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Music Video Spotlight: Safia – Counting Sheep

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10/26/2016 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Music Video Spotlight: Safia – Counting Sheep

Short Film Spotlight: The Accidental Origin of the Hit Song ‘American Woman’

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08/15/2016 | 2D Animation Spotlight, Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Short Film Spotlight: The Accidental Origin of the Hit Song ‘American Woman’

Music Video Spotlight: Alanis Morissette – Souleye + Ever + me + love = sweetness

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02/13/2016 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Music Video Spotlight: Alanis Morissette – Souleye + Ever + me + love = sweetness

Short Film Spotlight: Cthupid

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02/13/2016 | 2D Animation Spotlight, Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Short Film Spotlight: Cthupid

Short Film Spotlight: We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

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02/10/2016 | 2D Animation Spotlight, Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Short Film Spotlight: We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

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

Video: Fleischer Studios – The Cartoon Process

A look inside Fleischer Studios in the late 1930s, and a glimpse at the making of one of the 2-reel color Popeye cartoons.

03/17/2013 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Video: Fleischer Studios – The Cartoon Process

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.

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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