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Disney's John Lasseter, retired within the year

John Lasseter (John Lasseter, January 1957 -) started aiming to be an animator since high school student, entered as a first-time student of the animation course of California Institute of Art, California Art University in 1979, studied animation and a Bachelor of Arts (" Bachelor of Fine Arts "). Mr. Lasseter was known for transforming Pixar, Lucasfilm's small image production department into the world's most successful animation studio, and was co-directed with Toy Story (Toy Story) Toy Story 2 (Toy Story 2) has become a pioneer presence of CG animation movies. Mr. Lasseter's repetition of inappropriate actions came to light was triggered by a research report by the American entertainment magazine Hollywood Reporter. The magazine reported that it was known as a testimony of employees who are long in Pixar, "to grasp the body of a person, to kiss, to talk about physical characteristics of people". According to the sources of multiple information sources, at Pixar 's internal social gathering, there are also female employees who avoid him so that he will not kiss from Mr. Lasseter who drinks a lot of liquor. In September 2017, the accused was accused of being hugged from multiple female employees, and in November of 2017, "To everyone who received (from me) an act that seems to be beyond an undesired hug or a line Apologies "and was taking a leave of absence. Disney does not clarify the reason for leaving Lasseter, but the US media tells the view that sexual harassment to women is involved. YouTube talks with Pixar CEO Steve Jobs about the success of the world's first full 3D CG full-length animated film "Toy Story" at that time. John Lasseter (Google search) Related information and person list John Lasseter (IMDb) Awards and work list Pixar Co - Founder to Leave Disney After 'Missteps' (The New York Times) John Lasseter to Exit Disney at Read more

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Saturday animation by Steve Katz

Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator living in London. Mr. Katz's comic features a style inspired by the 1930s and 1940s. The short animation "MAN" which is the theme of the global environment and the protection of wild animals released in 2012 is a topic with impressive image expression and strong message nature, and YouTube's view count exceeds 25.5 million times. MAN (YouYube) Published December 2012 The latest work of Mr. Katz is "Happiness". It is a story of rats pursuing "happiness" constantly, but the illusion scene that eventually becomes a "happy mouse" drowned in drugs is funny. A story that makes people think about what happiness is. www.stevecutts.com (Website) Steve Cutts (Vimeo) "MAN" "Happiness" and 14 more videos Steve Cutts (Facebook) The following video is a music video by Moby (Moby) and Steve Katz is in charge of animation Did. This work has won the 2017 Webby Award (Animation / 2017 Webby Awards). Moby & The Void Pacific Choir - Are You Lost In The World Like Me? (Official Video) Are Read more

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Snow Statue of Anime "Golden Kamui" on Sapporo Snow Festival

Golden Kamui is a manga of Japan by Mr. Noda Satoru, a manga artist from Kitahiroshima city, Hokkaido. It is a work set in Hokkaido at the end of the Meiji era, in the weekly Young Jump (Shueisha), it is serialized from No. 38 of 2014. This work has won the "Manga Award 2016" on March 29, 2016. "Synopsis" is a former Army soldier, Sumitomo Sugimoto dreaming of a fortune and stepping on the ground of Hokkaido and taking gold dust. One day we hear the rumors of gold pieces equivalent to 80,000 yen (about 800 million yen in modern value) that the Ainu treasured. Sugimoto attached to the search line is saved by the Ainu girl Ashigopa, the battlefield attacked by Brown bear. I was impressed with the skill and knowledge as a hunter of Ashigepa, and I also learned that Ashpupa's father was robbed of gold and killed. We will ask Beijing to cooperate in searching for gold bullies on condition that you will fight the father's enemies and act together. Popular comic "Golden Kamui" is animated from April and will be broadcast on TOKYO MX, Yomiuri TV, Sapporo TV, BS11. Also, Fuji TV on demand (FOD) exclusively distributes. Golden Kamui (official website) Golden Kamui (TV anime · official website) "The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival" to be held in Sapporo from February 5 (Monday) to February 12 (Monday · Holiday) The snow image of the TV anime "Golden Kamui" is scheduled to be exhibited at Odori 4th Street Square. Snow Statue Live Camera · Sapporo Snow Festival STV Square Final Fantasy XIV "Battle of the Silver Battle" It is installed in front of the snow statue. "Golden Kamui" snow statue appears in "The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival" held in Hokkaido and Sapporo from 2/5! The snow statue is based on the diffome illustration of Sugimoto · Asi (Ri) · Shiroishi! In commemoration of animation broadcasting from April, it will be on display at the Odori · Susukino venue Odori 4-chome STV Plaza! https://t.co/tq9kuPVbeQ# Golden Kamui pic.twitter.com/RZUl2CCJVY - TV anime "Golden Kamui" Official (@ kamuy_anime) January 25, 2018

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Fun short short-cut for Approval

