Keyframe :: Extra! Extra!http://www.keyframeonline.comThe latest animation industry news and articles posted to the site.Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:06:39 GMTen-us<![CDATA[Award Nominee time 2012]]><p>The 85th Academy awards - better known as Oscars - are around the corner. Unlike last year's batch, 2012 actually has an entry from Pixar from the Academy, Brave. Though it's up against fairly stiff competition for the statue this year.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xqs7BOPPq8w:HFJSchv30IE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=xqs7BOPPq8w:HFJSchv30IE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xqs7BOPPq8w:HFJSchv30IE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=xqs7BOPPq8w:HFJSchv30IE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xqs7BOPPq8w:HFJSchv30IE:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xqs7BOPPq8w:HFJSchv30IE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/xqs7BOPPq8w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/xqs7BOPPq8w/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=420Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:06:39 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=420<![CDATA[John Coates, producer of the Snowman, has died.]]><p>John Coates, who was the co-founder of UK animation house TVC, has died of cancer, he was 89.The studio he founded produced The Snowman in 1982, the 1968 Beatles feature film Yellow Submarine, as well as the Special The Wind in the Willows and the TV series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.Coates had been working with Lupus Films studio on a sequel film to the Snowman, made to celebrate the holiday short's 30th anniversary. The short, titled The Snowman and the Snowdog, will be aired in the UK on Channel 4 this Christmas.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=-JAJ1rol5lo:iEIBlqrH3Ag:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=-JAJ1rol5lo:iEIBlqrH3Ag:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=-JAJ1rol5lo:iEIBlqrH3Ag:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=-JAJ1rol5lo:iEIBlqrH3Ag:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=-JAJ1rol5lo:iEIBlqrH3Ag:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=-JAJ1rol5lo:iEIBlqrH3Ag:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/-JAJ1rol5lo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/-JAJ1rol5lo/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=419Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:15:45 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=419<![CDATA[An Afternoon at Spark Animation '12]]><p>Yesterday, after a very hectic week, I had the opportunity to indulge my inner animation geek and take in a few talks at Spark Animation '12, my hometown's own small animation festival organized by the Vancouver chapter of SIGGRAPH. Here are some highlights from my afternoon including the talks I heard on ParaNorman and The Rise of the Guardians and the showcase of French animation.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CeX8SbzawII:iMkBlqm51D4:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=CeX8SbzawII:iMkBlqm51D4:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CeX8SbzawII:iMkBlqm51D4:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=CeX8SbzawII:iMkBlqm51D4:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CeX8SbzawII:iMkBlqm51D4:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CeX8SbzawII:iMkBlqm51D4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/CeX8SbzawII" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/CeX8SbzawII/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=418Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:08:16 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=418<![CDATA[Help StoryCorps raise money for its animated special]]><p>StoryCorps is a non-profit organization dedicated to recording the stories of real people and one of the ways that they showcase these stories is through animation. They've done several wonderful animated shorts over the years--some of which I've featured on Keyframe in the past--and now they are attempting to raise money for their first long-form animated special. PBS has agreed to air the special in the fall of 2013, but StoryCorps needs to raise $25,000 to make this project a reality. As of this writing they'd raised a little over $17,000, but the great thing about a Kickstarter project is that every little bit helps. If you're interested in this project, but can only put in $5, then that's perfectly fine too.To learn more about this project, check out the StoryCorps Animated Special Kickstarter page.</p> <p>And here's an example of one of the great shorts they've done in the past... </p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=K7HPZIgrAVM:Y968rowj6Ts:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=K7HPZIgrAVM:Y968rowj6Ts:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=K7HPZIgrAVM:Y968rowj6Ts:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=K7HPZIgrAVM:Y968rowj6Ts:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=K7HPZIgrAVM:Y968rowj6Ts:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=K7HPZIgrAVM:Y968rowj6Ts:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/K7HPZIgrAVM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/K7HPZIgrAVM/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=416Sun, 02 Sep 2012 18:41:32 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=416<![CDATA[Comic-Con Weekend Recap]]><p>My grand-scheme of posting all the animation panels for each day of Comic-Con got sidelined by a bad back over the weekend, however here were all the panels that happened.