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Best of March 2015 – News, Links and Resources

April 12, 2015

March was an extremely busy month, which is why this post is a little late! The trend of re-imagining traditional animated movies with CGI/ live action continues, and there are some great new web design tools and resources!

In the News

Walt Disney Animation Studios Reveals New Zootopia Concept Art
‘Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH’ To Be Turned Into Live-Action/CGI Franchise by ‘Ice Age”s Michael Berg
BBC Plans To Improve ‘Watership Down’ With CGI
Disney’s Live-Action/CGI ‘Dumbo’ To Fly with Tim Burton
Pixar’s Renderman is now free for non-commercial use!



I am currently trying out Rough Animator on my iPad, but it is also available for android!

Web Design

Tips for designing an e-mail newsletter people will actually read on thier smart phones!
10 Latest Free Ebooks for Web Designers and Website Owners
Web Designer Depot asks: Is it Time to Embrace Responsive Branding?
Color Safe is a tool that empowers designers with beautiful and accessible color palettes based on WCAG Guidelines of text and background contrast ratios.


I love this twisted knot of wooden tunnels weaving through a huge gallery space in São Paulo
How to Paint a Dapper Victorian Cat in Adobe Photoshop
Beautiful sculptural wooden horses made out of broken skateboards Pip and Pop make beautiful miniature pastel-coloured art installations using coloured sand!


The Pinhegg – My Journey To Build An Egg Pinhole Camera

Just for Fun

James Gurney teaches squirrels how to dance!