The Art of Ratatouille
While Pixar is one of the most advanced computer animation facilities in existence, before they bring their programming smarts and processing power to bear, they start with the art. The Art of Ratatouille
concentrates on displaying that art. The book is full of drawings, paintings and sculptures showing how the characters and sets evolved before the nuts and bolts of computer animation were applied.
Life Imitates Art: Ride in a Gundam Cockpit
Okay, so you're not actually stomping around, kicking all kinds of Jion ass. In fact, the thing lies on its back and doesn't actually go anywhere. But for God's sake, it's a 1:1 scale, 59-foot Gundam!
Do You Smell a Rat?
The ironically named Inspired Corporation is tackling Pixar's works with gusto. On the heels of Little Cars 2
, itself a sequel to the knockoff Little Cars
, comes Ratatoing
Upcoming Releases: July 2007 to March 2008
It's back to school in September, and to help you cope with the transition there's a ton of anime titles coming out. Hmmm, textbooks or animation? It's a tough call.
Japan Media Arts Festival Call for Submissions
I've given much love to the Japan Media Arts Festival in the past (and my review of this year's works is coming up soon), so I should mention that the 11th annual festival's Call for Entries site is now open. While most of the festival's work is from Japan, don't let that discourage you from entering.
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