Advice for Living a Full and Creative Life

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Creative advice

*+-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. It was called Tooned…

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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
Savage Chickens - Cancelled

*+-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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