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20 NOVEMBER 2012

Dumb Ways to Die ad becomes surprise hit

"'Set fire to your hair, poke a stick at a grizzly bear ... Dumb ways to die ... dumb ways to die–ie–ie.' If the chorus isn't stuck in your head, it will be soon. Melbourne Metro Trains' darkly cute – and irksomely catchy – new ad for transport safety has gone viral, notching up a whopping 4.2 million YouTube views in less than a week. And nobody is more stunned by its success than the man behind the music, Sydneysider Ollie McGill. The Cat Empire keyboards player was commissioned to write the score to accompany lyrics to the McCann Group's new ad and has watched Facebook likes, Twitter shares and YouTube hits skyrocket as word of the animated video has spread like wildfire. ... In the ad, cartoon characters meet their ends in a number of colourful, sardonic ways, including a couple of nasty mishaps on train tracks, while the sweet chorus, 'dumb ways to die ... ' is instant earworm material."

(Daisy Dumas, 19 November 2012, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd.)

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20122D animationadadvertisementanimated videoanimationAustraliabearblack humourcartooncartoon characters • catchy • character animationcomedydark comedy • darkly cute • deathdie • dumb • dumb ways to die • earworm • episodic structuregone viral • Horrible Histories • humouriTunesMcCann Groupmeet their endsMelbourne • Melbourne Metro Trains • mistakes to avoidmusic videonasty mishaps • Ollie McGill • parablepublic service announcementsafety • sardonic • songwriter • stupid deaths • The Cat Empire • traintrain station • train tracks • transport safety • Wahroonga

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Simon Perkins
22 JANUARY 2012

Richard Williams: I Drew Roger Rabbit

Profile of the animator Richard Williams, creator of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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1988 • Acme Corporation • animation • animation sequences • animatoranthropomorphism • Baby Herman • Bob Hoskins • cartoon charactercartoon characterscel animation • Charles Fleischer • Christopher Lloyd • Eddie Valiant • Elstree Studios • Gary K. Wolf • I Drew Roger Rabbit • Jessica Rabbit • Joanna Cassidy • Kathleen Turner • live actionlive action and animation • Maroon Cartoon • Marvin Acme • private detective • rabbitRichard Williams • Robert Zemeckis • Roger Rabbit • Steven Spielber • toons • Toontown • Walt Disney • Walt Disney Pictures • Who Censored Roger Rabbit • Who Discovered Roger Rabbit • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Simon Perkins
13 JANUARY 2012

Pendleton Ward: on Adventure Time and being an animator

"I made this interview for http://www.adventuretime.tv and http://www.frederator.com ––– Man, I don't know what I'm sayin. To follow up on some of these ideas.. what I'm trying to do with Adventure Time is create a cartoon that kids are going to have fond memories of after they grow up.. and hopefully will be able to go back into and watch again and appreciate it a new way after they grow up. I'm tryin to make it timeless – – – like peewee's play house. With jokes that should be funny for adults and kids. When I was muttering about "real characters" What I mean is.. when I was a kid.. I cared about cartoon characters. I cared about Lisa Simpson when she loved her substitute teacher and how she felt when he left town on that train.. I cared about Doug Funny when he was nervous around Patty Mayonnaise. Even Beavis and Butthead had real moments.. when Butthead choked on that chicken.. it was real.. it wasn't.. cartoony.. but it was still funny. So I'm into that idea. Not that my characters are overly sensitive like Doug or Lisa.. I'm not trying to re–create those emotions. But just find out how Finn and Jake would react to the situations they are in and then play them real. Finn is turning into a little spitfire actually.. and Jake is Bill Murray and The Dude from The Big Lebowski.

The show is turning out really good I think. There are a lot of amazing people working on it. Thanks for staying interested and watching this video."

(Pendleton Ward)

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Adventure Time • animationanimator • Beavis and Butthead • Bill Murray • Bueno the Bear • cartooncartoon characters • cartoony • design portfolio • Doug Funny • drumsdungeons and dragons • Finn • Jake • Lisa Simpson • Patty Mayonnaise • Pendleton Ward • portfolio • real characters • spitfire • The Big Lebowski • visual design

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Simon Perkins
09 JULY 2009

The Animator's Survival Kit Animated

"The Animator's Survival Kit – Animated is about how things move, and specific work methods used to make characters live, breathe, think and give a sustained commanding performance. Williams demonstrates his points with drawing, performance and over 400 specially animated examples – many from his best–selling book."
(Richard Williams Animation Masterclass, 2008)

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Simon Perkins
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