Thursday, April 28, 2016

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Yup... it's official. After being on the block for well over a year Dreamworks has officially been sold to Comcast. Watch more in this video

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Imagining Zootopia (Full Documentary)

What a wonderful documentary... I thought I liked Zootopia when it came out. Now I love it even more knowing how much thought they put into really bring the issue of racism and limits that society set on us. It's a great movie for our children to watch. It's a wonderful message.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Toon Talks Podcast » Show 23 Sony Supervisors

Toon Talks Podcast » Show 23 Sony Supervisors

Check out this great podcast with Animation Supervisors, Pete Nash, Josh Beverage, and Alan Hawkins. It's chalk full of great info.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Reel FX Secures $75M
I'm so excited to share this news. We have a lot of exciting new films coming out in the next few years. I can't wait to share more.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Zootopia BoxOffice Beast!

Looks like Zootopia is making a killing in the market. Rightfully so... it's a beautiful film with a strong message. If you haven't already... go out and see this movie. You will be so happy you did.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

'Zootopia' dethrones 'Frozen' during opening weekend

Pretty Cool!! If you haven't seen it .... go now!

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Show and tell - Charm in film

This is a wonderful short description on Charm...  It's illusive, but once you know what it takes that's half the battle!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

10 Tips for Creating Storyboards from Dreamworks

This is great info. If you're a story teller you'll love reading this and you'll learn a lot!

Discover the tricks to creating dynamic storyboards with these helpful tips from Dreamworks.

Nimble Collective. Animation. Liberated.

The guys at Nimble and making some huge strides. I'm super excited about the potential for this company and am looking forward to possibly working with them via Stodoe Studios!

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Present

The Present from Jacob Frey on Vimeo.

Wonderful and inspiring. Great short... must watch!

"Assistant Mayor Bellwether" Clip - Disney's Zootopia

Check out this fun clip from Zootopia. I had a chance to watch the film at the wrap party a few weeks ago and I have to say. Disney is by far really kicking ass these days. They are at the top of their game and it's really refreshing and inspiring to see!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Animation "Get rich quick"

Really??? I know of zero animators who studied animation to "get rich quick" or to have "job security". 

I honestly couldn't believe what I was watching and reading in this article... so I had to share the absurdity.

Check out the article on CartoonBrew.

Self-Help Author: Robots Are Taking Over So Learn Animation Before It’s Too Late


Monday, February 01, 2016

News about the "Wage Fixing" in Animation.

What Is The Animation Wage-Fixing Lawsuit? An Explainer for the Community

Trolls | Dreamworks

I'm excited to see what's next! This looks like a fun trailer with potential for the Trolls franchise.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Here's a good article I came across on women and the gender inequality in our industry. I have to say, from my own experience I have noticed some inequality in the past, but I've never felt it directed at me. And in general I think these cases are less and less common these days. Here's to hoping in a short time we won't even be talking about this because it'll be a non-issue.

Crashing the Boy’s Club: Women Speak Out About Gender Inequality in Animation

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Oscars - Animation Category

So with the Oscars approaching I read an interesting article. This one covers the Animation Category and what we should expect from these films this year.

My choice is, hands down, Inside Out. This was a creative and original story and definitely entertaining film. My little girl (who's only 3) sat through most of it... I look forward to seeing it again and again with her as she gets older.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Richard WIlliams - Prologue

 Richard Williams, one of the last great animators. He's a master! I can't wait to see his short. Congratulations on your nomination! Click below for the article and youtube short

Monday, January 18, 2016

Happy 2016!

Hi All- So much great news in the new year. I've accepted a position at ReelFX Animation Studios and have been working on their next announced feature of Scooby Doo. It's an all new fully animated feature directed by
Tony Cervone!

I'm super excited to be on the film and getting to bring these old characters back to life! More news to follow.

I'm also hard at work at Our classes have been steadily growing in the past couple of years and we're beginning to really see students grow from our curriculum. Want to know more? Check out our site and the variety of FREE webinars we offer. I've even had the chance of doing a fun interview. Check that out here.