Inspiration: Master animator Sylvain Chomet

In this excerpt from the BBC series "The Secret of Drawing" (2006) director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville  and  L'Illusionniste ) demonstrates his approach to drawing for animation.  The…

Inspiration: Master Animator Joanna Quinn

Master Animators at work. It's always interesting and educational to see how an animator approaches animating their scenes. First up, the amazing Joanna Quinn . More Joanna Quinn on YouTube :…

Shop talk: Traditional animation and Cintiq tablets

  An article in animator Steve Moore's online animation magazine FLIP! has a survey of animator's who are using Cintiq tablets for their professional and personal animation work. With so many…

Bane Brings the Pain

As many of you might know, the newest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan was released this month. If you are a Batman fan and have read the comics, you are probably…

Monthly Film Screenings at the Walt Disney Museum

The Walt Disney Museum selects a classic Disney film each month to show in their theater. Check out the calendar of events here. July Sword in the Stone (1963) 11am, 1pm & 4pm | Daily except…

new animated feature: “Ernest et Célestine”

  Looks like we can eagerly anticipate yet another wonderful hand-drawn animated film from France.   Thank goodness the French animators apparently did not get the memo that "2D is dead" .…

The Lady Behind the Mouse

After being sick for a few days and wearing gloves (don't ask), my days of looking like Minnie Mouse with the white gloves are over. Minnie Mouse will always be known as Mickey Mouse's love interest.…

“Drawings everywhere”

"Paperman" director John Kahrs talks about the importance of DRAWING in the CG age.   I’m excited about this film and hats off to John Kahrs and…

The Blairs at Walt Disney Productions

The Blairs at Walt Disney Productions By Tom Arndt During some research, I ran across the name Preston Blair, author of Cartoon Animation, and animator on Fantasia. At that same moment I flashed to…

Similar or Repeating? The Little Mermaid (1989) VS. Brave (2012)

For those who have still not watch Brave, don't worry, I won't give any of the storyline away. In general, did anyone notice any similarities between Merida from Brave and Ariel from The Little…