Well my break has started and I have a lot planned for the coming days...mostly painting and my comic, In The Dark. But over the summer I hope to finally finish Trash and Clash 2, my cartoon that's been in the works for 1+ years now :) drawing it goes very very slowly but I'm happy to see it moving again...even if it's just a few secs at a time. There are a lot of animations I'm looking forward to seeing coming up:
1. UP from Pixar. I saw a preview 45 minute screening of it a few months back at the SF Metreion, and I have to say it may just be my favorite Pixar movie yet...and I didn't even get to see the whole film! I'm really excited for this one- May 30th
2. 9 by Tim Burton. So far the trailers have been very vague about the plot for this one until yesterday. And now I'm sold. It's about a man who lives in a post-apocalypse world. He gives nine puppets a piece of his life (soul) in hopes that they can destroy the AI killer machines that took over the world and destroyed humanity. It's also very dark and has lots of cool creatures made of skins and needles. I'll go see that!
3. The Princess and the Frog -Disney. In almost 5 years, Disney is FINALLY doing another 2d animation! YAY! If there is one thing I've missed from the 90's was all the really cool cartoons that were made like Beauty and the Beast and Lion King. They are going back to roots and making this new fairy tale. I saw the trailer and its a little "kid-like" but I've always loved Disney Villains, and this new one is an evil voodoo witch doctor with a top hat of skull decor. And he has an army of demons and voodoo dolls at his command. <--I'm sold. Have to see this one, and hope it brings back 2d animations to the US market!! Please do well! I want 2d to come back.
4. Ponyo by Haiyo Miazaki- it's already out in Japan, but it's just being released to US theatres in August with English subtitles. I've always loved his attention to details and hand drawn animations. This one is done completely in watercolor, wow. I'm looking forward to it.
So that's about it for now...there are many others coming but not until next year or Xmas...
And here's a drawing I did. Just to fill some space.