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A Year of Sun with Mr. Persol – by Kevin Dart and Stéphane Coëdel

If you are a fan of Yuki7 and the Gadget Girls like me, you’ll love this fun retro-styled animated commercial directed by Kevin Dart and Stéphane Coëdel for Italian eye-wear brand, Persol.  The commercial spot was produced by Passion Pictures in London through advertising agency, Winkreative. Click the player, and enjoy the video: Click here…

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Interview with Pixar Story Artist James Robertson

Great interview with fellow Canadian, Pixar Animation Studios‘ Story Artist James Robertson.  Amongst other things, James worked on the story for Pixar‘s Toy Story 3! Click the player, and enjoy the video: To check out similar interviews visit Schoolism.com If you’d like to know more about James Robertson check out his blog: The Iron Scythe

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) this is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards. To date, Winner! for… • Best Animated Short – Cinequest Film Fest • Audience Favorite Award – Palm Springs International ShortFest •…

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JOHN CLEESE: A Lecture On Creativity

Probably best known for his work with Monty Python, English actor, comedian, writer, and film producer John Cleese speaks about his thoughts on the creative process; based upon what he has learned throughout his life. Pretty interesting stuff. Click the player, and enjoy the video:

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ADAM AND DOG – Trailer Is Hand-Drawn Goodness

A little taste of a personal short from Disney visual development artist Minkyu Lee of The Princess and the Frog is keeping the traditional animation spirit alive in his own written/directed independent short film Adam and Dog.  The full film isn’t available online yet, but… it was just nominated for an Annie Award.  Minkyu sent…

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The Chase – Trailer

Check out the first explosive trailer for The Chase, an animated short directed by Philippe Gamer. Click the player, and enjoy the video:

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