Sunday, February 21, 2010

waking sleeping beuty


Apple Trailers has a preview up for the new documentary about the Walt Disney Animation Studios during the 1980's - 90's; the time when they created some of their most successful films. The "Disney Renaissance" is what really coined the term "disneyfication"and our views of the stereotypical Disney princess and the film focuses on this specific comeback period.

Opens March 26th in LA, NYC, SF and Chicago.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

masquerade



Paper faces on parade.


Just some quick stuff I did in PS for fun. Based on a picture of me and my friend in these creepy bunny and cat masks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

nom noms



The Oscar Noms are here for Best Animated Feature Film of 2009! The nominated films are:

Up
Coraline
The Princess and the Frog
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Secret of Kells

Up is most likely the front runner here due to the fact that it was also nominated for a Best Picture award; only the second animated film ever to be nominated for that category along side Beauty and the Beast. In 1991 there was yet to be a Best Animated Feature category so the fact that Up was nominated for that particular award despite the fact that there is an animation category is a pretty big deal. However due to the unlikely fact that it will win Best Picture and if someone else wins Animation, it could prove to be a big disappointment. Fantastic Mr. Fox,being the "underdog," could change the whole decision as it has been receiving just as positive reviews.

I'm a bit upset that Ponyo did not receive any noms, I definitely think it is more worthy than Princess, but I am glad to see The Secret of Kells getting a bit of attention.

Here are the nominations for best animated short:

French Roast
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Monday, February 1, 2010

ginger





So i just got some hard copies of a commercial that I recently worked on. I'm not going to upload it quite yet because it's actually airing right now, but I'll put up some screen shots.

The commercial was created through a company called relaTV out in Astoria and I was asked to be the lead animator on the project. It was produced by Fresh Step Kitty Litter and is airing on Animal Planet. I hope you all like it! There are definitely some things I would have done differently but it was a great learning experience. Check back in a while to see when I put up the full commercial.

Ciao

nyicff

Summer Wars


Mai Mai Miracle

The New York International Children's Film Festival will be showing a ton of great films this run.
The two that stuck out to me are Summer Wars and Mai Mai Miracle. I don't know anything about the second one, the screen cap is just nice haha. Summer Wars, however, is by the same people that did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which is one of my all time favorite films.

Check out the ticket information here and maybe we'll bump into each other at one of the screenings! Let me know if any of you are going! Also both Kirikou and the Sorceress,
and The Secret of Kells (post screening Director Q&A) will be screened.