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2dtraditionalanimation:

As a 2d animator myself, I spend a lot of time watching and analysing my favorite animations, trying to understand why they are so great.

So, as an exercice for me and a research of the secrets of the art of animation, I though it could be a good thing to share with you. I’m not sure every…

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shisntalwaysfromsherlockholmes:

DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS??!

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No, I bet you dont. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT ONE OF THE COOLEST ANIMATORS EVER. THIS is Don Bluth. HE IS AWESOME.

After just one mofo year at Brigham Young University he got a job at the Walt Disney Company and worked as an animator and/or assistant…

robster16:

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robster16:

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starberry-cupcake:

Despite the surge in female protagonists in film and TV, the truth is women made up only 16% of employees on the top 250 films in 2013. Despite the depressing numbers, women are still making their mark. 

Carrie Tupper wrote a fantastic two-part article on The Mary Sue called The History of Women in Animation (which you can read here and here) and I illustrated here some of the amazing ladies mentioned there. 

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wannabeanimator:

Walt Disney Animation Studios | 1937 - 2014

After seeing this post, I decided to make this. The “Experimental” era is usually referred to as Post-Renaissance. I imagine the Revival is going to continue through this decade. 2015 and beyond films listed are: (left to right) Zootopia, Giants, and Moana.

If you want to read more about each era and how they got their names, click here.

wannabeanimator:

Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014

After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet. Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.

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"[Ghibli’s] name was Miyazaki’s choice; ghibli is a word that Italian pilots once used to describe a wind blowing from the Sahara. To Miyazaki, the name conveyed a message, almost a threat — something like “Let’s blow a sensational wind through the Japanese animation world,” Suzuki recalled in a speech years later."

The Auteur of Anime by Margaret Talbot: The New Yorker (January 17th, 2005)  (via hayao-miyazaki)

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