My Favorite Animated Scenes: 10-1

10. The Wind Rises (2013)- Running to Naoko The Wind Rises is one of my favorite Hayao Miyazaki films. I won’t say too much about it since I’ve reviewed and analyzed it to death. I couldn’t decide which part of the movie I loved the best until I went back over my review from 2014.  There is oneContinue reading “My Favorite Animated Scenes: 10-1”

The Big Ten, Part 2: Look, creating a film’s mood and aesthetic

In this article, I will explain how style, backgrounds, and character designs create the look of any given animated film. Vision, the design or style to match the story Once animators have a story in mind, it is pivotal to strive for a particular artistic style or VISION to tell it well. Ralph Bakshi, whoContinue reading “The Big Ten, Part 2: Look, creating a film’s mood and aesthetic”

Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017) 

This movie was a big deal all over the world. I remember being in Russia and hearing about its release. Honestly, I was not excited when I knew they would be making it. For those who know me the answer as to why is obvious. I love the original 1991 animated film. It is oneContinue reading “Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017) “

Watch “Glen Keane on Beauty and the Beast transformation sequence” on YouTube

Here is a small clip by the original head designer for Beauty and the Beast (1991) on Beast’s transformation into a man. I also includef a clip of the raw animatipn for this scene. Glen Keane primarily hand drew this scene and really put his heart and soul into it. Those who know me, alsoContinue reading “Watch “Glen Keane on Beauty and the Beast transformation sequence” on YouTube”

The Most Visually Beautiful Animated Films: 10-6

10. Pocahontas, 1995 Heh. . . this is not one of my favorite movies. I find the story, characters and premise dull as toast. Supposedly, this was supposed to be bigger than The Lion King. Unfortunately, it did not have the staying power as a story or a film. Despite my negative opinion of itContinue reading “The Most Visually Beautiful Animated Films: 10-6”