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!

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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
• Best in Show – SIGGRAPH

Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books

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Bonus Feature:
  Moonbot Studios‘ very first short film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (Directed by William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg) was shortlisted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on December 1, 2011. On January 24, 2012 The Academy announced the nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. — Here’s the studio reaction when the nominees were finally listed…

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To enjoy “Morris Lessmore” and other Moonbot Apps visit the following links:
tinyurl.com/lessmoreipad
tinyurl.com/numberlys
tinyurl.com/bullseyeapp

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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 AwardMinkyu sent Cartoonbrew the trailer with this note:

  This is a short film that me and a group of my close friends made. It was put together by artists who work at various studios, including Disney Feature, Dreamworks and Pixar; The animation is done by myself, Jennifer Hager, James Baxter, Mario Furmanczyk, Austin Madison, and Matt Williames. Glen Keane also helped by being a consultant on the film, and also doing some visual development. It is a completely independent film without any major studio involvement. We are really excited for people to see it, and wanted to share.

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You can find a complete list of credits here:
http://adamanddog.tumblr.com/

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