Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ponyo



Apple has posted the official English trailer for "Ponyo."  Can't wait to get to see this on the big screen! Hopefully it'll be nominated for an Academy, but it's going against some stiff competition from "UP" which will be really hard to beat...  The cast sounds great so far in respects to Cate Blanchett and Tina Fey.  Noah Cyrus sounds really great as Ponyo too- it's a good match in my opinion.  

click here to see the trailer

See it August 14th!

Also, just a nice little find;  A.O. Scott from the NYTimes did a 4 minute video review of "Princess Mononoke."  You can watch the clip here

Friday, June 12, 2009

success

So I had been having a bit of a hard time coming up with a character design for my next film. Who knew that creating a little kid would be so difficult? After numerous versions though I finally came out with a design I am happy with. The designs on the left are when he's grown up and there's a magic costume change haha.


In other news, I've been meaning to post this for a while now but- FUTURAMA is back! ahhh 2010 will see the second Animated series to be revived due to DVD sales (the first being Family Guy). First off I'm pumped for this; I have that stupid trait of having to quote from Futurama, 30Rock, and The Office (basically you don't want to be friends with me). Secondly, I'm so surprised that it's happening so quickly. I mean, the last Futurama DVD movie just came out not too long ago and Matt Groening had an interview where he said they were thinking about bringing back the series but it wouldn't be for a really long time if it did. But I guess when you're talking to nerds, one year is way too long for us to have to wait.




Bet you're cryin' now, huh Fox?

Friday, June 5, 2009

first taste of summer

So here's some new concept art for my second film. The story has changed a bit but the setting is very similar. I figure it'll take me a good three years to finish this film independently so I might as well start now. leave me feedback! I don't have an advisor really for this one so any criticism is appreciated. They're just some technique experiments, not necessarily shots from the film.

New thing- ethiopian food. Messy but oh so satisfying... Best place is up around west 107th street called 'Awash.' Endless nann!