Our friend Brian Oakley posted this link the other day and I've seen it making its rounds since then. Its a tumblr dedicated to what I think is definitely one of the most interesting and often ignored aspects of animation...the smear. The smear was a widely used trick to simulate motion blur in the days of traditional animation before it could be applied as a filter in post. Check them out!
Aside from admiring that animation genius...we've been working on creating some of our own. After sitting on a dusty shelf for almost 5 years, we're bringing Rusty back to life. He's getting his hair cut, shoes polished and honing his space exploration skills. Should be a fun little nod to childhood imagination. Perhaps we can start to show some progress on the blog once we get things a little more organized.