Advice for Living a Full and Creative Life

Thursday, March 31, 2011

As spotted over on Fred Seibert’s Tumblelog and as created by christiansvaneskolding over on flickr.    

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Can You Spot What Makes This A Poor Quality Movie Trailer?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

For Fievel Goes West PS. Apologies for the relatively patchy quality of posts this week, the work schedule is all over the place but should improve tomorrow.

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You Know You’re Successful When Someone Copies Your Idea

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Here’s an old one for you. No, it’s certainly not Mickey Mouse and if you watch the whole thing, you’ll see ‘Minnie’ engaging in some things that Walt…

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There’s a Good Chance You Weren’t Aware of This Documentary on Animation.

Monday, March 28, 2011

There’s no picture for the simple reason that I couldn’t find any! So instead, here’s the theme tune, courtesy of the composer, Mark Pringle. [audio:|titles=BBC Stay Tooned Theme]…

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Why Visuals Are The All-Important Way Of Expressing Character Emotion

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I need to begin this post by pointing out that that displaying emotion in a character is not the same as displaying attitude, something I discussed here and…

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Are Bulldogs Stereotyped in Cartoons?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Exhibit A: Spike from Tom and Jerry Via: Squonk Exhibit B: Our bulldog, Mona I think the answer’s pretty clear, eh?

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The 12 Stages Of Personal Hell When A Show Gets Cancelled

Friday, March 25, 2011

Via: Savage Chickens We’ve all been there, one of our favourite shows on TV gets canned. It may have been on the air for a long time or…

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Why Animators (and You) Need To Create A Network

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Last night I attended a networking event put on by Loyola University here in Baltimore, where I currently undertake an MBA course of study. Now I’m not one…

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What Do Animators Get Up To Outside Of Work?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You mean besides hitting the bars? Hahaha, no seriously, animators can do much more than just animate. In fact, animators are often fully fledged artists in their own…

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Why Old Cartoons Bring Out The Nostlagia In You

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Via: TV Rage As I’ve gotten older (26 as of midnight by the way) I’ve found that the nostalgia for all the shows I watched as a child…

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Five Reasons Why The Animated Film Market Isn’t Saturated

Monday, March 21, 2011

With the recent failure of Mars Needs Moms, there has been some speculation that the market has become saturated as everyone seeks a slice of the the lucrative…

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