Monthly Archives: November 2012

Designer Nelson Lowry on ParaNorman

The producers at Laika created a series of brief behind-the-scenes virals to communicate the handmade production details that went into making ParaNorman – which went on sale on DVD and blu-ray yesterday. Here’s the one I like best, and it was just posted online today: production designer Nelson Lowry walking us through the intricate process […]

The Flintstones Prime-Time Specials Collection: Volume 1

Hanna-Barbera (1978-1979), Warner Archive (October 9, 2012), 1 disc, 99 mins, 4:3 ratio, Dolby Digital 1.0, Not Rated, Retail: $14.95 Storyboard: Fred and Barney run into trouble with two classic monsters, and also find their friendship threatened when they coach rival ball teams. The Sweatbox Review: Like a lot of people my age, I grew […]

Hotel Transylvania scaring its way onto DVD in January

Sony’s box office hit Hotel Transylvania will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD early next year, CinemaBlend is reporting. Extras will include the short film Good Night Mr. Foot and an audio commentary track. It will be available to own on DVD, Blu-Ray and a special 3D Blu-Ray on January 29th.

“Le Taxidermiste” from Supinfocom

“A taxidermist has just died. His widow and a team of funeral directors pay him their last respect.” Le Taxidermiste was directed by Paulin Cointot, Dorianne Fibleuil, Antoine Robert & Maud Sertour at the animation school Supinfocom (Arles) during the 2010/2011 school term.

“My Home’s Furniture” by Pedro Eboli

Pedro Eboli directed, designed and animated this kids music video with Brazilian based Birdo Studio. Its being played at live concerts, as an animated backdrop for Brazilian childrens band Little Citizen (aka “Pequeno Cidadão“); the lyrics tell the story of a kid who goes into the living room and sees the furniture dancing. There´s more […]

Rise of an animator: Pierre Perifel reveals secrets of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians is one of DreamWorks Animation’s most ambitious films to date, allowing families to get to know the icons of childhood in a whole new way. Its mythic premise provided the artists at the studio with an opportunity to let their imaginations soar, producing a truly unique take on the imaginary figures […]

Rise of the Guardians Hits 4th Place

In what some have benn calling a big under performance, Rise of the Guardians falls into fourth place after the US Thanksgiving weekend. The movie was just shy of $24 million, topping the other big release Life of Pi, Lincoln, the new James Bond thriller Skyfall, and everyone’s favorite vampire romance Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part […]

Rise of the Guardians Hits 4th Place

In what some have benn calling a big under performance, Rise of the Guardians falls into fourth place after the US Thanksgiving weekend. The movie was just shy of $24 million, topping the other big release Life of Pi, Lincoln, the new James Bond thriller Skyfall, and everyone’s favorite vampire romance Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part […]

“See Jane” by Adrian Garcia

To bring attention to gender inequality and the poor representation of girls and women in children’s media, Newton Massachusetts-based Hero4Hire Creative partnered with actress/advocate Geena Davis to launch See Jane, a national public awareness campaign. This beautiful new PSA uses a combination of traditional hand drawn with computer animation techniques. Adrian Garcia (of the Headless […]

“Quit Smoking” by MAKE

Minneapolis Minnesota-based studio MAKE created these two Quit Smoking public service announcements, using live action and wonderful hand-drawn character animation. CREDITS FOR BOTH SPOTS Creative Director: Danny Robashkin Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Sound Design: Mike P. Nelson DP: Nick Junkersfeld Production Sound: Tom Colvin Puppeteers: Justin Weber, Josh Clos, Chang Dai, Alec Mueller Animators: Andrew Chesworth, Justin Weber, Aaron […]