November 9th, 2017

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Animation: Nat Falk’s How To Make Animated Cartoons Part One

Nat Falk Book

Today, we began digitizing an extraordinary book… Nat Falk’s "How To Make Animated Cartoons". Published in 1941, this book brings together information from all of the major studios of the day… Disney, Terrytoons, Screen Gems, Warner Bros, Fleischer, Lantz and Harman-Ising. It’s wild to see Popeye on the cover right next to Andy Panda and Farmer Al Falfa… You’ll never see competing studios cooperate to create a book like this today!

Nat Falk Book

This particular copy of "Animated Cartoons" has its own history… It belonged to one of the pioneers of animation, Carlo Vinci, and it was given to him as a gift by Paul Terry himself.

Nat Falk Book

Here then, is the first installment of Nat Falk’s "Animated Cartoons"… consisting of a forward by Paul Terry, a chapter on the history of animation and an overview of the animation studios of the time. The animation history chapter is fascinating, because it includes information from first hand sources about the early days of animation in New York. Learn who did the first double exposed effects, who was the first to use cels, who made the first color cartoons (no, not Walt Disney!) and who invented the pan background… Print it out and read it all!

HOW TO MAKE ANIMATED CARTOONS by Nat Falk

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Nat Falk Book
Nat Falk Book
Nat Falk Book
Nat Falk Book
Nat Falk Book

I’m going to take one short sequence of the book out of order, because it really belongs here with the information on the studios…

HOW I CREATED ANDY PANDA
By Walter Lantz

Nat Falk Book
Nat Falk Book

Stephen Worth
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Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.
INSTRUCTIONINSTRUCTION

This posting is part of an online series of articles dealing with Instruction.

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November 8th, 2017

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ANIMATION RESOURCES STUDENT MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT ENDS SOON!

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HEADS UP FOR THE ART CENTER STUDENTS WE SPOKE WITH MONDAY NIGHT! Animation Resources’ discounted Student Membership ends this weekend. JOIN NOW if you want to take advantage of the lower price. It’s $50 a year if you join today, and Saturday it will be $60.

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If you’re on the fence about joining, consider this… Animation Resources members have grandfathered in dues rates. That means that student members will continue to pay the rate they joined at for the term of their schooling, and General Members will never have their dues raised as long as they maintain membership. Dues will likely be raised next year, and we have plans to offer MANY more benefits of membership to our members. Those who support us now, will save money on their dues in the future.

Thanks to Ron Carpenter for the great photo from Monday’s event at Art Center!

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November 7th, 2017

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Animation Resources Members: Reference Pack 019 Is Now Available For Download!

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Animation Resources Members: A new Reference Pack has just been posted on the members only page. Login and you’ll find some incredible images and animation to inspire you and help you grow as an artist.

This time we have a fabulous e-book packed with high resolution scans of watercolors by Arthur Rackham. Rackham was one of the greatest book illustrators of all time, and we are sharing two of his most famous books with you- Rip Van Winkle and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. These are significant because they are the images that inspired the designers at Disney to create Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Also included in Reference Pack 19 are three very early Betty Boop cartoons with animation by Grim Natwick. Natwick was one of the greatest animators who ever lived and his animation of Betty Boop is a landmark in personality animation.

Rounding out the RefPack are a few films by the Canadian experimental animator, Norman McLaren. McLaren’s films embody the purest form of animation imaginable, completely removed from technique, focusing totally on timing, shape and color.

We hope you find these materials useful in your work. Click on the link to the Members Only page to access the files.


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Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.

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