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A look inside Fleischer Studios in the late 1930s, and a glimpse at the making of one of the 2-reel color Popeye cartoons.
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.
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.
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.
Greetings, fellow animation fans. I’d like to share with you all a new website that I launched recently called Smash the Machine. It’s a place for cool, interesting, fun stuff, or as I like to think of it: “Random Randomness.” Don’t worry, The Animation Blog isn’t going anywhere. Smash the Machine is simply an additional site I’ll be working on. There’s also a Twitter feed: @smashthemachine. So check it out. It’s powered by Tumblr, so you can also follow it through your Tumblr account.
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.
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.
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!
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The Animation Blog Founder
Who would have thought that a small idea I had while browsing the net would grow into what it is today. I started The Animation Blog a little over a year ago while sitting at my desk, watching classic cartoons on Youtube. Having founded many sites before, I said to myself… “I should start an animation blog” and 15 minutes later TheAnimationBlog.com was registered and the rest, as they say, is history.
Now one year later and over 400 posts (not bad for one person on staff…) I sit here, in the same location where it all began. I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for making The Animation Blog what it is today. Popularity increases on a monthly basis and for that, I sincerely thank you.
Please continue to visit and I’ll continue to write. Subscribe to the RSS feed and spread the word to your friends!
Once again, thank you!
The Animation Blog Founder
Hey guys and gals, if you enjoy reading The Animation Blog and would like to show your appreciation, you can do so by nominating TheAnimationBlog.com in the “Best New Weblog”, “Best-Kept Secret Weblog”, and “Best Art or Craft Weblog” categories.
I would really appreciate the support! Thank you very much!