Daily post 27 Sep 2008 09:04 am
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- In both an e-mail message and a telephone interview this week, Mr. Chomet — who was fired as the director of “Despereaux” more than two years ago — accused both the studio and the film’s producers, Gary Ross and his wife, Allison Thomas, of using his designs and concepts in the movie without acknowledging his contribution. It is a claim the filmmakers strenuously dispute.
Mr. Chomet’s unusually open challenge may simply point to a gulf between European practices, which grant artists enduring “moral rights” in their work, and an American approach that says, in effect, a deal is a deal.
The article goes into more depth and is worth the read.
- Ken Priebe wrote a review of the first SPARK Animation Festival which took place in Vancouver. Check it out.
- There’s a new blog on the ASIFA East site. Called The Exposure Sheet, it offers new comments on events attended by NY members. Initial comments are on Ottawa, Dick Williams at MOMA and the feature film panel at ASIFA East this past week.
When I bought it, this drawing was sold as one from The Three Little Pigs (1933). However, I wasn’t completely convinced and went searching. The image actually comes from The Big Bad Wolf (1934) as the wolf jumps into Grandma’s house.
I’m not disappointed since I love this pose so much, and there’s nothing quite like it in The Three Little Pigs. (Though I do like the original’s one suspender rather than the two here.) Of course, a drawing of the wolf as the Jewish peddler would be priceless.