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Do You Use A Mirror When You Animate?
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Throughout the years professional animators have used mirrors to capture facial expressions, even the use of full body mirrors to capture all of the characters movement to assist them in their animation. The mirror is a very important tool for animators. Some might say an animators job is easy, and

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Bert and Jennifer Klein have released a brand new episode of Pups of Liberty entitled, “The Dog-claration of Independence”. Pups of Liberty is animated beautifully, with great backgrounds and historical stories from American History. They cover the American Founders, the Revolution, Colonial America, Congress and the Declaration of Independence. A

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NineOldMen
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Andreas Deja released his new book entitled “The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Great Animators”. Filled with some never before seen original drawings, and the works of each of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men! Andreas shares their knowledge on acting, figure drawing, story and so much

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Celebrating the 68th anniversary of Disney’s Song of the South By Guest Columnist Jim Korkis, Disney Historian Disney’s controversial feature film, Song of the South, premiered at the majestic Fox Theater (at the time the South’s largest theater seating over 5,000 people) in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:30 pm EST on

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International Animation Day
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Today marks the anniversary of Théâtre Optique the first performance of a moving picture show created by Charles-Émile Reynaud. The show took place in Paris, France at the Grevin Museum on October 28, 1892 using the Praxinoscope, which was invented by Charles-Émile Reynaud in 1877. In 2002, the International Animated

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The date was September 14th 1914 when a West Michigan native named Zenis Winsor McCay appeared in a Vaudeville act, which was the first interactive motion picture ever made. The act was called Winsor McCay and Gertie the Trained Dinosaur. The response was so sensational that it inspired an entire

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