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  • Animator Chuck Jones
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    Chuck Jones, Producer, Director, Animator Chuck Jones was born on September 21, 1912. Jones entered the animation industry in 1932 as a cel washer at Ub be I werks Studio after graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of Arts). He joined the Leon Schlesinger Studio, later sold to Warner Bros., as an animator in 1936. There, Jones was assigned to Tex Avery's animation unit. In 1938, at the age of 25, he directed his first animated film "The Night Watchman". Jones rema...
  • Most Attractive Feature Computer Animation
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    Animation My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write this essay, pertaining to animation. Since I was a child I have been fascinated with cartoons; from when they started out to be black and white, and until now with full colour and computer effects. To better perceive what my personal feelings about animation are, I must first discuss in full detail, a general overview of how animators bring traditional animation alive with motion. Animation seems like a smooth movement of dr...
  • Japanese Animation Films
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    Mickey Mouse Ni U goku (Move over Mickey) Cartoons are what most children grow up on. Watching the wacky antics of the talking cartoon animals and comically drawn human characters can amuse a child to no end. Yet when a child grows up, cartoons are no longer a socially acceptable and other forms of entertainment have to be found. Cartoons are classified as juvenile. This is just a tiny glimpse of an American view on American cartoons. It is true that cartons are basically made for children, but ...
  • Flying Dinosaur Of The Period
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    In Walking With Dinosaurs, the film is segmented into stories based on a certain type of dinosaur or a specific period in dinosaur evolution. The first segment of the film focuses on the first dinosaurs, in the Triassic period, 220 million years ago. The Coelophysis is featured here. They show the Coelophysis hunting Place rias, an ancient reptile not related to dinosaurs. They show how the speed and agility of the Coelophysis helped it survive and dominate. Another reptile featured in this segm...
  • Computer Animator
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    Animation Animation is a visual technique that creates the illusion of motion, rather than recording motion through live action. The technique is used mainly for motion pictures. Animation can be created by illustrators, filmmakers, video makers, and computer specialists. Animation is most popular in creating cartoon movies. Advertisers also employ animation to develop commercials for television. In addition, producers of instructional films may use animation to help explain a difficult idea or ...
  • Rin Tin Into Movies
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    The Dynasty and Legacy of Rin Tin Tin Some twelve thousand years ago, in what is now the Jordan Valley of Israel, a middle-aged man of the Natufian civilization died. When modern archaeologists excavated his tomb, they found that he had been buried with one hand lying on a puppy that had been buried with him. According to the archaeologists, that tomb shows that the very first animal domesticated by the human race was the dog, which was mankind's hunting companion and pet since ancient times (Ed...
  • Animation And Other Cartoon
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    Innovation in Animation In the early 1900's, people from across the globe migrated toward a common land, that land being the newly established United States of America. The U.S. offered these immigrants freedom and a chance at success that was unthinkable anywhere else. Everyone who entered America was on the same boat, and each had their own contributions to make toward bettering the country. The sudden explosion of residents however, left America lacking certain necessities to hold on to the l...
  • Dream Works Animation
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    Dream Works Animation is an innovative creator of blockbuster animated films. The animation studios develop and produce high-quality animated films using state of the art technology. Dream Works Animation established itself in the entertainment industry and helped popularize computer-generated animation. In 1994, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen founded Dream Works SKG in Glendale, California. Dream Works Animation is a subsidiary of Dream Works SKG entertainment production...
  • Stark Contrast Between Japanese And American Animation
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    Thirty-five years ago, Japan's entertainment industry found an answer to its problems. Still developing in the aftermath of defeat in World War II, and the subsequent restructuring plan instituted by the United States, Japan was without surplus resources. There was no money for the production of films. American films soon began invading the Japanese entertainment industry. Yet the Japanese people longed for entertainment which would reflect their own culture. And so "animation... developed in Ja...
  • Svankmajer's First Feature Film
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    An Evaluation of the Work of Jan SvankmajerJan Svankmajer is an animator like no other that I know of. Surrealist in style, his artistic work encompasses a broad range of mediums- film, sculpture, painting, graphic design, prose and poetry. His film ic work often involves a combination of animation, puppetry and live action- a challenging style for any filmmaker to use effectively. Svankmajer films are by trademark dark and macabre tales, told not for the sake of aesthetic or technique, but alwa...
