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Animated Shorts & Gobelins & Inspiration & Student Work & The Biz & Traditional

Gobelins School – Pyrats Short

Below is a short film made by some students from the Gobelins School. The Gobelins School in France is known for their great animation department. Even though it’s a public institution, it is very difficult to be accepted into this school. Gobelins students make short films as a group (usually 4 to 6 artists). They also keep the length of their films to 1 or 2 minutes. This is smart because they are able to focus on what they do…

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Animated Features & Animators & CG & Character Designers & Disney & Inspiration & Storyboarding & Traditional

Glen Keane Podcast

Angie here, I sat here this afternoon folding laundry, while listening to the Glen Keane Podcast Part Two on Animation Podcast and I caught myself nodding over and over again. Part One is interesting, but Part Two really gets to the heart of things. Glen talks about his experience mentoring under the greats at Disney and how welcoming those people were. He talks about how sometimes he would just leave the studio when he would get stuck and go to…

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Animated Features & Animators & CG & Sketches & Traditional

Stuart Little

Rob Minkoff drew this for me.I had to totally redo a shot because they had re-edited the sequence …and it was his way of saying thank you.Hell, I didn’t care, I was just so happy to be animating!!! Stuart Little was one of my most favorite shows, because it was a sequel. When you work on a sequels everyone KNOWS who (the character) IS! In this case – the mouse – had already been through one movie and so the…

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Artists & Blogs & Concept Artists & Traditional

Darin McGowan

Angie here! What can I say…I love this guy. Darin is one of our contributors for the book and I will bring up each of the contributors once in a while, so you can get a sense of the folks that helped us make the book great! He has a brain like a magic box and you never what characters or stories will come out of there. He is also one of the few people out there that loves the…

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Animated Television & Animators & Stephen Spielberg & Tim Burton & Traditional

Family Dog

I had to say something here about Family Dog. It’s one of my all-time favorite animations. It just crazy fun (especially when the puppy is so full he can barely move…) but the characters, story and the designs are just so lovely. The staging of the shots are really nice too, like from the dog’s POV and watch for the 360 that just never ends… amazing cinematic storytelling. Think of the planning that took in 2D? So, if you haven’t…

CG & Traditional


Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG Welcome to Angie and Jamie’s Journal for Thinking Animation. This is where we will share our experiences with you by posting images, sketches, screen grabs and thoughts that support the content of the book. The journal will be updated weekly, and we encourage you to leave comments regarding the content posted.. Thanks,   -Angie and Jamie    …