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‘Rango’ Behind-the-Scenes

I think this is kind of great… the director, Gore Verbinski (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame), for this particular film wanted a more “natural acting experience”, BUT rather then go the motion-capture route they came up with this fun and I think relevant approach to their animation process on this film. Enjoy the video:

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Free eBook: Animation Insiders

Pure awesome! (It was already on my wise list) — This book has just been made available as a free digital download.  It includes interviews with many animators about their workflows, including Pixar elite Victor Navone and Jason Schfleifer.  Check it out! Click here to go to the site. (UPDATED August 2011)

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Mr. Peanut speaks for the first time– and he sounds a lot like Iron Man

Kraft Foods (Planter’s parent) launches their new “Naturally Remarkable” campaign, in which they attempt to modernize the face of the brand by updating Mr. Peanut’s wardrobe, some fun stop-motion action, and giving him a voice for the first time in 94 years— check it out. Watch this video now: http://www.facebook.com/mrpeanut

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Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING

I’ve seen a lot of storyboards over the years (for various animated TV series and commercials, etc).  Some smooth and easy to follow… others… welll… not so much 🙁 So to those regards — here is a nice little find – I thought I’d share 🙂 Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING:   “Here…

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Pixar: A Human Story of Computer Animation

 I came across this video awhile ago, at 1:41:48 in length it is a bit long, BUT as a fascinating and in-depth interview and discussion about the origins of computer animation it is worth the time to checkout and  features: Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation…

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GORILLAZ: Animated Music Videos, And More!

So ever since the Gorillaz’s first music video (“Clint Eastwood” 2001), I’ve been a big fan of both the Gorillaz animated music videos, and the London, England animation production studio that made them Passion Pictures. Now, from the creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett‘s multimedia creation Gorillaz is back, bigger and higher tech than ever…

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