Saturday, December 26, 2009

Help the Hodges

Sure, Christmas has come and gone, but it's not too late to do something nice in the spirit of giving!  There's a non-profit eBay auction coming up to raise funds for the family of animation artist Tim Hodge, whose son was involved in an accident earlier this year that left him in a coma.  Lot's of artists are contributing original work to auction, including myself.  You can read more about the cause and see some of the submissions here.  Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Check out this creepy animated short film from Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas. He completed the film while on break in his home country of Spain. The art direction is by his brother Alfonso, and his wife Cecile produced.

The short's official web site is here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Milt Kahl: The Animation Michelangelo

I don't know how long these have been online, but there are some clips on the site from the Milt Kahl retrospective they held in April of this year.  Includes lots of good anecdotes from a variety of animators and relatives, and even some of Brad Bird recounting his tutelage under Kahl.  Unfortunately there is not supporting footage of Kahl's work, but that's just a Google (or a DVD) away.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Meindbender Studios

Check out some of the work done by the Swedish animation studio Meindbender.  Most of the work shown here is promo stuff for Cartoon Network (much more appealing that watching Andrew WK shill CN's live-action lineup).  I love the stop-motion look of their CG work (and their stop-mo work!).  Great energy and looseness in the models - I wonder how the heck they rig that stuff... Enjoy!