Animation Day Dreams
Director Andrew Stanton looks back on 'John Carter's' rocky path
The Pixar veteran reflects on the tough journey to and from his Mars-themed film, which bombed in theaters, and says ultimately, he’s proud of ‘John Carter.’
It’s a small world…
I’ve realized more than ever that the entertainment industry is so huge and so small at the same time.
There are so many interconnections and connections.
Don’t ever burn bridges, people. Just don’t do it.
Did you know that if you send Mickey and Minnie Mouse an invitation to your wedding they’ll send you back an autographed photo and a ‘Just Married’ button?
Also, if you send Cinderella and Prince Charming an invitation, you’ll get an autographed congratulatory certificate.
Here are the addresses:
Micky & Minnie
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521
Cinderella and Prince Charming
P.O. Box 1000
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Signed “Art of Brave” book by some of the fantastic people of Pixar :)
- Steve Pilcher
- Noah Klocek
- Matt Nolte (found out we are from the same hometown too!!!)
My graduation speech :)
Thank you to everyone who has made the last 4 years so completely amazing!!!
Phil Tippett's Mad God Project
If you love Starship Troopers, Star Wars, Robocop or Jurassic Park, you have been affected by the work of the great Phil Tippett. It has been my fantastic honor to have worked with Phil and some of the amazing Tippett Studio crew on his personal project, MAD GOD, for the last few months. This is Phil’s return to his true stop-motion animation roots and has been something he has been working on for the last 20 years. Please help donate to the project! We are more than half-way to our goal of $40,000!!!!!!
When he talks about giving “razorblades to 4 yr-olds” he really means me. :P
some highlights from today…
- had 2 very successful grad ceremonies
- didn’t choke in my commencement speech
- best friend arrived safe & sound to be w/ me for the weekend
- got a shout-out from the fabulous and fierce ST. JOHN on the greatest radio station in the universe, 99.7 NOW!
- spent time with the most amazing friends and family at Fenton’s Creamery eating good food and my Pixar’s “Up” ice-cream cake
♥ to everyone. I’m on top of the world right now. :) so so lucky to have you all in my life! ♥
Had my first day at Pixar…
and it was… AMAZING!!!
keep wanting to check my facebook…
but then i remember…
my roommate changed my password…
and i have to get back to studying for finals…
Recruiting Tip: Stay Humble
Regardless of everything you accomplish, ALWAYS stay humble.
I have an inbox of rejection emails I have received over the years and I’m going to keep those even if I win 20 Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and Annies (wishful thinking but who knows?!).
SOME PLACES I HAVE WORKED:
- Pixar Animation Studios
- DreamWorks Animation
- Tippett Studio
- CBS Radio
- SONY DADC
My name is Emily. Currently a college student with BIG dreams of making the world a better and brighter place through the enchanting worlds of animated films. I'd like to become a Producer someday and be one of the geniuses behind films like How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story, Up, Kung Fu Panda, and the list goes on... Here is the story of my journey!
Two summers ago, I interned at DreamWorks Animation and it changed my life forever. It gave me a true sense of direction and put me down the path that I am now. It's a wonderful feeling knowing exactly what you want to do in life! I volunteer for animation conferences, festivals, and societies. I teach a class at my university about the entertainment industry, in which I am always talking about animation. I also volunteer some time on the weekends to work on a stop-motion animation project with Phil Tippett at Tippett Studio. It really is a dream come true!
It's all about being young at heart! I was enamored with these films as a child and I want to do the same for millions of people someday. I'm so passionate about this industry that I would like to share my experiences with all of you!
Oh yeah... and I practice this thing called wushu. It's real life Mulan + Kung Fu Panda.