I wish I would have seen this video 17 1/2 years ago in 1999. Of course it didn't exist back then but it sure woulld've helped in mentally dealing with what I was to face in the future over the AnimationNation Forums. The site was launched on February 25 1999 through a series of Articles That Started This which I authored. They addressed what was happening in the animation business at that time. The discussion forums that followed were in operation for many years and gave the artists of the animation community our first opportunity to comminicate with ourselves on a worldwide level. It also gave me first hand experience with what would later be called "trolls" and all the maliciousness that hateful individuals can bring to an otherwise productive and respectful conversation.
If you've ever gone through a hate attack online watch this and enlighten yourself through understanding and education. Thanks to London based Luiz Stockler for creating "On Being Hated". Visit the animator's Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Behance. Luiz's Gif Everyday.
Great style and feel embodies a visual texture that perfectly supports the music. Hamburg based Henrik von der Lieth conjured an intriguing narrative around an explosive little villain. You can explore more of the animator's work at this link. Credit for the cool music goes to Felix Huber.
This is the latest from a brilliant animator in the industry. I've known David G for a long time. Ever since he was a teenager enrolled at my school years ago. Today he is one of the most prominent and sought after storyboard artists in the biz. From Nickelodeon to Disney TV twice to Cartoon Network and now at Warner Bros TV he has been building a significant following on his CoolZone YouTube channel by virtue of the unique animated shorts he creates.
Cartoon David is also a leading force in animation in terms of reforming the union and getting it to work agressively for the betterment of the animation artists in the major studios in Burbank / Hollywood / LA.
He is courageous when it comes to his content. I'd say the most courageous animator I know. Check out his latest statement proving again the power of the animated medium.
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Here's another animated feature on the way that looks to be highly entertaining. "Sing" hails from Illumination Entertainment and will be distributed by Universal. The film will be in general release on December 21 2016. Until then you can follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The next animated feature from Disney will be in general release this coming November 23 2016. "Moana" looks to be yet another first rate experience from the venerable studio. The latest trailer has several glimpses of what we can expect to see. Follow Moana on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Here's something that's been flying under the radar as of late and warrants a closer look. "Storks" is an animated feature on the way from Warner Bros. Judging by the most recent trailer it'll be a fun movie. The film will be in general release on September 23 2016. You can follow Storks on Facebook, Instagram and the full spectrum of social media.
One of Europe's most exciting animation festivals will be taking place this coming October 25-30. Klik! Amsterdam will be showcasing the work of animation filmmakers the world over in a celebration of vibrant and innovative content. Amateur talent will be competing and there will be a day for children on Sunday October 30. This is last year's promo video for Klik!
This is the animated story of the fastest man in the world. Usain Bolt hails from Jamaica and grew from his humble beginnings to be an Olympic legend and one of the world's greatest athletes. Excellent character animation in the traditional style by Moonbot Studios in Shreveport Louisiana USA.