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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues

"Sita Sings the Blues" is based on the Hindu epic "The Ramayana".

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina Paley is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of torch singer Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told." It is written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley.



In a sumptuous palace in the basement of a house in a Montreal working-class neighbourhood, Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor. The king is at her bedside. He appeals to Uncle Henri VIII, Aunt Victoria, an emotional alien, a cool witch and, why not, a handsome prince! This worthy Prince Charles lookalike has to leave his royal suburb, confront a Canadian dragon and brave a surreal set of road rules in order to save the princess. But will Betty be wakened with just a kiss?

Sleeping Betty is the Perrault classic done with Claude Cloutier's sharp pen. His detailed drawings in Indian ink conjure up caricature and Victorian engravings in a disjointed, anachronistic and playful setting.

Directed by Claude Cloutier. Produced in 2007.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Will advertising adopt stereo 3D ?

Hollywood has adopted it already and advertising will follow..

"3D is the singlemost revolutionary change since color pictures" -Jerry Katzenberg, CEO Dreamworks Animation (All Dreamworks films from 2009 will be produced as stereo 3D)

These are some of the stereo 3D feature films recently released or on the way: U2-3D, Hannah Montana, Journey to the centre of the earth, Bolt, Monsters vs. Aliens, My Bloody Valentine, Coraline, Up, Ice Age 3, Avatar.

Here are more:

Advertisers are demanding that their commercials are shown in this new medium.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Making Flipbooks TUTORIAL

PATCHES, the cat, shows you how to take your short video film or animation scenes and make them into a memorable present: a flipbook!

Going to the movies is wonderful, but it is a temporary experience. When the movie is done, all you are left with is a ticket stub. However, with flipbooks you can keep the memories forever, or at least until you spill coffee on them.

Until that imminent coffee disaster, a flipbook is an object you can keep as a thing of beauty to watch over and over again.


© 2009 Etsy Inc.


Sunday, October 18, 2009


From Fantasia to Waltz with Bashir, TIME MAGAZINE looks at some of the greatest ever animated movies for the grown-up in all of us.

VIEW HERE:,29307,1861107,00.html

© 2009 Time Inc. All rights reserved


Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Hunting of the Snark

Final university animation, based on Lewis Carrol's poem by the same name.