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OPiG9vtzp5k:4NaGOhjynkU:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=OPiG9vtzp5k:4NaGOhjynkU:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OPiG9vtzp5k:4NaGOhjynkU:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=OPiG9vtzp5k:4NaGOhjynkU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OPiG9vtzp5k:4NaGOhjynkU:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OPiG9vtzp5k:4NaGOhjynkU:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/OPiG9vtzp5k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/OPiG9vtzp5k/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=415Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:22:17 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=415<![CDATA[Comic-Con Day 2: Ponies, Zombies and Avatars... oh my!]]><p>Heaps of stuff going on at Comic-Con today if you're an animation fan. The fact that both Friendship is Magic and Legend of Korra have panels this afternoon should make Toonboy very happy. We'll be watching for new buzz from all these panels since Comic-Con is often when intriguing announcements are made.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=7MUIP5KUR0c:1RW0Xb75RHM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=7MUIP5KUR0c:1RW0Xb75RHM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=7MUIP5KUR0c:1RW0Xb75RHM:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=7MUIP5KUR0c:1RW0Xb75RHM:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=7MUIP5KUR0c:1RW0Xb75RHM:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=7MUIP5KUR0c:1RW0Xb75RHM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/7MUIP5KUR0c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/7MUIP5KUR0c/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=414Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:36:23 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=414<![CDATA[Animation Fans Rejoice! Comic-Con starts today]]><p>It is the day that they wait for all year. Thousands of them, rising from their beds, eyes alight and brimming with excitement. Is it Christmas? Nope, it's the first day of Comic-Con 2012.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=AaJH5Hni7HM:ZegkjWlc-_Q:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=AaJH5Hni7HM:ZegkjWlc-_Q:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=AaJH5Hni7HM:ZegkjWlc-_Q:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=AaJH5Hni7HM:ZegkjWlc-_Q:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=AaJH5Hni7HM:ZegkjWlc-_Q:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=AaJH5Hni7HM:ZegkjWlc-_Q:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/AaJH5Hni7HM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/AaJH5Hni7HM/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=413Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:40:00 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=413<![CDATA[TED looking to partner with animators]]><p>TED, the global non-profit known for its short video lectures, is launching a new YouTube channel and website that will partner educators with animators.&nbsp;</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=0oeptcOV56I:J6xQxC_Ry4o:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=0oeptcOV56I:J6xQxC_Ry4o:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=0oeptcOV56I:J6xQxC_Ry4o:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=0oeptcOV56I:J6xQxC_Ry4o:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=0oeptcOV56I:J6xQxC_Ry4o:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=0oeptcOV56I:J6xQxC_Ry4o:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/0oeptcOV56I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/0oeptcOV56I/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=412Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:25:06 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=412<![CDATA[New TV animation projects from Disney]]><p>A new press release from Disney outlines all the upcoming animation and live-action project coming to the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. We've plucked all the animation out of that line-up to serve straight to you.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=w6yk5KL6L54:hBWfTPcD5VE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=w6yk5KL6L54:hBWfTPcD5VE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=w6yk5KL6L54:hBWfTPcD5VE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=w6yk5KL6L54:hBWfTPcD5VE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=w6yk5KL6L54:hBWfTPcD5VE:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=w6yk5KL6L54:hBWfTPcD5VE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/w6yk5KL6L54" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/w6yk5KL6L54/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=411Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:00:41 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=411<![CDATA[Songwriter Robert B Sherman has died.]]><p>Long-time Disney collaborator Robert B Sherman - standing left, with brother Richard and boss Walt Disney - has died in at the age of 86.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=a6V8lUuyMS4:YDS-aBznnOM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=a6V8lUuyMS4:YDS-aBznnOM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=a6V8lUuyMS4:YDS-aBznnOM:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=a6V8lUuyMS4:YDS-aBznnOM:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=a6V8lUuyMS4:YDS-aBznnOM:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=a6V8lUuyMS4:YDS-aBznnOM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/a6V8lUuyMS4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/a6V8lUuyMS4/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=410Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:17:47 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=410<![CDATA[BAFTA Winners 2012...]]><p>Chameleon Cowboy takes British Mask Home.