Today, Nellie and I had our first movie date as a mother and father. Thanks to Aunt Julie, baby Layla was taken care of and we could go see an early movie at our local AMC movie theatre.
Nellie was feeling in a Christmas mood and decided Disney’s Frozen would be a perfect movie for the Holiday experience.
This is a spoiler free article so no worries there.
Nellie and I agree that the music in this movie get’s an A+. It is a really fun experience and the music feels like class Disney with a modern spin. Children and adults will be able to watch this movie and experience a great story, laughter and fantastic music.
The story is genuine and will touch your heart. When you see this movie for the first time, allow yourself to relive a classic Disney experience. This movie is perfect for the family and the Holiday season.
Thank you Disney for a great movie and thank you for everyone who worked so hard on it. Your hard work paid off and my family now has another great movie to add to our collection.
LAYLA WITH AUNT JULIE. SHE LOVES HER AUNTIE! GO CHIEFS!!!
I love the Lion King movie. However, I came across this gif online today and could not stop laughing…hahaha
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities”
OUR LITTLE MONSTER
Nellie made delicious pumpkin cookies for our family while we watched Monsters University. It was a great Halloween.
I have come to the realization these past two weeks that I will never accomplish anything greater than I already have.
I am married to my beautiful wife Nellie Boyts and together we made the most perfect thing this world has to offer. Layla is our greatest accomplishment.
Anything from here on out is just pure bonus. I am a blessed and happy man.
Do you know what this is? It is a piece of Heaven. This my friends is home made Zucchini bread by my beautiful wife Nellie.
I have this problem, I get depressed at the last few bites. I get this way because I am bummed I am almost finished with it.
Special thanks to my Aunt Deb for her fantastic recipe!
PUMPKIN HAS ARRIVED!
Hi everyone. Wow, the past 9 months have been amazing and full of magnificent things. Nellie and I have had so much fun being pregnant together with Pumpkin.
We can now share her real name with you, it is Layla Maeleen Boyts. Nellie’s mom’s name is Lumae and my mother’s name is Kathleen so we combined them into Layla’s middle name.
Layla was born on 10/17/13 at 6:45am. She was 7.12 lbs. and 20” long.
We hope you find her as sweet and cute as we do. We are excited to share this large part of The Animator’s Life.
Also, if you remember, I did a animation for class 4 at Animation Mentor. I made this animation when I first found out we were pregnant. I predicted it was going to be a baby girl too. :)
Sometimes it is just the simple things that I find most entertaining.
Original image from here.
One of my favorite NES games of all-time is getting a sequel. Earlier this week, River City Ransom: Underground was successfully funded on Kickstarter. The sequel is going to stay true to the original 8-bit style of the original.
I am so excited about playing this game with Nellie. She and I had a blast playing the original together.
While the pledging via Kickstarter is over you can still jump on board of this incredible project and dontate via their alternative PayPal page HERE. Hurry because funding ends on November 9th.
Here is a cool video showing some of the games fighting mechanics.
Here is a cool RCR Animation Featurette.
Here is a collection of some gifs from their Kickstarter campaign.
I just heard about this today. I know business is business but I am sure it was a shock to many who worked at Pixar Canada. Bummer this happened. Good luck to each of your on the next step of your journey in this amazing art form.
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Just three years after it opened, Pixar Canada shut down today leaving over one hundred people unemployed, according to the Province. A Disney spokesperson, Barb Matheson, said that, “A decision was made to refocus operations and resources under the one roof. Staff were just told today. Not great news, obviously. It was just a refocussing of efforts and resources to the one facility.” The studio, which worked primarily on shorts based on existing Pixar IP, had created films like Air Mater, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex. The news took a lot of people by surprise, including Partysaurus Rex director Mark Walsh, who posted this simple message on his Twitter account: Pixar Canada animator Daniel Floyd is taking the whole thing in stride: Sarah McNair, Pixar Canada’s director of human resources, calls it the saddest day of her professional career: UPDATE: On Monday, just one day before the studio closure, the Province paper published this article about Pixar Canada’s studio space. “Is there a place more beautiful than Vancouver?” asks John Lasseter. Real question: how much longer do you think this video will stay online?
I found this in my drafts and didn’t want to miss posting it.
Thank you Animation Mentor for all of your support. Thank you Sony Imageworks for this honor. This is a blessing and will help me reach my dreams.
YOU DON’T KNOW THE POWER OF THE PORK SIDE!
Oh man! I love these animations. This one is my favorite by far.
TOY OF THE WEEK
Nellie and I were at Toys R Us the other day and we came across the newly release TMNT Ninjas In Training: Leo and Don figurines.
These little guys are so cute and there are two figures per package. The other set is Mikey and Ralph but we were unable to find them.
If you have not seen the new 3D animated series on Nick you should really check it out. They have done a great job breathing new life into TMNT while stay true to the original cartoon series that I loved as a kid.