L.A. Times – The Future of Animation

The L.A. Times conducted an hour-long roundtable with the directors of five recent feature animated films: Mark Andrews (Brave), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), Chris Butler (ParaNorman), Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) and Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania) to discuss the challenges of making feature animated films and the future of animation.

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Pixar’s Presto | Doug Sweetland – INTERVIEW – ANIMATIC & SHORT FILM

Pixar’s Presto is as perfect an homage to classic Hollywood cartoons as could be – fast paced, strong poses, appealing characters and visual gags, charming and original – pure awesome from frame one.  Directed by Doug Sweetland, Pixar veteran, award winning animator and academy award nominated director.  Doug Sweetland talks about the making of the short film Presto…

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NOW… a… SPECIAL TREAT… Here is a ‘rough’ story-ideas-animatic which includes a number of ideas not seen in the final version, done in almost a story pitch style.

And now… here is the ‘final’ animatic
(It would be great to see more stuff like this on the Pixar DVDs)

Now… here is… the film…

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FYI:
Pixar re-used the same theater in the very beginning of their feature film UP 
– when you see Young Carl Fredricksen sitting in the theater watching the news reels of Charles Muntz’s adventures.
 

EXTRA Bonus Feature!
The music of Presto
Scot Stafford says a quick word about the musical themes and general approach to scoring Presto…

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Shown in theaters before Pixar’s 2008 feature length film WALL-E.