The big Avengers Age of Ultron poster immediately reminded me of this two page spread from Ultron Unlimited by Kurt Busiek and George Perez!
Eyegasm: Every Disney ‘Art Of’ Book
The Fairest One of All by J.B. Kaufman
Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (author unknown)
Walt Disney’s Fantasia by John Culhane
Bambi: The Story and the Film by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston
Cinderella: A Dream Come True (author unknown)
Peter Pan Sketchbook by various
The Art of the Little Mermaid by Jeff Kurtti
Aladdin: The Making of an Animated Film by John Culhane
The Art of The Lion King by Christopher Finch
The Art of Pocahontas by Stephen Rebello
The Art of The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Stephen Rebello
The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation by Stephen Rebello
The Art of Mulan by Jeff Kurtti
Tarzan Chronicles by Howard E. Green
Fantasia 2000: Visions of Hope by John Culhane
Atlantis: The Lost Empire: The Illustrated Script by Jeff Kurtti
Lilo & Stitch: Collected Stories From the Film’s Creators by H. Wakabayashi
Treasure Planet: A Voyage of Discovery by Jeff Kurtti
Brother Bear: A Transformation Tale by H. Wakabayashi
The Art of Meet the Robinsons by Tracey Miller-Zarneke
The Art of Bolt by Mark Cotta Vaz
The Art of The Princess and the Frog by Jeff Kurtti
The Art of Tangled by Jeff Kurtti
The Art of Wreck-It Ralph by by Jennifer Lee & Maggie Malone
The Art of Frozen by Charles Solomon
The Art of Big Hero 6 by Jessica Julius
Genie animator Eric Goldberg’s touching tribute to Robin Williams.
R.I.P. Robin Williams
Plot & Pics: Pixar’s Inside Out
"Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school."
That’s the “official” plot description via Pixar. To read what the comedic cast has to say about their characters, click here.
Comparación de la altura de superhéroes Marvel
James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.