Thursday, September 19, 2013

Toy Story of Terror! - October 16 on ABC


I know these videos have been out for a few months already but I just found out about them the other night. Still, it's pretty damn cool.

The first video is the trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" followed by the reaction video of Alex (Kili) and Kellie (Fili) of Happy Hobbit. They are huge fans and apparently were VERY excited about the new trailer. Well, apparently word got to Peter Jackson and the cast about the video and they decided to film their own reaction video to the girls' reaction video. Then the girls found out and filmed another reaction video to the crew's reaction video of the girls' reaction video to the trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug".

Confused? I know I am.

I heard about this on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Orlando Bloom was there promoting his play "Romeo and Juliet". At the 3:12 mark he mentions the girls and their video.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Ultimate "Art of" Book

This is the ultimate "Art of" book! I saw this the other day and it is unbelievable! I don't own an iPad but now I really, REALLY want one!! To see the full low down on what it can do check out this article from Cartoon Brew.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Who you gonna call?!

Here's a clip from "Movie Magic" discussing the visual effects used in "Poltergeist" and "Ghostbusters".

Art work by Dan "Dapper Dan" Schoening

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Cafe Kickstarter - 9 days left!

We only have 9 days left and we still need your help! I really want this project to get funded so everyone can see all the amazing and hard work that has been done over the past few years. So please watch the video and donate if you can. If you can only donate $5, great! We thank you for your support. But if we get everyone who watches it to donate $20 - $30, we might actually get this project fully funded.

Go to the Kickstarter page by clicking here. Many thanks in advance!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

Here's a little comparison between the official "Two Weeks" music video by Grizzly Bear and a fan video by animator Gabe Askew. I kind of like the fan video better.

Here's the official video....

And here's the fan video......

Cartoon Round-up 36: Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!

 Happy Birthday, Bugs Bunny!

"Falling Hare" (1943) directed by Robert Clampett

"The Wakiki Wabbit" (1943) directed by Chuck Jones

"The Case of The Missing Hare" (1942) directed by Chuck Jones

"The Wacky Wabbit" (1942) directed by Robert Clampett

And you can't talk about Bugs Bunny without talking about the man behind the Wabbit, the man of a thousand voices, the one and only Mel Blanc.

"Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices"

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Collabs Webcast with Dana Boadway Masson

Head on over to Collabs and see my mentor/director Dana Boadway Masson chatting with my Animation Mentor mentor Kenny Roy. I had Dana for classes 3 and 4, Intro to Acting and Advanced Acting. Kenny was my mentor for the short film part of the curriculum in classes 5 and 6, Short Film Pre-production and Short Film Production.

Then click here to head over to the Kickstarter page for Dana's short film "The Cafe". We're making progress but we still need your help!

Legend of Korra: Book 2 - Spirits

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rio 2 - Teaser #2

"The Cafe" Kickstarter Video Update

Here is my director/mentor Dana Boadway Masson and her producer/husband Terrence Masson with an update about "The Cafe" Kickstarter campaign.

Please visit the Kickstarter page by clicking here. Also please share the link and the update so we can get the word out to as many people as possible. Also be on the lookout for future updates where you'll see a little bit of me and my story with "The Cafe."

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monsters University Progression Reel

"The Cafe" - Kickstarter is LIVE!

Here we go, my friends! I'm so excited to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for "The Cafe" from Killerjellybean Animation is now LIVE through Friday, August 9, 8:00 am EST. I have been working so hard on my scenes and I still have a few to go. You'll be able to see some of my work at the 2:39 mark. After working on that spin for days and days, and getting to look like it does now....THAT is why I was high fiving a million angels!! You'll also see some of the work from my fellow animators Richard Vant Hul and Liz Bernard. We animators are not featured much in the intro video, but we will be sharing our testimonials in future updates. So be on the lookout for that. You will see a bit of our regularly Skype meetings with Dana.

So please click on the link here or on the picture below to contribute.