The range of fixed ideas and common sense differs depending on the person. Animals who behave unexpectedly as well as animations of phenomenal natural phenomena become topics, but we are going to talk about "unexpectedness" over our knowledge and common sense I think that it is fun (^ ^) Also in movies and photographs, recently VFX, generalization of image processing such as evolution of visual effect and Photoshop etc., such as questioning the stereotype or unexpectedness of people You can now create interesting images and photos relatively easily. This 56-second work "For Approval" is a fun short-cut work that tried our fixed ideas and common sense (^ ^) It is Mainframe (MF) which is making images in Manchester, England. There is reality in 3DCG production, but since it is only the image of the object, it will be understood as the virtual space from the beginning. It seems that the surprisingness became clearer when the surroundings and the background of reality exist. It is clearly memorized as a horror masterpiece, a scene in which the neck of a person rotates back on the movie "Exorcist" in 1973 (Showa 48), a fear scene which overrides the fixed idea and common sense of a person. In the movie "Alien" of 1979, I think that I increased my fear as an existence beyond established concepts such as parasitic on humans, body fluids of acid, design of HR gigers (^ ^) For Approval from Mainframe (North) on Vimeo. HR Giger and Alien

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Beauty and the Beast by Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast)

A trailer of "Beauty and the Beast" where Emma Watson plays the role of bell of masterpiece featured animated film "Beauty and the Beast" Disney produced in 1991 was released. It is based on the French folk tales that witches advise themselves as they are selfish, arrogant prince by selfish advising that "If you judge a person by appearance, you can not see the truth of the bottom of your heart", but the first time in the history of animation films It became an Academy Award Work Prize Nomination work (the 64th). The impression of the role of Hermione of the movie Harry Potter series is strong, and I have appeared in various movies including 2015 "Colonia" so far, but I think the role of the bell of this "Beauty and the Beast" is a hammer role (^^) Emma Watson movie (Google search) Starring movie list Beauty and the Beast (2017) (IMDb) March 17, 2017 (UK, USA, etc.) Japan will be released on April 21, 2017 Emma Mr. Watson is serving as a goodwill ambassador for UN agencies for gender equality and women's empowerment, but on November 9, Mr. Trump won the US presidential election, US activists, poets, singers, actresses I am hiding in the subway of New York, following London, at the project "Books on the Underground" that Maya Angelrow's book "Mom & Me & Mom" ​​is read by someone to read books that I was impressed. In a speech acknowledging Mr. Hillary Clinton's defeat, in the words that "I want you to believe that it is worth fighting for what you think is right", Emma said, "All the things I believe In order to fight more than ever, I tweeted it. Emma Watson (Facebook) Emma Watson, Hide a book at NY subway station (Cinema Today) Actress Emma Watson UN Women Goodwill Ambassador's Speech

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Pixar Short: Borrowed Time (time given from heaven)

Short animation Borrowed Time (time given from heaven) produced by two people of Pixar (Pixar Animation Studios) animator Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats will be released for a limited time (2 weeks) at Vimeo It has been. A sheriff came to this place to look at the shock accident caused by childhood age. To live is painful, to settle your trauma · · ·. ... It is a pocket watch of destiny. In addition to pursuing love and hope, Pixar works positively express all human emotions, such as refracted emotions and regret, spit, hatred, anger, with CG animation. It is a work for adults expressing the inner side (postscript: complete release finished) · Best In Show, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 2016 · Best Animated Short, St. Louis International Film Festival 2015 · Grand Jury Prize, Read more

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Cute Planet Exploration Droid 3DCG Animation Planet Unknown

At the end of the 21st century, mankind was faced with the depletion of earth resources. Two autonomous exploration droids were sent out to explore the possibility of planetary habitation. Short animation, the story of the unknown planet (Planet Unknown) is easy to understand today, especially the cute movement and gesture of the two exploration droids that will help each other, the sounds that they emit, the sound effect etc are also made fun (^ ^) It reminds me of the main character Woolly of the movie "WALL · E / Wally". Shawn Wang who is CG generalist living in Shanghai produced. This Planet Unknown is a graduation production movie of the China Communication University of China. The idea of ​​planetary exploration is also inspired by 2014 SF movie Christopher Nolan director Interstellar, and two of the artificial intelligence robots TARS and CASE that appeared. It is also influenced by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and the movie 'WALL · E / Wally'. I won the Best Short Animation Award at the Burbank International Film Festival 2016. Also, it is officially selected at numerous film festivals. PlanetUnknownFilm.com (Official Website) ShawnWangVFX.com (Website) Planet Unknown from Shawn Wang on Vimeo.

