09 10 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

Animation, gaming studio artists WATCH OUT | Stephen Silver

08 10 / 2014

Hey followers! I know I don’t post on this blog very often, and often things that are reblogged here are not relevant to this blog at all. When that happens, it’s usually something with tumblr’s mobile app or xkit, and it was meant to go on my personal. So I apologize for that!

Also, since there are actually a few people that have been following this blog for a while, is there anything you would like to see me post more of?

Have a lovely evening!

05 10 / 2014

blueybirdy:

n3rdgeschoss:

This is FAN MADE!!!

Good grief, the animation in this amazing! So close to the film it’s scary! Can’t imagine the amount of effort that went into this.

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01 10 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

Animation Magazine:

21 9 / 2014

phoenixhobbit:

So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.

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I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.

TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.

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(via swedishjazz)

18 9 / 2014

18 9 / 2014

10 9 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

TECHTOPUS MASTER POST
What is Techtopus?

Private emails sent by Pixar’s president and co-founder, Ed Catmull, and found by Pando amongst court documents, clearly state that Katzenberg’s Dreamworks Animation was party to the same secret non-solicitation agreements that the Department of Justice deemed were illegal antitrust violations that served to suppress workers’ wages. Pando

As of September 9th 2014:
(NEW) Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony Are Sued in Wage Theft Scandal
Disney and DreamWorks May Have Been Part of Illegal Pixar/Lucasfilm Wage-Fixing Cartel
REVEALED: Court docs show role of Pixar and Dreamworks Animation in Silicon Valley wage-fixing cartel
REVEALED: Emails, court docs show how Sony stood up to Steve Jobs’ and Pixar’s wage-fixing cartel
Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees
Newly unsealed documents show Steve Jobs’ brutal response after getting a Google employee fired
Pixar’s Ed Catmull Emerges As Central Figure In The Wage-Fixing Scandal
All Pando Daily Techtopus Articles
I will update this as more comes out.

wannabeanimator:

TECHTOPUS MASTER POST

What is Techtopus?

Private emails sent by Pixar’s president and co-founder, Ed Catmull, and found by Pando amongst court documents, clearly state that Katzenberg’s Dreamworks Animation was party to the same secret non-solicitation agreements that the Department of Justice deemed were illegal antitrust violations that served to suppress workers’ wages. Pando

As of September 9th 2014:

I will update this as more comes out.

01 9 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

pyamuun:

From episode 181

(Source: )

01 9 / 2014

Hullabaloo is a 2D hand-drawn animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation. We want you to join us in making a short film that will showcase the world of Hullabaloo. In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

For more information about Hullabaloo, its creators, and how you can help bring this story to life, visit here! Their goal is to reach $80,000 by October 1st, 2014, so every donation helps and help spread the word!

(Source: fairytailwitch, via raintalker)

08 8 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

mrheffareff:

Studio Ghibli Producer and Representative Director Toshio Suzuki appeared on NHK’s news program “ASAICHI” on August 7th, and denied recent reports of Ghibli’s breakup. He said, “I really want to retire, but I definitely can’t do that. In short, it’s because we’re talking about changing the way we make films.” Also, he revealed that though Miyazaki announced his retirement, he intends to continue working with films. He said, “It seems like Hayao Miyazaki wants to make more, too.”

Producer Suzuki said, “We wanted Ghibli to be the company of our dreams. When we feel like it, make films, and we don’t feel like it, don’t. We feel like we achieved that to an extent,” explaining the nature of the studio’s stance. About Miyazaki’s retirement, he said, “It’s retiring from long films.” Afterwards, he said, “Now we want to make short films. I’ve been talking to him (Miyazaki). Since we’ve been making short films at Ghibli Museum, we want to make more things like that. But now, it’s hard to say exactly what we’ll do,” he said frankly.

Suzuki spoke about the future of Japanese animation. “It’s changing. It’s been changing. From here, it’s all of east Asia,” he said, hinting at overseas positions. “It’s already beginning. In Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and in parts of Vietnam, it’s already starting. One could say that in all of Asia, for example if a Japanese person came up with an idea, the person who actually creates it is Thai or something. That’s how it’s changing. If someone wants to draw, they can go to Thailand. It’s not about production cost, it’s a problem of ambition. Even in Japan there is ambition, but we can pause a bit. It’s not about whether it’s Japan-made or Thai-made, but making a single work in all of Asia, doesn’t it seem like that kind of era has come?” he continued.

In relation to Ghibli, Producer Suzuki revealed on July 27th at a general stockholder meeting that Studio Ghibli Production Department would be taking a temporary break. In part, when “Ghibli is withdrawing from anime production,” was reported, a ripple was heard.

source (in Japanese)

Full translation of the article from last night. Thank you, mrheffareff!

07 8 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

mrheffareff:

Studio Ghibli Producer and Representative Director Toshio Suzuki appeared on NHK’s news program “ASAICHI” on August 7th, and denied recent reports of Ghibli’s breakup. He said, “I really want to retire, but I definitely can’t do that. In short, it’s because we’re talking about changing the way we make films.” Also, he revealed that though Miyazaki announced his retirement, he intends to continue working with films. He said, “It seems like Hayao Miyazaki wants to make more, too.”

Producer Suzuki said, “We wanted Ghibli to be the company of our dreams. When we feel like it, make films, and we don’t feel like it, don’t. We feel like we achieved that to an extent,” explaining the nature of the studio’s stance. About Miyazaki’s retirement, he said, “It’s retiring from long films.” Afterwards, he said, “Now we want to make short films. I’ve been talking to him (Miyazaki). Since we’ve been making short films at Ghibli Museum, we want to make more things like that. But now, it’s hard to say exactly what we’ll do,” he said frankly.

Suzuki spoke about the future of Japanese animation. “It’s changing. It’s been changing. From here, it’s all of east Asia,” he said, hinting at overseas positions. “It’s already beginning. In Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and in parts of Vietnam, it’s already starting. One could say that in all of Asia, for example if a Japanese person came up with an idea, the person who actually creates it is Thai or something. That’s how it’s changing. If someone wants to draw, they can go to Thailand. It’s not about production cost, it’s a problem of ambition. Even in Japan there is ambition, but we can pause a bit. It’s not about whether it’s Japan-made or Thai-made, but making a single work in all of Asia, doesn’t it seem like that kind of era has come?” he continued.

In relation to Ghibli, Producer Suzuki revealed on July 27th at a general stockholder meeting that Studio Ghibli Production Department would be taking a temporary break. In part, when “Ghibli is withdrawing from anime production,” was reported, a ripple was heard.

source (in Japanese)

Full translation of the article from last night. Thank you, mrheffareff!

02 8 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014

After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet.

01 8 / 2014

01 8 / 2014

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

Did you guess yet?

If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK

We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

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Did you guess yet?

image

If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

image

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

image

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

imageHave you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

image

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”

Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

(via chonklatime)