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   Hand-Drawn Animation Inspiration
By Tim Sormin
Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015 04:59

Some good ol' hand-drawn brilliance to inspire you:

Glen Keane - "Duet" [Uncolored]

Aaron Blaise - "Trunk Troubles"

Jim Jackson - "Disney Animation Reel"

Nathan Dewey - "Shadow Hunter - Work Compilation 3"

Julien Bizat - "Tadeo Jones 03"

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   Hand-Drawn Animation Inspiration
By Tim Sormin
Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015 04:59

Some good ol' hand-drawn brilliance to inspire you:

Glen Keane - "Duet" [Uncolored]

Aaron Blaise - "Trunk Troubles"

Jim Jackson - "Disney Animation Reel"

Nathan Dewey - "Shadow Hunter - Work Compilation 3"

Julien Bizat - "Tadeo Jones 03"

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   FREEZE! an adventure in 100 frames
By Carlina Prawirawidjaja
Monday, Apr 06, 2015 11:15

FREEZE! an adventure in 100 frames from Job, Joris & Marieke on Vimeo.


In an exhibition, an animation work is usually displayed in a video format. The creator of this short animation, Job, Joris & Marieke, use a medium that is very fresh and exceptional to show their art and animation. The story of the short animation is shown in a form of video and an art installation, where the audience can see the entire sequence of the animation, 3D printed frame by frame. The installation is definitely where things get very interesting! It is very rare to see animation principles demonstrates in a physical form and because of this, the installation can also be very educational for the audience. The character, props, and the whole scene are very nicely made and set up in the installation. I wonder if the audience is allowed to go near the installation to examine it!

Below is the original description about the project by Job, Joris & Marieke from their Vimeo page :

We made this short loop as part of a 3D printed installation. We 3D printed this entire sequence, frame by frame. For more pictures of the actual installation, visit our website (jobjorisenmarieke.nl) or look at the bottom right of this page.

In a room that looks like our studio, a character emerges from a piece of paper and runs over a table like a madman. He breaks a few things on the table and eventually he jumps into a preserving jar on a shelf. No one knows why he's in such a rush. All we know is that he doesn't want to be recognized…

The whole animation is made in CGI, and we used a 3D printer to print each frame. The result is a weird string of characters in different poses. This explains the principles of animation beautifully, without a single bit actually moving. It is a static installation: a frozen movement. If you look closely, you can figure out what happened on that table.

We made the installation for the exhibition MOVE ON…! about animation in Kunsthal KAdE, in the Netherlands. It can be seem until May 10th.


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   Inspector Gadget is Revamped on Netflix
By Mahesh Pagar
Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 06:46



Here's good news, 80's popular animated show Inspector Gadget has been revamped for Netflix's exclusive series. It's admirable that services like Netflix are willing to put faith in animated series. While Cartoon Network keeps pulling the plug on good animated TV shows like Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Besides Legend of Korra most of the animated shows have had hard time staying on air. It's even worse for CG animated shows. It's comforting that TMNT is doing quite well on Nickelodeon. Tron Uprising had a promising start but it didn't get a chance from Disney.

Batman Brave And The Bold came to an end. Don't know what happened to Beware The Batman.

Let's hope things will work out for Inspector Gadget on Netflix.  It's a CG animated series produced by DHX Media. It's story revolves around Inspector Gadget, a bumbling detective who is part cyborg, with his 14-year-old niece and her dog Brain as agents-in-training at his side. Together, they battle the villainous Dr. Claw and the agents of MAD.

Inspector Gadget is streaming on Netflix right now since 27th March. From the trailer it looks colorful and the super cartoony feel is appealing.

Let us know in comments section what do you think of the show.


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