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In anticipation of the February 5th release of the 60th Anniversary Edition of Peter Pan, Disney has released the following slideshow featuring 1950s live action reference photographs.
Two-time Academy Award-winning director and CEO of Walt Disney/Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter today received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining the celebration were Bonnie Hunt, Owen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Emily Mortimer, John Ratzenberger, Patton Oswalt, Don Rickles, Randy Newman and Cheech Marin whom have worked with Lasseter on various Pixar projects. Lasseter’s star is the 2,453rd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located in front of the El Capitan Theatre.
Check out this image Pixar recently created for Vanity Fair magazine.
Via @leeunkrich, director of Toy Story 3.
Before Pixar Director Lee Unkrich made it big, he was just like you and I… a regular 20-year-old kid wearing an awful sweater, trying to earn some cash to pay for school. The difference being he decided to earn money by dominating an episode of the game show “Win, Lose or Draw” in 1987. According to Mr. Unkrich, he was “coerced into buying that sweater by the show’s producers.”
And in case you’re wondering, he used his winnings to pay for his USC housing fees. This video was posted by Mr. Unkrich, as promised, once he reached the 100,000 followers threshold on twitter. Follow him @leeunkrich and while you’re at it, follow us @animation_blog
To celebrate The Animation Blog’s upcoming 4th birthday, we’re giving away three copies of Shaun Tan‘s Lost & Found. The book includes three stories: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits. These stories have never been widely available in the U.S., until now. All three stories are presented in their entirety with new artwork and author’s notes. The book goes on sale March 1, 2011 (the same day as TAB’s birthday).
How to Enter: The book is very imaginative and evokes feelings of wonder. So, if you’d like to win one of the three copies, you’re going to have to use your imagination. To enter, email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject heading “Lost & Found” and in the body of the email write a short story or poem of 300 words or less. I will then pick the three best entries on March 8, 2011. Good luck! Note: Open to United States residents only.
To celebrate the recently launched Looney Tunes YouTube and Twitter pages, we’re giving away a Tweety Bird prize pack. The YouTube channel showcases some of the best moments from the series featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Speedy Gonzales, and many others. In addition, the Looney Tunes Twitter page features Looney Tunes trivia, games, fun facts, and giveaways.
Here’s what the Tweety Bird Prize Pack includes:
· Makeup Bag
· 3D Glasses
· USB Flash Drive
· Child’s T-Shirt
· Makeup Compact
· Havaianas Flip Flops
To enter, send an email to theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject “Tweety Bird Giveaway” and you will automatically be entered.
- NOTE: This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.
A winner will be randomly chosen on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, 2011. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond with mailing address. Failure to do so will result in a second random drawing until a winner is confirmed.
A message of hope from employees at Pixar Animation Studios. Part of the It Get’s Better campaign.
The Klutz Book of Animation: Anybody with a computer, camera, internet connection and a little bit of creativity can create animated films for the masses. The Klutz Book of Animation is a how-to-guide for this art form. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create a variety of different classic stop motion special effects.
The Animation Blog is giving away three copies of the book to three lucky readers. All you have to do is email theanimationblog at gmail.com with the subject line “Klutz Book Giveaway” and we’ll randomly select three winners. You have until October 11, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern time to enter. The winners will then have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address. If a winner does not respond on time, another winner will be randomly chosen.
Note: Giveaway is only open to United States residents.
Check out some sample animations after the break.