documentaries cornerstone

One of the most eye-opening documentaries about the inner-workings at Disney (at least for that timeframe of late 199os – early 2000). This film was not officially released by Disney (and you’ll understand why if you keep reading) though it is available to watch on different websites that got a hold of it. That version is very rough, and you can still …

Toon Boom Harmony vs Flash (Adobe Animate): Which One Should You Use?

If you’re one of the many people looking to get into 2D animation, or are considering updating your workflow, you might be wondering: What’s the best software to use? The most common debate in the 2D realm is Toon Boom vs. Flash. In this article we’ll look at two of the biggest contenders. Toon Boom Harmony and Adobe Animate CC (the modern incarnation of …

Getting Inspired to Animate (Pros Don’t Wait for Inspiration)

“How do you get inspired to animate?” is a question I hear a lot. I often wonder about that question. What does it mean? Have you ever heard someone asking an accountant “How do you get inspired to do taxes?” Probably not. Then why is that a question creative people often hear? We’ve all heard of a writer’s block. A painter who can’t find his …

2016: A Year in Review

Every year I like to take a few moments to write up some thoughts on the passing year, reflect on successes and failures, and write some of my plans for the future. So how was 2016? Last year I wrote that 2015 was the biggest year for Bloop Animation, and I feel like saying that again this year, but I realize …

Our Black Friday Deals

Before I start this post, I just want to clarify, if case you’re new here, that we don’t in fact have any special deals and discounts for our products. Ever. But because Black Friday is upon us, I’d like to take a few minutes to explain the reasoning behind this policy. I’ll start with a story. I bought a new computer …

2 Free Lessons from Our Animation Foundations Course

If you are interested in learning the basics of animation, but not sure if our Animation Foundations course is for you, check out these 2 free lessons from the course. Squash and Stretch In this lessons we cover one of the most basic principles from The 12 Principles of Animation, learning the concept of squashing and stretching, including different examples of how …

Animation Foundations Is Now Available – Get It for Free This Week Only

We have finally launched our long-awaited course Animation Foundations, and you can get it for free (this week only) with the purchase of any of our other animation courses. So what is this course about? Animation Foundations is your first step into the world of animation. This is one of the most thorough courses we’ve ever created, and if you never animated …