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Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, animation trove up for auction

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Reuters has an article about “The Collecting Disney” auction held by Van Eaton Galleries on June 18 in Los Angeles, which will offer more than 700 lots from the Disney archives, expected to fetch between $2 million and $3 million.From Walt Disney’s hand-signed Mickey Mouse doll to his animator’s desk and chairs, a trove of the late animation entrepreneur’s memorabilia will go up for auction next month and offers a glimpse into the origins of the “mouse house.”

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Trailer: Timeless Animation Classic Goes Live-Action

Geeks of Doom has the new live action Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer up.

From the site:

As far as anticipation goes, Beauty and the Beast is the highest considering the film was a part of Disney’s animation renaissance that occurred in the 90s. The 1991 film was one of the first animated films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. It was also known for its incredible score and songs, so director Bill Condon has his work cut out for him for this new version. But judging by those early reactions at D23 and how we were all gushing when we saw Luke Evans as the muscle-bound meathead hunter Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou Gaston’s diminutive and bumbling sidekick belt out a tune, I think Disney has a pretty solid hit on their hands. Their track record for turning their animated film library into live-action films has been one hit after another. Disney’s current filmmaking trend has been transforming their animated classics into successful live-action hits – as noted byCinderella and most recently The Jungle Book. So it should be interesting how that all holds up in the coming years. If anything, the positive reaction and (possible) success of Beauty and the Beast will only give the studio more reason to continue to keep giving more live-action tellings or twists to their previously animated films.

 

Steven Sievers

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m the co-creator, writer, producer, animator, & voice of Daniel the Turtle for the award winning animated series Supa Pirate Booty Hunt. Currently we are working for the charity Music Saves Lives for their national animated PSA campaign to encourage young adults & teenagers to donate blood. Each PSA takes Supa Pirate Booty Hunt characters, Cpt Zack Stevers & Daniel the Turtle paired up with music celebrities such as Nat & Sean from the band 3OH!3 and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. For more info visit http://www.supapiratebootyhunt.com

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked for a special affects company and out of no where I was in charge of the vomit rig on this movie set. It was crazy!

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I used to co-owner a clothing line called Level 27 Clothing that was sold in Hot Topic and I also worked with Disney about having our new line launch at Disney’s Vault 28 store at Downtown Disney. It was a lot of work and I was very proud of it.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always been into animation my whole life. Love watching the Disney classics as a kid and Saturday Morning cartoons. Overall it was my passionate love for Continue…

Ron Yavnieli

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Ron Yavnieli – Creator of “Gorillaville” currently airing on DreamworksTV.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was a professional Horse’s Ass – Once as teenagers, my brother and I were hired to be part of a 2 man “Horse” costume at a birthday party. Y’know, where one guy is the front legs and head, and the other guy is the hind legs and back. Since I’m the younger brother, I had to be the ass.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Well I’m most proud of my current project – Gorillaville.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I grew up in Miami Fl. My first real job in animation was in 1997 at a Miami studio called Continue…

Chris McCullough

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Chris McCullough; currently I’m working with Rasam Concept as a free lance character designer.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
 I’ve worked at a photo booth at Six Flags California. There’s nothing quite like watching everyone around you having fun.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
So far, the game I’ve been working on at Rasam has been my favorite because it’s allowed me an element of freedom I haven’t had before. But my previous job with 5th Street Games was great too, because that was the first time I was able to use my talents at drawing.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from Los Angeles, lived in California all my life. I knew in high school that I wanted to be an artist but it wasn’t until I got to college and realized that I couldn’t Continue…