May 18, 2011

Milt Kahl's Lawyer

Amazing scene from the old man!

Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski's Animated Batman Promo

It is quite interesting to see a line test promo and it's full rendered version that gave birth to the Batman animated series. It surprises me how different the first design was from the final work, and what good animation scenes they produced for this piece. It is also interesting to see the complex the render and mood they applied to the promo, which was, probably due to budget issues, changed to simpler solutions for the series.

It reminds me a bit of Fleischers' Superman.

Glen Keane's rough for Treasure Planet

Beautiful scenes from this great animator.

Jan 18, 2011

Glen Keane's interview

You may remember all these characters: Tarzan, Ariel, Alladin, Pocahontas, the Beast. Behind them all is Glen Keane, one of my favorite animators.

I have recently found this nice interview, where he speaks of his career and future:

Nov 14, 2010

Victor Ens' Joker

Joker rough from Victor Ens on Vimeo.

This is an amazing line test from young animator Victor Ens, with voice of Heath Ledger's Joker. This is not a rotoscopie - The Joker's line was a voice over

Oct 31, 2010

Samurai Jack Paiting

Scott Wills created this demonstration on how to paint a Samurai Jack background.

Oscar Grillo

Oscar Grillo is an Argentinian animator based in London. He is the cofounder of Klacto animation, and his animation career has been dedicated mainly to publicity. His talent as animator and designer is recognized worldwide, and among many prizes he's won is a Golden Palm for his short film Seaside Wowan.

Below is one of his animated ads.

Seaside Woman

Oct 28, 2010

International Animation Day

Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844-1918) made the first performance of his Theatre Optique in Paris in 28th October of 1892. This date is celebrated worldwide as the International Animation Day, as Reynaud exhibited what is considered the first cartoon film.

In commemoration, watch a CGi animation on how the Reynaud's Theatre Optique worked.

Reynaud's films were very charming and sofisticated in terms of narrative, although very rudimentary technically speaking. Here is Pauvre Pierrot, the film he first screened in that night of October 28.

Fred Moore's Timothy

Fred Moore (1911-1952) was a notable animator on his time. He is most remembered by the work he made with Mickey Mouse, whose design used from 1938 on was his creation. Fred Moore also worked in many important Disney's production, such as Pinnochio, Fantasia, Snowhite and the seven dwarfs, Three Little Pigs, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Dumbo.

Here is a found piece on youtube with one short shot of the character Timothy, made for Dumbo. The scene was shot without registry, but we can see how smoothly and beautiful Fred Moore's animation was. Below is a very quick video showing Fred Moore drawing Mickey Mouse.

Sep 28, 2010

James Baxter's shots

Here are a few sequences animated by the British genious James Baxter. He was only 19 when he joined Richard Williams' crew for "Who framed Roger Rabbit", and 21 when he made the first animation supervision of his career, which was in "The beauty and the beast", with the character Belle. His animation filmography is very extense, check out  here. You can also listen to a great inverview with him at the Animation Podcast website.

Sergio Pablos' Doppler

Here are a few astonishing performances by the animator Sergio Pablos. He was the supervisor animator for character, Doppler, from Disney`s Treasure Planet.

You can also check out a very nice interview with him at the Character Design Blog.

Rune Bennicke's Brother Bear footage

This is a great compilation of the work the Danish animator Rune Bennicke did in Disney`s Brother Bear.

Rune, who now lives in Brazil and runs his own studio, RR animation films, was the supervisor animator for Koda's mom, and created these astonishing and marvelous realistic bear animations.