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See 16 Of Your Beloved Childhood Icons Reimagined As Psychopaths Barbie has become a literal man killer and Bambi has impaled the creatures of the forest on his razor-sharp antlers. This is the world of "Badass," a series of reimagined popular cartoons by French artist Sylvain Sarrailh. It's a world in which Babar is a drunken nihilist not above crushing hapless humans, Ronald McDonald is a lunatic who's just impaled Grimace and the Hamburglar and Denver the dinosaur proves himself an entirely unsuitable human companion. And for Sarrailh, it's a world that exists just adjacent to the decidedly fuzzier world we knew as kids. What most children see as cute and cuddly, Sarrailh has reframed and slightly amplified as vicious and immoral. "I find some suffering or violence [in each character] and I multiply it by a thousand," he says. Sarrailh admits that the project might seem a little immature.

Top 10 Stop-Motion Animation Films & Scene-Stealers Today’s excellent Top 10 comes from Kansas City animation student Jessica Wisneski. Make sure and watch some of the amazing stop-motion animation shorts and clips embedded within the post. If you have an idea for a Top 10, email me at After I talked some trash on a Top 10 list, Eric, in his polite way, suggested I put my money where my mouth is and come up with my own Top 10. Honorable mentions: Street of Crocodiles (1986) by the Quay Brothers, Balance (1989) by Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein, Creature Comforts (1990) by Nick Park, Darkness, Light, Darkness (1989) by Jan Svankmajer, The Demon (1972) by Kihachiro Kawamoto, Valley of Gwangi (1969), special effects by Ray Harryhausen, The Lost World (1925), special effects by Willis O’Brien, Fantastic Mr. 10. “The Wrong Trousers” is a claymation short by Nick Park of Aardman Studios. 9. Joan Gratz is considered the pioneer of clay painting. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Get a Skewed View of the American West Through These Bent-Horizon Photos - Atlas Obscura When English theologian and retired schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote his eccentric, satirical novel Flatland in 1884, he created a world populated by flat shapes: squares, lines, circles and hexagons forever trapped in horizontal lives, only able to escape through dreams or otherworldly transport to a third dimension. It’s an unexpected critique of Victorian class distinctions and constraints, and one that inspired modern-day photographer Aydın Büyüktaş to explore his own understanding of escape, in a series of collage images called Flatland and Flatland II. As an artist based in Turkey, Büyüktaş saw something in the colors and planes of the American West that spoke to his own view of overcoming constraints. Using his skills in 3-D animation and visual effects to assemble multiple overhead shots into seamless photographs, he does away with the horizon while simultaneously expanding and constricting the landscape.

Watch No Time For Nuts online Polish Painter Who Learned To “Photograph Dreams” – His Works Will Give You Nightmares Let us take you on a journey through the curious mind of a Polish artist, Zdzisław Beksiński, who made a name for himself with his dystopian surrealism paintings, filled with post-apocalyptic imagery and nightmarish creatures. Show Full Text The artist is no longer with us to better explain the vast roster of over 300 of his works, but he used to say: "I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.” These unseen combinations gave birth to mind-bending scenarios, which do build an anxious feeling while looking at them.

Animation Articles How to choose the right Animation School for you. The one question we get asked most often at Animation Arena is the "which animation school should I go to?" question. That's still a tricky question to answer but the good news is with the rise of Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks and other animation studios becoming a professional animator is actually a viable career path. Some of our top grossing movies are animated features so the demand for good animators has definitely increased and with the increase in demand more schools and universities are offering animation degrees. Read how to choose the right animation school for you > Choosing a 3D Animation School If you go to a top quality and reputable school like Full Sail, Digital Media Art College or Art Institute (and do _well_), your chances of getting your foot in the door for an interview increase ten-fold. Read Full Article > Do You Own These Top 10 Animation Books? Read Top 10 Animation Books > Read Full Article > Read Full Story >

The Pixar of the iPad Age Goes to the Academy Awards With Its Short Film - Video - The Atlantic - StumbleUpon Moonbot Studios has been turning heads with its imaginative and exquisitely crafted iPad applications for kids, and now a spinoff of one of these apps, a short animated film, has been nominated for an Academy Award. Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore draws its inspiration from "Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books," blending cutting-edge digital animation with a haunting silent-film aesthetic. Stills from the film In "How to Build the Pixar of the iPad Age in Shreveport, Louisiana," The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal and Sarah Rich describe how they drove 500 miles out of their way on their Start-Up Nation tour to visit Moonbot. At the intersection of interactive technology and good old fashioned storytelling, Moonbot is poised to shape the next generation of narrative experiences, Madrigal explains. Their first project, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.

Milt Kahl Durante mucho tiempo se encargó del aspecto visual de los personajes de las películas Disney. Su estilo estaba inspirado por Ronald Searle y Picasso. Es reverenciado por muchos otros autores contemporáneos de animación como Andreas Deja y Brad Bird. En el libro "The Animator's Survival Kit" el autor Richard Williams hace continuas referencias a Milt Kahl. Genndy Tartakovsky Early life[edit] Tartakovsky was born January 17, 1970, in Moscow to Jewish parents.[4] His father, Boris, worked as a dentist[5] for government officials and the Soviet Union national ice hockey team.[6] His mother, Miriam, was an assistant principal at a school. He also has a brother, Alexander, who is two years older and currently a computer consultant in Chicago.[6] Before coming to the United States, his family first moved to Italy, where he lived next to a German family. There, Tartakovsky says he was first drawn to art, inspired by a neighbor's daughter. Tartakovsky's family moved to the United States when he was seven[7] due to concerns about the effect of anti-Semitism on their children's lives.[6] The family originally settled in Columbus, Ohio[8] and later moved to Chicago. To satisfy his ambitious family, Tartakovsky tried to take an advertising class, because they were encouraging him to be a businessman. Career[edit] Filmography[edit] Films[edit] Television[edit]