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L.A. Times – The Future of Animation

The L.A. Times conducted an hour-long roundtable with the directors of five recent feature animated films: Mark Andrews (Brave), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), Chris Butler (ParaNorman), Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) and Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania) to discuss the challenges of making feature animated films and the future of animation.   Enjoy! 

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GREAT INTERVIEW: Genndy Tartakovsky – Hotel Transylvania

“Hotel Transylvania sets record for biggest September opening of all time!”  Best known for the Cartoon Network’s animated TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, and Dexter’s Laboratory, Animator/Director/Producer Genndy Tartakovsky talks about his feature film Directing debut on Sony Pictures Animation’s  Hotel Transylvania… Enjoy! LA Times – Genndy Tartakovsky on making Hotel Transylvania:…

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Everything Is A Remix: THE MATRIX

A new addendum to Kirby Ferguson’s web series Everything Is A Remix (which I’ve promoted previously) is up.  This is a slick exploration of subtle and not-so-subtle film and literature references in the film The Matrix.  Some you may know, some you may not. Enjoy the video: (WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all…

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Steve Jobs – R.I.P.

Steve Jobs 1955-2011 Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005:  How to live before you die Here is the video: Good bye Steve, the world is a better place for having you in it.

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Aaron Hartline Interview

Every animator’s and artist’s path is different — here is a bit of the inspirational journey animation elite Aaron Hartline has taken. Aaron Hartline is Animator at Pixar Animation Studios. Aaron worked on “Toy Story 3”, “Up”, the “Ice Age Trilogy”, “Horton Hears a Who” and “Robots”. Click the players below and enjoy the video:…

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How to Create a Pitch Bible with Heather Kenyon

I’ve hung out with Heather a number of times, over the years (since she was editor-in-chief of AWN) typically at various Ottawa International Animation Festivals she is good people and knows her stuff. For all those interested in getting a show made (and I know there is a lot of you), you should check this…

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Everything is a Remix

Fun and informative Everything is a Remix – Part #2: Put together by writer, director, editor Kirby Ferguson This is an exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films.  And is Part #2 of a four-part series currently in production. Click the player below and enjoy the video: Bonus feature: This one is more…

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