RANTS! Oh my, the rants. There’s a lot to talk about this week and we really fit a lot in. This might be one of my favorite episodes yet, and definitely has my favorite Rob Yulfo photoshops (Homey/Joker & us as princesses at the bottom of this post). Last week was our special trivia episode so this week we’re back to form with a longer episode where we really open up on some topics. I encourage all of you to post in the comments your thoughts on these topics. I look forward to it!

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(1:10:15 (tangent 1: princess quiz! see blow for photoshop by Rob)
(1:33:02) (tangent 2: Disney’s constant evolution & projections – suggestion by Andrew Kaiko)

left to right: Stephen as Belle, Pat as Mulan, Rob as Jasmine



Hans Christian Slater by Andrew Kaiko

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  • Lev says:

    Really enjoyed this one. Miyazaki’s insistence of observing real life, like in examples of feeing pills to a dog is a good one. Even Brad Bird mentioned how much he got out of living life after interning @ Disney. I’d say 2nd best to living life (especially if you’re in a place where you don’t have as much time) is to start reading as much books as you can. Unlike watching something or listening to an audiobook, reading (at least for me) will force your imagination to pick up a lot of workload since images and audio aren’t provided for you on a silver platter.

  • Chris McEwan says:

    I agree with Lev (and Miyazaki). If you animate someone walking, talking, or just standing up from a chair without reference, you will always miss something. A slight limp in their gait, emphasising a point with their hands, maintaining balance as they stand. There are so many things that you can miss if you think, “I do this all the time, I know how to do it.” So when it’s something that you may not see every day, feeding pills, snakes falling, you will need the experience AND the reference to make a convincing movement.

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