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James Nethery

James knew that he wanted to do animation from a very early age thanks to his father being an animator at the Walt Disney Studio. When he was in his teens, he took a serious interest in the art of animation and then, finally, in the year 2011 James graduated from Animation Mentor: The Online Animation School with a diploma in Advanced Character Animation Studies. James is currently working for Floyd County Productions on Archer.

Oscars 2016
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2015 was a very busy year for animation. From huge box office hits such as Pete Doctor’s Inside Out, to independent adult animated drams such as Charlie Kauffman’s Anomalisa, to downright bizarre flops such as George Lucas’ Strange Magic, not to mention the hundreds of short films and TV shows, the 2015 lineup was a

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It is that time of year again! Tonight at 4pm PST (7pm EST) the 87th annual Academy Awards, hosted this year by the very funny Neil Patrick Harris, will premiere on ABC and there is quite a bit of animation presented in the Oscar race. Let’s get down to business and

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This year’s Oscar nominations have a pretty good crop of hand-drawn animated films in both the shorts and features categories. There are two hand-drawn features, one fully hand-drawn short, and one hand-drawn/CG hybrid. Here’s a little more information: Hand-Drawn Shorts: Feral  Feral is a very interesting hand-drawn short film in

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Since the Oscars are going to start up in a few hours I’d like to give a quick review of the animated shorts that are nominated for an Academy Award this year. Let’s jump right in! ADAM AND DOG  (Minkyu Lee) Consensus:  Featuring beautiful hand-drawn animation by the likes of James

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I am VERY happy to announce that Bert and Jennifer Klein’s long awaited traditionally animated short-film is now available for purchase on Izzit.org and Amazon! Bert, if you don’t know already, is a wonderful animator who’s wide range of animation credits include The Simpsons (starting at age 16… wow.), The Critic (at age

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This year I had the pleasure of attending the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, California. This is my third year and I must say, third time’s a charm because I had an absolute blast! I wandered the Expo hall and saw a few familiar faces including Sherm Cohen, Scott Peterson, Mark

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I had the privilege last week to go and see a preview of the New Fantasyland over at Disney’s The Magic Kingdom. Believe it or not there was some really innovative and amazing new attractions in this rather small section of the park. This is phase two of the new

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So this is great news… The Act, a beautiful hand-drawn game that I never thought would see the light of day, has finally been released on the iTunes store! If you have an iPad and love traditional animation… GET THIS GAME. The Act – an exciting new interactive comedy that

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I saw A Cat in Paris, directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, at the 2011 Florida Film Festival and was completely and utterly blown away by how amazing this film is. The festival screened it at the Garden Theater in Winter Garden, FL (home to the famous Theme Park Connection shop which,

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Check out this semi-educational “rap” video from the creators of the Disney Channel’s hit show Phineas and Ferb. It’s offers a cool look into the TV animation process as well as a rare look at the Disney TV Animation facility.  

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We are sad to announce that Apple co-founder and one of the founding fathers of Pixar Steve Jobs died today. Rest in peace Steve! We’ll miss you. Another brilliant mind lost. – James T. Nethery

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This isn’t exactly great news for the famous Yellow Family. The Daily Beast reports: Difficult bargaining is nothing new for the show, which was created by James L. Brooks and Matt Groening. Fox studio execs have occasionally threatened to replace uncooperative cast members with sound-alike actors. But for the first

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UPDATE: Yes, it’s official, Disney is going through with this! In the wake of the success of “The Lion King 3D,” which has earned $80 million in the U.S. in the last three and a half weeks, Disney has announced theatrical re-releases for four of its animated catalog titles in

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Hey look! A traditionally animated film is #1 in the box office again… so much for the “hand-drawn animation is dead!” logic eh? I’ve seen it in 3D twice and I must say it looks GREAT! It’s the first time in many many years that I’ve seen it on the

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