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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:23 pm

Well, it was more of a promotional film to sell the film to investors, wasn't it? Seems to have worked.


MC Skat Kat - Skat Strut
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James Corden and Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
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MC Skat Kat - Big Time
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MC Skat Kat and Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
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Boogaloo Shrimp and Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby JustinHoskie » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:32 pm

Eric Goldberg animated a Couch Gag that's very much a tribute to classic Disney animation and it's as amazing as you think it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcY2ERwmaU
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:43 pm

https://soundcloud.com/squigglydigg/fan ... a-cappella

Listen to trainee animator Hailey Lain​ singing the Italian theme to "Fantaman!" (1967) The "Golden Bat" (Ougon Bat) is a skull-faced Japanese superhero who predates Superman and Batman, originating in street theater around 1930.

The 1967 "Ougon Bat" anime was dubbed into Italian as "Fantaman." Hailey has been trying to track down the vintage English dub, which was probably called "Phantoma" and "Phantoman." Today she spoke to Burr Middleton, the actor who narrated and played Phantoma.

A live-action film was also done with Sonny Chiba in 1966, at the time of Batmania.

The Australian dub, which is what she's looking for, was done by Frontier Enterprises (run by the late William Ross). If anyone has any info do drop a line.
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri May 06, 2016 3:30 pm

http://squigglydigg.tumblr.com/post/143 ... ady-posted

Here's animator in training Hailey Lain's rough sketches, mostly from last night, for a reboot of the skull-faced Japanese superhero "Golden Bat" (or Fantaman in Italian, Fantomas in Spanish). He dates back to 1930 but this takes off from the 1967 anime, which I was helping her track down. Be great to actually get some rights to this guy.

She's also looking for people to translate the 1967 anime from Japanese or Italian.
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sat May 07, 2016 1:59 am

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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sat May 07, 2016 2:30 pm

In color now! Animator in training Hailey Lain's ideas for a reboot of the 1967 anime "Golden Bat" (Fantaman in Italian, Fantomas in Spanish).

She'll be getting the DVDs soon if anyone wants to help translate from Japanese or Italian.

http://www.coroflot.com/Squigglydigg/Th ... REIMAGINED
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri May 27, 2016 1:37 am

Designers talk about movie posters as being a lost art, with storytelling having long since given way to cookie cutter Photoshop. But this Disney Zootopia poster (Zootropolis in some territories) is wall-worthy. There's a lot going on here. It's posed out as a casual street scene. In a live action film or photo we'd expect these to be nameless extras. But this is basically the entire main cast of the film, a nice payoff once you've seen it. Bright lighting and bright colors on the diagonal draw your eye to the two main characters. I like to design with strong diagonals myself (like an "X" covering the poster), and this poster's got that all over.

http://cinemacartoons.be/wp-content/upl ... s-BENL.jpg

(So who's conspicuously absent? Priscilla the Sloth for one.)


Did I say? I liked the movie.

I do have some complaints - all minor in the scheme of things. This is a very smart movie.

The dialogue is often very bland and on the nose, with characters saying outright things like "don't follow your dreams" - it lacks that subtlety. What could be subtext is text. It's all supporting Judy's arc without caring if these are things a 'person' would actually say. The film moves like clockwork around Judy's character as protagonist to such a degree that she might as well be God of this universe - her arc and actions change the entire world around her. The film was carefully planned out and tightened to such a degree that I wish it had more room to be weird, or believably loose.

(I could also have done without a Godfather parody in 2016 to be honest.)

But it was a good one. The focus on racism and the institutions that keep people in their societally-demanded roles is brilliant for a kid's film, and I hope it connects with kids watching it. It touches on a ton of interesting stuff which should be discussed. I expect at some point the film's themes will be dissected and analyzed to such a degree that people hail it as a masterpiece -- or secretly offensive, like The Incredibles.

The animation is terrific and captures the feel of great Disney 2D animation, like Robin Hood. While I normally feel that 3D can't do what 2D animation can, this film accomplished it so well that it felt eerie, like it's really digging 2D animation's grave. Well done.

P.S. There's a few different Blu covers in different territories, or from different retailers and in different editions - but here's one where they took assets from the poster above and made a mess of it, in an effort to be a lot less subtle.

http://images3.static-bluray.com/movies ... _front.jpg

I'm cringing at all the great design elements in the original poster that are wrecked here. That's a Target only cover I think. It has to be eyecatching at a small size, etc. They shouldn't have bothered.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/wp-conten ... 85x600.jpg

Appealing enough poses here, and fine for what it is. But it doesn't make sense spatially and has all kinds of Photoshop dumbness going on. For the size that a DVD is, I get why they did it and it's better than we usually get.

http://cdn.movieweb.com/img.news/NENnQXC4qY4zRQ_1_2.jpg

Here's an all too typical Photoshop cover, the kind that looks like it takes an hour to make with existing assets. It catches the eye on a DVD, but you wouldn't want this as a theatrical poster.
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:38 pm

So, Frozen the live show is a thing now.

https://youtu.be/wTpGxE2Soiw
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Dennis196492 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:00 pm

Seemed bound to happen, over here is even weirder, they're touring around a Ten Commandments musical based on the popular soap-opera from last year.
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Re: Animation Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:27 pm

This is a Finnish ad for Donald Duck comics.
https://youtu.be/XPPie0q0kjY
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