Week Links 04-2013

Here’s my week links of stuff I read and so should you!

Animation Insider Interviews Rob Renzetti

Yes, it’s an interview with the creator of my favourite animated TV show! Some great tidbits in there too.

It’s Finally Over: 8 Years Of Mattel vs. Bratz And No One’s Getting Paid But The Lawyers

Techdirt has the details on this final chapter in a showdown over who created what. This is a case that is well worth reading up about because it deals with ideas and concepts and who is legally entitled to own them. All very important concepts in the animation industry.

An Animated Tribute to Moonrise Kingdom

Via The A.V. Club comes this animated tribute by Michael Piazza and Toniko Pantoja to Wes Anderson’s 2012 film, Moonrise Kingdom:

Inside DreamWorks: how animated movies are rendered

Techradar has this look at the technological side of DreamWorks Animation. It comes off as a bit of a pitch piece for Hewlett-Packard, but it’s still very informative.

Clever Merchandising Tie-Ins In Sailor Moon

The Sailor Failures tumblelog takes a look at how the series (specifically Sailor Moon R) featured crafty references to the merchandise in every episode. Hint: there was a reason the outer senshi were given specific shots of their lisptick being applied:

Tweets of the Week

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[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/alikigreeky/status/295967054966714368"]

News that Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series garner the following tweet from Brianne Drouhard:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/potatofarmgirl/status/296401669862854658"]

A problem in animated content too:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/TiredFairy/status/296717329784516609"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/davidoreilly/status/297060207874412545"]

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