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March 16, 2012 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Naturally, I read that as "character doodies from the Aristocrats", because that particular punchline sticks with you...
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 11:07 AM on March 16, 2012

And there's people out there with two months of experience flying type around in After Effects who are calling themselves animators.
posted by bz at 11:50 AM on March 16, 2012

That's some movie. What do you call it?

...The Aristocats!
posted by Naberius at 11:56 AM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

That still doesn't explain why Scar is portrayed as gay.
posted by Fizz at 11:59 AM on March 16, 2012

That still doesn't explain why Scar is portrayed as gay.

He's not gay, he's aristocratic.
posted by Hargrimm at 2:12 PM on March 16, 2012

People who like this sort of thing should watch the blog of The Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE. THey frequently run high resolution images and lengthy interviews of famous animators, along with various industry insider news. Since this is a Hollywood union site, there are a ton of great Disney stories here.
posted by charlie don't surf at 2:25 PM on March 16, 2012 [2 favorites]

I love this post on Kathryn Beaumont. Seeing the photo references alongside the animated characters fascinates me. More examples here.
posted by Gordafarin at 2:37 PM on March 16, 2012

Just a note -- Andreas Deja will be speaking in Montreal this June. (Disclaimer: a friend of mine is hosting the talk, but it should be a great experience.)

posted by juliebug at 3:42 PM on March 16, 2012

Also check out the Pencil Test Depot for more rough, 2d animation goodness.
posted by Squee at 9:19 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

...I can't believe I read through it all. I was disappointed to see the end of the archives, really. Thanks for the post!
posted by Gordafarin at 5:53 AM on March 18, 2012

I love seeing the other side of the movies I grew up loving. What a neat site!
posted by shesaysgo at 7:02 AM on March 19, 2012

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