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Second printing of Haddon Sundblom at The Illustrated Press

Second printing of Haddon Sundblom at The Illustrated Press

The Illustrated Press has just released the second printing of their beautiful book on the art of Haddon Sundblom. Sundblom is best known for his images of romance, family, and illustrations for Coca Cola, which often feature the iconic version of Santa Clause. The...

Here’s Your Pizza, Why Me?

Here’s Your Pizza, Why Me?

If you've ever attended an acting class worth it's salt, one of the first things you'll be criticised for is how you use your arms....

Notes and Colors in Sing-Syncing

Notes and Colors in Sing-Syncing

Now that we’ve discussed tidal volume (the low volume of air in the lungs required to support most non-stressful activities) and minute...

Thinking in Poses

Thinking in Poses

One of the cardinal rules of animation is that good poses make for good performances. An animator once told me that good animation must be...

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From Disney to Indie Animation with Tom Bancroft

From Disney to Indie Animation with Tom Bancroft

My guest in this episode is Tom Bancroft, who was the Supervising Animator for Mushu on Disney’s animated feature Mulan. He was also an animator on Pocahontas, Tarzan, Young Simba on Lion King, and Iago on Aladdin. You might know Tom has a twin brother named Tony, who...