Draco
Animation Source newsDecember 29, 2010
The AS Awards, Judges Found!

 

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Please take a moment to read this message, which comes from Conay, concerning the coming Animation Source Awards.

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A cry for help...
We need judges... And fast!

So, as you all know; The Animation Source Awards are just days away... But unfortunately, we only have three judges! (Aniu Calestis, Emily123, Nava The Wise). The Nominations begin on the 3rd January, and we are running out of time to find and appoint judges, which is why I plea to Animation Source today.

If you would like to be a judge in this years Animation Source Awards, [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsDecember 22, 2010
Shoutbox background changing!

 

Switching the shoutbox backgroundI have finally added back the possibility to change the shoutbox background! The choice is located where it used to be, at the bottom of the shout box.

Important : The backgrounds available are different for each site, and only the site builders are able to add some. If you are a "graphics site builder", then just go into the building part to add new backgrounds! (Advice : lower the contrast on the pictures, otherwise the text won't be readable)

And...Merry christmas to everyone, and have a nice holiday!

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steet
Animation Source newsDecember 14, 2010
Mulan Source opens!

 

Hey Animation Sourcers, this may come as a surprise to most of you but the newest site to open is...

Mulan Source

Design and content done by Wolf.250, translated by Kaizer Soze!

Enjoy!

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsDecember 05, 2010
A Tangled Box Office Update

 

It is the most expensive animated film ever made, costing $260 million dollars. It's also the second-most expensive film ever made period, after Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. It's gotten an 88% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And it has been called by many critics as Disney's best fairy tale since Beauty and the Beast.

That film, of course, is Tangled.

Banner for "Tangled"

Tangled opened on November 24, 2010--the day before Thanksgiving. It was up against Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 for the weekend box office, and ended up losing, though only by about $1 million. [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsDecember 05, 2010
Accidental member deletion...

 

While trying to remove some members from the staff lists, I accidentally removed all the member table data...(Woops!)

Fortunately I had a backup from yesturday, so I managed to restore it the way it was, one day ago.

Which means you may have lost any change done to your profile meanwhile, and if you registered less than one day ago, you may have to do it again. Sorry for the inconvenience! I'll try to be more careful next time.

If your profile doesn't work the way it should, remember to log out, then log in, and everything should be fine.

At least I learned how to restore [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsDecember 03, 2010
The Animation Source Awards Return!

 

The Animation Source Awards's was founded by Steet back in 2007 when he launched the "Balto Source Awards" back in 2007/08. The concept of the Awards was to place the spotlight on "unnoticed", but talented individuals who had created excellent work, whether it be artwork, fanfictions or videos. And unlike the Oscars, these awards are not popularity contests between users; they are awards to celebrate the works of talented members who have contributed to the sites sections. We hope, that this year; the Animation Source Awards can keep to it's original goals of being a "talent competition" [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsDecember 02, 2010
Fan News: Fan Creations!

 

Good Day Balto source! Christmas is less than 4 weeks away now and the days keep rushing by! In this Fan News I would like to try and get members more involved with the choice of creations that are show here in the fan news updates. I would like you all to pick a Fan art and Image that you think is good to be shown on the next fan creations updates and for this I will be asking for the character of Boris! So what are you waiting for? Get Looking and PM me with the members name and image you are voting for!

 

Hope to see PMs come through soon, Moving onto this weeks chosen [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsNovember 30, 2010
It's an Epic Day!

 

Just a quick reminder that Epic Mickey is released TODAY in the USA!!!

Epic Mickey

If you are a Disney fan, this is a MUST BUY. If you own a Wii and like good video games, this is a MUST BUY.

I'm playing it since a few days (it's been released on the 25th here in France), and I'm definitely not disappointed :)

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steet
Balto Source newsNovember 21, 2010
Characters rules, and JerseyCaptain

 

I will address here two of the main problems occuring with moderation on the site recently. I thought this was important enough to display this publicly.

First, the characters rules. As I said in a MASS PM sent to all the moderators, the only valid character rules are the ones written on the site (how are members supposed to know rules that are not visible to them?)
Now, I will request you to be more lenient when it comes to the rules. Everyone has different feelings on what SHOULD be allowed or not, so stick to what is CLEARLY written.

So yes, "Sparkle Dogs" should be allowed, [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsNovember 19, 2010
Finally, good site design is paying off!!!

 

I've been extremely surprised by the Animation Source visitors statistics lately...

There has been a 70% increase of visitors in 3 days!!!Google Instant Preview on Animation Source

No joke - this have NEVER happened before, in 6 years since Balto Source is online.

This is, obviously, a good news - but I was very suspicious. It seemed too big to be true, I thought that the Xiti statitics were bugged for some reason. Especially considering there was no external backlink that explained it.

But, seeing more than 250 visitors online at the same time yesturday (!!!), I understood that was real.

And now I got it. Is [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsNovember 19, 2010
Winnie the Pooh: A Trailer, Too!