  • Ray Harryhausen And Charles Schneer
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    Ray Harryhausen is the greatest artist in stop-motion animation. With a career that spans 40 years of cinema, he became a by-word for innovation, excitement and entertainment in the world of special effects and film fantasy. Born 1920 in Los Angel as, Harryhausen from an early age was fascinated with stop-motion animation due to seeing King Kong at the agee of thirteen. Ray Harryhausen was given an to per sue a dream and learn from the greatest of animators, Willis O'Brien. American Film magazin...
  • Rabbits Community
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    Richard Adams' book was a favorite of mine growing up, probably because it had all the magic and excitement of the best fairy tales, but it also portrayed the natural world well naturally. I believed in the rabbits and the crazy seagull that helped them, and I learned to appreciate the value and beauty of creation by concentrating on the plight and peril of these poor creatures in a vast and dangerous world. These were not "bunnies", sentimentalized fur balls cavorting about and singing songs. T...
  • Harryhausen's Last Feature Film
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    Overview Ray Harryhausen (1920-), a master special effects artist, innovated a host of techniques using model-animation and composite cinematography. His trademark Dynamation method made possible a whole genre of science fiction and fantasy filmmaking. Often drawing from Greek and Roman legends, Harryhausen created unprecedented visions of imaginary worlds. By the time he retired in 1981, Dynamation had been surpassed by computer-assisted animation techniques like Go-Motion, and more recently, c...
  • Several Films And Comics Sense Akira
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    Akira is a beautiful and also haunting film. It gives the viewer a look into a post apocalyptic Japan 30 years after an H-bomb destroys Tokyo. It follows a gang of punk bickers when one of their friends are captured and tested for a project the government called Akira. When their friend cannot control his new powers it leads to his distraction at the end of the film. With a sometimes-spiritual theme Akira was a groundbreaking film in the world of animation. In the years sense has the film develo...
  • Prolific Manga And Anime Artists
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    Kristy Valeria no Richard Zimmer Visual Communications Art 140 Graphic Artist / Designer Osamu Tezuka Heralded by many as the "God of Manga", Tezuka Osamu was one of Japan's most cherished and prolific manga and anime artists. He has been described as the "Japanese Walt Disney". He, perhaps more than any other artist, was responsible for the very characteristic "puppy-dog eyes" which has become a trademark of Japanese animation. Dr. Tezuka did receive his medical degree from Osaka University in ...
  • Anime Version Of Metropolis
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    German cinema during the period of 1919 to 1945 is one of the most influential eras of cinema. From the horrific and fantasy images of the expressionist era to the propaganda films of the Third Reich. Some of these influences are vague, such as the use of similar techniques of mise-en-scene to direct influences upon plot and aesthetic quality. Such influences can be seen in a variety of films, the expressionist qualities from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari that have appeared in the works of Tim Burt...
  • Changes Between The Film And The Novel
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    The conclusion of animal farm in the animated film is fairly different to the novel of Animal Farm. Firstly, in the film the story is more told by pictures and narration, to explain what was happening and animation to emphasise and easily understand what was happening. However in the Novel the story was told more by speeches made by the animals. Secondly, in the film Snowballs death was much more explicit than in the novel, this is because more emphasis can be showed with animation rather than w...
  • Most Notable Animated Films
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    The word animate comes from the Latin word anima, or soul, and literally means "to give life to. ' Animation is a technique that makes lifeless drawings or objects appear to live and move. Animation is used to make cartoon movies and television shows. It can also be used in television commercials or films. Animation is sometimes used in combination with live action in movies. Animation is not limited to recording things that really happened, it could show viewers many things that live action can...
  • Betty Boop Cartoons
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    The Betty Boop Betty Boop The best case study in animation to illustrate the powerful influence society has over the types of films that are produced is the story of Betty Boop. She was a major cartoon character before the Production Code of 1934 was put into place, and her dramatic and fatal transformation illustrates how a product created under one set of standards often withers when placed in a new set. At the same time, the Code alone cannot explain why this dizzy little flapper degenerated ...

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