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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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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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Mutant Land – A Tippett Studio Original Production

From the darkness comes all-manner-of-creatures ravaging the land seeking food…  A Tippett Studio Original Production, created by award-winning director, animator, & VFX supervisor Phil Tippett. (Great reference and inspiration for you creature animators out there) Click the player, and enjoy the video: For more info on the making-of, check out this article on fxguide.com: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/mutantland-from-the-mind-of-phil-tippett/…

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A Conversation with the PIXAR Creative Team – D23 Expo 2011

PIXAR‘s John Lasseter, Jim Morris, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Marks Andrews, Bob Peterson, Dan Scanlon, Pete Sohn, and Ronnie del Carmen – some key figures responsible for Pixar‘s movie-making-magic reveal some upcoming Pixar projects and gather to discuss their work at the 2011 D23 Expo.  This is the full video of the presentation given on…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!! — Here is a look back at the films of 2011…

… laughs, loves, epic battles, tears, and the moments in-between.  Films have the power to entertain, inform, and inspire… Here’s a look back at what brought us together this past year.   Enjoy the videos:  Filmography 2011 – by Gen I. Cinema 2011 – by Kess van Dijkhuizen 2011: The Cinescape – by Schnappy Productions…

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The films of… (Part #2)

Editor Kess van Dijkhuizen Jr. has just finished his 12-part [the films of] collection.  I’ve previously posted the first half, (click here to see post),  now here is the next half… showcasing footage from some of the most beloved cinematic directors and their films… Enjoy the videos: (WARNING: Some scenes may not be appropriate for…

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