Cars 2 Available Today on Disney Blu-ray/DVD
Artists from blockbuster film discuss animation...
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One of the biggest movies of 2011 was Disney and Pixar's Cars 2, the sequel to the hit 2006 film. Following the further adventures of Lightning McQueen and the other beloved vehicular characters from the first outing, Cars 2 was bigger and brighter, adding new cast members and huge action scenes. Finally Cars 2 is available now on Blu-ray and DVD in multiple configurations, including the hefty 5-Disc Combo Pack. Click on the coupon to save $5 when making your purchase.
To celebrate the launch of Cars 2, the film's animators and creators offer their expert advice for up and coming animators. Check it out!
ART TIP ONE: LEARN THE BASICS
“Cars 2” director John Lasseter says: “One of the things I always tell young people is to study the basics. You have to learn to draw, even if you’re using computer animation. I use those basic foundations every day of my career. Learn the basics of art and understand the rules of animation before you jump onto a computer.”
ART TIP TWO: NEVER STOP DRAWING
Story Supervisor Nathan Stanton says: “If you want to become a better artist, practice as often as you can. I never stopped drawing as a kid. I would draw at school, at home, on the bus… I’d draw wherever and whenever I could. It’s important to keep practicing because practice makes perfect.”
ART TIP THREE: BE VERSATILE
Supervising Animator Shawn Krause says: “If you want to improve your artistic skills, get involved with all aspects of art. Study claymation, create some flip-book animation or take your camera and make animated shorts from photographs. Immerse yourself in different styles of art, and learn as much as you can.”
ART TIP FOUR: INVEST IN SOME DVDS
“Cars 2” Producer Denise Ream says: “There’s a wealth of information available on the extras that come with DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Often, a director will give a commentary on how he or she made a film or how they tackled a scene. Study the filmmakers and study their processes if you want to improve your skills.”
ART TIP FIVE: KEEP A MIRROR HANDY
“Cars 2” Animator Julie Brownbill says: “I always keep a small mirror on my desk to help me with my work. There are loads of times when I need to draw a facial expression as part of a scene and it’s a lot easier to look in a mirror and mimic my expression than imagine it in my head.”
Source: Disney Press Release