When you graduate from animation school and all the studios are laying off artists.

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WHY?!?!  Not only do I have to compete with all the other amazing animators I graduated with but now I have to compete with EXPERIENCED ANIMATORS?!

Sigh…

I’m never finding a job.

Having won the Poster Wars, Mondo turns to toys

…and their first batch includes his STUNNING Iron Giant figure!

Mondo:

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, The Iron Giant has reaped praise as being among the greatest animated films ever made (recently ranked #7 on Time Out’s 100 Best Animated Movies list) and it was important for Mondo to honor the film with an appropriately stunning collectible.

The 16” tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises! Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable “S” to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the “War” version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.

Mondo hopes to have all the toys up on their redesigned website in August/September, and have them in fans’ hands by Christmas!

Disney Is Developing A ‘Haunted Mansion’ Animated Special
THR reports: “Disney Television Animation is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction in a big way. The studio is developing [an] animated special inspired by the ghoulishly fun popular theme park attraction. […] The Haunted Mansion special will be animated by legendary horror genre artist and children’s book illustrator Gris Grimly (Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes), who also will exec produce and art direct. Scott Peterson(Phineas and Ferb) will serve as writer, EP and story editor.
To read the whole article, click here.

Disney Is Developing A ‘Haunted Mansion’ Animated Special

THR reports: “Disney Television Animation is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction in a big way. The studio is developing [an] animated special inspired by the ghoulishly fun popular theme park attraction. […] The Haunted Mansion special will be animated by legendary horror genre artist and children’s book illustrator Gris Grimly (Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes), who also will exec produce and art direct. Scott Peterson(Phineas and Ferb) will serve as writer, EP and story editor.

To read the whole article, click here.

exploringtheamazon:

why, yes, these are OFFICIAL MERCH

exploringtheamazon:

why, yes, these are OFFICIAL MERCH

The Japanese trailer for Big Hero 6 offers a more emotional opening, giving a li’l gravitas to what has — thus far — been marketed solely as an action/comedy. I like it!

"The school bully wanted to pummel me every day after school. I would walk home, and he would wait for me. He would come out from behind a corner and — just like in some old movie — he would start beating on me. One day he came after me, and I said, ‘Stop! I will draw you a picture of Darth Vader if you leave me alone.’

"And he had his fist cocked, and he said, ‘Really?’

"And I said, ‘Yeah, and it’ll be GOOD. I promise.’"

Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon writer/director Dean DeBlois on when he began to suspect he might have a future in art

(Quote via the AMAZING 2+ hour documentary, The Making of Lilo & Stitch, included on the 2 DVD version of Lilo & Stitch: Big Wave Edition DVD — currently just $9.98 on Amazon!)

Batgirl: kicking ass and taking selfies

(art by:Mike Maihack, Artist Abe, Mark Henry Bustamante)

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Big Hero 6 - Trailer 2