Archive for February, 2010

Cordell Barker – The Cat Came Back [1988] This is a fantastic short film animated by Cordell Barker. He doesn’t miss one opportunity to maximize the laughs and the pace and soundtrack are spot on. Very funny and so well done. Enjoy. (Awards details here) The Cat Came Back

“Made in 1975 by genius Russian animation director Yuri Norstein.Multilayer technology used to create a fog,it is an actual smoke blown in between class frames.” This is a stunning film! I’m not really sure what to make of it to be honest. There’s something dark and primeval about it that makes me feel uncomfortable watching […]

MoonBird Hubley 1959 Academy Award Winning Cartoon Moonbird Getting a little tired of 3D Pixar animation style or just looking for something a little different? This ‘old school’ cartoon ‘Moonbird’ is worth looking at.

Making Of RUNAWAY

Posted: 24th February 2010 by Peter in Animation
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I always enjoy hearing and see how other people came up with their concepts and how the approach their work. Canadian animator Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back) talks briefly about his latest production ‘Runaway’. Check out his site to find out more here: http://www.nfb.ca/runaway Making Of RUNAWAY, Cordell Barker

Bristol film-maker celebrates Bafta award success Nice timing, simple but effective use of Flash. Where can I see the entire 6 minutes? Find out more about this production here. “A short clip from Emma Lazenby’s BAFTA nominated short film, Mother of Many.The most dangerous journey needs a helping hand. Directed by Emma Lazenby. Produced by […]

If you’ve studied animation at all it’s likely you came across Richard Williams name at some point. The Little Island is far from the classical animation Williams later produced. That’s not a criticism and it does not take away from this timeless production. I love the character design and the simplicity of the animation. “The […]

This one is well known to Irish people the world over and may more besides. Awarding ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins’ made Brown Bag Films an Irish household name and you’ll be hard pressed to find a home that doesn’t have a copy of the DVD tucked away somewhere. If I recall correctly from articles […]

Wow! Great idea, a story tree! This one brings back memories of layout class and the backgrounds in this production certainly have that classical animation feel. I loved everything about this short and can see why it won an award. Great story, nicely done. “Created by Vancouver Film School student Stephanie Sim through the VFS […]

This is a lot of fun, again good simple concept and nicely done. It also gave me a few ideas for decorating my kids room :). BlastOff! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWy76Q_BsrY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]

I can see why this one is so popular. The concept is taken from a simple quote (I think) and it just goes to show how easy it is to come up with an idea for your production. Keep it simple, let the animation tell the story and entertain. This is really enjoyable! Bad Egg [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SKqRIS6FxI&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]