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=8570e0vIauM:gjPwhd1i2Aw:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=8570e0vIauM:gjPwhd1i2Aw:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=8570e0vIauM:gjPwhd1i2Aw:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=8570e0vIauM:gjPwhd1i2Aw:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=8570e0vIauM:gjPwhd1i2Aw:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=8570e0vIauM:gjPwhd1i2Aw:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/8570e0vIauM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/8570e0vIauM/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=409Mon, 13 Feb 2012 07:29:23 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=409<![CDATA[Happy Birthday, Keyframe!]]><p>Yes, today we celebrate 13 years on the web. If you had asked me back in 1999 how long I thought I'd be running Keyframe, I think my answer would've been closer to 13 months as opposed to years.&nbsp;I could never have done it alone and our longevity is in large part due to the hard work of our editors&mdash;past and present&mdash;who have tirelessly added the 1500-plus profiles of animation that make up the site.And of course we also wouldn't be here without our members, many of whom still remember the creaky early editions of the website years and years ago. To this day, even I come to Keyframe to find out from our own users what I should be watching out in the world of animation.So, raise your glass, fellow Keyframers! May this be our luckiest year yet!</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=dhiLyASFDDw:xB_EFQuNkno:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=dhiLyASFDDw:xB_EFQuNkno:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=dhiLyASFDDw:xB_EFQuNkno:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=dhiLyASFDDw:xB_EFQuNkno:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=dhiLyASFDDw:xB_EFQuNkno:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=dhiLyASFDDw:xB_EFQuNkno:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/dhiLyASFDDw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/dhiLyASFDDw/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=408Sat, 11 Feb 2012 17:49:02 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=408<![CDATA[Too Sexy to be a Toon]]><p>So The Hollywood Reporter's website decided this week to post a list of what they consider to be&nbsp;10 Inappropriately Sexy Cartoon Characters. The list wasn't so much an article but a picture gallery of 10 characters who "tease audiences with cartoon chemistry" so there isn't a whole lot of actual content to nitpick here, although the folks over at ToonZone's Voice Actors in the News have a delightfully scathing article on THR's choices.What I find interesting is the use of the word "inappropriate". I mean, we live in an age where sexuality is plastered everywhere&mdash;and I mean everywhere. I remember walking through a shopping mall a few weeks back and passing a ladies lingerie store with a poster of woman in a bra and panties that filled the entire storefront window. This was perhaps two stores down from a kids clothing store and the "Build a Bear" toy store. Do I think that poster is going to melt the brains of the little children who pass it? Not really. Frankly I don't think it would even make their radar given how saturated our media landscape is with such images.So why the hub-bub? Is it because animation is supposed&nbsp;to be filled with only kid-friendly, completely non-sexy imagery? Jessica Rabbit, not surprisingly, made THR's list but let's not forget that Who Framed Roger Rabbit?&nbsp;was not a film written for a strictly kiddie audience. And if anyone thought Holli Would (also on the list) and Cool World&nbsp;were meant for a kid audience clearly has never seen a Bakshi film before.As for the Disney character couples on their list like Eric and Ariel or Jasmine and Aladdin... oh c'mon! Both of their films were love stories. By definition, being in love kind of requires... oh, I don't know... chemistry&nbsp;between the characters. And since Jasmine and Aladdin's first date culminated in a single kiss and Eric and Ariel's in not even that much, I'd say that they're setting a better example of what to do with that chemistry than a lot of media that's out these days.In any case, in the humble opinion of this writer, there's nothing wrong with being a sexy toon. And since animation speaks to as broad an audience as the rest of media, it shouldn't be asked to be any more inherently "appropriate".</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=J3EqGaBK06Q:MBEOd9ZGp_A:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=J3EqGaBK06Q:MBEOd9ZGp_A:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=J3EqGaBK06Q:MBEOd9ZGp_A:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=J3EqGaBK06Q:MBEOd9ZGp_A:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=J3EqGaBK06Q:MBEOd9ZGp_A:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=J3EqGaBK06Q:MBEOd9ZGp_A:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/J3EqGaBK06Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/J3EqGaBK06Q/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=407Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:47:14 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=407<![CDATA[And the nominees are...]]><p>It's Oscar season again and, for the first time, a Pixar feature film didn't get the nod from the Academy. Cars 2 won't be at the Oscars this year&mdash;although given the weak reviews here and elsewhere, perhaps it isn't all that surprising. Pixar did get a nod in the short film category with their short La Luna. So who else has been nominated? Animated Feature Films</p>A Cat in Paris Chico &amp; Rita Kung Fu Panda 2 Puss in Boots Rango <p>Animated Short Films</p>Dimanche/Sunday The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore La Luna A Morning Stroll Wild Life Be sure to pop by the Forum to post your predictions.