Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Get ready for Urmel!

If you're in Germany, get ready for the Urmel voll in Fahrt premiere on May 1st. It's a supercool movie and I'm very proud to say I've worked on it. I was invited to a pre-screening on April 20th, but unfortunately I couldn't make it to Hannover. I was at a screening back in December 2007 though and its a super funny and a very entertaining movie!

Hopefully it will get released internationally, probably under the name "Impy - Full Speed" or something (don't quote me on that, but the first movie was named "Impy's Island")

Anyway, if you get a chance - go see it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

A thought from Ollie

Hans Perk posted this on You Tube. An important message to all character animators from one of the greatest.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ollie Johnston 1912 - 2008

The sad news arrived yesterday that the last of the Nine Old Men, Ollie Johnston, has passed away.

- A tribute to Ollie Johnston by John Canemaker.
- Brad Bird's thoughts about the passing of Ollie Johnston
- The Walt Disney Company on Ollie Johnston

- Disney Family Album: Ollie Johnston (documentary) Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Idea boosting

I was surfing the internet the other day and came across Litemind, a great site with tips about how to boost your creativity.

I went through the archive and found,
in particular three posts that was very interesting.

- Tackle any issue with a list of 100
- 6 tips to generate outstanding ideas
- Boost your Brainstorm effectiveness with the WHY habit

Saturday, April 05, 2008

James Baxter Goodies

Notes from James Baxter lecture at Dreamworks - Day One - Day Two - Day Three (to come)

James Baxter Interview - The Animation Podcast

James Baxter animated himself dancing

Rough Animation from Hunchback and The Lion King

Ever Ever After
- Music Video

Enchanted - Baxters animation from Enchanted

James Baxter Interview about Enchanted

Making of Enchanted short documentary

Part of the Making of Beauty and the Beast