Tuesday, June 27, 2006
(i'm leaving this post for now, but sadly the shorts I had linked to are no longer available)
Most of my posts these days are less descriptions about my day or thoughts, but rather a record of something cool i've found on the web. Something i want to remember. These shorts (click image) i found over on youtube.com are perfect examples of that. Results from a Tex Avery search. It seems someone or some-many have ripped and uploaded nearly a hundred classic movies i loved as a kid.
As a growing animator I often get into discussions about inspiration or what might have been the one thing to truly inspire your chosen career. For me it was the movie TRON, without question. However when i think about shorts, its undeniably the Tex Avery work for MGM. My favorite by far was Deputy Droopy. I still remember rolling around with laughter as the characters swapped heads to enable the other to scream away from the jailhouse. (you'll know that if you've seen it) These shorts simply were it! Yeah I liked Looney Toons stuff too, but they didn't compair to the entertainment I got out of the many shorts on this link. Sadly they still have yet to release a comprehensive Tex Avery DVD set in the US.
Posted by wysermonkey at 10:53 PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
No wonder Disney hired him out of Cal Arts, he founded Pixar, and is now the head of feature animation at Disney Studios. There's such fantastic character and appeal in this short, not to mention all the other great animation mechanics going on. Have a look. (click image)
Posted by wysermonkey at 4:47 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
...this is freakin awesome! (click image) I'm sure i say that often, but with so much media available today its often true. often often often...
simply put, this is a fantastic little short, and a great example that you don't need terribly complex characters to make them compelling. The lead character is a box with legs, no facial features, but the acting makes him believable.
Posted by wysermonkey at 11:31 AM