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.

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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!

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If you’d like to know more about James Robertson check out his blog: The Iron Scythe

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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