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Cartoon Versions Of Chemical Elements


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Tired of the same old periodic table? Want to breathe some fresh air into the stale old chemicals? That’s is exactly what animator and illustrator Kaycie D. decided to take on a massive character design project. In her thesis project- titled Elements – Experiments in Character Design– at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Kaycie decided she would design a character based on each of the known chemical elements in the periodic table, until she had a complete world of science-inspired cartoon characters.

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Full Paperman Cartoon Short Released On Internet


Paperman

Disney short and Oscar contender Paperman has hit the Internets. Yesterday, Disney released the full short, uncut, on the Internet on Huffington Post and Youtube. Directed by John Kahrs, the film is important because it combines the art of hand-drawn, 2D animation with the quality of computer animation seamlessly. The short made it’s theatrical debut paired with Wreck-It Ralph on November 2, 2012.

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Disney Considering Layoffs to Cut Costs


Walt Disney Studios

Layoffs at the Walt Disney Company’s studios and other units may take place in the wake of an internal cost-cutting review begun by the Mouse House several weeks ago, according to “three people with knowledge of the effort.”

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Hayao Miyazaki to Release First Animated Movie in 5 Years


Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)

Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in five years will come out next year, distributor Toho announced Thursday. Miyazaki will release wartime romance Kaze Tachinu, based on the novel of the same name, usually translated as The Wind Has Risen.

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1928 Mickey Mouse Poster Sells for Over $100,000



Mickey Mouse Poster

Believed to be the earliest known poster of the world’s most famous mouse, a 1928 movie poster of Mickey Mouse sold Thursday for over $100,000, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions announced.

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Jennifer Lee joins Chris Buck to direct Disney’s Frozen


Frozen

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced Thursday that it has tapped Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature, Frozen, which is slated for the big screen on November 27, 2013.

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