Tag Archives: animation

Chewy gooey

This Secret Ingredient Will Change Your Grilled Cheese Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, please.

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Chew on this

Does chewing gum make you more attractive?

Beldent Gum conducted a social experiment and concluded that yes, in fact, it does. Take a look below.

Sorry, Beldent. It wasn’t the gum that made the chewing twin the more attractive choice. It was the total lack of animation on the carbon copy’s face!

The gum chewing twin was making eye contact with the study participants and had facial movements — all signs of life. The other was stoic, corpse-like, and a bit unnerving.

So, don’t increase production at your factory just yet, Beldent. (Although I’ll admit, this whole thing is a really good ad.)

The brave one

Have you seen the Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz?

She posed celebrities as classic heroes and villains from Disney films: Jessica Chastain as Merida in Brave. Russell Brand as Captain Hook. Taylor Swift as Rapunzel.

They are really something.

But I think they are wasted on celebs.  I mean, regular folk would be a more impressive transformation, don’t you think?

carla_brave photoshop

 
Oh yes, I quite agree.

I’ve got a dream!

When I was eight years old, I sat down at the dining room table with my mother and shared my plans to move the family to New York City.

While impressed, she decided to stay in Kentucky.

But the dream remained and I finally made it — have been living here for seven years, in fact.

Watching the movie Tangled on Disney Channel reminded me of that dream.

What’s yours?

Catch the wave

When the gods at Google get it right, they get it right.

Check out their animated tribute to the first day of summer:

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Can’t you just feel that wave hit you?

I’ll be right back.

Lessons learned

What a difference a year makes.

Just ask Google.

Father’s Day 2011

Last year I spanked them for the Father’s Day tribute on their homepage.  Sure, they remembered Dad, but the gesture was minimal, stereotypical and lacked animation — a sad effort compared to their extravagant nods to Les Paul and PacMan.

Dad deserves better.

Google Fathers Day 2012

And this year, Google delivered.  Their team has developed not only an animated tribute, but a charming story with heart and sweetness worthy of the man of the hour.

Nice work, Google.  I knew you had it in you.  It just took a little tough love to get the job done right.

Rather fitting on Father’s Day, don’t you think?