Archive for June, 2010

Toy Story 3 Opens Today!

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It’s opening day for Toy Story 3!

We are all really excited to see this film.  It’s currently sitting at an amazing 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

For even more Toy Story fun, Andrew Gordon over at Spline Doctors has posted a new podcast featuring a round table discussion with animators from the film.

So go out and see it and let us know what you think!

Podcast: How to Train Your Dragon

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We sat down with Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois to talk about How to Train Your Dragon. Chris and Dean have long been a creative team; their brief history includes writing together on Mulan, writing/directing Lilo and Stitch, and writing/directing How to Train Your Dragon.

The two were gracious enough to spend time speaking with us about creative decision making and articulate their thought processes while making a film. It was very inspirational to hear such talented people discuss how they bring their visions to life. We talked with them about story structure, design, cinematography, character animation, directing, and much, much more.  A lot of very talented people came together to create the film, and these wonderful directors are never shy about handing out credit! Among many others, they discussed the amazing contributions of Simon Otto (Head of Character Animation) and the famed cinematographer, Roger Deakins. You can find a larger crew list here to search for any other names they bring up.



Tangled Trailer

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Walt Disney Animation has released a teaser trailer for Tangled!

How to Train Your Dragon Podcast Promo

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The promo video for our new podcast is up! We interviewed Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois about their latest film, How to Train Your Dragon. This is a really great interview, and we hope you guys get excited for it!

UPDATE: The podcast is now available and can be found here.

How to Train Your Dragon Podcast Promo from Speaking of Animation on Vimeo.

Oh yeah, and we started a vimeo channel.
We will still be uploading videos to youtube (like the above promo), but having both channels keeps our options open.  Plus, we like the embedded vimeo player better than youtube’s.

So check out the promo and then come back on Monday to hear the whole podcast! 🙂 Oh, and feel free to repost the promo and help us spread the word!!!

Salesman Pete Trailer

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Here is a trailer for a short film by a couple of students in France. Looks really fun!!!

Salesman Pete Trailer from Salesman Pete on Vimeo.

And you can check out their production blog as well.

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