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I found an informative video by Disney about how they use their  "Hyperion" rendering engine to make films like 'Big Hero 6".

The video seems to be an homage to the old Disney documentaries that tried to explain the complex process of feature animation in layman's terms, with a frank and welcoming narrator.

I love that in the old days it was all about things like "The multi-plane camera" and "the Ink and Paint dept." but today it's about "Path Tracing". It's hilarious to me. :)
A renderer is the software that takes all of the models, animations, textures as well as lights and other scene objects and produces the final image that m
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Pixar just released the first full trailer for their upcoming film The Good Dinosaur !

Two things I noticed:

I like that the trailer is unspecific about story details, and rather sticks to general themes. I am annoyed when trailers show too much and spoil the experience.

Also, many people have been noticing how incredible the render looks on this film. The level of photo-realism is beautiful (just look at that lizard slither across the path!!). I think it's interesting seeing both cartoon-y and photo-realistic things side-by-side.
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My friends and I just finished a new video about Super Smash Bros. 

Watch it so you can tell me how cheesy and awesome it is.

#smashbros  
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I love that the "new thing" is now practical effects. I hope that trend continues. :)
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I just watched Pixar's Inside Out last night, and I'm SO impressed with it. No joke, it's honestly one of the best films Pixar has ever made. Maybe not THE best, but it's definitely up there.

I found a b-roll on YouTube. It's fragmented, which is frustrating, but it's still cool to see the process of making this wonderful film.

Have you seen Inside Out yet? What did you think of it?
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I would like to see it, I can relate to the girl who has all the different emotions, because I  sometimes I have mood swings.
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Disney has finally released a teaser for their upcoming film, Zootopia !

It looks adorable, and strongly reminds me of Robin Hood with its anthropomorphic fox lead. I love how the animal characters exhibit both human and animal traits in their animation, like when the rabbit (Hopps) is searching for the fox (Nick) and her nose quivers as she sniffs.

#zootopia
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It also reminds me of Robin Hood
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The Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray box set was just announced! It comes with every one of his films, and some special features as well.

There's no word on a price tag yet, but it's reasonable to say that you should start saving now, because it isn't going to be cheap!
Where would we be without Hayao Miyazaki? Not only has the Japanese filmmaker made the most beautiful animated movies in the world, he's made some of the most beautiful movies ever-- period. That's why it was so heartening to hear the recent news that, at seventy-four years of age (when most men golf or garden or simply groan), Miyazaki is making another movie. In the meantime, fans can experience a few gems from his career they most likely haven...
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I don't even own a Blu-Ray player (or a TV large enough for it to matter), but I want this so bad.
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This is a fantastic short documentary that examines the methods and style of the great Chuck Jones. It includes interviews from many industry greats, including Glen Keane and Steven Spielberg.
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RIP Chuck Jones, genius
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At the E3 video gaming conference today, Microsoft showed off a new game "Cuphead", which pays homage to classic 1930s animation.

The game looks beautiful, and I'm really impressed with the filters and effects put over the animation (things like hairs, color separation, blur, etc.). It looks really fun, especially for animation fans. :)

#cuphead  
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There are several other hand-drawn video games, but this one looks the most authentic and true to actual cartoons.
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I haven't seen a music video this fun and creative in a while. It feels like I just watched a really good indie film.
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It's been a long time to wait, but after multiple delays and shifts in the director seat, Pixar has finally released a teaser for their upcoming film The Good Dinosaur .

Cartoon Brew has been covering the film if you want to learn more.
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/pixar/good-dinosaur-teaser-113669.html
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