Posts Tagged ‘animation’


Nov04

Artist brings environment to life with animation

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Animator and artist Hombre McSteez has wowed online audiences in the past, using his innovative combination of classic hand-drawn animation along with stop-motion in order to bring his drawings to life in the real world. These pieces of art have come together before in McSteez’s previous video compilation, titled Aug(de)mented Reality. Now, McSteez has released a sequel to his previous animation, Aug(de)mented Reality 2, and shows off even more creative uses of his animation! Using clear plastic animation cels, McSteez draws his characters into the environment around him, interacting with it in unique and amazing ways. TV personality and MythBusters co-host Adam Savage even makes an appearance in the video! Check it out below to see some crazy and cool animation!

Oct15

DreamWorks virtual reality booth at NYCC

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With DreamWorks Animation’s animated sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, releasing in theaters earlier this year, the animated film company brought their newest film to last week’s New York Comic-Con in a brand new way with their virtual-reality experience booth! Using the Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset previously seen in several booths at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, the exhibit provided visitors with an interactive gaming experience, allowing players to control an airborne dragon as it flies through several obstacles.

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The exhibit, designed to resemble Viking vessels similar to the ones seen in the film, featured unique seating that mimicked the way the movie portrayed riders on their dragons, and featured a number of interactive features to make the experience even more realistic. These included a vibrating motor placed underneath the seat that activated on turns or other bumpy aerial maneuvers, and a fan pointed at the users’ faces that would turn and shift direct based on where you piloted your dragon steed! All of these additions turned the game into an interactive experience for fans of all ages.

Oct03

Pharrell Williams collabs with Murakami in new video

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Musician and pop art enthusiast Pharrel Williams has been known to collaborate with internationally renowned artist Takashi Murakami in a number of mediums, from museum exhibits to starring together in a recent Hatsune Miku music video. Now, Pharrell Williams has released the latest music video for his recently released song, “It Girl”, and has produced it alongside Murakami to create an entirely animated piece! Designed around Murakami’s iconic graphic style and motifs, the video features a variety of retro references, including subtle nods to classic 90s computer gaming, anime, and other forms of media. “It Girl”, which comes from Pharrell William’s March 2014 album, titled “Girl”, is one of Pharrell Williams’ first studio album songs since his 2006 debut, and shows off his adoration for pop art and classic entertainment in this newest video. Take a look below to check out the new video!

Oct03

Disney wedding cakes feature custom animation

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In a fitting move for the classic animation company, Disney has presented their all-new wedding cakes, which take advantage of projection mapping to create magical custom animations! The new cakes were announced at the Fairy Tail Weddings Expo earlier this week, and are available as part of Disney’s new Wishes Collection at the DisneyWorld location in Florida. The cakes, which at first glance look like minimalist white rectangles, become animated light shows as different backgrounds, characters, and animations are displayed onto the sides of the cake. The cake itself is topped off with a recreation of the iconic Disney castle, and features light-up interior! The following video shows only a few examples of what the projection mapping technology is capable of with the newly announced wedding cakes, and shows off the cake under several different themes and lighting conditions.

Sep25

Big Hero 6 new trailer released

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Disney and Marvel’s newest upcoming animated movie, “Big Hero 6″, has been gearing up for its fall release in theaters with special trailers, online videos, and figure promotion at events like San Diego Comic-Con. Now, with the movie’s release just over a month away, Disney has released a new trailer, showing off some of the action from the movie as well as detailing some important plot points.



The trailer details some back story between the protagonist, Hiro Hamada, along with his squishy robot Baymax. The trailer also shows off some of the action scenes featuring the two characters and their team of crime fighters, the titular Big Hero 6. The movie is scheduled to debut in theaters on November 7th, 2014, and is sure to deliver on tons of comic book styled action and humor.

Sep19

Sony Pictures Animation reveals new Popeye animation

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Animator and director Genndy Tartakovsky has created some beloved fan-favorite animations over the past decades, including Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and most recently Hotel Transylvania. Now, together with Sony Pictures Animation, Tartakovsky has put his skills to the test by reviving the classic Popeye cartoon in modern animation! Sony Pictures revealed the project on their YouTube channel, showing off a quick look at the animation in the upcoming project, as well as showing off some behind-the-scenes work with Tartakovsky and other artists. While the project has no finalized release date, this quick glimpse shows us that Popeye is back in action, and just as great as we remember him.



