Monday, February 22, 2016

Scott Mayhew's Miraculous Self.

What I get to see everyday when I turn around from my desk.
this is true

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Coming in 2018

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to stars in his first feature films, which will be produced by Sony Pictures and combine live-action with animation and very special. In a statement, Sega chief executive, Hajime Saito, confirmed the movie is set for release in 2018 and will be at cinema.
"Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid Sonic The Hedgehog movie scheduled for release in 2018," he said, speaking to The World Folio.
"Like with this CG animation production, we would like to expand our business into other entertainment areas beyond what we are currently involved. "
Sega is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its blue speedster this year and, as part of this, is expected to make a number of announcements over the coming months.
On February 9, it posted an image on Twitter that sparked speculation a new game was in development and made everyone surprised.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Manning’s Broncos come

With Manning’s Broncos coming away with a thrilling two-point victory over Brady’s Patriots, the Taiwanese animation creators had some fun putting together a pretty bizarre recap. Let’s break it down, shall we?

But, for as good as Manning was, the Broncos’ defense was the real MVP of the game. They constantly put pressure on Brady all day long, forcing him to take hits and make some terrible throws we’re not used to seeing him make.
They gave Manning credit for having a great game, but still found ways to poke some fun at the aging veteran.

Apparently, the pressure was so intense that Denver’s defenders managed to turn Brady into a joint.

Weird, but that’s just the beginning. From there, things took a pretty dark turn.

With Manning coming out on top on what might be the final showdown between the QBs, he now gets to sit on the throne. That throne is apparently a toilet.

Like, really dark. Here we have Broncos defenders — likely stoned on that Brady dank — dabbling in mutilation and dismemberment.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

top animated film

The late '90s and mid '00s were a dreary time for Disney activity: that pre-"Solidified" period paid nothing off in the cinema world, in extensive part since movies such as "Sibling Bear" and "Home On The Range" were amazingly poor. Be that as it may, the real sparkling light (alongside "The Emperor's New Groove," which is outstandingly Chuck Jones-esque) was "Lilo and Stitch." It's a riff on "E.T." at first glance — unpredictable young lady becomes a close acquaintence with intergalactic runaway—however executives Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (who'd go ahead to make "How To Train Your Dragon") make it sing through specificity: , who are being researched by social administrations. It maybe doesn't remain with the mid '90s late brilliant period of Disney, however it's a magnificently peculiar and hugely fulfilling film.the dazed devilishness of the delightfully maniacal Stitch, the flawlessly acknowledged Hawaiian setting, and the amazing tenderness of Lilo and her more seasoned sister 

Each era feels a feeling that the offspring of today are passing up a great opportunity for some indispensable piece of youth because of the mechanical headways of cutting edge life (right back to the first Neolithic Dad who shook his head unfortunately at his child's utilization of those brand new bronze apparatuses). However, Disney's hand-enlivened "Winnie the Pooh" from executives Don Hall and Stephen J Anderson inspires less difficult times with appeal and mind and even — pant!— recommends the joys of perusing, with the characters associating with content on the page in a constantly innovative manner. . In any case, this is a short, quiet, tenderly peculiar reverence to one of the sweetest and best-cherished youngsters' characters ever that regards Pooh's unique source material — AA Milne's superb books It's honestly for exceptionally youthful kids, and a few grown-ups who grew up with past Disney Pooh movies were clearly frustrated this wasn't exactly as, very much, Disneyfied 

In light of a tenderly dreamlike French-dialect TV appear and bearing the refinement of being the first stop-movement activity ever to be appeared in Cannes, "A Town Called Panic" from Belgians St├ęphane Aubier andVincent Patar is the silly story of Cowboy (a plastic toy cattle rustler), Indian (a plastic toy Indian) and Horse (a plastic toy you get the thought) who live respectively in a house in the nation and get into baffling scratches. An endeavor to observe Horse's birthday goes amiss when a web request for 50 blocks incidentally is confused for 50 million blocks, thus they assemble huge dividers which are stolen by noxious ocean animals, so they go track them down through a territories cold, airborne, underground and forested… the plot has neither rhyme nor reason and the story can feel as jerky as the charmingly unrefined liveliness. But on the other hand it's contributed with an absolutely insane person vitality that is less about fabulous account circular segments than the passing communications and weirdnesses that pack each and every b

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Long Winter Sale and New Character Benny

Head on over to Long Winter and check out the new character they just released. Benny! He is one of their first creature type characters and is super fun! I like that he still fits in the world of the rest of that cast so if you have gotten any of the previous rigs then he will look great interacting with them.

Check out some of his Demos

Long Winter also has a great sale going on right now with their rigs. There are a bunch of Combo Packs to check out, so Login and explore.


How to Create a Great Animation Pitch

Learning to pitch is an important skill for any artist. Sooner or later you will be called on to persuade a client that you have a great idea to sell their product, or perhaps try to sell your own idea for a TV series or feature film to a network or production company. Either way, you're going to need to learn how to pitch your ideas. Pitching is not just about standing up and delivering a persuasive summary of your awesome idea, it's also about what should go into it in the first place. How much character work and design do you need to do? How well thought out does your story need to be?  In this excellent blog post, Disney designer Chris Oatley explains what goes into a great animation pitch and bible.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days,  take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn about motion capture at Bucks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Profit Margins

The Fool (not me, another fool) shines a light on Disney movie grosses and Disney profits.

... Marvel's The Avengers set new opening weekend records in May 2012, going on to earn over $1.5 billion worldwide. Among Disney pictures, only Frozen has produced more profit since the studio took full control of Pixar in May 2006.

Most Profitable Films -- Total Gross -- Gross Profit -- Profit %

Frozen -- $1,274,219,009 -- $628,559,074 -- 40.57%

The Avengers -- $1,518,594,910 -- $621,295,630 -- 35.82%

Toy Story 3 -- $1,063,171,911 -- $447,485,580 -- 34.13% ...

... From the close of the Pixar acquisition on May 9, 2006, to today, Disney has added roughly $90 billion in market cap -- from just over $62 billion to more than $155 billion as of this writing. Pixar is probably responsible for over half those gains. ...

Which isn't to say that Marvel's been a slouch, just that buying Pixar (which, let's face it, wouldn't have happened if Michael Eisner had remained in charge) has been one of Iger's better strategic moves.

One management team (Catmull and Lasseter) runs two successful cartoon studios; also, too, the less successful DisneyToon Studios. So all in all, the $7.2 billion purchase of Pixar in 2006 has paid off.

The Marvel acquisition has worked well too, just not as richly as the Emeryville pick-up.

And with the torrent of good news, there was today this announcement:

Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios promoted both Walt Disney Animation Studios' Andrew Millstein and Pixar Animation Studios’ Jim Morris to president.

“We're fortunate and proud to have an abundance of strong creative leadership at Disney, and Andrew and Jim are two incredible talents that embody the perfect blend of business and artistic focus,” said Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. ...

To give you the chronology, Mr. Millstein was a DreamQuest executive when Disney bought the visual effects house in the late '90s. (This was long before VFX studios were dying like fruit flies. Andrew was part of the Disney team that negotiated the Secret Lab contract in 1999. I was part of the union group on the other side of the table).

Andrew Millstein ran The Secret Lab -- feature animation's internal visual effects facility -- and after that Disney Animation Florida. When the Orlando facility closed in the mid oughts, Mr. Millstein returned to the California studio (now known as The Walt Disney Animation Studios, and has worked there ever since.

Congratulations to both Andrew and Jim Morris.