited as supervising the character design work.
During President Barack Obama’s visit to DreamWorks Animation on Tuesday, “How to Train Your Dragon 2” director Dean DeBlois offered a quick demonstration of how they use motion capture at DreamWorks.
Once upon a time, there was a little king who lost control of the sun…
This week we continue looking at some of the talented artists whose efforts made possible the new Disney feature “Frozen.” Brittney Lee is credited on the film as a visual development artist.
Classical hand-drawn animation lovers can’t be too choosy nowadays. We’ve got to get our fix wherever we can find it, so here’s an Eric Goldberg-animated spot for the “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” event at Walt Disney World.
Our Artist of the Day feature is extra-cool this week because we’re focusing on artists who contributed to Disney’s new film Frozen, which expands nationwide this week.
It’s hard to believe that Craig McCracken’s “Powerpuff Girls” turn fifteen years old this month. When the series premiered on Cartoon Network on November 18, 1998, it was the highest rated premiere in the network’s history at the time.
Indie animated feature distributor GKIDS has announced that the highly anticipated hand-drawn French film “Ernest and Celestine” will open in New York and Los Angeles on March 14, 2014.
The new virtual pet app Hatch is being described as a Tamagotchi for iPhones. While that may not excite too many readers of this site—if readers are even old enough to remember what Tamagotchis are—the app’s intro cinematic merits a look.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That appears to be the DreamWorks motto for its property “Turbo.”
April Liu is a second year animation student at CalArts. Her blog is a mixture of personal and school work with drawings and animated studies from projects in progress, such as a short about a fellow with a sprout growing from the top of his head.
Pixar has laid off dozens of employees due to its troubled film project “The Good Dinosaur.”
When the server enters the drawing room of the Crosby Hotel, Kirk DeMicco’s eyes begin to dance, “Mini desserts are coming! Many, many mini desserts!” Both DeMicco (“Racing Stripes,” “Space Chimps”) and Chris Sanders (“Lilo & Stitch,” “How to Train Your Dragon”) are in New York to take part in a presentation on the making of “The Croods,” the animated film that they directed for Dreamworks earlier this year, which went on to gross nearly $600 million worldwide.
It’s been a great fall season for film festival trailers. Last week, we posted one by Joanna Quinn, and today, we have three more creative efforts by Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels, Robert Loebel and Nicolas Ménard.
While the limited animation of “The Simpsons” is no match for the lush rubbery beauty of 1930s Disney theatrical shorts, the show’s opening couch gag this week is a fair homage to the extraordinary creative spirit of classic Hollywood animation.
The White House announced today that President Obama will speak on November 26th about the economy at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale.