Sunday, August 28, 2016

So where was Thor during Captain America: Civil War?

If you were also wondering what Thor was up to and why he wasn't around to pick a side on either Team Cap or Team Iron Man... well wonder no more! Marvel has released this Comicon video for all the rest of us to catch up on!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Laika's 16-foot skeleton!

Laika animated a 16-foot tall skeleton character in stop-motion for their film 'Kubo & the 2-Strings.' Quite an exceptional feat!

Sixteen feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, the skeleton is considered by the studio to be the largest stop motion puppet ever made. It required extensive planning, design, build, and animation phases—even a giant mechanical robot was considered to operate it—plus a major visual effects effort to place the skeleton in its home, the Hall of Bones. Cartoon Brew explores the ‘insane’ idea to build and animate the skeleton, and how Laika actually went through with it.

Learn more about how they did it at Cartoon Brew!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Amazing World of Gumball - Studio 4C fight sequence

Cartoon Network's 'The Amazing World of Gumball' TV show featured a special action sequence created by Japanese Studio 4°C to help anime things up! Check out the segment below! Some character designs are also below!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Is CG helping or ruining anime?

Here's a neat little video discussing the best and worst uses of CG in contemporary Japanese animation pointing out when things work and when they don't, and why! Some interesting insight for those trying to capture the feel of 2D in 3D.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony - Tokyo Olympics 2020 promo!

For those who missed it, here's the full ceremony from the Rio 2016 Olympics announcing the passing of the torch to Tokyo, Japan in 2020! It's a neat presentation including a promotional video that stars some classic anime & video game characters! Check it out!