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CZj0nbB7fBA:JteTds8GEzU:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=CZj0nbB7fBA:JteTds8GEzU:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CZj0nbB7fBA:JteTds8GEzU:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=CZj0nbB7fBA:JteTds8GEzU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CZj0nbB7fBA:JteTds8GEzU:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=CZj0nbB7fBA:JteTds8GEzU:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/CZj0nbB7fBA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/CZj0nbB7fBA/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=406Wed, 25 Jan 2012 06:16:13 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=406<![CDATA[The Prophet assembles animation 'dream team']]><p>If you could have any of the great animation names on your animated film, who would you pick? Would you choose Tomm Moore of The Secret of Kells? Or perhaps Sylvain Chomet who did Triplets of Belleville and The Illusionist? Maybe John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Marjane Strapi (Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar-winning short Ryan), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog) or Kunio Kato (Oscar-winning short&nbsp;Tsumiki No Ie)?Or how about just get all of them and put Lion King director, Roger Allers in charge of the project? According to Cartoon Brew, this is exactly what Selma Hayek's production company, Ventanrosa Productions has done for their new independent animated feature project, The Prophet.The film is based on Khalil Gibran's 1923 classic of the same name. The book is made up of 26 poetic essays on human condition such as love, marriage, children, giving, beauty, religion, death and so on. The film will begin pre-production later this month. It sounds like a very ambitious project and definitely one to watch out for.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=KF_KH-B6g_0:GfZSs9_7rTM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=KF_KH-B6g_0:GfZSs9_7rTM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=KF_KH-B6g_0:GfZSs9_7rTM:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=KF_KH-B6g_0:GfZSs9_7rTM:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=KF_KH-B6g_0:GfZSs9_7rTM:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=KF_KH-B6g_0:GfZSs9_7rTM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/KF_KH-B6g_0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/KF_KH-B6g_0/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=405Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:54:42 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=405<![CDATA[Happy 2012!]]><p>As we all creakily rise this morning after a late night of ringing in the New Year, I thought I'd direct Keyframe's animation enthusiasts to a great bit of history in the form of Norm McLaren's new year's greeting to his animation team way back in 1983. If you aren't familiar with the name, McLaren was an award-winning Canadian animator who specialized in experimental films, (see the recently added Begone Dull Care for a sample of his work.)His greeting, written on an animation exposure sheet, wishes his animators happiness measured in frames... a lot of frames. Check it out on Kaj Pindal's blog--with thanks to Canadian Animation Resources for highlighting it.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OHLizxvMV24:W2WGpQWFtYw:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=OHLizxvMV24:W2WGpQWFtYw:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OHLizxvMV24:W2WGpQWFtYw:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=OHLizxvMV24:W2WGpQWFtYw:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OHLizxvMV24:W2WGpQWFtYw:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=OHLizxvMV24:W2WGpQWFtYw:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/OHLizxvMV24" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/OHLizxvMV24/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=404Sun, 01 Jan 2012 18:18:16 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=404<![CDATA[Singing Christmas Hedgehogs]]><p>I think it's time to spruce up the homepage with something festive and what could be more festive than singing Christmas hedgehogs! Not to worry, unlike most things that come out at this time of year, it isn't nearly as cheesy as it sounds. In fact, I can almost guarantee you'll find yourself chuckling nearly as hard as I was when you watch these hedgehogs' animated antics.You'll discover a series of little shorts all interconnected through YouTube links so be sure to click on the video to check them all out.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=yNLiZLHh5Mg:GzYVT7v73fQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=yNLiZLHh5Mg:GzYVT7v73fQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=yNLiZLHh5Mg:GzYVT7v73fQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=yNLiZLHh5Mg:GzYVT7v73fQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=yNLiZLHh5Mg:GzYVT7v73fQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=yNLiZLHh5Mg:GzYVT7v73fQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/yNLiZLHh5Mg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/yNLiZLHh5Mg/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=403Sat, 17 Dec 2011 05:24:43 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=403<![CDATA[Co-founder of Cosgrove-Hall, dies age 74.]]><p>Mark Hall, co-founder of veteran UK animation studio Cosgrove-Hall, has died after a short battle with cancer. Hall set up the company in 1976 with his college colleague Brian Cosgrove, a year after closing down their prior studio, Stop Frame. The studio is probably best known for their animated television series Danger Mouse, Count Duckula and their stop-motion version of The Wind in the Willows.