Category Archives: hand-drawn animation

The Art of Andreas Deja at the Walt Disney Family Museum (Mar 23, 2017 – Oct 4, 2017)

Explore the dynamic work of one of the most accomplished and versatile character animators of our time: Andreas Deja. This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men Gaston and Hercules, to the much beloved Mama Odie and […]

AKIRA: How To Animate Light (from Nerdwriter1)

Ethel and Ernest – First Trailer

From Skwigly Online Animation Magazine. The first trailer for Ethel and Ernest, the hand drawn, feature length adaptation of the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, Fungus the Bogeyman) has arrived. The film will be released in cinemas 28th October 2016. The film has been faithfully adapted by Lupus Films who previously created the sequel to The Snowman, […]

Hippo Funk!

Aaron Blaise posted his Hippo Pose/Model Sheet up on Facebook back in August 2015. Yesterday, he posted up his “Hippo Funk Dance” with the description: “I’ve finally finished my dancing Hippo animation. I’ll be using this animation for two upcoming tutorials, one on animating to music and it will also be part of my upcoming […]

AAU Online grad Justin Murphy develops animated feature film , “Dawgtown”

One of my former students, Justin Murphy, continues to develop his independent animated feature film , “Dawgtown”.   The film began life as Justin’s MFA thesis project at AAU.    The film is 100% Storyboarded and an animatic has been prepared for the entire film.  Test animation has been made for certain key sequences.  The film is […]

Animation Profile: Tina Hsu

Our first “Animation Profile” features Tina Hsu. Last year, Hsu’s LADY and the frog was the 1st Place Winner for 2D Animation Short Film (Full Color) at the annual Spring Show 2014. Since the completion of her film, LADY and the frog has screened in 27 domestic and international film festivals. While Hsu currently works […]

“Nephtali” by Glen Keane

In “Nephtali”, Glen Keane uses both film and drawing in order to depict the journey of a ballerina that is drawn towards a higher power.

Glen Keane- Step into the Page

Fantastic Five Females in Traditional Animation

Although the animation industry has diversified over the decades, it is still seen by many as a male dominated world; but as James Brown said, “This is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.” This article focuses on five recent female graduate students who have completed their […]

Learning In The Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes

From Fast To Create: By Susan Karlin For 82 years, Disney’s in-studio life drawing classes have helped evolve its animated characters. But as increasing reliance on computers lures young animators away from classical drawing, three of Disney’s current master teachers are reminding them why figure drawing is still crucial. Since 1932, Disney has been the […]

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