Monthly Archives: May 2014

First Trailer of “The Book of Life”

From The Film Stage: While he’s currently off to work on the Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston-led horror feature Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro is keeping busy with a variety of side projects. His FX show The Strain will bow in July and this fall brings another producing effort, the feature animation The Book of […]

Interview with traditional animator Aya Suzuki

Aya Suzuki is a traditional animator who has worked in Europe and Japan for some of the world’s biggest animation directors, including Hayao Miyazaki, Satoshi Kon, Mamoru Hosada, and Sylvain Chomet. In this podcast on the Peg Bar and Grill she talks about her career in the U.K. and also how the animation industry works […]

Studio AKA

From Studio AKA’s Vimeo page. STUDIO AKA is a multi-BAFTA winning & Oscar Nominated independent animation studio based in London. We’re known internationally for our idiosyncratic & innovative work, expressed across an eclectic range of projects. Our story involves a creatively diverse group of artists who often work in close collaboration with each other as […]

How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company

A great article about Will Vinton from Priceonomics! Below is an excerpt. Read the full article here! On a rainy autumn afternoon in 2002, Will Vinton sat alone in a board room, reviewing his severance package. His desk, now barren, had once displayed the emblems of a storied career: an Oscar, six prime-time Emmys, a […]

DON’T FORGET: Animation Spring Festival Screening on May 9/Friday!

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Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis (April 30 to November 3, 2014)

From the Walt Disney Family Museum: The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to present the exhibition Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis. On view in the museum’s Theater Gallery from April 30 to November 3, 2014, this exhibition co-curated by the museum’s director of collections and exhibitions, Michael Labrie, and […]

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

I came across a BuzzFeed post called 26 Things I Learned At Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The BuzzFeed writer documents his visit to the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop as he meets the mentors from the Syfy network’s current show, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge The Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge is a reality television game show […]