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State-of-the-art Samurai stop motion movie "Kubo and the Two Strings"

Movie Kubo and the Two Strings (Kubo and the Two Strings) is a topical work that is said to overturn the concept of stop motion animation. Published nationwide from August 19th, disclosure in Japan is undecided. Synopsis is Kubo, a minstrel who lives modestly with his mother in a beachfront town, revived the soul of the past with a big chance to go on a fight trip over the mystery of the death of his father who was a legendary samurai, . Action, magic, adventure activity with laughter, Samurai stop motion animation. It seems that Momotaro and other influences from Japanese old stories are also strongly received. Charlize · Seron monkey and Matthew McConaughey fighter warrior Matthew McConaughey are encouraging (^ ^) It is the animation of Neil · Gayman's children's literature, "Collaine and button Leica (Laika) who worked on "The Witch of Wit" and 4 trailers movies, please visit the site below. Laika, LLC. (Website) Making movies of this stop motion movie are released, but even though it is a classic scenario taking and special effects technique, using state-of-the-art technology and 3D print, robot, 3DCG, VFX I understand how to make it. It is an interesting movie packed with Japanese and historical players such as Japanese houses, accessories, origami, shamisen, etc. (^ ^) It has the charm of puppet and image expression which is not in 3DCG animation. Kubo and the Two Strings (official website) Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (IMDb) Rating: 8.4 Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (Rotten Tomatoes) 96% Read more

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Irish mythology, a beautiful animated film "Uta no Uta"

The story is based on the folk tales of "seal wife" transmitted to Ireland. It is a story of a strange adventure between seals in the sea, fairies living in the form of human women on land, young brothers and sisters born between Sergey and humans. On the night my sister was born, my mother disappeared suddenly to the sea, leaving my family and my older brother coldly touches my sister from love for my mother. And on my 6th birthday, my sister Siaiah, my brother and sister is taken to my town by the grandmother, suddenly she will be taken to the underwear of the owl witch Maca. My older brother Ben leaves for a magical journey to the fading world to save my sister. Drawing based on Irish mythology, a big adventure of a young brother sister, and parting .... I will be spun with breathtaking overwhelming visual beauty as if I started from a picture book. It was made on the basis of myths transmitted to Ireland by international co-production of five countries in Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Denmark in 2014. Nominated in seven divisions for the Annie Award, which is said to be the Academy Award in the anime world, winning the Grand Prix at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015, and receiving the long animation prize at the 28th European Film Awards An animated movie "Song of the Sea Sea Uta", a featured animation film that dominated the animation world, will be released in Japan this summer. Movie "Song of the Sea Uta no Uta" (Official Site) August 20 (Sat) National Road Show Song of the Sea (2014) (IMDb) Rating: 8.2 In the story of the legend, It is packed with usefulness to live - Interview with Director Tom Moore (Children's Movie Plus)

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Cute love story 'A Love Story' and excellent advertisement

A boy / Eyban who sells freshly squeezed orange juice on the street dreams of inviting a girl / Evie selling freshly squeezed lemonade across the street from the movies. Ivan can not invite a movie because it does not sell orange juice. So I will develop a promotion with a handmade poster (^ ^) Even though I can sell orange juice, Evie's lemonade will not be sold this time. Evie also competed to start advertising, and the competition is more and more escalated. Unnoticed, to a flashy Neon store and an instant food factory controlled by AI's automatic cooking robot ... And what is the cute love 's way to go? I think that the high appeal power of the constitution conscious of the near future and the love scenario easy to understand by anyone in the world is also becoming an excellent promotion (^ ^) I made the United States, the UK, It is Chipotle Mexican Grill of a healthy-oriented Mexican restaurant chain that has stores in Canada, Germany and France. We have produced three animated advertisement movies. The concept common to the following three animations is the antithesis to excessive additives, synthetic foods, and food production regime. I think that it is an excellent advertisement movie. (YouTube is in continuous play) Animated Short Films (Chipotle Mexican Grill) 3 animations A cute movie "A Love Story" (Gigazine) depicting the fast food war that started with a thought of a dearly loving boy

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Fantasy short animation, Lunette

It is a short animation, Lunette, which cuts out a scene with feature animation. A wolf carrying a glooming ball "Moon" in the dark (night) jungle, for what. Wolves are also numerous animals that appear in myths and folklore in the world and become deified, but even in this short animation, Lunette .... Animation work Lunett is fascinating with fantastic images traveling with the spherical body "Moon", a lone alive wolf in the world of darkness. I draw attention to the viewer into a dream world. I made Phoebe Warries who studied 2D animation, illustration and concept art at UHAnimation (University of Hertfordshire) in Hertfordshire, England. Phoebe Warries (Website) Lunette (Facebook) therookies.co/film-making/film-of-the-year/lunette/ Lunette from Phoebe Warries on Vimeo.

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A short animation of a wonderful moment "The Moment"

I make a short animation the moment I notice some important things. She likes caricatures, although she has drawn many people, I sit in front of her that a certain young man would like to draw a portrait. She draws the youth's face carefully .... I think that the important thing which is invisible to compassion and eyes is expressed in a wonderful animation work "The Moment". Although it is a short work of 2 minutes 30 seconds, it is transmitted to the viewer that it is thought that the artist (her) should cherish it. Karis Oh of Prospective storyteller?! (Self introduction / Vimeo) who is studying at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York (^^) · Skills Illustration, visual development, concept art, 2D animation, graphic design, motion graphic, storyboarding KARIS OH (Website) karisparisoh (Instagram) The Moment from Karis Read more

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