 

The first theatrical trailer for the new Disney film "Winnie the Pooh" has been released. It gives away a little bit about the stories that the film will be exploring: Eeyore losing a tail and having to find a replacement, Pooh and friends going to find a "Backson", and what Christopher Robin does in the morning.

"Winnie the Pooh", slated for release in the US in July, and in the UK in April, is the newest adaptation of A.A. Milne's original stories. It is being animated by the best animators Disney has to offer,and from the looks of it, it's going to be a terrific film!

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UKthewhitewolf
Balto Source newsNovember 14, 2010
Fan news: Forums!

 

Hello there! Your friendly neighbourhood BanCat here, taking up my new role as a news editor.
Lets get right into it by showing off some interesting forum topics shall we?

 

You

 

  • - The first thing I found while scavenging for good stuff was this topic; we all know everyone on Balto Source likes Balto, it's why we're here no? But what didn't you like about the movie?

  • - With Balto being half wolf, it's given rise to a lot of wolfy things here! Including a lot of wolf fans, characters and stories - even in Balto's sequels, but why was Balto half wolf when [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsNovember 11, 2010
Fan News: Creations!

 

Hello Members of Balto source, The weekend is near and so is Christmas! Only 44 more sleeps and counting down to the most exciting day of the year for most and I can see alot of members are starting to get into the Christmas spirit :D

I am going to do a Fan creation update this week with character of the week, a chosen Fan video and Fan Fictions;

For this weeks character of the week I have choose The White Wolf! I hope all readers agree with my choices and have enjoyed looking at the wonderful art work that members have put their time and effort in to show everyone how much [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsNovember 06, 2010
Disney's next 2D animated film - unexpected!

 

Disney's Discworld animated filmIt's now official : the new project from Ron & John Musker (aka the directors behind Aladdin, The Princess & The Frog...) is an adaptation from one of the Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, "Mort" !

 

There were already rumors that Disney wanted to do very different things from now on, and this project confirms it.

 

I have never read the books myself, but I have fond memories of the two video games that were released in 1995/1997, which are (to me) two of the best point'n click adventures games ever made. And I wouldn't mind at all Disney to borrow some [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsNovember 03, 2010
Animation News

 

First of all, Toy Story 3 was released on Tuesday on DVD and Blu-Ray. It is also available on iTunes, where on its first day of sales, it became the best-selling movie ever offered on the service. Reports of its first-day sales are not available yet, but Disney is confident that the movie will sell as well on DVD as it did in its theatrical run.

Blu-Ray cover for Toy Story 3

Next up, it looks like Who Framed Roger Rabbit is getting a sequel. The original movie was released in 1988, combining live-action as well as traditional animation. It received six Academy Awards, and is often deemed as the film that [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsNovember 02, 2010
A News from the Sourcecasters

 

NOTICE: THE EVENTS OF THIS EPISODE ARE FAKE! SOURCECAST IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL!

We are very sorry it had to end this way, but something has happened that has put Sourcecast into a hiatus until further notice. In our brief episode describing what happened, we explain that circumstances beyond our control have taken place, preventing our recording the show any longer.

Please listen to our newest episode, "Sourcecast: Happy Hallow--Oh Sweet Steet!" for more information

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsOctober 29, 2010
Sourcecast Episode 6: Happy Sort of Halloween!

 

Sourcecast banner

It's that time of month again. In our newest episode of Sourcecast, Rusty the Fox has temporarily left, being replaced by special guests Ahura Werewolf, UK - Ban Cat, and Conay. This was supposed to be a Halloween special, but we kind of got carried away. *shrugs in apology*

In this episode, we discuss the latest on Animation Source--including the additions of Aristocats and Watership Down Source--hear some British reviews of "Alpha and Omega", listen to some news about this years Animation Source Awards, get a sneak peak of a sequel to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", and much, much [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsOctober 25, 2010
New site section : Reviews!

 

It seems like the frenchies have noticed it immediately (and have already sent a LOT of reviews), but not this side!

Reviews

Strange. Anyway, here's the news : there is a whole new section on the site, reviews! Just check for the link in every film / series section in the left menu.

So that's right, you can now review each of the films featured on the Animation Source sites!

This is something that I have been wanting to do for 6 years (no kidding, it was planned since the very first version of Balto Source), but now that there are a lot of film / series to talk about, this makes [...]

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Mighty
Animation Source newsOctober 22, 2010
LATTS is back with a whole new look!

 

That's right, I completely re did the layout. The old one was rather pink and bla. So come and check out the new layout!

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsOctober 21, 2010
All New Fan Creations and Forum updates.

 

Hello Balto source, AJ here with this weeks 2 in one news! Winter is here and Christmas is soon to be round the corner and I am sure there are many excited members here with us today. As there hasn't been a recent Forum news I will be adding it in with the fan creation news.

So we are going to start off with the forums and here is a quick link to the main forum page.

