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INTERVIEW: Making Disney’s NEW Short Film ‘Paperman’

  Paperman is the latest 2D/CG animated short from Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Which will be introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, by first-time Director John Kahrs (Tangled, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles). Here is an interview with Director John Kahrs and Producer Kristina Reed on making Paperman.  Enjoy……

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1 in 5 teens will experiment with art: KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS OF ART!!!

Love this parody ad campaign by Team Detroit, done for Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. Believe-it-or-not teenagers aren’t stupid.  So when Team Detroit was recruited to create an ad campaign, for the CCS, they decided rather than out-spend the competition, they would out-think them instead.  The result is a pitch-perfect parody of anti-drug PSAs, right…

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Neil Gaiman: LIFE OF AN ARTIST

    Inspiration and some shrewd advice about the life of an Artist.  If you are an Artist of any kind, you NEED to watch this.  Award-winning author, top graphic novelist Neil Gaiman addresses Philadelphia’s University of the Arts graduating class – check it out.  Enjoy the video: “Neil Richard Gaiman is an English author…

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TRON: UPRISING – Sneak Peek and Prelude Episode!

Following up on my last post, showing off more of Robert Valley‘s style, here is a kick-ass, crazy-cool sneak-peek at Disney XD‘s new animated TV series Tron: Uprising.  Check it out… Bonus! Beck’s Beginning (Series Prelude Episode – Full) Not sure how long Disney will let this stay up, so check out while you can……

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ROBERT VALLEY: Pear Cider and Cigarettes

  Robert Valley is one of the most unique and innovative designers working in animation today.   Robert’s distinctive style is all over animation work for the Gorillaz music videos, Nike, Coca-Cola,  Aeon Flux with Peter Chung, The Beatles: Rock Band cinematics, and many others.   Most recently Robert’s work was a buzz as Disney XD‘s…

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Ryan Woodard: Bottom of the Ninth – Trailer

New from Ryan Woodward, the maker of the mind-blowingly-gorgeous short film Thought Of You, … comes the first issue of his independently produced animated-graphic-novel series Bottom of the Ninth which will be released next month for the iPad and iPhone. Here is a taste of what is to come… it looks awesome.    Click the player,…

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James Cameron: Deep-Sea… And Aliens Of The Deep

On top of my interest and involvement in the entertainment industry,… I am a certified SCUBA Diver and I’ve always been interested in marine biology and the mysteries of the deep-sea.  — So I was pretty jazzed to hear that last week, on March 26, 2012, fellow Canadian and film maker James Cameron made news…

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