rollingstone:

Kurt Cobain discussed a variety of topics, ranging from condemning sexism to wondering if he was gay, in an interview with British journalist Jon Savage for a profile that ran in The Observer in 1993. Now, over two decades after that feature ran, PBS has animated a portion of that interview for its Blank on Blank series.

animationplayground:

One of Pixar’s ideas to show the public how animation works was to build a zoetrope, much like the one Studio Ghibli had made previously. However, instead of drawings, 18 different sculptures were made, and a strobe light was used as they spun around. This made each of the images freeze in space, creating the illusion of animation. [video]

qinni:

The whole film took me altogether about 5 grueling months (usually 10-12hours a day) to do. I often felt my butt was going to grow into the chair I usually sat at. 

Please note that this was simply my way of doing my film to achieve the soft-shaded style I wanted; there are many other ways of doing this and some are a lot faster with different results~! :)

This tut differs a bit from my dA version, because tumblr lets me put the combination of gifs and jpegs :D. 

Here’s a book that will really help you start animating:


here’s some books that are good for composition, storytelling and colours:


I hope these helped

I ask that no one removes the credit or source for this tutorial/guide please. thanks :)

thegoddessfoo:

thelefthandedwife:

xgogolex:

For the full Oscar-nominated Disney short, watch it here

IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL, I’M CRYING.

oh my god this is perfect

This is so adorable and perfect that I started tearing up. 

fancysomedisneymagic:

SENIOR TANGO

Here, Milt Kahl portrays a very charming and elegant parisian woman and an old lawyer young at heart.

They work amazingly together in the scene; the contrast in their personalities allows for interesting character animation.
I love it when seniors dance, but eventually the tango has to come to an end.
Source: Deja View

pinkmilkbutt:

( ; _ ; )/~~~  finally finished

in the book bilbo gets carried a lot by the dwarves, i’m hoping to see some bilbo carrying in the next film lol

Unpopular opinion, but I really wanted Wreck-It-Ralph to win for Best Animated Picture. I knew Brave would win because it was Pixar and the classy choice (and it really did have beautiful animation all over.), but WIR had some amazing animated effects (the pixellated splashes, the jumpy 8-bit animation of the Nicelanders (?) and the glitching.), and the plot was superior in my mind.

And this is coming from a die-hard Pixar fan who went into WIR actually expecting to dislike it.

littlewrenbird:

 I’ve lived through many ages. I’ve seen suffering in the darkness. Yet I have seen beauty thrive in the most fragile of places. I have seen the book. The book that turned darkness into light.”

-The Secret of Kells

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