Topic

 

Starting off in the Balto 1 section we have a topic based on the  Universal Animation Studios and the debate on wither it has closed or not. Its a great topic to read the findings and facts [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsOctober 20, 2010
SourceCast Episode 5: Aniu Reloaded

 

Yes, it's that time of the month again...actually, for the first time, a second SourceCast episode has been posted this month: "Aniu Reloaded". In this episode, we have a special guest: Tovah_XOXO, who helped us out with a review of the recently-previewed "Legends of the Guardians", as well as helping us answer some old mailbag questions.

The SourceCast banner

As always, this episode is hosted by Rusty the Fox, Aniu Caelestis, Swords of the Wolves, and yours truly, Skulblaka_Shur'tugal. And if you were wondering about the episode title, let's just say that Aniu was drinking Mountain Dew Code Red when [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsOctober 13, 2010
Robin Hood is joining the Source!

 

Disney's Robin Hood may not be the most acclaimed film ever made by the company. In fact, it was made during the "darkest" period, a little while after Walt's death and a little before Disney's golden age in the 80's-90's. It had a very low budget and as such, they re-used a lot of animation from previous films.

That didn't prevent this film from becoming a cult one! It's, of course, the first major film that involved "furry" characters and is fondly remembered for that, but has more than enough qualities that helped it become the best version of this well-known tale.

So, [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsOctober 10, 2010
Beauty and the Beast--On Blu-Ray

 

In an age where VHS tapes are forgotten, nobody knows what Laserdiscs are, and DVDs are all but yesterday, many people are turning to the high-definition of home entertainment--trying to replicate a movie theater as closely as possible. And with this, many companies are releasing their older movies on Blu-Ray for an unmatched clarity and clean-cut film that has been unseen since their original release in theaters.

Disney is no exception: recently, they released their "Diamond Edition" for Beauty and the Beast, continuing on with a tradition that started with Sleeping Beauty of [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsOctober 04, 2010
SourceCast Episode 4 Released

 

Today the fourth episode of SourceCast is being published. Many of you older members remember this, a fan-made podcast celebrating Animation Source and all of its sites. The last episode published was back in March, but now the Sourcecasters are back, with their newest episode "Losing a Son, Gaining a Daughter...wait..."

Bannner for SourceCast

The SourceCast is run by four Animation Source members: Founder Aniu Caelestis, Chief Caster Rusty the Fox, Caster the Great Swords of the Wolves, and myself Skulblaka_Shur'tugal.

SourceCast began with Episode 1, "The Arrival", on October 8, 2009--almost [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsSeptember 27, 2010
Fan Creations!

 

Good day Balto source! I am finaily back from my holiday and have lots of Fan creations to get through. Seen as I have been away for 2 weeks and will do 2 lots of creations! Yes that means ever more amazing work to look at.

I will be sticking to the way I show the amazing art work and creations that members submit to the site so this weeks character I will be looking out for is....Star!

So for our first Fan section we will be heading to the wonderful art work and the 2 drawings that i find very interesting are made by: Luckyshamrock and Shingo The Dingo! To see full image please [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsSeptember 04, 2010
Chip chip chip chip'n Dale! (revival!!!)

 

Strange things happen sometimes...

Some of our youngest folks here probably don't remember it, but the Disney Afternoon program was the most watched cartoons in Disney history. There were Ducktales, Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin, all awesome in their own kind.

The Disney Afternoon

They're a big part of the Disney golden age in the 90's! Maybe even more than the films...

And there also was Chip'n Dale Rescue Rangers. Here's to refresh your memory :

(and I strongly recommend everyone not knowing these Disney shows to watch some episodes on Youtube!)

Then, after these [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsAugust 19, 2010
Epic Mickey out in November 2010

 

Disney Epic Mickey

The most famous mouse is coming back, in a fairly unexpected way. I talked about this almost one year ago, and it has come a long way since then!

Epic Mickey is a Wii exclusive video game featuring the Disney character. In this game, Mickey is back to his 1920's form, and...he's no more the "perfect model", bland character that we've known since more than 20 years.
Well, I'll just let you watch the opening scene so that you get the picture :



As you can see, it features a lot of Disney "forgotten" elements and characters such as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Walt's first character), The [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsAugust 17, 2010
New The Lion King HD screenshots, Bluray announced

 

The wait is (almost) over : The Lion King has finally been officially announced for a release on Bluray. It will come Fall 2011! Which should give you all the time to get a Bluray player (I still don't, myself ^^)

See this trailer below :

Also, to give you a taste of what it will look like, I had access to an HD version of the film and posted more than 600 high-resolution screenshots of the first film! They will replace the old (bad quality) ones. Here are some samples of what you will find in the gallery (click on them to expand) :

     

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsAugust 15, 2010
Fan New: The forum updates!

 

Hello members, Hope most of you are enjoying your summer holidays! I will now give you the updates on the forums so it may be short but with some interesting topics that have been recently added so here we go :3

Balto

 

Balto8654 recently joined us here on balto source and wanted to know from other members here to answer this simple question and your reason why, If you could rate the Balto film what would it be? w tohas re

Ahura Werewolf has created a petition to have a better exhibit for Balto at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Go to the [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsAugust 14, 2010
End-of-the-Summer News

 

For most of you animation fans, summer ends in just a few weeks--maybe even days if you're going off to college like me. I feel like Andy in Toy Story 3, complete with my vintage Toy Story action figures. But enough about that. Time for the stuff you're all wanting to read. (By the way, thank you steet for making "Lady and the Tramp Source". It's one of my favorite films of all time.)

First off, I want to inform you with something that might come as a shock, at least if you were looking forward to this as much as I did. It would appear that Beauty and the Beast's 3D re-release in [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsAugust 11, 2010
Lady & The Tramp Source opens!

 

Hey, it's been a few long months since the last Animation Source site opened.

This one is sure to be a favorite for all dog fans around here : please welcome Lady & The Tramp Source, a site dedicated to the 1955 well-known film from Disney!

Lady and the Tramp

You can now congratulate MightyBalto1925 (graphics) and Sardonyx (content) for their hard work! It only took them two weeks to make this site, and even though I was not much involved, it looks just as good as the others!

Be sure to bookmark it :

https://www.animationsource.org/lady_tramp/en/


With this new site, I'm going to [...]

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steet
Balto Source newsAugust 08, 2010
Balto special edition petition CLOSED!

 

The "Balto Special Edition DVD/Bluray" petition, started more than 3 years ago, is finally closed!

It has gathered around 1600 signatures (which is more or less what the old petition gathered too...) The goal was 2000 but I think it's been going on for too long already.

Balto special edition DVD

Now, we need to deliver it. As it "worked" for the previous petition, I think I will need someone living in the USA who would print the signatures and send them to Universal as a regular mail. (NOT email) Would anyone be able to do that?

For more information, and especially if you want to help on [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsJuly 30, 2010
Fan News:Forum and Creations

 

Good day Balto source, I appologise now for the lack of updates from the Fan News editors. I will make the intro to this news update short so we can start showing some amazing work and creations from all you balto source memebers :]

 Seen as there hasn't been a update in a while, I will bind both Fan creations and Forum updates together, starting with the forums;

In the balto section, Catadventure has posted a very interesting topic that I think everyone would like to look at and comment there opinions on, just take a look at Balto 0.

Fuya has came up with a [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJuly 20, 2010
Animation summer news

 

That's a long news, so be sure to click "Read more"!

Universal released its first CGI film this month, and it's...a huge success. Despicable Me is probably the biggest surprise this year, as it generated 118M$ in only two weeks (yes, more than Princess & The Frog during its whole lifespan), while it was produced (in France) for a very small 60M$ budget.

Universal - Despicable Me

It seems nowadays every company is doing better than Disney...the complete opposite of what happened in the 80-90s, when every animated film would fail, one after the other, when there wasn't written "Disney" on it. Any logic [...]

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Guest
Balto Source newsJuly 08, 2010
its July 8th! :O

 

Hello Hello Hello! (how many times did i say "hello"?) Penelope here! well... according to Togo, my name is now Accy (lol) We love you, Togo!

 

Contest Winners!   (yes, i know this is overdue, and i apologize for that)

remember the BS Contest: The Most Orignal Fan Art Style? Well, Here are the winners!

1st place: Jett, with their entry Kodi and Dusty
 

2nd place: Anileu, with their entry Kodi

3rd place:

TailedFox with their Aniu drawing

 

Congratulations!

and lets not forget to thank GoddessOfTheWolves for making this [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJuly 07, 2010
Upgraded the text editor

 

I have upgraded the text editor on the site, which is used when sending PMs, editing your profile, writing fanfics, articles etc...

CKEditor 3.0

It used to be FCKEditor 2.0, but it has been renamed to CKEditor for version 3. (Ok, I think no one cares)

The thing is, there is a new graphical interface (which is much nicer IMO, and with a different color on each site), but also a new file/image browsing interface, which is MUCH more practical (thumbnails, renaming, deleting files...)

NB : Somebody has reported having problems with computers slow down, with the SCAYT spelling corrector, tell [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsJuly 07, 2010
Toy Story 3: The Highest-Grossing Film of the Year

 

EDIT!!! see below

While the results from the past two days are not yet in, there is enough information for me to inform you...

Toy Story 3  is the highest-grossing film of the year!

Press release picture of Toy Story 3

Well, to be more specific, it is ONE of the highest-grossing films of the year. In the United States, it has grossed, as of July 4, $301,883,298. That is the third-most of the year, behind Iron Man 2 with $308,530,297 and Alice in Wonderland with $334,185,206. However, this is only as of July 5--this past Monday. As it is now Wednesday, Box Office Mojo has placed Toy Story 3's Tuesday [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJuly 03, 2010
RSS feed is back!

 

A long, long time ago...there used to be a RSS feed for the news posted on Balto Source.

RSS syndication

But that little function went broken, so when I created Animation Source, I decided to scrap it until I get the time to fix it.

