New images and untold Disney stories in “Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation” to debut at D23 Expo 2017

Set to debut at D23 Expo 2017, “Ink and Paint” was years in the making. Johnson gathered information for the book by interviewing the family members of women who worked at Walt Disney Animation. Some of the unseen pictures and documents were literally found hidden under beds of relatives of these former Disney employees.

Full Story:   New images and untold Disney stories in “Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation” to debut at D23 Expo 2017 | Inside the Magic

Fred Seibert on Frederator’s Trendsetting Animation | Collider

During this past weekend’s RTX 2017–Rooster Teeth’s epic fan expo dedicated to movies, TV, video games, and all things Internet-related–I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to chat with legendary producer Fred Seibert. If you’ve watched just about any super-popular cartoon over the last 25 years, there’s a good chance Seibert had a hand in bringing it to your attention. After serving as MTV’s first-ever creative director of MTV and taking Nickelodeon from worst to first among cable networks, Seibert entered the world of animation and has not looked back since. He’s been instrumental in bringing shows like Dexter’s Laboratory, The Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time, and Castlevania into the world.

Full article: Fred Seibert on Frederator’s Trendsetting Animation | Collider

The photography market is about not just names

I don’t know if I agree 100% with this.  Name’s sure still seem to count in my world…

IN A world awash with photos from 2bn smartphones, a picture may still tell a thousand words. But is it still worth a thousand pounds? The market for photography has changed dramatically in the digital era—especially for photojournalists, commercial photographers, studio photographers and the like. But the market for fine-art photography is still going strong.

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Take Your Poet to Work Day Makes Poetry Fun | HuffPost

As part of their 5 Vital Approaches to Poetry for Life, Tweetspeak Poetry sponsors four public days each year that are celebrated worldwide: Poetry at Work Day, Random Acts of Poetry Day, Take Your Poet to Work Day, and Poem on Your Pillow Day.

Across these four public days for poetry, which are designed to invite the poetry-shy to dip into poetry, they’ve seen participation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere—from Microsoft Lumia, Subway, the Scottish Parliament, NASA, Stephen Colbert, Kimberly Clark, Urban Outfitters, Haribo in Italy (maker of gummi bears), Marmite in South Africa, Subway, Cisco, Playstation, and many others. Ellen DeGeneres and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Elaine” from Seinfeld) have played their part, along with major museums like the Smithsonian and the Whitney, bookstores, libraries, and even the London railways.

Full Story along with resources to help you participate at:  Take Your Poet to Work Day Makes Poetry Fun | HuffPost

Samsung sounds death knell for movie theater projectors

Where most movie theaters around the world use digital or laser projectors to throw the latest blockbuster onto a huge screen in front of the audience, the Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, has ditched the projector at its Super S theater in favor of Samsung’s first Cinema LED Screen. At 33.8 ft (10.3 m) wide, it’s not going to worry IMAX theater owners too much, but as the installation is made up of a number of cabinets, it can be scaled to suit the requirements of different theaters.

Full story: Samsung sounds death knell for movie theater projectors

Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special | The Citizen

An animated television special featuring Michael Jackson will premiere this year for Halloween in the latest posthumous project by the estate of the late King of Pop.

The estate said “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” will air on CBS in the United States around the October 31 holiday dedicated to the ghoulish and supernatural.

Full  Story:  Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special | The Citizen

Swedes Burn Astrid Lindgren Books for “Racism”

Wow.  Now it’s “Pippi Longstocking”.  To make matters even worse, they replaced the “burned books” with “scrubbed” copies that omit what they determined to be “offensive” or “racist”.  The author died several years ago so of course this was done without her consent.

Why can’t we leave them alone & teach our children how far we have come from the days people thought this way?  Erasing our “bad thoughts” from history does not make the impact those thoughts had magically “go away”.

Is destroying our history, even what we now deem to be “bad” any better than some of the so-called “terrorist” organizations who burn down or demolish historical buildings or monuments just because they disagree with the motivation behind their construction?  Have we really come to this – this protectionist from ourselves, our history?  Have we know fortitude, courage and willingness to teach from our history instead of pretending it never happened.  What on earth has happened to us?

 

 

In 2017, however, it’s not conservatives who are criticizing Lindgren. The other day came the news that the library in Botkyrka municipality, on the outskirts of Stockholm, had burned older editions of one of the Pippi books, Pippi in the South Seas (1948), because local officials have decided that they “contain racism.”

After this action came to light, the municipality issued a press release acknowledging that the books had indeed been destroyed because they con

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Apple’s HEIF image format choice reinvents photography | Computerworld

Wow.  Just wow.

If you’ve read your Harry Potter novels you may recall the picture the young wizard had of his Mum, Dad, and himself. They seemed alive in the image. It seemed like magic. These days it seems like an Apple Live Photo.

A still image that is also a video, Live Photos is a perfect example of the kind of image-based technologies HEIF will enable in future Apple hardware and software products.

Full Story: Apple’s HEIF image format choice reinvents photography | Computerworld