milt kahl, my hero
This is for oppressorplutonium who yesterday asked us: How long does it usually take to create an animated cg 3d movie?
I found this image The Alchemy of Animation by Don Hahn. He put this image together to represent the time span that it might take to make a traditional 2D animation, not quite a 3D one like you asked but I thought it might help give you a better idea what kind of planning goes into making an animated film. On a side note Don Hahn did say that it often took longer than 3 years to make a 2D film.
Source: The Alchemy of Animation
Jack Frost (1934)
I used to have this on VHS and I watched it quite a few times. I have a feeling that this short is the reason why 1930s animation creeps me out.
1929 Disney Short “The Skeleton Dance”
I’m not going to lie, I love early animation, but it seriously creeps me out. Rubber hose arms give me the heebie jeebies.
This was a big deal once.
Look at the CG animation on hair now:
oh geez i remember watching a thing on the Incredibles and everyone on the animating staff was patting themselves on the back for Violet’s hair
and they should! but… my… we’ve come a long way
- ANIMATED FILMS OF 2013
Escape From Planet Earth (Rainmaker): Directed By Cal Brunker
Starring Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba
Alien underdog Gary has to rescue his brother and become a hero.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (DreamWorks): Directed by Rob Minkoff
Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert
Talking dog and boy have to protect the space-time continuum.
Turbo (DreamWorks): Directed by David Soren
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson
An ordinary garden snail dreams of being a racer.
The Croods (DreamWorks): Directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders
Starring Nicholas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone
A family (and uninvited tagalog) fight to survive prehistoric changes.
Epic (Blue Sky): Directed by Chris Wedge
Starring Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson
An unsuspecting teen aids in a battle of good vs evil in a magical forest.
Monsters University (Pixar): Directed by Dan Scanlon
Starring John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi
Revisit Monstropolis with a new look at Mike and Sulley’s friendship.
Despicable Me 2 (Illumination): Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Starring Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Al Pacino
Gru is back with his daughters, minions and a new nemesis.
Dorothy of Oz (Summertime): Directed by Dan St. Pierre, Will Finn
Starring Lea Michele, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd
Dorothy returns to Oz to help her friends save it from the Wicked Jester.
Frozen (Disney): Directed by Chris Buck
Starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel
Anna has to fight magical elements to free the land of eternal winter.
Khumba (Triggerfish): Directed by Anthony Silverston
Starring Jake T. Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Joey Richter
A unique zebra and friends search to end the drought.