June 23, 2014

TV commercials from Lobo Studio for Fiat - by Gabriel Nobrega & Birdo

TV commercials by Lobo studio for Fiat. Directed by Gabriel Nobrega & Birdo





The Real Ghostbusters - Original Promo



One of the most interesting aspects of The Real Ghostbusters Animated Series has always been this three-minute promo used to sell the series to ABC in 1986. The promo was unique in that it showed a series still very much in development with numerous design alterations forthcoming, giving the viewer an idea of how the series would look, set the tone for the animation style, and later influence the opening intro sequence to the actual series.

Legendary storyboard artist/animation director Kevin Altieri directed the promo, and was storyboarded by Kevin Altieri and Eddie Fizsgerald (another legendary story artist). Character designs were created for the animation team by Gabi Payn, these would later be changed when worked commenced on the actual series. These early designs used in the promo more closely followed the movie, especially for costume designs, and all the equipment looking more cumbersome and technical.

Early on in the production of the promo DiC had been told not to have the animated Ghostbusters resemble the actors of the film. However the Peter Venkman character that appears in the promo still bore some resemblance t actor Bill Murray, and when the time came to work on the series, Peter's face and hairstyle were redesigned to look more angular and less rounded.

Numerous Japanese studios worked on the animation of the promo. It's safe to say it MORE than served its purpose, this promo helped launch the series to later produce 6 years of production and 65 syndicated episodes, one of the longest running series of the 80s.

Info courtesy of cerealgeek.

The Visual Comedy Techniques of Edgar Wright

June 18, 2014

Pixel Perfect - The Story of Eboy

Costume Design for Animation 101


Animators from 'The Lego Movie' made a hilarious action movie trailer

The animators of The Lego Movie created this spoof grindhouse trailer featuring Abraham Lincoln and painter Michelangelo as crime fighters in a supposed flick called History Cops. The Lego Movie hits Blu-ray next week but one of the special features is online now and it's a lot of fun to watch. Via sploid

June 13, 2014

Le Soldat Méconnu




Trailer for 'Le Soldat Méconnu' - a French docufiction about World War I. Half live action, half animated. Animation part by Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach (Miyu Productions).

June 12, 2014

The Arkham Sessions: Episode 22



A weekly podcast dedicated to the psychological analysis of Batman: The Animated Series, hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward. Nostalgic, humorous, and even a little educational, each episode promises to lend some insight into the heroes, villains, and classic stories of the Dark Knight. For ANY Batman: The Animated Series diehard fan, this series MUST be listened to.

More episodes of The Arkham Sessions can be found on iTunes as well as on  Under The Mask. Dr. Drea can be found Twitter at @ArkhamAsylumDoc. Brian can be found at @Bward028. The Arkham Sessions’ official Twitter feed is @ArkhamSessions. Via Comic Alliance


"Pentimento" Remy Schaepman

June 09, 2014

Animation Case Studies

The video shows clips made by Studio Khara's lead animators Yoshikazu Nakama, Masanori Iwasato, and Yuusuke Matsui. Interesting to see how each had a very different take, operating within the same constraints.

Two fake trailers for animated short-film projects by "Souviens Ten-Zan" team (8 Gobelins students)



Liquid TV (2014) - Episode 1

Liquid Television is back and only available online!

June 07, 2014

Pilot for animated tv-series project by Mark Gravas at Kapow Pictures

Tales of a young fearless collector abound. Behind an unassuming roller door lies a collection of cool and fab oddities. Elwood Pie investigates the paranormal and is driven to to trade for anything that's bizarre gruesome or incredibly weird. In Elwood Pie every adventure has a souvenir.