Animation Artifacts &Daily post 26 May 2008 09:40 am

More Notes

- After all the artwork from Fantasia that I posted in the past week or so, I received an email from Howard Penner. He had a beautiful sketch of Zeus looking down from the clouds.

Howard wondered whether it could have been drawn by James Bodrero, who did other storyboard sketches in a series I posted on loan from John Canemaker.

It looked somewhat different in style to me, so I asked John. He wasn’t able to affirm that it was Bodrero’s work, though he suggested it also might be by Martin Provenson or Jack Miller, both of whom also worked on this same sequence. It has more the cartoony look that I would expect from a Provenson drawing, so that’s where I’m siding. Any other guesses?

Here are some closer scans:

(Click any image to enlarge.)

Having written “A-Spied” shouldn’t
he have written “A-Nymph”?


- Ken Priebe has written me to inform about the Vancouver Art Gallery’s program called Krazy!. It’s a show of original sketches, notes, concept drawings, animation cells, and 3-D models.

Ken writes in depth about it on his blog The Boundaries of Fantasia.

Ken also informed me that the brilliant animator, Tony White, has just posted a number of his films and reels on YouTube. Go here to see all of these short films. Don’t miss Hokusai; it’s a great film which won the BAFTA in 1978. Tony’s commercial work can be seen here.

Ken Priebe is the author of The Art of Stop-Motion Animation.
Tony White has written Animation from Pencils to Pixels and the classic book The Animator’s Workbook.


- Sony Classic Pictures bought the distribution rights of Waltz with Bashir before the Cannes Festival closed yesterday. This assures that the film will eventually be released in the US. The film did not win any awards at the Festival as was predicted by a couple of reporters. Juror Natalie Portman commented on this, “I think it’s a testament to the amazing selection (in the Festival) that a film as good as ‘Waltz With Bashir’ didn’t win an award.”

5 Responses to “More Notes”

  1. on 26 May 2008 at 1:49 pm 1.Jerry Beck said …

    That great news about Sony Pictures Classics picking up Waltz With Bashir. Sony Classics is run by Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, two old friends, and later ex-bosses, of mine (when we all worked for UA Classics, then Orion Classics together in the 1980s). Tom and Michael have previously distributed Trippletts of Bellevue and Peresepolis, and understand the artistic value of these films and the importance of getting them being distributed in the U.S.

  2. on 26 May 2008 at 2:01 pm 2.Nathan Bueddefeld said …

    I’ve watched Tony White’s animations and they are nothing short of stunning. They inspired me a lot as I was working on my latest animated short called Mortonomous.

  3. on 27 May 2008 at 10:16 am 3.Tim Rauch said …

    I’m very happy about the Bashir news. Looking forward to seeing it.

  4. on 27 May 2008 at 12:50 pm 4.Ward said …

    I’m going out on a limb and say that JP (Jack) Miller did that drawing of Zeus. Just kinda has that JP feel to it, you know?

  5. on 29 May 2008 at 1:24 pm 5.Kent Butterworth said …

    This drawing of Zeus is by Toby Bluth from “Metamorphosis”.

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