August 28th, 2014

americanninjax:

vivzie-pop:

animatorlife:

WHAT IS HULLABALOO?

Hullabaloo is a 2D (hand-drawn) animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation; and by supporting this project, you get to help save 2D animation from an untimely demise. We want you to join us in making a short film that will showcase the world of Hullabaloo, which we can show to investors to fund a full length 2D feature. 2D animation is a beautiful but dying art form that the animation studios have all but abandoned. But if we can fund this film with your help, we will be able to show investors that people really do want to see a feature length animated steampunk film, allowing us to get the tremendous amount of funding needed to complete Hullabaloo as the full-length feature we believe you want to see.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To learn more about what steampunk is, go here: Steampunk 101 

By helping us fund Hullabaloo, you get to help save 2D animation, you get to support a pro-girl and pro-science story, and you also get a boatload of cool stuff!

YES! I Just funded this, GO DO THE SAME! <3

I’ll be donating next time I get paid. Woop

August 1st, 2014

Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou from Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou on Vimeo.

how adorable is this , seriously

June 26th, 2014

animationtidbits:

Duet - Glen Keane

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May 30th, 2014

rufftoon:

"Song Of The Sea" Trailer

Directed by Tomm Moore

So excited for this! Lovely looking film.

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May 25th, 2014
May 23rd, 2014

jothezette:

Monkey Rag is now online.  I hope you like it!

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May 1st, 2014

stringbing:

My 4th year film at cal arts is now online!

A scorpion hating scorpion slaying mouse passes out in the desert, and finds himself revisiting his childhood days through a mirage. Our tiny nomad slowly remembers his origins, and what had shaped him the way he is now.

April 27th, 2014

There's a Man in the Woods from Jacob Streilein on Vimeo.

jacobstreilein:

Here’s my 4th year Calarts film! 

red-pencil:

wannabeanimator:

Red Riding Hood | Teaser

Woah!

February 8th, 2014

tenaflyviper:

The Innovations of Fleischer Studios  

Besides changing the face of animation by bringing the world the invention of the Rotoscope, as well as the concept and animation technique of "Follow the Bouncing Ball" sing-alongs, Max Fleischer and his studio also pioneered a revolutionary technique in animation, known as the “Stereoptical Process”.

In this process, a circular, 3-D model of a background - a diorama - is built to the scale of the animation cells.  It allowed for a spectacular sense of depth and dimension, long before Ub Iwerks came up with the Multiplane.   Within the model setup, the animation cells could be placed at varying levels from the scenery, and even between objects, so that foreground elements could pass in front of them, adding to the dimensional effect.  It was an effective method for panning and tracking shots, which would require a turn of the table with each photographed cell of animation.

The process was used in many of the studio’s cartoons, particularly in their longer, “two-reel” shorts, such as Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936), Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves (1937), and Betty Boop in Poor Cinderella (1934) - the only color (albeit in two-strip Cinecolor), theatrical cartoon ever made starring the iconic animated songstress, which features her as a redhead!

So interesting :D

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