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Animating with Live Action Footage

First, a memory which has been seared into my brain: It’s 1973 and my cousin and I are alone in the house, obsessively playing and replaying the last minute of The Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus” backwards on a cheap plastic portable turntable. And I’m getting seriously creeped out.
  • By Lee Price
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  • November 13, 2012 8:30 AM
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Animating Horror

“Still I waited while time slowed… stopped… ebbed out.”
  • By Lee Price
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  • October 31, 2012 8:00 AM
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Animating Real Life

“… but I’m getting off the subject here, I’m afraid. This story is about Ryan.” The subject of "Ryan" (2004) is real: animator Ryan Larkin (1943-2007). The story is drawn from real life, as pieced together from recorded interviews. The visual approach is . . . director Chris Landreth’s interpretation of real life.
  • By Lee Price
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  • October 18, 2012 9:43 AM
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Animating the Classics

The inimitable American humorist James Thurber once proposed that Walt Disney should animate Homer’s "Odyssey." “(Disney’s) 'Odyssey' can be, I am sure, a far, far greater thing than even his epic of the three little pigs,” Thurber wrote in 1934.
  • By Lee Price
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  • September 27, 2012 8:56 AM
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250 Great Animated Shorts: The List

In 2008, I and a team of animation enthusiasts created the list “100 Important Directors of Animated Short Films.” The list was formally published on Kevin B. Lee’s blog "Shooting Down Pictures" and Fandor’s "Keyframe" and currently resides on my cultural history blog, "21 Essays."
  • By Lee Price
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  • September 20, 2012 10:49 AM
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