The Making of Rango by Gore Verbinski (2011)

The animated characters of “Rango” come to life in the town of Dirt, thanks to the visual effects wizards at Industrial Light and Magic. This video shows Johnny Depp, who voiced the lizard character, and Bill Nighy recording the sound with comments from the animators. Rango was directed by Gore Verbinski.

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Rango (Trailer) by Gore Verbinski (2011)

Rango is be awarded the 2011 Hollywood Animation Award at the 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards on 24 October 2011. The animated feature was directed by Gore Verbinski. Johnny Depp voiced the titular lizard character in the film, which also features the voices of Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone and Timothy Olyphant.

Back to the Start by Johnny Kelly (2011)

Coldplay’s haunting classic ‘The Scientist’ is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of this stop-frame animation entitled, “Back to the Start.” It depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. It was directed and animated by Johnny Kelly and commissioned by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Johnny, who is from Dublin, Ireland works in London, UK. He is represented by Nexus Productions.

A short history of CG characters in movies by Inrd Shelby (2010)

This video traces the development of animated creatures in live action movies. Starting with the puppets of King Kong animated by Willis O’Brien it moves on the computer graphics characters we are familiar with today. The video was produced by Inrd Shelby who points out that it is for educational purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended.

Pixar – A Human Story of Computer Animation (2005)

Ed Catmull appeared along with Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton and others for a panel talk on the history of computer animation that was held at The Computer History Museum 6 years ago. It runs for one hour and forty minutes. Ed Catmull was Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation Studios. Brad Bird was writer/director on The Incredibles at Pixar Animation Studios. Other speakers; Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of four centers of computer graphics excellence (Altamira, Pixar, Lucasfilm, New York Tech) and a Microsoft Fellow, Andrew Stanton, Writer/ Director, Finding Nemo, Pixar Animation Studios, and Michael Rubin, Moderator, Author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution.

John Lasseter – a day in a life – full length documentary (2011)

25 years ago John Lasseter revolutionised the animation industry by creating the worlds first feature-length computer animated film. This video visits John’s house at the start of his day, where we see his collection of 370 Hawaiian shirts, his train library and his luxurious movie theatre. Then he jumps into his chauffeur driven car and is off to the Pixar studio…

Un Monstre à Paris (English trailer) by Bibo Bergeron (2011)

English title A Monster in Paris. It is set in Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie protectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. The film is being made by Bibo Bergeron’s French studio, Bibo Films, and will screen in France in October. Bergeron previously directed Shark Tale and The Road to El Dorado.