Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FANEXPO Store Hours

ATTENTION EVERYONE!

These will be our Store Hours this week during the Toronto FANEXPO Convention. Please take note:

TORONTO LOCATION

Tuesday August 30th -11:30am - 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 31st - 11:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday, September 1st - CLOSED
Friday, September 2nd - CLOSED
Saturday, September 3rd - CLOSED
Sunday September 4th - CLOSED
Monday, September 5th, Labor Day - CLOSED

Our Toronto Location will REOPEN for Regular hours starting Tuesday, September 6th.



OAKVILLE LOCATION

Tuesday August 30th -11:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 31st - 11:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 1st - CLOSED
Friday, September 2nd - CLOSED
Saturday, September 3rd - CLOSED
Sunday September 4th - CLOSED
Monday, September 5th, Labor Day - CLOSED

Our Oakville Location will REOPEN on Tuesday, September 6th with new hours, and will be OPEN every day during the new school year! Keep an eye out for the new schedule!

DROP BY OUR BOOTHS THIS WEEK IF YOU'RE ATTENDING FANEXPO! 


Sunday, August 28, 2016

So where was Thor during Captain America: Civil War?

If you were also wondering what Thor was up to and why he wasn't around to pick a side on either Team Cap or Team Iron Man... well wonder no more! Marvel has released this Comicon video for all the rest of us to catch up on!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Laika's 16-foot skeleton!

Laika animated a 16-foot tall skeleton character in stop-motion for their film 'Kubo & the 2-Strings.' Quite an exceptional feat!


Sixteen feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, the skeleton is considered by the studio to be the largest stop motion puppet ever made. It required extensive planning, design, build, and animation phases—even a giant mechanical robot was considered to operate it—plus a major visual effects effort to place the skeleton in its home, the Hall of Bones. Cartoon Brew explores the ‘insane’ idea to build and animate the skeleton, and how Laika actually went through with it.




Learn more about how they did it at Cartoon Brew!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Amazing World of Gumball - Studio 4C fight sequence

Cartoon Network's 'The Amazing World of Gumball' TV show featured a special action sequence created by Japanese Studio 4°C to help anime things up! Check out the segment below! Some character designs are also below!





Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Is CG helping or ruining anime?

Here's a neat little video discussing the best and worst uses of CG in contemporary Japanese animation pointing out when things work and when they don't, and why! Some interesting insight for those trying to capture the feel of 2D in 3D.