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Cartoon Versions Of Chemical Elements

arsnicTired 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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Croods Posters Evolve

The Croods Theatrical Poster

The Croods The­atri­cal Poster

Dream­Works Animation’s next ani­mated film, The Croods, today got two new updated posters, one domes­tic and one Inter­na­tional. Both posters fea­ture the whole pre­his­toric fam­ily, and a view of the exotic lands they live in. The domes­tic poster fea­tures the film release date– March 23, while the inter­na­tional ver­sion just says com­ing soon.

Dream­Works has been notable in their goal to ramp up pro­duc­tion to two or three ani­mated fea­tures a year. The Croods will be the first for the stu­dio for 2013, and will be fol­lowed by Turbo this sum­mer and Mr. Peabody & Sher­man in November.

A com­edy adven­ture that takes us back to a pre­vi­ously undis­cov­ered era in the his­tory of our planet known as the Crooda­ceous, when nature was still a work-in-progress… full of never-before-seen crea­tures and landscapes.

An old-school cave­man must lead his fam­ily across a volatile pre­his­toric land­scape in search of a new home. The out­sized flora and fauna are chal­lenge enough, but the real com­pli­ca­tion arises when the fam­ily is joined by an alarm­ingly mod­ern cave­man whose search for “tomor­row” is at odds with our hero’s reliance on the tra­di­tions of yes­ter­day. The imag­i­na­tive and resource­ful new­comer helps the Croods nav­i­gate their way through the fan­tas­tic world beyond their cave.

The Croods Theatrical Poster

The Croods The­atri­cal Poster


The Croods International Poster

The Croods Inter­na­tional Poster

Concept Art From Animated Frozen



The rumors of Dis­ney on ice are true, at least as far as the studio’s 53rd full-length ani­mated fea­ture full-length ani­mated fea­ture is con­cerned. Frozen, due in the­aters in a lit­tle less than a year is that ice-cold project, and Dis­ney has just released their first peak at the art from the film.

The image shows dwarfed impres­sions of hero­ine Anna and her com­pan­ion Kristoff against a bleak and frigid back­ground of des­o­la­tion and ice.

The film begins when a prophecy traps a king­dom in eter­nal win­ter, Anna, a fear­less opti­mist, teams up with extreme moun­tain man Kristoff and his side­kick rein­deer Sven on an epic jour­ney to find Anna’s sis­ter Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encoun­ter­ing mys­ti­cal trolls, a funny snow­man named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bat­tle the ele­ments in a race to save the king­dom from destruction.

The film is directed by Chris Buck and Jen­nifer Lee from a story by Lee and Shane Mor­ris. It will also fea­ture orig­i­nal songs by Tony-award win­ner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mor­mon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kris­ten Anderson-Lopez (“In Tran­sit”).

The film is cur­rently slated for release on Novem­ber 27, 2013.

Frozen Concept Art

Frozen Con­cept Art

Guardians Unite On A New Poster

Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians

After a series of character-centric teaser posters, Dream­Works Animation’s Rise of the Guardians released a new pre-release poster. Fea­tur­ing all the major char­ac­ters from the film, the poster instills a sort of ani­mated Avengers team of super-heroes feel with it’s “Leg­ends Unite” tag line.

The film is directed by Peter Ram­sey and co-directed by William Joyce, based on his series of books. The film The Fan­tas­tic Fly­ing Books of Mr. Mor­ris Less­more won an Oscar for best ani­mated short was based on another of Joyce’s stories.

The film, which does not release until Novem­ber 21, 2012, will be hon­ored at the 16th Annual Hol­ly­wood Film Awards with the Hol­ly­wood Ani­ma­tion Award on Oct. 22 at the Bev­erly Hilton. The Hol­ly­wood Ani­ma­tion Award hon­ors the year’s best ani­mated film; pre­vi­ous win­ner include Rata­touille (2007), Wall-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Rango (2011). While not all win­ners go on to win the Best Ani­mated Fea­ture at the Oscars, tak­ing the Hol­ly­wood Ani­ma­tion Award goes a long way to increas­ing the chances of a win espe­cially for an unre­leased film.

Rise of the Guardians is an epic adven­ture that tells the story of a group of heroes — each with extra­or­di­nary abil­i­ties. When an ancient evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gaunt­let to take over the world, the immor­tal Guardians must join forces for the first time to pro­tect the hopes, beliefs and imag­i­na­tion of chil­dren all over the world. The world’s five unlike­li­est heroes– Jack Frosty, North (aka Santa), Bun­ny­mund (the Easter Bunny), Tooth (the Tooth Fairy) and Sandy (the Sand­man)- must band together to stop Pitch (the Boogey­man) from plung­ing the world into eter­nal darkness.