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=tPeCywbT9Zs:_s-VkopijdM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=tPeCywbT9Zs:_s-VkopijdM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=tPeCywbT9Zs:_s-VkopijdM:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=tPeCywbT9Zs:_s-VkopijdM:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=tPeCywbT9Zs:_s-VkopijdM:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=tPeCywbT9Zs:_s-VkopijdM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/tPeCywbT9Zs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/tPeCywbT9Zs/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=402Sat, 19 Nov 2011 04:39:17 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=402<![CDATA[StoryCorps remembers the victims of 9/11]]><p>As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks draws near, many will be using the time to remember those that they lost on that terrible day. Since 2003 the nonprofit organization, StoryCorps, has dedicated itself to allowing Americans of all walks of life to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives. Most of these stories remain in a purely audio format, but a few of them have now become the audio track to several animated shorts also created by StoryCorps.This past week StoryCorps released several stories told by people looking to remember loved ones who are killed on September 11th. I've included my favourite below.&nbsp;In many ways the shorts reminded me of similar films such as Give Up Yer Aul Sins or Aardman's Creature Comforts&nbsp;with the very off-the-cuff sort of dialogue combined with animation.&nbsp;StoryCorps aims to record at least one interview for each life lost on September 11th, but I hope they also continue creating these animated shorts as well. I think there's something rather magical in remembering people this way. These stories are not necessarily momentous or earth-shattering. They are simply the stories of eveyday life and loss, regardless of whether that life was lost old age or a horrific event such as 9/11. However I think that by combining this unscripted audio with animation there's the opportunity to show a bit of the beauty and magic that makes up even a seemingly ordinary life.For more StoryCorps animated shorts, visit their YouTube channel.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=XPf0Uy4PwIQ:iRJmxtsZo1A:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=XPf0Uy4PwIQ:iRJmxtsZo1A:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=XPf0Uy4PwIQ:iRJmxtsZo1A:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=XPf0Uy4PwIQ:iRJmxtsZo1A:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=XPf0Uy4PwIQ:iRJmxtsZo1A:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=XPf0Uy4PwIQ:iRJmxtsZo1A:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/XPf0Uy4PwIQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/XPf0Uy4PwIQ/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=400Sat, 10 Sep 2011 18:18:50 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=400<![CDATA[Tangled gets short film sequel]]><p>When I saw this in my morning news feed, I couldn't help but think "Wow, a sequel to Tangled already?!" But no, Disney just announced at their D23 Expo that&nbsp;Tangled Ever After&nbsp;will be a short film that will air in Spring 2012 on the Disney channel. The Daily Blam lists the returning voice cast as including Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy and Ron Perlman and you can also find a bigger version of the promo poster on their website.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=SrhvJR_BHNM:gO6jBBX7FlE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=SrhvJR_BHNM:gO6jBBX7FlE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=SrhvJR_BHNM:gO6jBBX7FlE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=SrhvJR_BHNM:gO6jBBX7FlE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=SrhvJR_BHNM:gO6jBBX7FlE:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=SrhvJR_BHNM:gO6jBBX7FlE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/SrhvJR_BHNM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/SrhvJR_BHNM/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=399Sun, 21 Aug 2011 18:15:56 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=399<![CDATA[Mater gets airborne in "Cars 2" DVD/Blu-ray release]]><p>Disney/Pixar will be releasing Cars 2 to DVD/Blu-ray on November 1, 2011 and, as has been traditional with Pixar's releases, the release will include a new short film. This one, titled Air Mater, has the feel of being a segue from the Cars franchise to the soon-to-be launched Planes spin-off (coming direct-to-video in 2013). In the short Mater yearns to hit the skies and decides to go to flight school. Watch a clip from the short below.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=1DohXGScrDo:h6I03Bq1Dkg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=1DohXGScrDo:h6I03Bq1Dkg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=1DohXGScrDo:h6I03Bq1Dkg:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=1DohXGScrDo:h6I03Bq1Dkg:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=1DohXGScrDo:h6I03Bq1Dkg:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=1DohXGScrDo:h6I03Bq1Dkg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/1DohXGScrDo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/1DohXGScrDo/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=398Sun, 21 Aug 2011 01:49:00 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=398<![CDATA[Harold & Kumar get animated this Christmas]]><p>While I realize it's a bit cheezy, I couldn't resist Christmas-theming today's update. Lineboil posted an article highlighting the fact that there's going to be a stop-motion segment (no idea as to how long) in the upcoming Harold and Kumar movie. It's about a 1:15 into the trailer which you'll find below.