And now, it's back! Every site has a separate RSS file which allows to list the 20 most recent news. You can now add it in your favorites syndication readers, such as Netvibes, your IPhone/IPad/ISomething or even directly in your browser. You'll find the link at the bottom of the page. So now, you can be alerted when there's a news posted on the site, without having to [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJune 24, 2010
3D The Lion King in the works

 

The Lion King in stereoscopic 3D

It has just been announced that Disney is working on a 3D version of The Lion King, from one of the workers behind the project (Don Hahn)

This isn't a CGI version (phew! thank you my lord) but of course a stereoscopic version of the same Lion King film we already know, adding depth to the picture.

This follows the 3D conversion of Beauty & The Beast getting the same treatment, which was originally planned for 2010 but has been pushed to next year. All the people who have watched some screenings of the 3D version of B&TB said that it was "amazing", maybe even better than the [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsJune 23, 2010
Fan New: The forum updates!

 

Good day Balto source, For thoughs of you that are in interest its the FIFA world cup! And I am sure you are all supporting your country, So far there have been some really interesting games going on. I would like to start this Fan News off with the updates across the site.

Balto

I have been asked to show everyone the new site-wide game, Scavenger Hunt! I am not going to go into too much detail with this as all the information in on the forum. It's a BIG challenge but fun for the whole site to join in with and win the rage of prizes. So what are you waiting for? Click the link!

For [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsJune 18, 2010
The History of Animation Special Edition: Pixar

 

Today, around the world, Pixar's 11th full-length motion picture, Toy Story 3, was released. I'm sure a lot of you have been waiting a long tome to see it; for people who first saw Toy Story 2 in theaters, they've been waiting the better part of eleven years--including myself. In celebration of this movie, I want to take a moment to remember Pixar Animation's films.

First of all, I would like to bring to your attention that, before 1995, animated movies only existed in two genres: those made by Disney, and those not made by Disney. Of these two catagories, the Disney films are by far [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJune 16, 2010
Darkwing Duck and Ducktales return in comics!

 

I just realized that I still didn't write a news about this, even though that's probably one of the things that I'm the most looking forward this year.

After 15 years since the end of the show, and nothing new since then (save for the DVD release), Darkwing Duck comes back TODAY!!!

Darkwing Duck #1 comic release

Not as a TV series, mind, you, but as a comic book. This is published by Boom Studios!, and these are all-new stories involving that crazy superhero duck of Disney. Darkwing Duck will be an ongoing monthly release, and the quality seems high level. Judge by yourself :



 

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsJune 10, 2010
Fan News: Creations!

 

Good day Balto source, I am here this week to give you the next chosen creations bassed on one character. This is to show that other members have great skills and to show their art work off! So far this has been a great idea and hopefully will get many of you drawing the Balto characters!

 

For this update I have chosen a character that most people seem to dislike, but though he is a villian within the film, he is an interesting draw. This week I have chosen Steele!

To start of with the great creations of Steele I would like to say a good well done to Gemini1983 for her wonderful [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJune 06, 2010
Facebook connect!

 

Here's something that (I hope) will allow more people to come and join the sites. You know, most people are lazy when it comes to creating an account on a site, which is why I have now added a "Facebook connect" button to make this easy.

Facebook Connect button

It's simple : if you have a Facebook account, you can click on that and you'll automatically become a member on Animation Source!

Needless to say, you need to own a Facebook account first, but seriously, who doesn't nowadays...
Facebook connect can also be convenient for all of you who are already members here : by associating your Facebook account with [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsJune 05, 2010
The History of Animation: Disney's Golden Age

 

As early as 1934, Walt Disney started persuing the idea of a full-length animated feature film. He and his team of nine animators got together for a meeting in early 1935 and discussed ideas. They finally settled on two stories in particular: the story of Snow White, and a movie based on Felix Salton's novel A Life in the Forest--later to be known as "Bambi".

Disney's Nine Old Men

Production began immediately on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", and in a remarkable amount of time, the film was completely finished within just under three years. Snow White became the highest-grossing film at the time, [...]

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steet
Balto Source newsJune 02, 2010
Alpha and Omega

 

Oh oh. Looks like something that will surely interest the Balto community.

It's kinda strange : I thought I knew about all the upcoming animated films for the next two years, and a completly unknown one pops out of nowhere and is set to be released in september of THIS year...
This is a CGI feature film, in which the main characters are wolves. I guess the best to do is to show you the trailer :

 


I'm not sure how to consider it yet.

From one side, it's nice to finally see an animated film in which wolves are the important characters. (The Balto films are a mix between dogs [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsJune 01, 2010
Fan Creations!

 

Good evening/morning Balto source, we are back for another week of Fan creations, where fan art, images and much more is submitted and shown in this weeks updates!

Short but sweet ,so lets begin! !In this news update I have chosen; Character for the week is Jenna.

For the Fan Art the drawing that has been chosen is a nice line art by Satomi_Caninie's drawing of  Well done, we hope to see more.

For the Fan Image section I have chosen an Image made by Tiny with there fan made image  I personily would have this as my desktop.

Moving onto the other sections we [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsMay 25, 2010
Fan New: The forum updates

 

Good day fello Balto Sourcers, Ayame Jurora here with this weeks news and Summer is almost here! I can see that most of you will be counting down to the summer holidays soon. To start off with this Fan news I have noted that the last time there was a forum updates was quite a while back so this news will be based of the forum boards.

The

To Start off we have a very interesting topic with a rather interesting question to it, Is your lover for Balto a secret? Does your friends and faimly know or do you keep it to yourself? Don't of shame if you haven't, even steet has answered [...]

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Guest
Balto Source newsMay 22, 2010
More News from Achala

 

The

Ello Balto Sourcian's! Penelope here (AKA Achala) Summer's on its way! Are you excited?

and Spike1863 said "Hi!"

For Artists, if you want to, you can show us How much you have improved if you wish! I love seeing how artist's have improved!

Like i did in my last fan news, i'll choose some more fan creations to feature! and also some artists!

Hey, did you see my newest contest? Aleu and Yak's pups!

Achala's Chosen Fan Creations!

For fanart, i have chosen Hazel Kat's well done Kat! This is one of the most adorable drawings i have seen all week! Other than my long list of course [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsMay 21, 2010
Facebook "Like" Button and official AS group

 

Honestly, I have never seen anything spreading as quick as the "Like" button on the web. I mean, Facebook added that only one or two months ago, and almost all of the sites that I visit regularly have already integrated this...

Animation Source Facebook group

Well, as much as I don't like the vision of having "Facebook as the center and all the other sites contributing to it", and even though I tend to refuse relying on "external" sites, it's not much a choice. And maybe it could even be a good thing for Animation Source.

So, now you will find a "Like" button pretty much everywhere on here. For example, if you like a [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsMay 20, 2010
Access to read the older news

 

Older news

I have finally added something that was missing from the sites since I revamped the news system : the possibility to find and read the older news.

Now you'll be able to do this by clicking on the links at the bottom of the news (just above the "What's new on the site") This goes as far as 2004 for Balto Source.

Especially be sure to read them if you're a newcomer on the site. But also read them if you're an old member. Because sometimes, it's very nice to read them a few years later, you may see things differently :)

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Guest
Balto Source newsMay 18, 2010
~Fan News~

 

Hello Balto Sourcer's! Achala here, as your newest Fan News editor!

First off, i would like to welcome Balto Source's newest moderator, Lucario! Welcome to the Team Lu!

I have chosen a forum topic to post here in the news. Member Birth-Dates! Here is a list of members birthdays! If you haven't added yours yet, you're more than welcome to do so! Today's birthdays are GrayPawz_91's and PianoAshes! We all wish you both have a Happy Birthday!

 

Be sure to vote for The Most Orignal Fan Art Style! The voting will end May 31st! The winners shall be annouced here on June 1st!

Now i have [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsMay 11, 2010
All Dogs Go To Heaven series legal streaming!

 

The USA citizens are very lucky to have Hulu.com, a site which offers to watch many films and series online for free and LEGALLY.

All Dogs Go To Heaven TV series


Well they've added the ADGTH series! I think this is recent (or at least, I didn't know about that) and I believe that's a very good thing to make them available for everyone who never got the chance to see such old cartoons. It's far from being a masterpiece (bad animation, among other things) especially when compared to the films, but I think it's still enjoyable and a must-see for the fans.

Is this a hint that they intend to bring the franchise back? I [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsMay 06, 2010
New Disney Interactive Game

 

A new game has been announced from Disney Interactive Studios, the gaming company responsible for over twenty years' worth of Disney-related computer games. The game, a branch-off of "Disney: Sing It!" is called "Sing It: Family Hits".

The logo for Disney Interactive Studios

The game will be available on Sony PlayStation3 and Nintendo Wii, and will arrive sometime this summer. It will feature karaoke songs from several well-known Disney films, both old and new. A few movies whose songs are included in the game really caught my attention, such as "Mary Poppins", "The Jungle Book", and "Cinderella", and then [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsApril 27, 2010
Partnership with Keyframe Online, and style change

 

I've been saying for a long while that there should be partners sites on here. Well I'm proud to announce our first partner to cover all the Animation Source sites : Keyframe Online!

Keyframe Animation

This is a site which gives information on a lot of animated films and series, and which allows to post reviews on them. Be sure to take a look!

This is kinda interesting to see which DTV film is rated first in the Top 5, and which TV series is rated first too Which

The site is also accessible withing the "Partners" section in the left menu, on which all partners will be listed.

  


 On [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsApril 27, 2010
Fan Creation news.

 

Hello Balto source! We have had a interesting start to the week with the great amount of Fan creations that all you members have sent into us for this weeks updates with the Fan Creation news. Before I begin I would like to say well done to the Members that have made it into the Fan Section of the Week!

Important news to balto fans! Togo has updated on his Fourm news on the up coming Balto film, For those who are un-aware of this then I must say take a look! Balto's True Story.

So lets begin! !In this news update I have chosen; Character for the [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsApril 19, 2010
The History of Animation: Part 3

 

Up until the late 1920, all animated films were silent films. The oldest full-length film still in existence is The Adventures of Prince Achmed, from Germany. It used stop-motion photography to film shadows as if they were moving on their own. Meanwhile, in the United States, Walt Disney had already invented Mickey Mouse, which became a national phenomenon. In 1928, Disney used a process of synchronizing picture and sound to create the very first animated short with audio: Steamboat Willie. The outstanding welcoming of Mickey Mouse into the lives of people all over the world caused [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsApril 17, 2010
*Looking for webrankers*

 

Webranking

What is webranking?

Search engines rank the sites, according to the site content of course, but also according to the number of pages that links to the site.
To get a good rank, a site must be linked from a very large number of other sites (at least, this is how most of the search engines work, and the primary criterion of Google - thats why it's so important)
These links are called "backlinks". The more backlinks a site has, the best it is ranked! (and of course, the primary goal of a link is also to bring visitors)

And needless to say : the best a site is ranked, the most visitors [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsApril 13, 2010
The History of Animation: Part 2

 

As we continue down our road of history, let's take a look at the first full-length animated films of all time. Contrary to popular belief, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs actually was not the first animated movie. The first movie was El Apostol, an Argentinian film released in 1917. The film lasted at 70 minutes, but unfortunately does not exist now, as no copies of the film have been found, even after decades of searching.

Animated<--The only surviving frame from El Apostol.

Ironically, the next animated film made is a lost film as well: Without a Trace, also from Argentina. Around this time, [...]

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SkulShurtugalTCG
Animation Source newsApril 09, 2010
The History of Animation: Part 1

 

This is a new series of articles I'm starting to post. I decided it would be fun if you Sourcers could look into the history of animation with me. In this section, I will be discussing how animation existed before modern technology.

You'll have to go on a journey with me back in time--way back in time. Back to the ancient Egyptians.

File:Egyptmotionseries.jpg

^This is a mural on a Pyramid wall, depicting a burial.^

The Egyptians stumbled upon animation when they decided to try setting up several images in a row, each slightly different. Then they ran by the images, looking at the wall as they went. [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsApril 08, 2010
Fan News: The site updates.

 

Hello Balto source, We are finally coming closer to summer and it seems everyone can't wait for it to come. We have had a great start to the new month with Steet's great idea for an April fools joke and we are all wondering what he will come up with next year. There are a few things I have for you all in this issue of Fan news and we will start of within the fan sections :]

Every Fan new I publish I will pick one of the characters from the Balto movies and will place my favorite Fan made drawings and Images that is submitted to the site. This include the publishing [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsApril 02, 2010
Girls Fashion Source closed...

 

This is with so many regrets that I'm officially closing my so-wonderful site...You see, I expected a lot more visitors, so this is a complete disappointment, and I'm devastated...

Happy

...Ok, the joke's over, happy April Fools everyone! I hope not too many of you are blind now You (oh, and the Animation Source shout box is back too)

I just wanted to show you that there's nothing worse than following demographics statistics when it comes to making a cultural product, yet that's what every company nowadays is doing!

And that's exactly what I despise the most in our current world. When [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsApril 01, 2010
Opening of Girls Fashion Source!!! :D

 

I have made some statistics on the members of Animation Source, and I have noticed that the main demographic is : Girls (10 to 15 years), with 72% of share.

So I had the awesome idea to make a site dedicated to YOU : I am very proud to present you the newest and best site I have ever made, Girls Fashion Source!

Girls Fashion Source!

https://www.animationsource.org/girls/en/

This is the site for your every need : shopping, fun, makeup, more shopping, love, games, and so much more!!!

What are you waiting for? Click on the link to enter it! You will say WOW!

Oh and be sure to bookmark it of [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsMarch 16, 2010
Studio closure, and home-video releases

 

ImageMovers Digital closed

Following our line of "What the heck are they doing", Disney has announced they will be closing down the ImageMovers Digital studios that they had opened 3 years ago. This studio only produced one film : the very recent "A Christmas Carol", who "only" generated 300M$ internationally (yes, nowadays, that's not enough...)


I have never been a real fan of Zemeckis' "undead/Resident Evil"-like characters, but it always seem a strange decision to close a studio after the release of only ONE film.
The studio will produce another film before it's closed though : Mars Needs Moms, which [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsMarch 15, 2010
Staff additions

 

When I announced the newest Animation Source sites, I said there would be dedicated staff working on them. Well, it has taken me some time, but now I was able to create a system that will help managing the sites. But nothing can works without some volunteers!

Staff changes

So, here are the changes :

Princess & The Frog Source :
minespatch => Global moderator, News, Site editing (changing poll, selection of the week)
Skulblaka_Shur'tugal => Manage reports, Shout box mod

Talespin Source
:
PrtyWatrPrincess => Global mod, News, Site editing (Changing poll)
KitCloudkicker52885 => Global mod, [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsMarch 09, 2010
Fan News update.

 

Good day balto source, It is almost half way through the week and we have some recent news that may be in interest for you, We hope you are all having a good week so far and hope it continues that way. So shall we start :]

A new movie about Balto's true story? There has been a new discovery found by Togo. There is an up coming movie based on the real balto that will tell the story of the Serum Run! Sounds interesting yes? Well there is plenty of information and new updates found on the link above. Don't waste time, have a read!

I would like to say well done to the member how [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsFebruary 23, 2010
"Behind the scenes" of Animation - Part 2

 

Newt Pixar cancelled

- Recently I was talking about the cancelled "King of elves" and "Snow Queen" at Disney. Well one of the previously announced Pixar project, "Newt", seems to be cancelled too. Which makes us wondering even more : what's going on out there?

Enchanted 2

 

 

- Enchanted 2 is on its way  : I really didn't think that one to be the kind to get a sequel...seemed like the story was complete, to me. But I kinda liked the first one. (though a bit "girlish") But : will it be partly animated like the original?

 

 

 


- I found a page which explains more about the closure of [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsFebruary 10, 2010
"Behind the scenes" of Animation - Part 1

 

Recently, I've read a lot of news on many sites (especially animators sites), in order to know "what's coming". And I have found many "behind the scenes" (mostly Disney related) , that I thought were enough important to share :

-Shutdown of the Universal Animation Studios Universal has closed down their "Universal Animation Studios" facility since mid-2009. I'm not sure how to understand this news, because it seems they're still making CGI films though not indoors ("Despicable Me" is coming soon), but we DO know that they stopped making anymore Land Before Time sequels and series. So yes, we can safely assume that the facility [...]

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Ayame Jurora
Balto Source newsFebruary 09, 2010
Forum updates!

 

I know it has been a while since there has been a Fan news forum update and I apologize now for the lack of news I have produced since I have began a new working job which has taken up so much of my time. So here goes with the New forum news.

New to the site? Don't forget to check out our very own Animation Source Forum!

We have an interesting topic from Malwolsky. How did you discover Balto source? I am sure we would all like to know the story from other members of balto source and how they found their way here, on Balto Source. What was it about the site that made you want to stay [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJanuary 27, 2010
Page views and "New" in the menu

 

Did you notice the "NEW" icons appearing sometimes on the left menu?

Left menu news

Well, this is to indicate when there is a new content in the associated section. But, even more precise, it's a personal one, just like it works to indicate new topics on the forums (ex : when there are new fanarts submitted, you will see a "NEW" in the menu; when you will have entered the section, the "NEW" will disappear until there's new content again - you'll need to be registered and connected in order for this work)

Why adding this? Because this way you'll be enclined to check all the sections of the site, [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJanuary 22, 2010
Server migration *COMPLETE*

 

UPDATE : The server migration is complete! If you catch any bug, please report it on the bugs report forums topic. Thanks!

 


This is just a little information note, to warn that the sites will migrate to a new server this week end. (NO, the previous update was a huge site code and database update, but the site still runs under the same old Pentium 4 since years)

As such, there may be trouble connecting on the sites - and actions you will do during the migration might be lost afterwards. We'll try to get this going as smooth as possible, though.

The new server should be able to [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJanuary 10, 2010
User bar moved at the top

 

Recently I used the site with a "low" resolution screen (1024*768, which most visitors still use!), and noticed that the "user bar" was taking a lot of height space for "nothing". I have also studied where people clicked, and very few people used the links under the banner, except for the News and Forums ones.

Banner

So, I have simplified the site display by moving the "users" links under the banner. They're all there, except for the "Friends list" that you can now access within the Private Messages page. (not enough space to fit)

Also, when you're not connected, use the "log in" button [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJanuary 09, 2010
Animation Source 2010 awards

 

Some members are organizing an Animation Source Awards event : you can nominate the best artists in each category, and if enough people vote for them, they get an award!

Award

Each site gets specific rewards. Here's a list :

Overall Awards:
Wolf Award
- The most responsible newbie and one who has shown great pleasure in his or her first month here.
Lion Award - The member who's the most active, while posting useful messages.
Dog Award - The member who posts very few messages, but also the most interesting ones.
Bear Award - Funniest member.
Princess Award - Most helpful member.
Spirit Award - The [...]

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steet
Animation Source newsJanuary 05, 2010
Welcome to the new decade!

 

So here it is, 2010...Wow. How time flies. I really didn't see the 2000 years pass (but that's also due to the fact there haven't been as many good things happening compared to the 80's and 90's, be it movies, video games or anything...or bad world situation, economical or ecological...but I digress)

Animation Source 2010


Here at Animation Source, I have many things to work on; although the most urgent is probably to organize the sites maintenance, especially for the new sites. If there's nothing new, I can't expect people to visit the sites regularly, right?

There needs to be very regular updates on each [...]

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