Evolution of mammals The evolution of mammals has passed through many stages since the first appearance of their synapsid ancestors in the late Carboniferous period. By the mid-Triassic, there were many synapsid species that looked like mammals. The lineage leading to today's mammals split up in the Jurassic; synapsids from this period include Dryolestes, more closely related to extant placentals and marsupials than to monotremes, as well as Ambondro, more closely related to monotremes. Later on, the eutherian and metatherian lineages separated; the metatherians are the animals more closely related to the marsupials, while the eutherians are those more closely related to the placentals. Throughout the Permian period, the synapsids included the dominant carnivores and several important herbivores. Most of the evidence consists of fossils. Although mammary glands are a signature feature of modern mammals, little is known about the evolution of lactation. Definition of "mammal" Amniotes
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Forget the Film, Watch the Titles - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa title sequence In 2004, Jamie Caliri directed the beautiful animated end credits for Lemony Snicket's - A Series of Unfortunate Events. One of the most impressive credit sequences of 2004, we wrote. The end credits of Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa are not as epic or as elaborate as the titles for Lemony Snicket's, nor do they share the same richness in terms of narrative depth, but Caliri and his team at DUCK created an entertaining sequence that carries Jamie's signature style. The movie's main characters - Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Gloria the hippo, Melman the giraffe, along with some of the supporting cast; all reappear in the end credit sequence, albeit in a different form than in the movie. From DUCK's press release: "'I Like to Move It,' one of four songs from the film's soundtrack created by Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas, moves the action along while the film's whimsical characters shamelessly provide their modern dance interpretations." Article: 28 November 2008. Title designer Full credits
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles - The Teeth Of The Night title sequence Les Dents de la Nuit (original French title) is a horror comedy around the inexhaustible theme of vampires. Three friends succeed in getting an invitation to a very exclusive and mysterious party. They get more than they bargained for, when they find out that the hosts of the evening are vampires. Title designers Olivier Marquézy and Stéphanie Lelong of studio Deubal combined several techniques in this title sequence, Flash animation and Photoshop to create the characters, and image sampling and ink experiments for the backgrounds. "The two directors both have a background in advertising and they had a lot of ideas, but those were not quite compatible with the time and budget we had," Marquezy explains. "Our five year old son, Edgar, was very interested in the making of this one. Deubal is a Paris, France-based creative agency founded by Stéphanie Lelong and Olivier Marquézy. more about Deubal Full credits
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles - Rango title sequence HENRY HOBSON ABOUT THE END CREDITS FOR RANGOPeople appreciate the energy and effort that was put into a handmade piece of work,and it starts to pay off...Amazingly, the end credit sequence for Rango was done in just a few weeks, yet it's a very accomplished and unique project that is founded on 'old school' analogue handiwork, such as intricate illustrations, woodcut art, and handdrawn typography, with a bit of Hendrix thrown in for good measure. Prologue's creative director Henry Hobson reconstructs the process and shares the beautiful concept art that he and his team created. Hobson talks to us via Skype about the making of Rango, from the relative quietness of Kyle Cooper's windowless office on the ground floor of Prologue, temporarily removed from the hustle and the bustle of the studio space on the second floor, where the designers are working. I asked what the space looks like. “The view is just his books and ephemera, which is an interesting perspective. more about Henry Hobson
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles - The Back-up Plan title sequence Shine designed the gleeful and stylish animated Main Title for Jennifer Lopez-vehicle The Back-Up Plan - a rom-com about a woman who dreams of getting pregnant but hasn't found the right man yet. Her back-up plan is artificial insemination, but on the very day of the procedure she meets “Mister Right”. Reminscent of the illustration style of the 1960s and 1970s and, the title sequence shows a woman strolling the streets, as "New York icons graphically morph into baby iconography." The gleeful and stylish animated title sequence for the new Jennifer Lopez movie The Back-Up Plan was designed by Shine. We see a woman strolling the streets, as "New York icons graphically morph into baby iconography," explains Shine's creative director Michael Riley. “Director Alan Poul knew he wanted an animated title sequence from the start,” recounts Riley. The stylized design of the title sequence echoes the visual language of “limited” animations of the 1960's and 1970's period. Who did the typography?