Luciano Pavarotti Mo-Cap

Performance capture and opera: a match made in heaven. Quick, get Robert Zemeckis on the phone and have him follow up Beowulf with …

Worst. MoCap. Ever.

I’m sorry. This is the worst thing we’ve ever posted on the Brew. I’m horrified—and yet can’t stop laughing. Thanks to …

Postmodern Times by Joao Amorim

Postmodern Times is a new series of short animated films presenting “ideas about global consciousness and techniques for social and …

Ratatouille Triumphant

Brad Bird at last night’s world premiere of Ratatouille at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The best film of the summer will be …

CalArts Teaches The Fine Art of MoCap

Don’t know if you’ve heard but CalArts is finally catching up with the times and renaming itself the California Institute of Motion …

Conan Capture

Conan O’Brien recently visited ILM where, among other things, he created some motion capture movement. It’s in the second half of the …

The Mouse Goes Mo-Cap

“Hi! I’m Mr. Mo Cap! I’m the future of animation!” I woke up this morning to the news that Disney is entering a partnership with …

Notes on Monster House

Artist Chris Appelhans has posted some superb concept art that he created for the upcoming MONSTER HOUSE. If the finished “performance …

ANIMATED FEATURES OF 2006

2006 begins – and I’ve just updated my running list of animated features. It’s going to be an interesting year for theatrical animation. …

Gene Deitch’s Definition of Animation

Academy Award winning animator Gene Deitch has a few thoughts on THE POLAR EXPRESS and the definition of animation – and I am taking the …

“Polar Express” Nonsense

I haven’t liked what I’ve seen so far on THE POLAR EXPRESS, but I’m willing to give Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks the benefit of the …

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