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Something strange is going on in Brooklyn. A giant bread creature is poised to attack the city, aliens are living next door, a bear turns up missing, felt critters are walking & talking, and old people start hooking up on the internets. Maybe there's something funny in the water.

The Pratt Institute's Media Arts Department proudly presents the Traditional Animation thesis films of the graduating class of 2007, as well as selected shorts. Students will be in attendance for a Q&A to talk about their stop motion, 2-D computer animation, and hand-drawn films.

Free and open to the public, May 4th & 5th, 7pm at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater


We are a group of animators that attend Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn, New York. Here is our archives of sketches, photos, and animations.


[ Alisa ] [ Jess ] [ Katie ]
[ Lee ] [ Lena ] [ Nny ]
[ Pam ] [ Steph ]
[ Emmett ] [ Javan ]
[ Maurice ] [ Kat ]
[ Manny ] [ Kris ] [ Isam]
[ Dav-odd ] [ Misha ] [ Jess ]
[ Tony ] [ George ]

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Seward Street
Animate Clay
Stephen Silver
Channel Frederator

Friday, March 31, 2006


"Get ready to hurl."

"With billboards and bus posters for ICE AGE 2 (opening today), THE WILD (4/14) and OVER THE HEDGE (5/19) plastering the city, I'm reminded that this could be the yeof Hollywood's rude awakening (re: computer animated features). Hey, I'm an optimist. I don't want these films to fail. My hope is for animators to remain employed, to make great movies. But then I see something like THIS.

Hollywood will get what what it deserves. And it can't come too soon for me."

- Jerry Beck

If anyone is going to hit the nail right on the head it would be Jerry Beck over at Cartoon Brew if you haven't been looking at the brew, you don't know what your missing.

mmm... good brew.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


SPECIAL EVENT - The Tribeca Film Festival in New York,
April 25-May 7, will be hosting "ANIMATED NEW YORK",
a special program of Independent films from New York City
animators. This program has been curated by the two-time
Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton, with the hopes that
New York City will gain greater recognition as a world center
of independent animation.

Included in the program will be the following films:
1. "Puppet" Patrick Smith
2. "Backbrace" - Andy and Carolyn London
3. "Dentist" - Signe Baumane
4. "Bathtime in Clarekenwell" - Alex Budovsky
5. "Underbelly: Coffee" – Ugly Pictures
6. "She She She’s a Bombshell" – Ben Levin
7. "Sex Life of Robots" - Mike Sullivan
8. "Sita" - Nina Paley
9. "Roof Sex" – PES
10. "Soccer Time" - Edmond Hawkins
11. "Santa Goes South" – Peter Wallach
12. "Bar Fight" - Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick
13. "Guide Dog" - Bill Plympton
14. "Life in Transition" - John R. Dilworth


Monday, May 1, 9:00 pm,
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place (Next to Piers at Battery Park) New York, NY 10038

Wednesday, May 3, 12:30 pm,
AMC Village VII
66 Third Avenue (at 11th Street) New York, NY 10003

Thursday, May 4, 1:00 pm,
AMC 34th Street
312 W. 34th Street New York, NY 10001

Sunday, May 7, 10:15 am,
AMC 68th Street
1998 Broadway (at 68th Street) New York, NY 10023

For more information, please visit:
Tribeca Film Festival

Monday, March 27, 2006

Your daily newsbyte!

Sadly, we all have to take off our hats at the passing of Richard Fleischer, the son of Max Fleischer of animation fame.


And, in India, the winners of the FICCI BAF Awards in Mumbai for animation: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1466068.cms

Friday, March 24, 2006


This is Emmett Goodman.

And I am seeking help in working with a Bolex film camera, or any other film camera that the equiptment office holds. I am intending to shoot my final stop-motion assignment (for Bob Lyons' class) on actual film instead of digitally. Call it a personal artistic need. I figure the blog would be the quickest way to do this. I know that this is not what we usually use it for.
Bob has offered to show me how to work with these cameras, but I need to buy the actual film, and I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. Because this a big first for me, I will definitely need to shoot my first celluoid with someone guiding me through it. I need to start this the week we return from Spring Break.
So if anybody reading this can help me, or knows someone who might be able to help, please respond. I will be very grateful for any help I can get.

I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break. I look forward to seeing everyone when we get back.


Saturday, March 18, 2006


The judging for the indepedent shorts in the ASIFA East festival is this Wednesday... anyone sticking around here wanna go? It starts at 6:30 at SVA. I dont know how long it takes to get there.. maybe we could leave at 5:30?

Friday, March 17, 2006

woo spring break

Yay. Hope everyone's break is off to a good start. I was just sitting in my room and I had a craving for ice cream, so I thought that maybe it would be cool to walk to Cold Stone later and get some. Anyone game? Maybe around 8 or 9... there's a pretty good place on Myrtle too, so I'd settle for that even. Woo.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Art School Movie

Someone made a movie about Art School. It looks funking hilarious.

Art School Confidential

Saturday, March 11, 2006

boring no more


Friday, March 10, 2006


at the annual shareholder meeting:

"Iger later fielded a question from a shareholder who asked if 2D would be employed for Disney’s Rapunzel: Unbraided, which is being directed by master traditional animator Glen Keane (supervising animator on Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and Treasure Planet). According to Iger, the film will be made with a revolutionary process, which Kean helped develop, that will allow the animators to draw by hand and have their drawings translated to computer models. Iger also prattled off the cliché line about technology taking a back seat to good storytelling, but drew a round of applause by adding, “If we find that we have great characters and stories and believable worlds, and that it can be depicted in 2D animation, that’s also fine with us. It's an art from that's eternal in many respects and shouldn't be ignored.”

Fans of traditional animation click here


Come play kick Ball today, at 4:15 pm on the lawn in front of Engineering building. See ya there.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

See Your Cartoons Tonight!

I made a DVD of the Animation II class project, and handed it to ASIFA along with that great sand animation Maurice made, so hopefully they're screening tonight at the ASIFA show. Check it out!

ASIFA-East Animation Festival - Judging Nights

Start time is 6:30 PM

Please arrive promptly at 6:30 in order to sign in to vote.

Tuesday March 7th - Student - 3rd Floor Amphitheater
Thursday March 9th - Commercials/Promos - 3rd Floor Amphitheater
Wednesday March 15th - Sponsored Films (over 2 min.) - 5th Floor (Room 502)
Wednesday March 22nd - Independent - 5th Floor (Room 502)

-All are welcome to the judging nights but only paid up members are eligible to vote.
-Old members may renew and new members may join up at the judging nights (cash or check).
-New members must wait until the following day to vote (fair is fair).

209 East 23rd Street
(btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Morph Project

Fran was nice enough to compile and color in the animation for us. Thanks Fran, it looks great

Friday, March 03, 2006



Remember the poor, butchered, BEAUTIFUL film The Thief and the Cobbler? Well guess what....they're REMASTERING IT with it's INTENDED animation. Lost scenes are being put in, and it will be released the way THE CREATORS intended.

25 years in the making, folks. You have to really love animation to create such a beautiful, beautiful film.


Pop it into DivX for it to play correctly.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I LIKE paint.

what up ponies, Nny and I plan on painting G50 the first saturday of spring break (the 18th) early in the AM, around 10. All are welcome, so wear your favorite painting pants from freshman year and HOP TO IT!

-I believe the color that was somewhat agreed upon was green/lime-ish right?