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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

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

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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03/21/2008 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Art of Cars exhibit

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

03/14/2008 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Over 400 posts and one year later…

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!

http://2008.bloggies.com/

01/06/2008 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Nominate The Animation Blog for a Bloggie award!

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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12/24/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Merry Christmas!

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

12/24/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Animation Blog reaches 300th post milestone!

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

09/26/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Our 200th post milestone!

Ratatouille art show in New Jersey

CEL-EBRATION! is the first animation gallery on the East Coast to premiere artwork from Ratatouille. Show dates are August 11 through September 8, 2007. A variety of vintage-flavored Ratatouille posters and photo-real giclee images will be available for fans and collectors to view and purchase through September.

CEL-EBRATION! Gallery is located at 30 Monmouth Street, Red Bank NJ. For more information please call 732 842-8489, or visit the website at www.cel-ebration.com

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08/13/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Ratatouille art show in New Jersey

The Art of Ratatouille

JimHillMedia has very nice feature up that highlights some early Ratatouille art that is featured in the book, “The Art of Ratatouille”.

It is one of the more intriguing aspects of the production history of Pixar’s latest, “Ratatouille.” The fact that this animated feature started off with one director, Jan Pinkava, and then wound up being completed by yet another director, Brad Bird. So why exactly did that happen? More importantly, what would Jan Pinkava’s version of “Ratatouille” have been like?” Find out by clicking here.

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06/26/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Art of Ratatouille

100th post: A huge thanks to everyone!

Wow, 100 posts. When I started The Animation Blog I had no idea it would reach 100 posts this quickly. Not bad for about 3.5 months and only one person running things here.

I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I greatly appreciate each and every one of you who read the site. It started off slow, as with any site, and gradually grew. The site is still a long way from reaching its goal. I want The Animation Blog to be one of the best animation blogs on the net! With you help, this goal will be reached!

Once again, thank you!

Sincerely,
Hector
The Animation Blog Founder

06/21/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on 100th post: A huge thanks to everyone!

Don’t be afraid to comment!

Hey guys and gals, just a heads up to let you know that you can comment on any article on the site! Did you enjoy a post? Did you have some more info to add? Then leave a comment!

This site is about the animation community so let’s start acting like one and participate!

I’ll have to manually approve each comment though… Spam being the reason. For any of you who have ever blogged, you’ll know exactly what I mean!

06/12/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Don’t be afraid to comment!

Welcome to The Animation Blog

I would like to personally welcome everyone to my newest site, TheAnimationBlog.com – a site for animation news, tutorials, videos, and artist spotlights.

I love art. Recently while browsing a bunch of animation sites, I decided that I wanted to start an animation blog. Just like that the idea for The Animation Blog was born. $7.20 at GoDaddy and 15 minutes later on 3/2/07, The Animation Blog was online!

I hope to grow this site to a point where it will be a daily read for thousands of artists worldwide. Come along for the ridae and join us as we grow. If you find the site enjoyable, please pass the word along to your friends. I’d really appreciate it.

Now, let’s get the show on the road!

03/02/2007 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Welcome to The Animation Blog