We’re slipping into end of year mode here at The Animation School and that means a few things. Firstly, most of our students are manically working like crazy on their end-of-year projects, and secondly, we’re starting to look ahead to the new year and all the exciting things it looks set to bring, including our expansion to Johannesburg.
As one of SA’s leading animation training institutes, it was only a matter of time before we spread our wings and opened up a campus in the country’s most populous city, and it’s a move we could not be more excited for. We’re obviously doing a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure that all of Johannesburg’s most talented potential students know about us, including attending rAge, which we’re super excited about!
On top of that, we are hosting presentation sessions in October and November at our brand new campus. These sessions will provide prospective students and their parents with all the information they need in order to decide if a career in animation is right for them.
We have secured a fantastic location for our Johannesburg campus, and we look forward to sharing photos as the development takes shape. In the meantime, if you’re a Matric student based in Johannesburg, then why not join us at one of our presentations in October and November? Drop us a mail to secure your spot, and if you’re headed to rAge next weekend, then be sure to stop by our stand and say hi!
In case you missed it, Disney recently pulled the curtain back on no less than 10 brand new animated movies, all due out between 2014 and 2016. Generally speaking, a single movie announcement from Disney is a pretty big deal, so having 10 simultaneously unveiled is huge for animation fans.
Of the ten newly announced films, these are our picks:
The Good Dinosaur (30 May, 2014)
Conceptually brilliant, The Good Dinosaur is set in a world where the catastrophic meteor that killed the dinosaurs never hit earth, and as a result, humans live and learn to thrive alongside the massive lizards. The story follows a friendly teenage Apatosaurus named Arlo who sets out on a quest to restore peace to his once tranquil community after an unspecified traumatic event occurs. Among the confirmed voice cast, are Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and John Lithgow.