If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
Share your views on the state of the Animation Industry.
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StoryCorps describes itself this way...
Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web.
They've engaged in capturing the stories of families through animated short films.
Here the latest, called 'No More Questions!' which is art directed by Bill Wray. he's an outstanding artist and I had the opportunity of meeting him years ago. he was a member of AN on the old forums as well.
Their website: http://storycorps.org
From 'No More Questions!' to 'Q&A'...
Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah. Joshua's unique questions and Sarah's loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best—and the most challenging—parts of being a parent.
The great oral historian Studs Terkel was an inspiration to StoryCorps, and he was also an early participant in the project. In this animated short, he speaks out on what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.
This one's entitled 'John and Joe' and is narrated by their father, who is a New York City firefighter. Both of his sons followed in his footsteps and became firefighters as well. His boys perished in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The video went up just two months ago.
Another StoryCorps video that will move you. This is Thanksgiving Day in the US. Watch this. It helps us to appreciate the wonderful people that we have in our lives. There's so much in life to be grateful for. Let's embrace it while we have it.
There's nothing like the loss of someone you love. The emotional pain can be devastating.
Sometimes it cripples, sometimes it straightens you up.
Some of the StoryCorps videos deal with the loss of loved ones in the attack of September 11, 2001.
Even in death, there's the hope that they'll be together again someday.
A new StoryCorps video is out.
Funding Provided by:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
National Endowment for the Arts
In partnership with POV.
Special thanks to Cincinnati Public Schools.
'A Family Man'
Directed by: The Rauch Brothers
Art Direction: Bill Wray
Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch
Animation: Tim Rauch
Audio Produced by: Michael Garofalo & Nadia Reiman
Label: The Kora Records
Publisher: House of Hassle
A new episode of Storycorps is available to view. This one deals with the new kid in class and the problem of shortening the name "Facundo" to something more Anglo. From The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts. Directed by The Rauch Brothers and art directed by Bill Wray.
Another moving animated short from StoryCorps is online. This one entitled "The Nature of War" and involves an episode in the Iraq conflict that has affected the lives of many people both in the Middle East and the USA as well as other countries.
This is the tale of an American soldier who befriended two Iraqi children. Directed by the Rauch Brothers with Art Direction by Bill Wray. Several other talented artists worked on the production.
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