By Rawls — Jan 13, 2011, 03:28 pm EST
I couldn't help but post this.
I first caught wind of this whole thing off of Cartoon Brew, who posted a video a while back of Conan visiting Warner animation and getting Bruce Timm to draw him as a super hero. Well, the talented folks at Warner went ahead and used a clip from their new show, "Young Justice" and in place of Super Man, put... well... The Flaming C.
By Rawls — Jun 18, 2010, 02:41 pm EDT
I just couldn't help but post this!
Enjoy! ... I know I did.
By Rawls — May 12, 2010, 05:57 pm EDT
I originally found this debate on Cartoon Brew which lead me as well over to the You thought we wouldn't notice website.
Basically, these are the details as I have found it thus far...
In 2009, Pixar released a feature film called “Up”.
If you’ve already seen “Up”, you might find it remarkably similar to “Above Then Beyond”.
I found an interview with Pete Docter, writer and director of “Up”, and this is what he said about building the film’s concept:
Pete Docter – “We came up with this idea of a floating house, and we worked backwards from that, thinking, “How did this guy get into the floating house?” And we came up with this whole backstory of him meeting this girl, and they fell in love, and they had this whole relationship. And this failed promise, that they didn’t ever get to go down to South America to live this adventure that they always wanted to do. And so it was kind of based on that.”
The resemblance to the students’ short film made me uneasy, so I had to look into this.
I contacted Yannick Banchereau and asked:
“Did someone in your team go on to work for Pixar?”
“Did Pixar buy the rights to your concept?”
“Was this purely a coincidence?”
His response (translated by Google Translate):
Yannick Banchereau – “Well, no, none of us went to work at Pixar, if you know someone who is in Supinfgraph, you should know that ESRA has a partnership with Pixar, so we concluded that for Pixar to see our film among those that ESRA had sent them, and they “kept” (stolen?) the idea into a feature film …
Unfortunately the film does not belong to us because this was done as part of our studies, so we can do nothing …
Thank you for your interest, it’s good to see that someone has acknowledged our film (even if the quality is far from the Pixar)”
Personally, I can’t help it to think that Pixar used the students’ idea. If they did, it’s disappointing that the acknowledgment for these students cannot be found anywhere.
"remarkably similar"... I have my own opinion about that, and I think I'll keep it to myself, because I'm sure none of you want me going off on the idea of monopolizing thieves in our industry! :S
What say you???
Apr 25, 2010, 11:46 pm EDT
By Rawls — Mar 22, 2010, 03:03 pm EDT
So if any of you talented folks or people you might know are attending this years San Diego Comic Con, and have an interest in learning more about how to succeed in the comic industry, you might want to check this out.
Comix Academy is putting on an amazing workshop one week before the Con. (July 15 - July 20). Mentors for the Academy include Mike Mignola, Scott Hampton, Dave Dorman, John Van Fleet, Chris Moeller, and Durwin Talon!
Comix Academy is founded by: Dave Dorman, Scott Hampton, Christopher Moeller, Durwin Talon and John Van Fleet.
Check out the website for more details and on how to register.
Also important to note, there will be scholarship opportunities.
"There will be one FULL TUITION scholarship and three $200 scholarships applied against total tuition costs."
By Rawls — Feb 09, 2010, 11:21 am EST
First of all, a big shout out to Drawn for posting this... probably THE most greatest thing I've seen in a long time. I could watch/listen to this over and over.
Luc, from Drawn put it perfectly when he said,
"The music is by U900, a Japanese Ukulele duo. Let me repeat that because OMG I’ll never get the chance to type those words together again: Japanese Ukulele duo."
If anyone knows who produced the animation and created these wonderful videos, please let us know!
Head over to their MySpace page as well to check out more videos and music!