Tuesday, June 15, 2010

featured fan finale

Dumm Comics is featuring another of my fancomics today! "Another?" you ask. Surely you remember my June post celebrating the first of such occasions. Surely! Since then, another opportunity to pay homage to Gabe Swarr presented itself. As his weekly "Big Pants Mouse" comic strip was coming to an end he reached out to his fans to come up with their own versions of how the strip might conclude. I accepted the challenge and in so doing, most likely created (unintentionally) the longest one-page fan strip that ever saw the light of Internet. Seriously, you should see this monster:
Via Dumm.
Via deviantART.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tangled trailer

Here's the first real teaser trailer for Disney's next "happily ever after" feature, Tangled, the story of Rapunzel. Or is it the story of Rapunzel's prince, featuring Rapunzel? After watching this trailer, I'm not sure anymore. Not to mention I was too busy inspecting the new visual style of this 3-D feature (yes, in this instance I mean the bring-your-special-glasses 3-D, but I also mean CGI). Animator Glen Keane initially helmed this project with the desire to bring the beauty of 2-D to computer animation. His team created a new form of 3-D that will hopefully evoke the warmth and feeling of a traditional painting. Behold, the studio's attempt at making a painting come to life through the magic of Disney: