T-Works – New Portal Planned for Warner Brothers’ Classic Animation

September 7, 2007 · Filed Under Animation Coming Attractions, Animation News · Comments Off on T-Works – New Portal Planned for Warner Brothers’ Classic Animation 

Warner Brothers promises a new web portal for their classic Looney Tunes animation as well as other properties. From The Hollywood Reporter:

Warner Bros. Entertainment will launch T-Works next spring, an interactive home for its iconic characters from Warner Bros. Animation, “Looney Tunes,” Hanna-Barbara and DC Comics along with newer animation.

T-Works will present old “Looney Tunes” cartoons, featuring characters like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, alongside Hanna-Barbara offerings like “Scooby-Doo” and “The Flintstones,” as well as more contemporary animation like “Batman Beyond.”

This sounds like a Dimples dream come true.
[tags]2D animation, animation, warner brothers, t-works, looney tunes[/tags]


Australian International Animation Festival September 14-15

September 5, 2007 · Filed Under Animation News, Film Festivals, Flash Animation · Comments Off on Australian International Animation Festival September 14-15 

Australian International Animation Festival All folks in one of the most wonderful spots on this planet, Australia, listen up. You’re in for a treat next week as the Australian International Animation Festival comes to Southern Cross University, Lismore, September 14-15. From the Northern Rivers Echo News:

The films have been sourced from American, European and Asian festivals and with 17 sessions over two days, including a special schools program next Friday, September 14, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Meanwhile, a master class on Saturday, September 15, will see one of Australia’s most accomplished animators/directors, Tim Adlide, give the low down on how to bring your animation to life – whether you’re working with flash cartoons, motion graphics, stop motion or 3-D CGI.

Dimples wants to call attention to Tim Adlide‘s forum which will be fantastic. He’s fantastic and he’s a hero to more than one of the Dimple’s team. He creates wonderful characters. Tim is giving a “master class” in creating flow effects in Flash at 3:10 pm on September 15. Don’t miss it. From the AIAF website:

Tim who will demonstrate the creation of “flow” effects for simulating wind, water and/or cloth waves using Flash. This is an advanced class for the adult audience already familiar with Flash.

Dimples sure wishes they could hop on a magic bus and be there, but, alas, we can’t. We’d love to hear from anyone who is able to attend this event.
[tags]Animation, 2D Animation, Flash Animation, AIAF, Australian International Animation Festival, Tim Adlide[/tags]