February 27, 2007

Acciobrain

For you Harry Potter fans out there, here's a collection of awesome fan art:

February 25, 2007

House Warming Party Pics












Cats eating snacks.



Matt doing a "shotgun", thus spraying the ceiling with beer.

February 24, 2007

Nature at Work

Chad's uncle took these photos depicting the last moments for this unlucky moose.

February 23, 2007

NOT!




















I guess I've always figured that the whole "NOT! joke" phenomenon originated with the characters on SNL's Wayne's World; but if you haven't already, check out the Penguin's line in the panel above. I just noticed this in a reprint of Batman #25... which came out in 1944!
Believe It --OR NOT!
(It also seems that Batman and Robin invented Rap Music in the same panel!)

Ryan

With the passing of Ryan Larkin last week, it seems only fitting to showcase the Oscar winning film that remembers the life of this talented and tragic figure in the animation world.

February 22, 2007

Incredible

Remember this?
I saw this teaser in the summer of 2003 at the head of the Nemo feature. I was blown away. This short trailer told you everything... style, humor, mood, characterization, everything about the film and exactly what you were in for, was all displayed without showing a single clip of the actual movie. It's still one of my all time favorite teasers. I was laughing out loud in the theater when I first saw it and I couldn't believe I had to wait a year before seeing it. Click on the image above to see the clip, pure genius.

Here's a great interview with Brad Bird regarding this summer's Ratatouille:

I Can't Wait...

February 19, 2007

Movies...

Full Grindhouse Trailer:


I'm anticipating Grindhouse with the same excitement usually reserved for the birth of a first child. This may seem excessive, but at least I'm basing my enthusiasm on the evidence in this new trailer. With a baby, there's a good chance of getting one of the ones with little flipper hands.

First AVP 2 Image

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I don't know what I was expecting, but somehow this first image from Alien Versus Predator 2, while maintaining a strict adherance to the concept, is also utterly pathetic. Maybe it's that the Alien is hanging like an enamored girlfriend off the Predator's arm. Maybe it's that the flimsy rubber of the Alien suit is collapsing under the slight pressure of the Predator actor's hand. Or maybe I've just finally outgrown the notion of two characters from unrelated series duking it out in a story that strains to stretch an idiotic premise across an hour-and-a-half. That being said, if they make a movie where Superman fights Batman, or anything where werewolves fight zombies, it will be totally fucking sweet.

Bee Movie Trailer - Featuring Steven Spielberg and Explosions!


Someone had to do it, and now Jerry Seinfeld has finally had the sense to combine observational comedy and entomology with Bee Movie. His sitcom is probably impossible to top, but luckily he's spent the last nine years laying down a groundwork of American Express commercials and rehashed jokes on talk shows, so my standards are at a low enough point that I'll be happy enough with a bee asking what the deal is with pollen.

Heather Graham makes out with Bridget Moynahan in

Gray Matters



In what's probably the only scene worth watching in Gray Matters, Heather Graham's character suddenly falls for her soon to be sister-in-law (Bridget Moynahan) and the two start making out. I'm not entirely sure what's happening at the end, but I think Heather Graham might've killed Bridget with her sexy. Or maybe it was all a dream, because if it was supposed to be real life they would've been wearing nighties and had a pillow fight first.

Knocked Up

Rated-R comedies have potential for me, here's an isolated clip for this film, pretty funny, but I'm sure it will be a lovey-dovey-happy-ending romantic-comedy none the less.



The Nanny Diaries:

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The Nanny Diaries is the latest film to exploit the commonly held suspicion that girls will watch anything that references a diary. The trailer's use of Fine Young Cannibals for the music, which is pretty indicative of how in-touch the makers of this film are. This one also tries to pull in the male crowd by showing them Scarlett Johansson's butt in underwear. Well played, gentlemen, but Lost in Translation already delivered that one in spades. I need a nipple or I'm out.

February 17, 2007

Arj & Poopy's New Episode:



Tetas de Muerte

Local 3D Animation students filmed a mock movie trailer for a Grindhouse Contest (no doubt they got extra credit for it too). Looks like they had lots of fun with the editing and effects.
Here's the website.
Watch the trailer.
Something about rampaging robots, mini skirts, car chases, and lethal boobies.

Andy McKee - Simply Amazing!

Ernie and Bert: The Radio Knob

I'll be posting more of these very funny classic Sesame Street clips on a regular basis, please enjoy:

February 15, 2007

An animation test from Ratatouille

Stellar timing, acting and posing all around. Don't you just love how this guy moves?
Directed by Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava

February 12, 2007

Skateboarding Girls

iPhone Stuff

Here's the newest commercial:



Apple iPhone: This might be the biggest technology release in ten years. Seriously, it’s huge. Just look at it next to little Stevie Jobs. Only a frickin’ giant is going to be able to handle one of these things.

  • Apple’s iTunes to carry Paramount films.
  • First pictures of the iPhone.
  • Top 5 worst things about the iPhone.
  • A Special Christmas Box

    February 09, 2007

    McFarlane's Simpsons Figures - Series 1

    Here's pictures of the upcoming Simpsons figures from McFarlane Toys, courtesty of spawn.com, due out in March. These are a big step up from the recent Hanna-Barbera figures - the staging is clear, the poses and attitudes are strong, and true to the characters. Three out of the five are iconic scenes from the show. The dissect-able Scratchy is a great touch!

    Gentle Giant's Bust-Ups! have also done a great job of serving up more obscure cast members and picking really striking variations of the main characters in their own toy lines.

    February 08, 2007

    Don't Download This Song

    The delightful combination of two twisted minds - Bill Plympton and Weird Al:

    Puppet Up! on the Henson.com Podcast

    Henson's Puppet Up! Improv Puppeteers
    The latest installment of the Henson.com podcast is available and features the cast of Henson's Puppet Up improv puppet troupe discussing how the group got started and their upcoming tour of Australia. They are also playing a special one night only gig March 4th in Anaheim and TBS.com plans to offer up Puppet Up! web videos later this year.

    For more info on Puppet Up! and their upcoming performances visit the Puppet Up! web site. I think combining Puppets and Improvisational Comedy is genius!
    Here's a funny sample clip:

    February 07, 2007

    Funny Commercials:

    Girls's Costume Warehouse

    Winter Wonderland


    Thanks to Ben, for these.

    Carlo Giovani

    Businessman by Carlo Giovani
    The outstanding Brazilian artist Carlo Giovani, creates amazing three dimensional illustrations using paper, Lego, fabric, and food for use in animation, motion graphics, T-shirts and just about anything else you can thing of. I especially like his papercraft work.

    February 04, 2007

    G. Millar

    Part one of our cross-country trek to find new talent is complete.
    Our first stop was the Miramichi college in N.B.
    Lots of amazing talent there and what a kick ass animation program!
    I met the instructors Kevin and Rick. I wish I would have met their figure dawing teacher Geordie, his stuff was on display along with many of the students' artwork, it was all phenominal! Here's just a few samples of his own work: