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  • NYFA attends Cartoon Network’s “25 Years of Drawing on Creativity”

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    On Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Cartoon Network opened a gallery of stills from some of their most popular shows at the Paley Center for Media, in Beverly Hills. “25 Years of Drawing on Creativity” gallery featured images of some of the network’s best shows.

     

    New York Film Academy student Tiffany Victor attended an early press viewing of the exhibit. “Incredible,” is the word she used to describe the two floors of photography, sketches, sculptures, and interactive art installations.

    Rebecca Sugar’s “Steven Universe” took the first floor. The walls were lined with early character designs of the three aunts, Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. There was even a visual layout describing the musical instruments that define each character. Many fans were excited to see some of their favorite ships (the romantic pairing of characters on the show) drawn by Sugar herself.

    NYFA attends "25 Years of Drawing on Creativity" | Cartoon Network

    Photo by Imeh Bryant/The Paley Center

    Upstairs, “OK KO!” and “The PowerPuff Girls” had life-size statues of the main characters from the show on display. There was even a model of the girls’ Townsville home. The walls were lined with artist’s interpretations of themselves as PowerPuff girls. On the opposite wall were dramatic photographs of the claymation episode of Adventure Time! The exhibit even included several of the faces used to animate the character of Finn.

     

    Also included in the exhibit were interactive games and videos. Victor was able to play one of the “Ben 10” games on an iPad. Face-tracking software followed her face and turned her into one of the aliens from the show.

    The interactive and eye-opening experience is a fun way to spend an afternoon. This weekend, Tiffany Victor will be going back to the Paley Center to hear Rebecca Sugar and other show creators discuss their process and the upcoming seasons of their shows.

    NYFA attends "25 Years of Drawing on Creativity" | Cartoon Network

    Photo by Imeh Bryant/The Paley Center

    The New York Film Academy would like to thank Cartoon Network for giving us a sneak peek at this incredible exhibit and photographer Imeh Bryant of The Paley Center for providing us with the photos used for this article. “25 Years of Drawing on Creativity” runs through October 22nd, 2017 at the Paley Center for Media.

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    October 26, 2017 • 3D Animation, Entertainment News • Views: 2979

  • Epic Trailer for Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ Is Out

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    Summer blockbusters are known for their photorealistic HD and 3-D special effects, but Adam Sandler’s new film, Pixels, is all about the 8-bit. The supervillains conquering the planet in the latest space invasion epic are animated in the blocky style of early video games—because they are video games.

    Adam Sandler says it himself in the trailer: “Pac-Man is a badguy?” It turns out, according the plot of Pixels, that aliens mistook thirty-year old video signals from Earth of period arcade games as a declaration of war. In response, they invade our world with giant, pixelated monsters based on Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and others. It’s up to arcade champ Sandler and President of the United States,  Kevin James to stop them, with some help from Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, and Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage.

    Pixels is based on the French animated short film of the same name by Patrick Jean. The feature was adapted by Timothy Dowling and SNL vet Tim Herlihy and was directed by Harry Potter and Home Alone director Chris Columbus. The film releases July 12, but you can watch the trailer now!

     

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    March 18, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 3739

  • ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted One of Science’s Greatest Discoveries

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    The Simpsons has been ahead of its time since its inception, a forerunner of modern and post-modern television comedy from the moment Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie became the yellow faces of primetime. What’s surprising the Internet this week is that the Matt Groening animated series, now in its 26th season, was also ahead of its time in advanced particle physics.

    In 2012, with help from the multi-billion dollar miles-wide Large Hadron Collider, scientists finally discovered the Higgs boson, the so-called “God-particle” that defines mass for all known matter. But apparently, Homer came very very close to figuring it out on his own in 1998’s episode The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace. The screenwriter of that season nine episode was David X. Cohen, a self-proclaimed math nerd known to sneak in obscure scientific and mathematic equations into The Simpsons and his own series, Futurama. The equation on the board came from a friend of Cohen’s and turned out to be an eerily accurate prediction of the particle’s long-sought after mass.

    Since being reported in The Independent, Homer’s prophecy has gone viral, another step in The Simpsons sudden return to cultural relevance since launching its own streaming service with FXX last summer. Since then, fans have made trending topics of canon-breaking episodes, started popular podcasts reviewing each episode, and—just last month—formed theories that Homer has been in a coma since 1993. It just goes to show that the series is still as talked about as it was when it first aired in 1989—a true testament to its cultural legacy.

     

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    March 5, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 3625