2D & Animated Features & Animation History & Behind the Scenes & Inspiration & Ralph Bakshi

The World of Ralph Bakshi

Before The Simpsons, before Family Guy, and before Sausage Party, there was Ralph Bakshi, who remains of the most distinct voices in all of animation, and who helped popularize mainstream adult-oriented animated features in the West. Let’s take a few minutes to dive in and explore the worlds he created. Press the CC button for film titles. Further Reading- They Don’t Make Them Like Ralph Bakshi Anymore: Interview by Marc Spitz- http://bit.ly/1MCVtsa Inner City Hues: The Ralph Bakshi Q&A by…

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THE EVOLUTION OF STOP-MOTION from Vugar Efendi on Vimeo. With the release of Kubo and the Two Strings, it is a perfect moment to go back in time and see the evolution of stop-motion animation throughout the years. The films included are: – The Enchanted Drawing (1900) -Fun at the Bakery Shop (1902) -El Hotel Electrico (1905) -Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906) -The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912) -The Night before Christmas (1913) -Häxan (1922) -The Lost World (1925) -The Tale…

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Animated Features & Animation History & Cinematography & Inspiration

The 71 Most Beautiful Cinematic Shots in Movie History

The 71 Most Beautiful Cinematic Shots in Movie History Just as photographers spend hours trying to frame the perfect shot, cinematographers do exactly the same for the big screen. Although it may go unnoticed when watching a good film each and every shot is carefully crafted to be as visually appealing and beautiful to look at, something that these movies master. The art of cinematography is to consider the cameras position, the lighting and the position of the characters on…

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2D & Animated Features & Animation History & Inspiration

25 Reasons Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Awesome

25 Reasons Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Awesome The Songs The Dedication The Music The Animation The Animator The Effects The Humor The Darkness The Magic The Castle The Library The Voice Actors The Supporting Cast The Directors The Quotes The Detail The Action The Baroque Design The Love Story The Villain The Screenwriter The Fandom The Heroine The Message The Legacy…

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Animated Features & Animation History & Animators & Floyd Norman & Inspiration

Floyd Norman Documentary – Sneak Peek

Floyd Norman Documentary – Sneak Peek – www.MichaelFioreFilms.com from Michael Fiore Films on Vimeo. Floyd is one of thsoe special people you meet working in animation.  He contributed many editorial cartoons for my book – Thinking Animation, and co-wrote the Introduction.  I can’t wait to see this full documentary about Floyd Norman.…

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CalArts Holds First Symposium on Gender Bias in Animation

CalArts is holding its First Symposium on Gender Bias in Animation… It’s about finding ways to showcase more women directors. From Cartoon Brew’s Academy Announces 10 Animated Shorts Advance to Oscar Shortlist “The animation categories are guaranteed to be heavily male-centric this year. Just two of the ten shortlisted shorts have women directors, and none of the contending animated features were directed by a woman. Compare this to this year’s César shortlist, in which 8 of the 12 films were…