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Paburrows
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I have to say that its an honor to have you here on the forums and to enjoy your insight. I have a question for you I love Secret of Nimh, Land Before Time, American Tail 1 & 2, Balto, Thumbalina and a lot of your other animated features. I was curious of what you thought of Land Before Time 2 through infinity plus the series, All Dogs go to Heaven 2, American Tail 3, Secret of Nimh 2, etc. etc. I noticed in the credits that your names wasn't on any of those. So whats the story behind that and what are your feelings about them?

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Yes, I was wondering, as well. If there was any film series that deserves to be pulled with powerful fists back into its original studio's arms, it's the NIMH series.

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I think I can answer this one. Don was forced to sell the copyrights to his movies upon distribution. No copyright, no funding.

Pretty abysmal if you ask me.

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Dah, that will get you.

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Charles
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Sorry to go off topic with this, just want to comment on BuffaloWilder's review of Pier Pasolini's film. That's the first mention I've heard of this movie in decades! I saw the film as a kid on late night TV once and never forgot it. Very obscure movie, I salute you and thank you for giving it attention.

Back to the topic at hand, with the Internet, Don has an opportunity to use a new medium as a creative tool in a way that he couldn't have done before with the studios. I'm hoping that Mr. Bluth will consider at some point entertaining his many fans with content that wouldn't be possible through a standard studio deal.

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quote:
I'm hoping that Mr. Bluth will consider at some point entertaining his many fans with content that wouldn't be possible through a standard studio deal.
Charles, I really agree with you that the fundamentals and principals of animation are the correct approach to helping young students become animators. With that in mind, I've just pitched an idea (Click Here) to anyone that wants to get involved. I'm going to write and storyboard a three-minute short that focuses on the technique and entertainment of walks and runs in animation. I'm discovering to merely answer scattered questions here and there does not establish the foundation that students will need to build a career in the industry. There is nothing like on-the-job experience. I have always believed that you learn faster by doing rather than just listening to a lecture. I learned many lessons by the years I spent in my garage with Gary and John. This upcoming project, which I call The Cyber-Garage Project, should accomplish some of the same things I learned in my garage. Thanks for your comments.

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SNAKEBITE
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I'll help with Background color if needed!

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Just so you know, this is an wonderful chance to have Don work with you.

It's not very often that an opportunity comes where you can have someone with his experience offer to spend time critiquing your work.

To learn from.

There are many excellent experienced animators out there, but not many willing to do this.

I was fortunate to have Don be my animation supervisor for a moment on 'Land before Time', just as we arrived in Ireland.

Excellent very patient teacher, who motivates with positivity.
He truly loves this art form.

For any student, this is a great opportunity.

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Charles
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Don, that's a terrific idea!

Student or pro, an opportunity to interact with one of the greatest animators who ever lived.

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hence why I volunteered!

I'm no sucka.

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Sorry to go off topic with this, just want to comment on BuffaloWilder's review of Pier Pasolini's film. That's the first mention I've heard of this movie in decades! I saw the film as a kid on late night TV once and never forgot it. Very obscure movie, I salute you and thank you for giving it attention.
And, I thank you for the kind praise! Tell all your friends.

It's a great, magnificent film - and, it was astonishing that the actor who played Jesus was only nineteen.

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VAN_Paulus
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Pud wrote :

Just so you know, this is an wonderful chance to have Don work with you.

It's not very often that an opportunity comes where you can have someone with his experience offer to spend time critiquing your work.

To learn from.

There are many excellent experienced animators out there, but not many willing to do this.

I was fortunate to have Don be my animation supervisor for a moment on 'Land before Time', just as we arrived in Ireland.

Excellent very patient teacher, who motivates with positivity.
He truly loves this art form.

For any student, this is a great opportunity.


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We've just posted a little more information about the three-minute animation short we are developing. We call it the The Cyber Garage. Read More...
The Cyber Garage Project.

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BobV
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Don, after a student pays the "Don's Club" fee in order to animate on the short, who owns the work that they did in the short?
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BobV
The Cyber Garage is an exercise in putting together a production piece with the intent of teaching animation principals to students. That is the Goal. Each student/animator will own and have proprietary rights over the drawings that they have created and may be used to augment their portfolios. The finished product will not be for sale! In the event that a market does arise, each of the students/animators will all have to agree to the sale and be compensated for their footage. Hope this answers your question.

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BobV
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It does-- thanks Don.
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