Joe Dante Talks About ‘Termite Terrace,’ The Film He Tried To Make About Warner Bros. Animators

Director Joe Dante (Gremlins) talks about the time he developed a film about Golden Age Hollywood animators called Termite Terrace, the unglamorous nickname of the Warner Bros. animation studio in the 1930s. Continue reading Joe Dante Talks About ‘Termite Terrace,’ The Film He Tried To Make About Warner Bros. Animators

‘Lost’ Disney cartoon with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit found

The BFI National Archive and Walt Disney Animation Studios are pleased to announce the rediscovery of a rare, long-lost, Walt Disney animated film, Sleigh Bells (1928) featuring the first ever Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a long-eared precursor to Mickey Mouse. Continue reading ‘Lost’ Disney cartoon with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit found

Disney’s Augmented Reality Characters from Colored Drawings

Given the proliferation and popularity of digital devices, real-world activities like coloring can seem unexciting, and children become less engaged in them. Augmented reality holds unique potential to impact this situation by providing a bridge between real-world activities and digital enhancements. Continue reading Disney’s Augmented Reality Characters from Colored Drawings

Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

What has three letters, many aliases and is of major significance to the sound community? You guessed it: ADR aka Automated Dialog Replacement aka Additional Dialog Recording aka Dubbing aka Looping. All of these monikers are understood as the process of re-recording dialog that cannot be salvaged from a production. To make one thing clear, there is nothing automated about it. ADR is an art. Continue reading Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

Floyd Norman – An Animated Life – Teaser

Photo Credit Mr. Fun’s Journal Floyd Norman: An Animated Life is a feature-length look the prolific animator and story artist’s life from growing up in Santa Barbara, CA to his years working as an animator at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Pixar and more. The undisputed “Forrest Gump” of the animation world, Norman was hired as the first African-American at Disney in 1956. He would later be hand-picked … Continue reading Floyd Norman – An Animated Life – Teaser

“What Lives Inside” Episodes

I previously wrote about What Lives Inside here. This is the future folks, computer companies producing a movie to be shown on a streaming service. Get ready to be taken to a world beyond your imagination. From Academy Award Winner Robert Stromberg, Dell presents What Lives Inside. Starring Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons, Colin Hanks and Catherine O’Hara. Premiering March 25th only on Hulu. This is … Continue reading “What Lives Inside” Episodes

Development of a Bipedal Robot that Walks Like an Animation Character

From Disney Research. Authors Seungmoon Song (Disney Research Pittsburgh) Joohyung Kim (Disney Research Pittsburgh) Katsu Yamane (Disney Research Pittsburgh) IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2015 May 26, 2015 Our goal is to bring animation characters to life in the real world. We present a bipedal robot that looks like and walks like an animation character. We start from animation data of a … Continue reading Development of a Bipedal Robot that Walks Like an Animation Character

Trailer for the animated film, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Inspired by the beloved classic, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is a richly-animated story and celebration of Gibran’s book, created by artists, animators and musicians from around the world, written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King). Starring Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, John Rhys-Davies and Quvenzhané Wallis. For a gallery of the artwork click here. To learn more about … Continue reading Trailer for the animated film, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet