Monday, May 31, 2010

Day & Night Clip

Pixar's new short that will be playing in front of Toy Story 3.

Expect to see Teddy Newton's "Day & Night" in theaters on June 17th 2010!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Animated American Trailer (2008)

I almost forgot about this independent film from 2008. I haven't seen it personally, but now I want too.
http://www.animatedamericanmovie.com/Involving a mixture of traditional animation and live-action, this film deals with a digital loving executive who is mansion hunting and winds up dealing with his realtor, an out-of-work 'toon rabbit.

Marvin the Martian Trailer (1996)

I was always under the assumption that the 1996 3D animated short was traditionally animated rather than being CG.

After reading over the description of the limited edition cel, "You Can't Escape Me, Dodgers!" from the book, "Warner Bros. Animation Art", I can see now what escaped my eyes before. The image is "culled" from the animated short.
Now I'm not so sure I want to see the final product with that bland CG animation...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Inspector Gadget Champs Commercial (1987)

Back in 2006 I purchased this production cel of Inspector Gadget selling his collectible cups from Champs (KFC) Chicken. And yes, I have held onto a collection of those cups for the past 23 years. lolI finally came across the original commercial that ran locally in Manitoba, Canada way back in 1987.

Although I'm guessing here judging by the art & animation style, I believe that the commercial was created by local animator Cordell Barker who went on to direct popular National Film Board animated shorts "The Cat Came Back" (1988) and "Strange Invaders" (2002).