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The Animation Blog Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Last week TheAnimationBlog.com reached an important milestone ā€” its 10th anniversary. Ten years ago, on March 1, 2007, TheAnimationBlog.com was born with one goal: provide animation fans with an easy way to watch the internet’s best animated short films.

5,300+ blog entries later, The Animation Blog is still online thanks to you, the loyal fans. I want to thank you all for your support. And thanks to all the filmmakers from around the world who submit their short films ā€” your talent amazes and surprises me daily and Iā€™m honored to help share your work.

As a reminder, you can follow The Animation Blog on twitter @animation_blog. And if you would like to donate money to help pay for our ongoing hosting and domain fees, please use the PayPal Donate button in the navigation. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

03/09/2017 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Animation Blog Celebrates 10th Anniversary

TheAnimationBlog.com Celebrates 9th Anniversary

Nine years ago today, on March 1, 2007, TheAnimationBlog.com was born. 4,600 blog entries later, The Animation Blog is still chugging along. I want to thank you all for your support. And I want to thank all the wonderful artists who submit their short films — you’re all incredibly talented and I’m honored to help promote your work.

As a reminder, you can follow The Animation Blog on twitter @animation_blog. And if you would like to donate money to help pay for our ongoing hosting and domain fees, please use the button below. Any amount is greatly appreciated.





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Thank you,

-Hector Cortez
Founder/Editor-in-Chief

03/01/2016 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on TheAnimationBlog.com Celebrates 9th Anniversary

The Animation Blog Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Eight years ago today, on March 1, 2007, TheAnimationBlog.com was born. Almost 4,000 blog entries later, The Animation Blog is still going strong. I want to thank each and every one you. Your support means the world to me. It’s an honor for me to share all these wonderful short films with you. It’s a great thrill when I get daily submissions from all over the world. You’re all incredibly talented.

As a reminder, there’s an Animation Blog twitter account you can follow: @animation_blog. And if you would like to donate money to help pay for our monthly hosting and yearly domain fees, please use the button below. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.





Thank you for visiting. Please stick around for another 8 years.

-Hector Cortez
Founder/Editor-in-Chief

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03/01/2015 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Animation Blog Celebrates 8th Anniversary

The RSS Feed Is Working Again

A short while back the RSS feed for The Animation Blog went down. It appears that everything is back to normal now, except for the fact that we used to have 600+ RSS subscribers and due to the RSS malfunction, the subs dropped down to the current total you see in the menu. It sucks, but it’s okay. I’m sure that in time we’ll get back to normal. Nothing has changed here at The Animation Blog. We still provide the same quality, curated animated short films and music videos that you’ve grown accustomed to in the past 5+ years.

So subscribe to the RSS feed again. Or if you’ve outgrown RSS, feel free to follow the Twitter feed! Simply click the links in the menu.

Thanks everyone, for your continued support.

11/01/2012 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The RSS Feed Is Working Again

The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Available on Amazon.

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10/19/2012 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

ZBrush 4R4

Written by Robert Appleton, Chair of New York Film Academy’s Animation School.

As a classically trained artist whose development as a painter and graphic artist began long before the advent of the personal computer I am often debating where we stand in the realm the 3D computer art in relation to the development of painting (at least from 1400 through to 1900), and specifically in this article that of 3D organic modeling.


You can make just about anything come alive with 3-D, but that’s not to say everything warrants the 3-D treatment. Can the pace of a chess game make as good a use of the technology than, say, a bouncing ball or chase scene? The answer is limited only by the imagination.

Continue reading this post »

10/19/2012 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on ZBrush 4R4

Short Film Spotlight: Yellow Sky

Yellow Sky is a non-animated short film that I, Hector Cortez, founder of The Animation Blog, wrote and directed. It would mean a lot to me if you all would take 6 minutes of your day to watch it and if you like it, please share it with your friends and Like the film on Facebook.com/yellowskyfilm. Thank you.

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06/14/2012 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Short Film Spotlight: Yellow Sky

The Animation Blog’s 5th Anniversary

Five years ago today, on the afternoon of March 1, 2007, The Animation Blog was born spontaneously when I was searching for a website dedicated to animated short films. Not satisfied with my findings, I decided to make my own. Fast forward to the present day and almost 2,000 blog entries later, The Animation Blog now has a dedicated readership which includes ~600 RSS subscribers and thousands of monthly visitors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one you. Without you, the reader, this blog would have shut down long ago. So I thank you, very much.

-Hector Cortez
Founder/Editor-in-Chief

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03/01/2012 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Animation Blog’s 5th Anniversary

10 fun facts about Pixar’s short films

This month, Chronicle Books releases The Art of Pixar Short Films which goes behind the scenes of the small films that helped Pixar become an animation fan favorite. Many look forward to seeing these shorts when they accompany Pixar’s feature-length films in the theaters.

Author Amid Amidi, also author of Cartoon Modern and co-founder of Cartoon Brew, has written up a blog post over at Chronicle Books Blog with behind the scenes trivia that he discovered while writing the book. When you’re done with the list, enter their contest to win a copy of the book and a copy of the Disney DVD, Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 1.

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02/25/2009 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on 10 fun facts about Pixar’s short films

Please excuse the missing videos

UPDATE 1/22/09: VIDEOS ARE NOW BACK UP.

Due to a mistaken copyright infringement claim from Marvel to Youtube, my account was suspended, and therefore any embedded video from my Youtube account will not show up on TheAnimationBlog.com

This is a misunderstanding on Marvel’s part and I’m trying to get the account back up as soon as possible. All the Marvel videos we have posted (Hulk Vs. in specific) have been sent to us by a public relations firm representing Marvel — so as you all can see, this was a misunderstanding on Marvel’s part and they should have never filed at Copyright Infringement claim with Youtube.

So I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and hopefully it will get fixed soon.

01/20/2009 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Please excuse the missing videos

New Books: ‘The Art of Up’ and ‘The Art of Pixar Short Films’

Two new books are now available for pre-order on Amazon. They are: The Art of Up and The Art of Pixar Short Films. Below are the covers for each book. Click on the images to be taken to the Amazon pages where you can pre-order them at the discounted price.

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01/01/2009 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on New Books: ‘The Art of Up’ and ‘The Art of Pixar Short Films’

500 post milestone reached!

That’s right folks, TheAnimationBlog.com has reached its 500th post and I couldn’t be happier. I want to thank each and every one of you that visits. With every day that passes, T.A.B. gets more and more popular. I thank those who have spread the word to their friends and via the web by linking to articles on the site. I greatly appreciate it.

15 months and 500 posts. Not bad for a one man team. When I started the blog I had no idea that it would still be going strong today. As long as you all keep visiting, I’ll keep reporting the latest animation news and featuring the best animation videos from around the web.

Again, thank you very, very much!

Don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed!

Sincerely,
Hector
The Animation Blog Founder

05/29/2008 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on 500 post milestone reached!