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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Making of the Croods, Animated Movie.



Here is a behind the scene discussion of the animated movie, the Croods.
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Disney Shuts Down Lucas Arts



The "House of Mouse', will be using other video game publishers to handle future Star Wars gaming projects as Lucas Arts is officially closed.

More info here:
http://kotaku.com/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-468473749


Disney is at the top of the world now that it owns the Star Wars universe. You can bet that they will market and milk it for everything it's worth. Disney is the entertainment juggernaut now that it also has already control of  Pixar and acquired Marvel. What is next? Has the "Empire" taken over?

See more here:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-01/disney-s-marvel-like-lucasfilm-deal-sees-many-avengers.html

Jack Kirby Copyright Debacle



If you are a fan of comic books than you must know what an impact Jack Kirby was to the comic book medium. He single-handily established the Marvel style and was it's greatest character creator. He was responsible for the creation of  the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and more. It appears that their was a provision for creators to get copyrights back under certain circumstances but such was not the case for Kirby's heirs.

See link below for details:
 http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/judge-rules-for-marvel-in-kirby-heirs-copyright-claim/

It is important for artists / content creators to know about copyrights and contracts; especially work for hire arrangements and intellectual property clauses. That is a topic to discuss in a  post coming soon.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

An insider's view of Disney - Floyd Norman




I was reading a review of  new Focal Press book called, "Animated Life" by Disney artist Floyd Norman. Not knowing the name, I did a search to find out who this person was. Found out he worked with some of the greats, worked at Pixar too, and has wonderful stories and insights of the golden days.

Check out these links and enjoy:

http://floydnormancom.squarespace.com/mrfuns-blog/
https://twitter.com/floydnorman