Cartoon Lagoon

By way of his shop Pat-Man Studios, Manny Galan (along with his business partner Pat Giles) has begun creating a new puppet project titled Captain Cornelius Cartoon’s Cartoon Lagoon. Along the lines of Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Dump, the show will unearth the worst cartoons ever, and stitch them together with beautiful puppet animation bumpers. Here’s the teaser below…

Marooned On Watango Island!

Self-taught Australian animator Lluis Fuzzhound’s Marooned On Watango Island is a loving tribute to 1950s aniamtion, complete with jazz and tiki…

The art of storyboarding with Ridley Scott…

School is in session…

Singles…

Rebecca Sugar writes some of the best songs for Adventure Time, and she also writes some of the best stories for the show. This is an earlier work of hers that demonstrates the further depth of her brilliance…

The Terrible Bandit!

The Terrible Bandit is Evee Chriszt’s thesis animation from her final year of studies at Sherican College. There’s not much here in the way of story, but her animation and design are superb…

The Woods!

Wow, I’m pretty gutted this didn’t turn into a show but Max Winston’s animation test for a Nickelodeon show is now on display. The series, which sadly isn’t moving forward, is titled The Woods. I want to go to there!

New Tron:Uprising trailer…

Check out this kick ass new trailer for Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising. The series will premiere next month with a voice cast that includes Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Mandy Moore, Reginald Vel Johnson and Bruce Boxleitner as “Tron”. Oh, and Elijah Wood plays the main character, leader of a revolution inside The Grid, named “Beck”…

Motorcity!

Titmouse is nearly set to roll-out their latest production model –C. The team has set a new bar for Flash character animation. While Titmouse is employing “re-use” techniques, you’d never know it, as the animation so full and fluid. There’s certainly a lot of drawing mileage going into each and every shot, and the facial acting is really elaborate and engaging. Of course, Flash isn’t the only tool being employed – the Titmouse team is using After Effects, Maya and Photoshop as well. Here’s a few shots from the show…

The Titmouse crew went into overdrive on the tech side too, creating proprietary Flash plug-ins and scripts to lubricate the production pipeline. For instance, here’s the ‘Facinator’ plug-in that allows an animator to quickly select a head position from a wide array of angles, somewhat mimicking a CG rig. The plug-in is displayed around the 1-minute mark:

Imaginism Studios

“Pen & Pixel” profiles the illustrator Bobby Chiu and his team of artists at Imaginism Studios, located in Toronto, Canada. This short documentary allows a glimpse at their exciting work in the field of digital art as well as exploring their philosophies on a medium that has taken art to a new level…

Rise of the Guardians – Official Trailer

WHAAA? Santa has tattoos… I think I’m gonna like Dreamworks next film…