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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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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.

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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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

The Art of Cars exhibit

Route 66 ends this year at Fairfax and Wilshire with the launch of a special exhibition “The Art of Cars,” the first-ever creative collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and the Petersen Automotive Museum. “The Art of Cars” showcases the artistic process behind the creation of the animated feature film Cars. The exhibit will run from March 29 through November 2, 2008.

“The Art of Cars” exhibit includes more than 60 watercolor and pastel drawings, pencil and marker sketches, and a variety of three-dimensional pieces.

Since I live within driving distance, I may just go check this out. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures to share with all of you.

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Over 400 posts and one year later…

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!

Sincerely,
Hector
The Animation Blog Founder

Nominate The Animation Blog for a Bloggie award!

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!

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Merry Christmas!

I would to personally wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays if you don’t celebrate Christmas). I want to thank you all for such a great year. Here’s to me writing another Merry Christmas post next year! Now go have some fun with your family and friends and remember, don’t drink and drive because real life isn’t a Road Runner cartoon!

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The Animation Blog reaches 300th post milestone!

The milestones just keep on coming. It seems like only yesterday I was typing up the “200th post milestone” post and now here I am… 300th post! Not bad for only 10 months and one person running the entire blog.

I want to thank each and every visitor who comes to TheAnimationBlog.com. 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! I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas gift!

Sincerely,
Hector
The Animation Blog Founder

Our 200th post milestone!

Yup, we did it! And by we I mean me. The Animation Blog has hit the 200th post milestone in a little under 7 months. Not bad at all for only one person running the entire blog.

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every visitor who comes to TAB., especially those who visit the blog daily – you rock! Please continue to enjoy TAB and I’ll continue to work hard to provide you with great animation news and videos. Subscribe to the RSS feed and spread the word to your friends!

Once again, thank you!

Sincerely,
Hector
The Animation Blog Founder

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