Again, many thanks in advance!! This has been a wonderful experience so far and I can't wait for you to see the finished film!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Coming Soon: "The Café" by Killerjellybean Animation

Hey everyone! Please click on the picture below and like its Facebook page, Killerjellybean Animation. Follow along over the next few weeks as exciting updates will be coming soon. "The Café" is the short film I am so happy to be a part of with my mentor and director Dana Boadway Masson. It has been an amazing experience so far to work with such talented animators from across the continent and all around the world, but the journey is not complete. The Kickstarter campaign will be starting up soon and we would be ever so grateful for your support. Many thanks in advance!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cartoon Round-up 35: Saturday Morning Cartoons

The Mighty Orbots


The Centurions

Turbo Teen

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII - by Patton Oswalt

DIGIC Demo Reel 2013

Tomb Raider: Lara's Evolution 1996-2013

I finished the latest Tome Raider game a few weeks ago. It was amazing! The graphics were outstanding! The story was great! Everything about it was so much fun! This marks only the second time I finished a Tomb Raider game. The first one I finished all the way though was the second one which was, in my opinion, one of the best. So here's a look back at how Miss Lara Croft has changed over the years.

Star Trek: Into Darkness - One More Trailer

R.I.P.D. - Trailer

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Birthday Summer Blockbusters

One of the great things about being born on June 15 is there is usually a big Summer Blockbuster released around that time. Last year it was Brave (June 22). In 2011 it was X-Men: First Class (June 3) and Super 8 (June 10). In 2010 they released The A-Team (June 11) and Toy Story 3 (June 18).

This year is gonna be another great year!

After Earth (June 7)

The Internship (June 12)

This is the End (June 12)

World War Z (June 21)

Monsters University (June 21)

Oh yeah, and then there's this little movie.

Man of Steel - Official Trailer #3

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Disney Pixar's Finding Dory

Coming November 2015!!

Click here for the post from Coming with the official press release from Disney•Pixar.

And here is Ellen Degeneres making the announcement on her show!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Monsters vs. Aliens on Nickelodeon

I have always been hoping for a sequel to "Monsters vs. Aliens", but I guess this will have to do.

The first episode "Welcome to Area Fifty-Something" will premiere on March 25. The series will start April 6 on Nickelodeon.

Laika Studio Tours

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cartoon Round-up 32: Bill Plympton

I'm surprised I haven't posted anything specifically about the great Bill Plympton. And then I realized there really isn't anywhere on-line to find full copies of his animated shorts, only clips here and there. I did post his opening to one of The Simpsons episode which you can see here. One of the things I love about Bill Plympton is his unique drawing and animating style. It could be described as limited animation but he makes it work. AND he pretty much animates everything himself. Not many filmmakers can say that.

You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

And visit his website Plymptoons!

"Summer Bummer" (2012)

One of my favorite characters that keeps coming back is his Guard Dog character. That little guy cracks me up every time! He's just trying to do his best but it just seems his best is not good enough. Poor little guy.

"Guard Dog" - clip (2004)

"Guide Dog" - clip (2006)

"Hot Dog" - clip (2008)

"Horn Dog" - clip (2009)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Shuffle

Cartoon Round-up 31: 2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts

I'm a little late posting these but better late than never.

And the Oscar goes to...

"Paperman" (2012) directed by John Kahrs

Here are the other amazing nominees...

"Adam and Dog" (2011) directed by Minkyu Lee

"Head Over Heels" (2012) directed by Timothy Reckart

"Fresh Guacamole" (2012) directed by PES

"The Longest Daycare" (2012) directed by David Silverman

Animation Review: The Blue Umbrella

Animation Review from Rainycitytales332 on Vimeo.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pixar's "The Blue Umbrella"

Here is the first clip from Pixar's new short film "The Blue Umbrella".

As soon as I saw it THIS classic Disney short popped in my head!

"Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet" (1946) directed by Jack Kinney

The Avengers - Visual Effects Reel

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Oscar Nomination

The players have been set for my "Super Bowl"!!!