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Entries from September 29th, 2008

Brian Henson on Digital Puppetry

September 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Motion capture, Television animation

Brian Henson, Jim Henson’s son and co-chair of The Jim Henson Company, showed up today at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts to give a fascinating presentation about his company’s use of “digital puppetry” in their new PBS preschool series, Sid the Science Kid. The talk coincided with the Center’s new “Jim Henson: Wonders From His […]

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Bullwinkle Assassinated

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Animated characters, Television animation

Thanks to Karl Cohen for calling my attention to this important story.

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Bill Melendez

September 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Filmmakers

Bill Melendez interviewed by son Steve. Produced by Steven Fischer. Animation icon Bill Melendez, best known for producing the ever popular Charlie Brown TV specials, died Tuesday, September 2nd, in Santa Monica, at age 91. Charles Solomon wrote a nice obituary in the Los Angeles Times, which gives a good outline of his long career. […]

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Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D

September 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Feature films, Special effects, Stereoscopic films

Eric Brevig’s version of Jules Vernes’ Journey to the Center of the Earth is not a film I would usually comment on, but several things piqued my interest. First, I’ve always been something of a sucker for stereoscopic films ever since seeing Bwana Devil, the film that started the first wave of 3D films,  when […]

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