A little over three years ago I mentioned Pups of Liberty and now it is available for sale. It's never too late to learn or re-learn how our country got started and became a beacon of liberty to the rest of the world.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
With Sony Pictures Animation currently celebrating its 10th anniversary they have been having filmmaker's reunions for each of their prior feature films. Here is a recap of last week's filmmakers reunion for Open Season, their first feature film:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Walt's idea with Disneyland was to create a place where you would be put right into the stories from his movie. Ride the Peter Pan ride and you are basically living the movie . . . for a few minutes. Now with the "The Lion King" room and courtyard and other such themed spots at Disney's Art of Animation Resort you can be immersed in the environments even longer. Take a look:
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Now this is just downright uncanny. I've done a number of posts on how visual concepts from Disney•Pixar's UP have started to invade the real world but I thought I was done. Until now. Having just found the "real life Carl Fredricksen" on Pinterest I couldn't help but post it here:
And the younger version:
Now we just have to find the real life Kevin.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
DELICIOUS VOICE CAST STORMS IN TO
Friday, August 10, 2012
Here's a still from Partysaurus Rex, the new Toy Story Toon that will be playing with Finding Nemo 3D:
More info at IndieWire.
This short can now be viewed online:
Partysaurus Rex on Disney Video
Hopefully other shorts such as Lorenzo and Glago's Guest (and many others) will be added to this Disney Video site.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Here's another intriguing food/animation mashup. There is a restaurant near me called 50 Forks that is run by the culinary arts students of the Art Institute of California. Running all aspects of the restaurant, including menu creations and food preparation, is part of the students' course work, so the menu changes every semester. For their Spring Term 2012 dinner menu I noticed on their Facebook page that they had an item called "Ratatouille's Ratatouille." I immediately wondered if it was a version of the classic French dish prepared in one of the ways shown in the Disney•Pixar film Ratatouille. When I made it to the restaurant yesterday I found out that it indeed was and here is a picture of it:
It is not an exact recreation of the version shown at the end of the movie (seen below), the fancy plated dish that demanding food critic Anton Ego is served that emotionally reverts him to his memories as a small boy in rural France, but it is pretty close and the fact that they even made a deliberate effort to recreate a dish from an animated film did not go unappreciated by this food/animation fan. It was especially cool since I had eaten before at a recreation of Gusteau's when I attended the Cars/Ratatouille Blu-Ray release event several years ago (full flickr photo album here and several of my Ratatouille based entries at Animated Views: here, here, here and here).
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
This isn't one of my usual entries where I just post one of these awesome Pirates: Band of Misfits holiday posters, because I was contacted recently by Doug King, who used to publish the greatly missed Hawaiian Style Magazine that I did copy editing for, about his new "Trailer Shots" web series on YouTube. I watched some of them about a week ago but just now found out that he has reviewed two upcoming animated movies, one being Sony Pictures Animation's Pirates: Band of Misfits and the other being DreamWorks Animations' Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Here's what he has to say about each one:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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For regular peeks at the making of the film and exclusive behind the scenes artwork, please check out Sony Pictures Animation’s brand new Tumblr blog at http://SonyAnimation.tumblr.com/ which just kicked off with a welcome greeting by Genndy Tartakovsky.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Here's a couple different iterations of a banner I did for Animated News when I wrote for them featuring everyone's favorite amorous skunk. I think James did the final version.
UPDATE: And a new Pirates image has just been sent to me from Sony Pictures Animation:
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I tend to post stuff that studios send. Sony Pictures Animation is great about sending me stuff. You can send me stuff at ChristianZ@netscape.net.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
If you're at Disney's California Adventure soon be sure to check out this 3D diorama of Disney•Pixar's Brave in the animation building in the same room as the Toy Story zoetrope (the thing making unwelcome light reflections on the glass display case here).
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Here's a couple of stills from Tangled Ever After, the new 3D short from Disney continuing Rapunzel's adventures, and which will be showing in front of the upcoming Beauty and the Beast 3D theatrical run.