by admin - March 24th, 2013
Walt Disney: The Genius Behind Our Animation
Walt Disney was truly a genius of animation. When Disney moved to Los Angeles in 1923 and failed to land a job at a film studio, he opened his own, an animation shop with his brother Roy. The Disney Studios began with an â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€ series, in which a live-action girl was immersed in a cartoon realm. From there, Disney created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. When Universal assumed the full rights to Oswald, Disney debuted Mickey Mouse.
When Continue reading »
by admin - June 29th, 2012
Animation has certainly come a long way in the last few decades. What was once a process involving cell by cell drawings has become a digital phenomenon starting with the incorporation of computer animation which has become a staple of animators worldwide. But these technologies are no longer limited to large corporations.
With use of internet sharing and streaming, the average creative mind with access to a computer can now create anything from 15 second shorts to full length movies from the comfort of their desktop computer and Continue reading »
by admin - December 15th, 2011
To comprehend the art of animated film you must go back to 1940′s Golden Age. “Snow White” and “Gulliver’s Travels” showed everyone that animation could be beautiful and successful. These films inspired more creative efforts in animation. Development of the multi plane camera during the production of Pinocchio took the creative possiblities of animation to a whole new level in the film industry. One of the most beautiful films ever made “Pinocchio” is a film for any student Continue reading »
by admin - December 13th, 2011
One of the most notable up and coming animators working today would have to be Sylvain Chomet. Chomet. His two critically acclaimed works “The Triplets of Belleville and “The Illusionist.”
“Triplets of Belleville” was nominated for two Oscars in the Best Song and Best Animated Feature categories. “Triplets of Belleville” is the story of an old woman who goes on a crazy quest to save her Grandson from the French mafia.
“The Illusionist” would mark Chomet’s second entry in the animated feature category and stars the late Jacques Tati. It’s considered to Continue reading »
by admin - December 9th, 2011
The world of animation has never had as much success as it is currently enjoying. With the advent of the digital movies, companies like Pixar and Dreamworks have managed to create blockbuster hits for the entire family with animation.As animation continues to improve, we will see some major shifts in the animation world.
Currently, many people are asking for a return to the hand drawn era of Walt Disney, which they consider to have more character. Continue reading »
by www.tirefirefilms.com - November 5th, 2011
You can catch some good animated films on direct Tv and your kids probably won’t know the difference but as you know we take the genre seriously here. We’re extending the question: what are your top three animated films of all times? We’ve got ours below
Snow White: It’s one of the very first Disney movies and it shows, but in the best, most charming way. It’s still a joy to watch and the character development is second to none in Disney’s old-school Continue reading »
by admin - July 22nd, 2011
Out of the genres of animation, perhaps the one that is truly memorable is Classic Cartoon Animation. Although animation techniques and methods have improved over the years, the classic style will never grow out popularity or style. This classic form of animation is what defined cartoons and the subsequent influence on Japanese anime for years to come as it established the rules of animation. Every animator in this day and age owes a debt of both thanks and gratitude for the influence these classic cartoons put above any form Continue reading »
by admin - July 21st, 2011
Disney knew what they were doing when they started producing animated films. Their movies have a place in everyone’s heart and have entertained children for many generations. The Lion King was a hit with the critics and award shows but Disney knew that the 2D animation format was not going to last much longer. Hand drawn animation was becoming a thing of the past and the studios had to find something new.
Soon after the Lion King, animation turned to computer animation. Toy Story was the first mainstream film to come out that Continue reading »
by admin - July 19th, 2011
In this day and age, most animated features are now largely computer animated. While traditional hand drawn animation is still used, it has been largely supplanted by CGI. The reason being is that in recent years, computers have become more powerful in allowing computer animators to stretch the limits of their creations. In the past, computer animation was expensive and therefore rarely attempted. Thus, in those days traditional animation reigned supreme. Now that computers have become more and more technologically powerful, traditional animation is now taking a back seat while computer animation Continue reading »
by admin - July 15th, 2011
“Old Style” animation, which is more widely known as “cel” animation, was the predominant form of animtion prior to computer generated method. The process consisted of many steps, requiring great attention to detail and much of it absorbed a lot of time. The first step is the storyboard, which functions as a script but is composed of pictures and some words. Next, the soundtrack or “scratch track” is recorded. This is done before any animation so that the animators can more closely synchronize an Continue reading »