“Smoking: The Choice is Yours…” is a 1981 Disney educational short directed by John Ewing, who worked on “Sleeping Beauty,” “Sword in the Stone,” and “The Jungle Book.” Ewing, however, did not make this cartoon while at Disney.
In this short animation, Oscar-winning director Chris Landreth (“Ryan”) uses a common social gaffe—forgetting somebody’s name—as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious.
Yesterday we looked at “Boonie Bears,” a Chinese attempt to emulate Western-style computer animation. But at the risk of overgeneralizing contemporary Chinese animation on the basis of their most derivative and commercial efforts, I wanted to offer another perspective.
‘Tis the season for animated holiday greetings. Here’s a selection of some of the pieces we’ve come across recently.
French animator David Besnier who was featured here last week for his impressive Flash website banner returns again with a humorous short revealing how he listens to music from Disney’s “The Lion King.”
A new website called “The Blue Umbrella” Making-Of Holiday Calendar promises a rare and revealing insider’s look at Pixar’s creative process.