Friday, June 27, 2008

[foreign contaminant]

[woa woa woa woaa woaaa]

Wall(e) does NOT disappoint. Go out and see it now.

I honestly don't know what to say. The film is breathtaking, it's not sarcastic, it's ENTERTAINING, it tells a great story, the characters are all memorable and ALIVE, etc etc etc.

The absolute best part is how this film breaks off from the "Pixar formula" There's no hero that saves the day, no self discovery, yet, this film is awesome.

And then PRESTO. Yes, Presto! It's funny to see every other studio and their mothers working towards the Pixar standard, and then there's Pixar releasing a film remniscient of the WB cartoons (perhaps it's like the Clampett style? The bunny behaves more like a Jones Bugs Bunny though...)

So go see it. If you like animation, robots, space movies, humor, food, the sky, air, cities, ANYTHING, go and see it.

I would like to take this time to propose a question:

When the heck did Universal get good at 3D cartoons?! Since when did they have a 3D animation division?!

I'm talking about The Tale of Despereaux. Watch the trailer, be amazed by the eye candy, etc.

But seriously, where did THIS come from?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I just crapped my pants.

This is freakin AMAZING. I know how it works and my jaw is still dropping.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mr .Butt's Bounce

In other news:

Bus tickets are $80 round trip. I should start saving up now for this.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anyone got a spare $1450 around?

Okay, this might not be as lucrative as the Pixar behind the scenes tour, but:

Anyone have $1450 they'd be willing to part with? I promise it's not going to go to drugs or anything, only to the corruption of youth (that is, assuming my cartoons get out there).

Fahkin' weak US Dollar is killing my inner child.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Good gravy!

I'm having the worst time just coming up with poses for Jane. As if being able to talk to cute girls was hard enough, try drawing them.

Jane: Jerry, you suck at drawing.

I also just realized that I had inadvertently/subconsciously designed Jane around every single crush I've had in my life. Well, maybe not every single one, but at least the last 4. I was wondering why she looked so familiar.

In other news, Disney's going to be streaming some of their movies for free this summer, similar to NBC's Hulu service. Check it out, they've got Finding Nemo right now:

I really wish they'd put up all the Silly Symphonies and the other shorts that made Disney great (because I already have Finding Nemo on DVD)

Also, GAD I wish I had an animation guru I could apprentice to. I'm at that point where I know what my weak spots are but I have no idea of how to improve them without proper guidance. I'm just hoping that I don't form any bad habits that are hard to break from when/if I get a job at a professional studio.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Help... please? (pt 2)

More updates from the project. I think I'm set on the fashion... but not the color or the *ahem* chest size. Anyways, which do you think is the best? Do some colors work better than with the others?

Also, glasses or no glasses?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Help... please?

Not sure if anyone is going to see this here, but I need help designing this character. Before anyone asks, I'm doing character animations for Wayang, an MCAS prep program being designed at UMass Amherst (

My main areas of concern are fashion, color, and body shape, with the target audience being girls aged 14-17. Any feedback would be great ($5 says someone tells me to draw her in any sort of suggestive way)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

This is the future of 3D animation.

I recant my last post. This is the future of 3D. Stuff that's so cheaply produced that ANY sale will bring in a profit. It's not like money needs to be spent on making it look good anyways.

Screw you, TheStone, for sending this to me.