Where IS Our Open Source 2D Animation Software?

Nina Paley has blazed a bit of a trail in the animation world over the past few years with her near single-handedly produced feature film, Sita Sings the Blues. In a blog post today, she laments the various restrictions of Adobe Flash and the lack of any truly viable alternatives and wonders aloud whether or […]

The One and Only Reason We Don’t See More Diverse Animated Films

┬áThe Secret of Kells most definitely counts as diverse animation. On Sunday, Nora Lumiere posted a very passionate call to arms with a wonderful post that expounded the very many areas that we have yet to see in theatrical animated form. Far from a wistful wishlist, it’s a well thought out look at the various […]

11 More Animation Blogs That Everyone Ought to Read

Dave Levy recently posted a list of the animation websites he reads on a daily basis (and his blog should most definitely be in your bookmarks already). Seeing as he is a man of good taste, there is no need to amend his list. Indeed, you should check it out to make sure you are […]

Animators and the Law – Copyright

This is the second in a series of posts that take a look at just some of the many legal aspects of the animation industry. While it is not the be all and end all of the profession, copyright is employed fairly heavily by industry players both large and small and it does affect an […]

Get Re-Educated on Copyright With The Happy Tree Friends!

So if I embed the video, is that copyright infringement? I’m going to say no, although it is an area where the law is not exactly clear and why the video above has a some pretty serious limitations. Besides, the video preaches to the choir (and I’m sure Google knows this) and it’s quite likely […]