Using hundreds of drawings, this book distills the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that has become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students and fans. It also includes more on animal action, invention and realism with sophisticated animation examples.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Paul´s life at home in the country with his animalsPaul O´Grady´s Country Life for the first time gives a glimpse into the home life of one of Britain´s best loved stars, alongside the animals he adores.
Netflix´s BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series. Set in a world where talking animals live and work alongside humans, the show follows washed-up horse actor BoJack Horseman as he attempts to turn his life around. Back in the nineties, BoJack enjoyed a starring turn as a surrogate father to three children on the sitcom Horsin´ Around. But when the show ended, his curmudgeonly and self-destructive ways soon transformed him from media darling into has-been punchline.
?Bringing Up Baby , directed by Howard Hawks in 1938, is one of the greatest screwball comedies and a treasure from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cary Grant plays a naive and repressed palaeosaurologist who becomes entangled with (and ensnared by) a wilful heiress (Katharine Hepburn). Chaos ensues as romance blossoms and not one but two leopards are set loose in verdant Connecticut. All of Hawks´s signature skills are to the fore: there is the wonderful ensemble cast, the characteristically refined but unselfconscious visual style, an endless succession of pratfalls, innuendo and jokes (written by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde) and, underneath the chaos and good cheer, a serious dream of escaping life´s troubles by dint of nothing more or less than nerve and luck. There are no human babies in Bringing Up Baby , but there are those leopards and the relentless terrier George - and, as Peter Swaab explores in his witty and original study, Hawks´s film wonders profoundly why we want animals in our lives and why we sometimes need to behave as animals ourselves. Many screwball films have been seen as comedies of remarriage, but Peter Swaab argues that this one is not much interested in marriage and is instead more captivated by instinct, irresponsibility and the wild abnormalities of romance. The film is in its way an American dream of independence, and believes the real way to get on in life - for film-makers as well as scientists - isn´t by deference and respectability but by having sexy fun with the right people. A thoroughly American fiction of the 1930s, Bringing Up Baby is also a timelessly classical comic narrative, exploring conflicts between civilisation and nature, rationality and insanity, middle-class inhibitions and aristocratic blitheness. And it is the epitome of film comedy, an anthology of comic types and devices, and one of the most seductively funny films ever made.
Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique. On Method Acting demystifies the ´´mysteries´´ of Method acting -- breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including chapters on: Sense Memory -- the most vital component of Method acting Improvisation -- without it, the most integral part of the Method is lost Animal Exercises -- just one way to combat the mental blocks that prevent actors from grasping a character Creating The Outer Character -- so actors can give the freshness of originality to a role while at the same time living the life of the character On Method Acting is also an indispensable volume for directors, designers, lighting technicians, and anyone in the dramatic arts interested in creating a believable and realistic effect in their productions.
Doraemon and Fujiko A. Fujio (the pen name of Mot Abiko) which later became an anime series and Asian franchise. The series is about a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a schoolboy, Nobita Nobi. The series first appeared in December 1969, when it was published simultaneously in six different magazines. In total, 1,344 stories were created in the original series, which are published by Shogakukan under the Tent mushi manga brand, extending to forty-five volumes. The volumes are collected in the Takaoka Central Library in Toyama, Japan. Fujio was born in Toyama. A majority of Doraemon episodes are comedies with moral lessons regarding values such as integrity, perseverance, courage, family and respect for elders. Several noteworthy environmental issues are often visited, including homeless animals, endangered species, deforestation, and pollution. Topics such as dinosaurs, the flat Earth theory, wormhole traveling, Gulliver´s Travels, and the history of Japan are often covered. Doraemon was awarded the Japan Cartoonists Association Award for excellence in 1973.´´
Endlich entspannt spazierengehen - von Clarissa von Rheinhardt. Ein Spaziergang mit einem leinenaggressiven Hund ist Stress pur - für den Menschen, aber auch für den Vierbeiner. Ständig die Angst, einen angeleinten Hund zu treffen, die Furcht, den Hund beim nächsten Mal vielleicht nicht mehr halten zu können, die die schamhafte Frage, was andere Leute bloß denken. Clarissa von Rheinhardts Ratgeber ´´Leinenaggression´´ zeigt die vielschichtigen Ursachen für das Theater an der Leine auf und gibt Hundehaltern Lösungswege und nachvollziehbare Trainingsanleitungen an die Hand - sanft, hundegerecht und effektiv.