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SYM-BIONIC TITAN!

Holy awesome, here’s our first proper look at the new Genndy Tartakovsky (of Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory fame!) show on Cartoon Network! They’re revealing the show, Sym-Bionic Titan, at a panel at next weeks San diego Comic Con, where Genndy will be there in person discussing the show…. SCREAM! check out the blog of awesomely talented  Kevin Dart to see more…

Wake Up Disney…

Once again being huge Disney fans we’re giddy with glee over this soon to be released documentary, ‘Waking Sleeping Beauty’, it covers the Disney’s resurgence in the late 80s/early 90s with real footage shot by the artists themselves! No idea if it’ll make it’s way down here but that’s what the internets is for!

RIP Roy E Disney…

Sad news from Hollywood today as The Walt Disney Company announced the death of Walt’s nephew, at 79, after a year long battle with stomach cancer. There’s no doubt he’ll be greatly missed as he did some great stuff with the company over the years! You can read all about his contributions here.

One of the coolest things he did was revive this amazing short that Disney and Salvador Dalí originally tried to make in the 1940′s, it truly is a piece of art and was nominated for an Oscar in 2003…

A Frost is coming!

To be honest Dreamworks CG features have been a little hit and miss for me, I had no problems with the first Shrek (aside from the avalanche of cruddy CG films is influenced studios to fast track), I didn’t really like what I saw of Sharktale, Madagascar was forgettable fun but the designs were pretty rad (I thought the sequel was ok too), Over the Hedge was great and completely underated, Bee Movie burnt my eyes, Kung Fu Panda fixed my burnt eyes and made me uber happy then Monsters Vs Aliens bored the snot out of me. Their next film is How to Train Your Dragon and so far it’s got me pretty interested….for one it’s got Dragons, and two, Chris Sanders (of Lilo & Stitch fame) is directing and, by the looks of the dragon in the trailer below, he also has a heavy hand in character design…

So yeah, definitely looks like it could have potential but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. For now though…I’ll be there with bells on….and people will request the belled man be removed from the cinema and I won’t go easily.

Anyway, I wasn’t really planning on writing a Dreamworks post, I was actually intending to talk about their film after How to Train Your Dragon. The film is called The Guardians and is based on the yet to be released book The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce. The Film (set to release in 2012) revolves around a team of five “Guardians” made up of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy. The story sees the main characters using their combined power to stop Pitch, an evil spirit with plans of world domination. I know…sounds kinda weird but I’m always up for a “superhero” team-up and anything that supports “guarding childhood” is A.O.K in my books. More importantly though, I found what appears to be an early look at the Jack Frost character design…

There’s something I really like about the character design…..not sure what it is. Seems a little darker for Dreamworks. Visual effects artist and animator Jeff Lynch makes his feature directorial debut with The Guardians. I’m definitely interested to see more. What about you?

Flipbook: The Blog!

Hi folks.
Thanks for stopping by our Flipbook blog. In case you weren’t aware, we (the Mukpuddy fellas), run an animation event called Flipbook. We held 2 in 2009, one in February and one in September and both were ravishing successes! The idea behind Flipbook is a simple one, to help strengthen and bring together New Zealands animation community. The event showcases animation from students through to seasoned professionals. We thought there needed to be place where animators could show there work to an appreciative and receptive audience. Nothing helps keep the inspiration juices flowing like sharing your work with like minded people. So far it seems to have worked a treat.
So that brings us to this website. We felt Flipbook needed to extend past the event, and the confines of NZ, and thought maybe we should be the ones to create a place on the internet to showcase your work. We’re also going to use the website to post things that we find inspirational and in turn, hopefully, it will inspire you.

Hi folks.

Thanks for stopping by our Flipbook blog. In case you weren’t aware, we (the Mukpuddy fellas), run an animation event called Flipbook. We held 2 in 2009, one in February and one in September and both were ravishing successes! The idea behind Flipbook is a simple one, to help strengthen and bring together New Zealands animation community. The event showcases animation from students through to seasoned professionals. We thought there needed to be place where animators could show there work to an appreciative and receptive audience. Nothing helps keep the inspiration juices flowing like sharing your work with like minded people. So far it seems to have worked a treat.

So that brings us to this website. We felt Flipbook needed to extend past the event, and the confines of NZ, and thought maybe we should be the ones to create a place on the internet to showcase your work. We’re also going to use the website to post things that we find inspirational and in turn, hopefully, it will inspire you.

So hit us up with links to your work or links to anything you think would inspire others.

Spread the word!