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.
Indie publisher ANTIBOOKCLUB has announced that they will publish the first printed work of indie animation filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt.
If you happen to find yourself in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, you’d be wise to attend the lecture “The Work and Genius of Animation Wizard Bruno Bozzetto.”
A music video for “Beezlebub” by Beats Antiques (feat. Les Claypool). The short was designed for live projection during the band’s concerts.
Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, died today at her home in Napa, California.
Jinx is a man with the head of a fish. Misfortune bubbles escape from his mouth. When one of them follows somebody, he becomes dogged by bad luck, and comes to a sticky end.
A film made in 48 hours at CalArts.
A fun online find: early theater and movie advertisements drawn by Disney animation legend Milt Kahl.
In this visual essay, animation director Darrell van Citters traces the lineage of Jay Ward Productions’ most famous characters and explains the contributions of different animation artists.
Starving soldiers divide a measly last meal when sick allies arrive at their base.