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First Look at Inside Out, Pixar’s New Story

First Look at Inside Out, Pixar's New Story

Meet Riley Anderson, the main protagonist of Pixar’s newest original film called Inside Out, set for release in 2015. 

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Madeline Sharafian and her Omelette

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This video is a year old, but it’s exactly what you need to finish another Monday. Go you! It was made by Madeline Sharafian, a character animator who studies at CalArts and who, unsurprisingly, was also an intern at the Pixar Story program last year.

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Gundam Reconguista in G and Kenichi Yoshida’s Character Design

I’ve never watched a full season of any Gundam show, but thanks to these designs by the lead animator in Eureka 7, I think that will change with Gundam Reconguista in G. 

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Satoshi Kon • Editing Time and Space

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“Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.” — Tony Zhou

Satoshi Kon – Editing Time and Space

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Awesome Lupin The 3rd Fanmade Film Sums Up What I Love About The Series

Lupin III por Humouring The Fates

When I was in 11th grade I got to watch my first Lupin The 3rd film purely by accident on Film Zone. This short fanmade film reminded me of what hooked me with this characters back then.

This short was made for MetroCon 2005 in Tampa Bay, FL. by indie studio Humouring The Fates, as both the opening of the event and an homage to Kazuhiko Katō AKA Monkey Punch, the creator of Lupin and the event’s main guest. The animation is very good if a little too quick for my eyes, and the faded gray tones gives the whole thing a feeling of nostalgia. Very cool.

Humouring The Fates Animation Studios

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Trailer: The Fountain

In 1500 A.D., a conquistador named Tomas (Hugh Jackman) is sent on an urgent errand to the Yucatan Peninsula by Queen Isabel (Rachel Weisz) in search of the tree of life. Cut. In the present, Weisz is a writer named Izzy suffering from cerebral cancer, and Tom is her neuropsychologist husband obsessed with finding a cure. Cut. Five centuries later, Tom pilots a bubble-shaped biosphere towards a star that’s about to go supernova. Tormented by the memory of Izzy in her deathbed, asking her for help to finish a book he named The Fountain.

This brief synopsis encapsulates Darren Aronofsky’s (Requiem For A Dream, Pi) latest outing. Vaguely. The film has been turned down more than four times by almost every major production company in Hollywood. The budget was slashed from USD $20 million down to $175,000 and he managed to complete the thing without using CG and with his girfriend Weisz doing her part on a discount. To say that I’m excited to see this and Children of Men is a crass understatement.

Aronofsky has returned to the indie world that saw him grow up, and maybe he should stay for a bit if he can make such crazy ideas work with so little money when other’s can’t with twice as much.