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2013 Animation Oscar Nominations
Best Animated Picture:

Brave (Pixar-Disney) Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie (Disney) Director: Tim Burton
ParaNorman (Laika) Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Aardman-Sony) Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) Director: Rich Moore

Best Animated Short:

Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)
Fresh Guacamole, PES, director (PES)
Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)
Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)
Paperman, John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)


Personally, I hope either ParaNorman or Wreck-It Ralph wins. It’s no surprise that Wreck-It is my favorite animated film of the year, and it would be awesome if it won, but ParaNorman is also a really great film, and just… Stop motion animation deserves more appreciation. I’m very surprised Rise of the Guardians didn’t get a nod though.As for shorts, The Simpsons one is the only one I haven’t seen, but I feel that Paperman should win, hands down. purely for the beauty of it, and the emotional response it instilled within me.

animationtidbits:

2013 Animation Oscar Nominations

Best Animated Picture:

  • Brave (Pixar-Disney) Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • Frankenweenie (Disney) Director: Tim Burton
  • ParaNorman (Laika) Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Aardman-Sony) Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
  • Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) Director: Rich Moore

Best Animated Short:

  • Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)
  • Fresh Guacamole, PES, director (PES)
  • Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)
  • Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)
  • Paperman, John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)

Personally, I hope either ParaNorman or Wreck-It Ralph wins. It’s no surprise that Wreck-It is my favorite animated film of the year, and it would be awesome if it won, but ParaNorman is also a really great film, and just… Stop motion animation deserves more appreciation. I’m very surprised Rise of the Guardians didn’t get a nod though.

As for shorts, The Simpsons one is the only one I haven’t seen, but I feel that Paperman should win, hands down. purely for the beauty of it, and the emotional response it instilled within me.

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Jennifer Lee Announced as Co-Director of Disney’s ‘Frozen’

BURBANK, Calif. (November 29, 2012) — Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature “Frozen,” which is slated for the big screen on Nov. 27, 2013. Lee, who has contributed to the film’s screenplay, is one of the screenplay writers of this year’s hit arcade-hopping adventure “Wreck-It Ralph.”
Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, “Frozen” is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
“Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho says the match-up is perfect. “Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters. Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film.”
Lee’s screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” is being produced by Troika Pictures. She has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and her original script “Lucid Dreams” was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson’s Radiant Productions. Lee holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.
Buck directed (with Kevin Lima) Disney’s 1999 high-swinging feature “Tarzan,” which won an Oscar® and a Golden Globe® for Best Music/Original Song (Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be in My Heart”). He directed (with Ash Brannon) 2007’s Oscar-nominated “Surf’s Up” for Sony Pictures Animation. His credits within animation also include 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” “The Rescuers Down Under” (1990) and “Pocahontas” (1995).
With original songs by Tony®-award winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” journeys into theaters Nov. 27, 2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. For more information, like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyFrozen.

animationtidbits:

Jennifer Lee Announced as Co-Director of Disney’s ‘Frozen’

BURBANK, Calif. (November 29, 2012) — Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature “Frozen,” which is slated for the big screen on Nov. 27, 2013. Lee, who has contributed to the film’s screenplay, is one of the screenplay writers of this year’s hit arcade-hopping adventure “Wreck-It Ralph.”

Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, “Frozen” is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

“Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho says the match-up is perfect. “Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters. Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film.”

Lee’s screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” is being produced by Troika Pictures. She has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and her original script “Lucid Dreams” was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson’s Radiant Productions. Lee holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.

Buck directed (with Kevin Lima) Disney’s 1999 high-swinging feature “Tarzan,” which won an Oscar® and a Golden Globe® for Best Music/Original Song (Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be in My Heart”). He directed (with Ash Brannon) 2007’s Oscar-nominated “Surf’s Up” for Sony Pictures Animation. His credits within animation also include 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” “The Rescuers Down Under” (1990) and “Pocahontas” (1995).

With original songs by Tony®-award winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” journeys into theaters Nov. 27, 2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. For more information, like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyFrozen.

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Paperman - Character Design

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imvoltic:

Literally me whenever I show my prof MaxScript/ rigs I make
Look it honks and can do this other thing too


Oh GEE.. I remember that feeling.

imvoltic:

Literally me whenever I show my prof MaxScript/ rigs I make

Look it honks and can do this other thing too

Oh GEE.. I remember that feeling.

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Wreck-It Ralph - concept Art

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Wreck-It Ralph - Character Sketches

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Armed with egg bombs and a boomerang, Bunnymund is the Easter Bunny and a Guardian. See him in action on November 21st when Rise of the Guardians hits theaters!

Seeing this tonight! I can’t wait!

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Art of the Rise of the Guardians - Parka Blogs’ Review

Noooo I don’t want to need another art book! OMG between this, the art books for Wreck-It Ralph, Hotel Transylvania, and Borderlands 2, I’m going to die.

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Daniel Fotheringham - 2012 Demo Reel

What an awesome and varied selection.

2 years ago
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bnwx:

I CANNOT EXPRESS THE JOY I AM FEELING

bnwx:

I CANNOT EXPRESS THE JOY I AM FEELING

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winzler:

Anyone want to try and build this? :D

More from Tron Legocy in flickr.

How do I get this?! D:
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I have and it was fantastic and emotional. It was very bittersweet because I just wished so badly that I could be experiencing it for the first time again.

I have and it was fantastic and emotional. It was very bittersweet because I just wished so badly that I could be experiencing it for the first time again.