Twitter Responds To Finding Nemo 2

Twitter is a fun service to use and also to read (@Charles_Kenny is where you’ll find me). This is especially so when news breaks and everyone responds. Witness yesterday when Twitter users responded to the (sadly unsurprising) news that Andrew Stanton has started work on a sequel to Finding Nemo.

First there was my take:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Charles_Kenny/status/225292245933371392″]

Then there was the A.V. Club:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/TheAVClub/status/225300097573990401″]

Some positive ones:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/bigscreentoons/status/225315447246041088″]

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/jamiekarrot/status/225338260140994561″]

A negative one (but far from the only specimen):

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Nora_LUMIERE/status/225308803413979137″]

The man himself jumps into the fray:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/andrewstanton/status/225380771039420416″]

And lastly, some friends with opinions/thoughts/truths

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/jslipchi/status/225300781736280064″]

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/BoxnRoundhead/status/225374669207904257″]

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/davidoreilly/status/225393350050725888″]

And my personal favourite of them all:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/EmmyCic/status/225343569710415872″]

Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky Shatters Tweets Per Second Record

Snapshot from a larger infographic featured on Silicon Republic

I saw this today and can’t help but be amazed. A ~26 year old movie managed to shatter the tweet per second record during a broadcast in Japan. Now you could say that it’s in its natural environment, but one can’t help but wonder how such an old movie managed to garner so much attention. If anything it’s proof that good films can generate discussion man years after their initial release.

 

 

Animators I Follow on Twitter

As a twitter user, one of the joys of the service is the ability to interact with people you otherwise might not be able to. Yes, you could listen to the random ramblings of various celebrities, but there are plenty of normal people on there too, and they are immensely more interesting.

There are plenty of animation folks on there for a start, and if you are looking for a nicely curated list of the best, look no further than the Cartoon Brew Twitter Directory, which contains dozens of noted, famous and otherwise talented animators, producers and studios.

What I’m posting today, however, is a list of people I follow. Now I will admit that even though I’ve been on Twitter for almost two years, I’m still learning and constantly discovering new people to follow or people who I didn’t know were on Twitter. Some are famous, most are not.

However, following people is not about how famous they are or are not, it’s about what they have to say, and I think I can safely say that the people below represent a diverse section of the animation industry, from the big boys down to the independents, so I get a pretty wide view of the happenings in animation on a daily basis. OK, sure, there are some people who don’t update very often, but that should not discourage you from following them. They might say something interesting someday, and you will want to be listening when they do; there’s no disadvantage to be had by adding them to your ‘following’ list.

Of course, if you’re already on twitter, all you have to do is follow my animators list, or my animation industry list, which features the studios.

Here is the list, presented in absolutely no order whatsoever, although while it most likely approximates when I began following them, it in no way represents what I think of them or how important I think they are. One note though, I have not included people who have protected their profiles as they’ve done so for a reason and the last thing they need is a whole bunch of invites they didn’t ask for.