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Disney & Inspiration & Jamie and Angie & The Biz & The Book

Great Books!

Howdy, Jamie here. Just finished a couple of great books. The first one is by Henry Caroselli called The Cult of the Mouse. This guy really hits the nail squarely on the head with his writings on corporate greed and the effect that it is having on innovation and creativity. He is a former Disney employee and his observations about the Eisner years are spot on ( for those of us who worked there during the time frame involved, it…

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2D & Animated Shorts & Inspiration & The Biz

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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2D & Animated Features & Animators & CG & Character Designers & Disney & Inspiration & Storyboarding

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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Inspiration & Sketches

Stuey sketches

Bringing this blog back to something animation specific…(this is Angie BTW…still trying to teach Jamie how to blog) Tonight I was going through a bunch of old sketch books…and I found one I had while I worked on Stuart Little 2. The page scanned above is from this shot on SL2 where Stuart was stuck on the soccer ball after George kicks it and the ball flies straight into camera. The end frame ends up inside Stuart’s mouth and fades…