In January 2013, Disney Animation Studios released a box-set of nine flip books that pay tribute to the “Nine Old Men” of Disney animation — artists who pioneered the animation techniques that define the field even today. I only just found out about these today — they’re amazing. Each book shows the animation as line-art, really capturing the character and movement the animators imbued their creations with. This video does a good job of showing off the books. The box also includes a short explanatory book, but this isn’t really about reading material — the value is all in having the cel-by-cel line art to marvel upon.
(Source: Boing Boing)
Matt Hawkins contributed his lovely papercraft Disney characters to the Boing Boing Flickr pool. His description: “Paper sculptures made of painted watercolor paper.
Once again, the “piracy-stricken” motion picture association has had a banner year, with box office revenue breaking all records (as they’ve done in most recent years).
North Korea remains a grim enigma — a lone totalitarian state that few outsiders manage to visit. We glimpse military parades and marvel at the colorful propaganda, but we seldom get much of a sense of what it’s like to live there. But these Instagram photos give a remarkably vivid look at ordinary life in North Korea.