Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Bill Peet

Noticed over on DRAWN that they have a link to a Bill Peet web site.
Not very big but definately worth a look.

LINK

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Monday, June 27, 2005

Ahhh...Childhood

Now bare with me. By no means are the below images examples of stellar animation, but they do bring back awfully fond memories.
Along time ago, back before I knew anything about the principles of animation, there was a time where I couldn't wait till the fall line up of new cartoons was released.

I remember checking the newest tv guide every Sunday to see what new cartoons were going to be coming on.

I vaguely remember a video game line up on Saturday mornings which had The Pac Man family as the headline.
I remember watching the Smurfs religiously.

And I remember, with great fondness, when my mother bought me a brand new Blue Falcon and Dynomutt lunch box to go back to school with.

Sadly, or gratefully, those days are long gone.

And although there are new compilations and box sets of some of these shows being released I think it's probably best that I don't pick them up and ruin what memories I have of them.

For those that are interested...

Pac Man LINK

Smurfs Link

Blue Falcon archive

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Friday, June 24, 2005

Nice

Check out animation watch for an article on Madagascar featuring drawings by Craig Kellman.


LINK

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

More my stuff

More drawings and doodles from yours truly.The one just below is from yet another story I'm working on. Perhaps I should just focus on one story at a time and actually finish it. Oh well, keeps me off the streets.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Stop motion

For those of you into stop motion animation there's a little site with several films available for your viewing pleasure.

Check out STOPMOSHORTS.com

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Monday, June 20, 2005

My Stuff

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to post things that I find inspirational.
Another main reason was to post some of my own work as well. I haven't really kept up that end of things.
So without further ado...
Below are some images from a story I've been working on staring my youngest daughter AilĂ­s(Ailish). The text is complete. Now comes the monumental task of illustrating it.

Feel free to add comments to any of these if you like. Simply click where it says comments, at the bottom of each post.

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Frederator

Thanks to Fred Seibert over at frederator for including Subconscious Ink on his list of links.

Frederator is currently taking pitches for their Oh Yeah! cartoon anthology.

Check out Frederator Studios for some samples of pitches they are recieving.

Live art

Got this interestingly cool link from Drawn.
It features a gentleman by the name of Guillaume Decaux and his wonderful website.
Appart from his great illustrations he also has a section where you can watch a quicktime movie of him sketching.

Check it out HERE

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Friday, June 17, 2005

Simply cool

Check out this simply cool animated video. Very cute, very fun.
try to watch it all if you have the time.

JCB Video

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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Finally

Well finally something new and excitingly fresh to post.

You must check out the short film 'Le Building" HERE.
So much fun, short and to the point, beautifully animated.

Also below are some images from an Australian studio by the name of 3d Films in Plasto-scene.

Check them out HERE

All Links courtesy of liudger.blogspot

P.S. Also on his blog, a couple of pics from Pixar's new short entitled One Man Band.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

A couple of links

If you have an interest in demo reels check out this link to a huge collection of them. Keep in mind the more tastier stuff is at the begining of the list.

HERE

Also you might want to check out this link to Walt Disney quotes. HERE

Interested in Vinyl toys? Then check out VINYLPULSE

These links and more found on PERSISTENCE OF VISION's Blog

Friday, June 10, 2005

The Muppets

An absolutely huge influence on my childhood. Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Labrynth, The Dark Crystal, I loved them all. It was a very sad day indeed when I learned of Jim Henson's passing. I felt a little older that day.
Regardless of who's doing what character or how poorly written the new movies are, showcasing these characters, one thing remains...


These characters LIVE. Upon seeing Kermit on Extreem Makeover Home edition I turned to my wife and said" Do you realize how amazing these people are? I mean How amazing the muppeteers are? Not once do you feel like there's some guy with his hand in a puppet.

I love the story of the time when the performers were having trouble with a child on the Sesame Street set. No threat would get this child to stay still until Kermit decided to talk to the child and ask her to behave. The child instantly responded and the scene was filmed.

These people behind the scenes are truly masters of their craft.

Good friend Mark Thornton suggested a good link for the Muppets.
Check out MUPPET CENTRAL.
Specifically the forums.

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