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DreamWork’s Jason Schleifer TEDxYouth Talk

Jason Schleifer Head of Character Animation at PDI / DreamWorks Animation, gives a short, fun talk about animation.  Inspirational and informative, plus you get to see some sweeet animation tests from Megamind.  Check it out. Click the player, and enjoy the video: Also, you can click here to check out Jason Schleifer’s website for Animator…

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Feeling Creatively Drained?… Let This Letter From Pixar Inspire You

Words of wisdom from the animation industry… KCRW’s The Business, talks about the Animator Letters Project and airs a reading of the ‘Persist’ letter contributed by Pixar animator, Austin Madison, read by Austin himself. PERSIST Have a listen: Pixar Animator, Austin Madison’s Letter- KCRW’s The Business by KCRW Letter Transcript: PIXAR May 17, 2011 To…

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VW Combines Internet’s Two Favorite Things!!!

Volkswagen’s “The Force” was hands-down the best commercial of Super Bowl 2011.   Now VW combines two of the Internet’s favorite things: Star Wars and adorable animals. If this isn’t tailor-made for going viral, I don’t know what is. Enjoy the videos: The Bark Side: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial Teaser The Dog Strikes Back: 2012…

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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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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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