The Monkey King!
I was just looking for some inspirational background music but this video
I can’t even … it’s like Dr. Facilier’s shadow in real life @_@
I always love when a real life person can move like an animated character :D Such beautiful silhouettes!
NATHAN. LOOK. Your animation reference is being referenced for an animation! haha.
Just saying… shouldn’t it be, “I always love when an animated character can move like a real life person.” ?
Of all Gobelins films, this is my favourite. The music and the animation are combined so well, also together with the colours, and I just get shivers all over. The characters are great too, and everything is just so smooth that I don’t even know where to go or what to do, I just…
Drown in this. This is what I want to do.
At some point I really gotta watch all of Gobelins films. ALL OF THEM.
Production photos from the commercial for Nintendo’s Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which was done with real paper using stop-motion animation.
Letter Of Note of the Day: Pete Docter joined Pixar 22 years ago, and since then he’s had a major hand in hits including Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Up.
Middle school teacher Martin Kelsey wrote to Docter in 2009, asking for some advice to pass on to his students.
Docter’s reply was all encouragement:
What would I tell a class of Middle School students?
When I was in Middle School, I liked to make cartoons. I was not the best artist in my class — Chad Prins was way better — but I liked making comic strips and animated films, so after High school it was no surprise that I got into The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), a school that taught animation.
CalArts only accepts 25 students a year, and it attracts some of the best artists in the country. Suddenly I went from being one of the top artists in my class to being one of the absolute worst. Looking at the talented folks around me, I knew there was no way I would make it as a professional. Everyone else drew way better than I did. And I assumed the people who were the best artists would become the top animators.
But I loved animation, so I kept doing it. I made tons of films. I did animation for my friends’ films. I animated scenes just for the fun of it. Most of my stuff was bad, but I had fun, and I tried everything I knew to get better.
Meanwhile, many of the people who could draw really well kind of rested around and didn’t do a whole lot. It made me angry, because if I had their talent, man, the things I would do with it!
Years later, a lot of those guys who probably still draw really well don’t actually work in animation at all. I don’t know what happened to them. As for me, I got hired at Pixar Animation Studios, where I got to work on Toy Story 1 and 2, direct Monsters, Inc., and Up (due out May 29th this year).
So, Middle School Student, whatever you like doing, do it! And keep doing it. Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beats out natural talent. (And anyway, if you love what you do, it’s not really “work” anyway.)
My third year film made at Cal Arts! It follows the story of a young girl named Maddy waiting for her mother and father.
Holy crap! 3,000+ notes… I don’t know what to say other than thank you, everyone!! I’m a little overwhelmed by all of the notes on both tumblr and DA but I really wanted to say thank you for the response!
also hello to my new followers, I hope I don’t bore you to death!
OH MY GOD.
3rd year film from SVA. Done in roughly 8 weeks from start to finish. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported me! <3
GOD THIS IS TOO CUTE.
i cant get over how cute this is
Career Timeline: 1985 - Little Nemo in Slumberland
Moebius is approached by Tokyo Movie Shinsha to do concept design work and script revisions for their animated feature film based on Winsor McCay’s comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland.
P.S. Hayao Miyazaki was heavily involved in production early on, even making a test film, but left citing difficulties years before Moebius came on board.
one day those little nemo in slumberland collections will be mine
I have on my desk the Adventure Time Free Comic Book Day book with my BMO story in it and um it turned out SUPER NICE!!
It’ll be available in comics stores everywhere FOR FREE on May 5th, 2012! :0
help I need this
a compilation of some of the backgrounds i did for “mrs. cornelissen,” an animation by Arjen Klaverstijn (my lovely boyfriend)! you can check out the full animation here. the whole thing is in dutch though, and intended as an informative animation for employees of the company Beweging 3.0.
Tell everybody what you’re hoping and dreaming about Fionna & Cake,
We’ll share it with everyone else this weekend!
We’ve been excited for a long time.
Honestly, I’m kind of disappointed. The voices and script seems so dull…