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”

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”

Watch “Duet – Glen Keane” on YouTube

I felt I should share this video again. Whenever I see it, I feel such a sense of wonder and peace. True love is the most beautiful thing in the world and we all long for it. And I know we recognize it when we see it.  I really like this quite from Leo TolstoyContinue reading “Watch “Duet – Glen Keane” on YouTube”

The Most Visually Beautiful Animated Films: 31-27

 (Background for The Jungle Book (1967) ) Here are the final five films for the first half of my list. I have just realized I have a lot of Japanese films on this list. No worries. The two greatest animation producers are Japan and the United States. 31. アニマトリックス Animatorikkusu (The Animatrix), 2003 (Note: IContinue reading “The Most Visually Beautiful Animated Films: 31-27”

My Favorite Movies: 10-1

There is a small problem with this list. I have no idea what order these movies are in. I just cannot trust myself to put these into a concrete position. If you have followed my blog before, many of the movies you will recognize. For those, I will keep my comments a little shorter andContinue reading “My Favorite Movies: 10-1”