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Best of February 2015 – News, Links and Resources

March 02, 2015

It was Oscar season in February so this month’s news section is animation-heavy!


In the News

Big Hero 6 Wins the Oscar for Best Animated Film
Disney’s Feast Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. You can now also see Feast online.
‘LEGO Movie’ Directors Mock Oscars After They Win BAFTA
How to Train Your Dragon 2 wins big at Annie Awards
Big Hero 6 passes Beauty and The Beast, to Become the third highest-grossing Disney Animated Film
Indian Animation Company Toonz Expands into New Zealand


Hand painted film animation celebrates Van Gogh
Oscar Ballot Guide: ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya’ Acting and Performance Analysis
Maya will become subscription-only software in 2016
John Canemaker Unlocks The Secrets of ‘Fantasia”s Sweatbox Notes | Cartoon Brew


How to Paint a Polish Winged Hussar in Adobe Photoshop – Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial
Powerful app Sketchable makes digital drawing accessible for all

Web Design

Affinity releases a free (for now) Photoshop killer
Lime TextEditor aims to be a Free and opensource software successor to Sublime Text.
On China’s Bleeding Edge: WebDesign Trends 2015
Carousel Usage Exploration On Mobile E-Commerce Websites
14 Mockup Templates for Easy Website Hero Images
Best Resources for CSS3 Transition Animations


The IGDA Toronto 2013 Keynote via On Animation is a great watch, with insights from Neil Druckmann into the evolution of the story of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.

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