Popeye originated as a cartoon character in comic strips starting in 1929, orignally featured as a side character in the comic strip Thimble Theatre before stealing the spotlight with his adventures and becoming the main protagonist. Popeye was eventually adapted into animated shorts in 1933, where Popeye would use his love for spinach to overcome his rival Bluto and attempt to woo their common love interest, Olive Oyl. The cartoon proved to be one of the most popular of all time, and continued to recieve a variety of animated spinoffs, movie adaptations, and a variety of merchandise over the decades.

Sep11

Nintendo announced CGI Pikmin movie

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Nintendo, known across the world for their beloved video game icons like Mario, Link, Pikachu, and more, has announced that a short film based on their popular Pikmin franchise will debut at the upcoming International Tokyo Film Festival. The movie, which will be screened in 3D, was created by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, who wanted to use the film as a means to give his character emotion and actions that could not be performed in the game franchise. The film will be screened for free from October 23rd to the 31st at several International Tokyo Film Festival locations across Japan, and will be separated into three animated shorts.

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Pikmin is a real-time strategy video game created by Nintendo famed developer Shigeru Miyamoto in 2001. Based off of Miyamoto’s gardening hobby, the games star the intergalactic traveler Captain Olimar and his exploits with the strange plant-like alien creatures called Pikmin. Olimar and the Pikmin travel together across alien landscapes to find ship pieces and treasure, and encounter dangerous native life-forms along the way. The series has since gained international fame, spawning two more games in the franchise, as well as variety of collectible toys, merchandise, and more.

Sep07

Nickelodeon hosts LoopdeLoop animation event

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Nickelodeon Animation has teamed up with animation site LoopdeLoop in order to create a unique animation event in Burbank, California! LoopdeLoop, an online animation community dedicated to inspiring creativity and unique work from animators all over the world, holds monthly competitions in which a specific theme is chosen, and any artist can submit a short animation in that theme. The site’s goal is to make fun, achievable goals for animators and to bring the community closer through competition and collaboration. This goal will be highlighted at the new event with Nickelodeon, which will be free to attend and enter for all members of the artistic community, and the event marks the first time a LoopdeLoop event will be sponsored by a large corporate network.

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The event, which is scheduled to take place on October 3rd, will be accepting submissions from all members of the LoopdeLoop online community until 11:30 PM on September 21st. The focus will be on the current LoopdeLoop bi-monthly theme, which is childhood. During the October 3rd event at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, all submitted entries will be displayed, and voting will take place in the audience as well as from select judges from the international animation community. This screening will surely be a fun time for artists and animation fans alike, so make sure to give it a look, and keep an eye open for future LoopdeLoop events and competitions!

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Aug25

“Stand By Me Doraemon” making-of video released

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Doraemon has been celebrating the release of the newest Doraemon movie, “Stand By Me Doraemon”, in a number of innovative ways, even going so far as to appear in a pre-rendered interview with famous Japanese new personality Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. Now, with the film having released in theaters throughout Japan on August 8th, the Stand By Me Doraemon channel on YouTube has uploaded a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the fan-favorite film!



This making-of video shows several of the steps taken in creating the 3D computer graphics used in the creation of the film, ranging from initial animatic to the fully rendered final product. With “Stand By Me Doraemon” selling nearly 2.5 million tickets within the first 10 days of its theatrical run, alongside the news that the movie will be distributed in 21 countries across the world, including Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and more, Doraemon’s newest film appearance is sure to make an impact across the world.

Aug05

Disney begins Muppets web series

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The Muppets, created in 1955 by puppeteer and artist Jim Henson, have been going through a revival recently with the release of the first Muppets theatrical movie in 12 years in 2011, along with the recent release of “Muppets Most Wanted” in theaters this past March. In order to advertise the upcoming release of “Muppets Most Wanted” on home video, Disney has launched a new digital-only series titled “Disney Drive-On with the Muppets”!

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This new six-episode series, which will only be available on Apple devices through the Disney Movies Anywhere app, will consist of a new releases every Friday, starting with the first episode releasing on August 1st. The series will follow newcomer puppet Walter as he works alongside his fellow Muppet stars and characters at Walt Disney Studios. Featuring popular characters like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal, and more, the series will also give insight into some behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of “Muppets Most Wanted”, which releases on home video on August 12th. The entire first episode of “Disney Drive-On with the Muppets” has also been made available through the Disney Movies Anywhere YouTube channel, giving fans a taste of the series and a chance to see some beloved classic puppets in action once again.

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