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xPKHgNvh1Vs:X6KVUAp3YcM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=xPKHgNvh1Vs:X6KVUAp3YcM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xPKHgNvh1Vs:X6KVUAp3YcM:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=xPKHgNvh1Vs:X6KVUAp3YcM:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xPKHgNvh1Vs:X6KVUAp3YcM:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=xPKHgNvh1Vs:X6KVUAp3YcM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/xPKHgNvh1Vs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/xPKHgNvh1Vs/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=397Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:27:25 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=397<![CDATA[Open Vault Disney looking to get classic cartoons released]]><p>For years Disney has been using the metaphor of the "Disney vault" to describe its cartoons coming out of the vault for short periods of VHS/DVD/Blu-ray release before going back in the vault again. Some films and series however have never made it out of the vault at all. Movies like Song of the South and a number of the series belonging to the Disney afternoon like Pepper Ann, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Gargoyles have never been released on DVD in their entirety.The fan-run website, Open Vault Disney, is looking to change that so that fans and their kids can enjoy the same classic cartoons that they grew up on.Open Vault says: "We understand that to achieve this aim, we have to view it from the 'business perspective,' as in Disney is more likely to release these titles if they feel they will make a profit on it that pleases them. To that end, our main idea is to get Disney to fully immerse into the world of DVD-on-Demand just like Warner Bros. has with their Warner Archive. They have recently started a DVD-on-Demand collection, sold through Amazon.com called The Disney Generations Collection. &nbsp;What we want to do is direct this collection into the release of these various titles. We hope that some titles that could be released the DVD-on-Demand rout could end up so popular that they end up in a proper, retail DVD releases in time, like many of the NickToon titles that were originally sold via the DVD-on-Demand option on Amazon, but will be satisfied just to have them released at all."To learn more about Open Vault's efforts visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=luOr2TAcawY:S2l93BB5pVQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=luOr2TAcawY:S2l93BB5pVQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=luOr2TAcawY:S2l93BB5pVQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=luOr2TAcawY:S2l93BB5pVQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=luOr2TAcawY:S2l93BB5pVQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=luOr2TAcawY:S2l93BB5pVQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/luOr2TAcawY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/luOr2TAcawY/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=396Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:43:10 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=396<![CDATA[Digital Domain's animation studio announces its first feature]]><p>Tradition Studios&mdash;the name of Digital Domain Media Group's new animation arm&mdash;will be stepping into the feature animation arena with a movie about elephants.&nbsp;The Legend of Tembo&nbsp;follows the story of&nbsp;a baby African elephant taken to India to become a war elephant. The film is set to be released in the fall of 2014 and is in the process of rounding up talent to work at Tradition Studios' new facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The film will be directed by animation veterans Aaron Blaise&nbsp;and Chuck Williams, both of whom worked for Walt Disney Animation for over twenty years.While the name Tradition Studios may be relatively unfamiliar, Digital Domain has been around since 1993. The visual effects company was co-founded by director James Cameron and is partly owned by director Michael Bay.For more on The Legend of Tembo, including concept art from the film, go to the TCPalm website.</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=Cr7G1BLjC6Q:ZcZgPs4Cja0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=Cr7G1BLjC6Q:ZcZgPs4Cja0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=Cr7G1BLjC6Q:ZcZgPs4Cja0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=Cr7G1BLjC6Q:ZcZgPs4Cja0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=Cr7G1BLjC6Q:ZcZgPs4Cja0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=Cr7G1BLjC6Q:ZcZgPs4Cja0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/Cr7G1BLjC6Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/Cr7G1BLjC6Q/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=395Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:50:20 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=395<![CDATA[Aardman animates biggest stop-motion set]]><p>Last year Aardman partnered up with Nokia to create the world's smallest stop-motion set when the animated a 9mm tall character in Dot. This year they've gone in the opposite direction creating a set so large that it must be shot from the top of a crane. In Gulp, Aardman partners with Nokia again to tell the story of a fishermen who winds up as bait himself. The short is directed by Aardman's Ed Patterson and Will Studd and is shot entirely on Nokia phones.Watch Gulp...Watch the making of Gulp... &nbsp;</p> <p class="small">source: Lineboil</p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=PlapZAqTqL8:7PzyCUcnqDM:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=PlapZAqTqL8:7PzyCUcnqDM:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=PlapZAqTqL8:7PzyCUcnqDM:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?i=PlapZAqTqL8:7PzyCUcnqDM:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=PlapZAqTqL8:7PzyCUcnqDM:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?a=PlapZAqTqL8:7PzyCUcnqDM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/KeyframeExtraExtra?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~4/PlapZAqTqL8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/KeyframeExtraExtra/~3/PlapZAqTqL8/http://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=394Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:43:24 GMThttp://www.keyframeonline.com/NewsArchive/?article=394