Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Horton Hears a Who! is out today on DVD!!! Let the frame f*#@ing BEGIN!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

EPISODE 5 - The Legend of Pimpcane is up!!!

At Blue Sky, Scott Carroll lovingly goes by the nickname "Pimpcane." A name that is by no means fitting. So naturally, a lot of students and newcomers ask why.

Here is our answer.

P.S. A special congrats goes out to Scott, Wendy, and Hannah Carroll for their new baby Lilah. And also to Paul and Jen Downs for their new baby Eric!!!

Don't get too close to B.S. unless you plan on gettin' preggers!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Crunch time has begun at Blue Sky for the animation team. We only saw it fitting to do this next episode.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Brian Henson Visits Blue Sky!!!

Me, Petey-P, Brian Henson, and Pimp-o-potamus Cane

Today was an awesome day!!! Brian Henson acoompanied by a his little Armadillo puppet friend came and gave Blue Sky a 3 hour presentation on the how to's, the history, and the behind the scenes of Puppetry. It was amazingly entertaining to say the least. And given our rescent hobby (treehouse studios), the presentation was super edcuational as well.

Watching him in action was amazing. It was so funny to see how a puppet could instantly transform a bunch of adults and jaded computer geeks into kids again. Animation has so much to learn from the magic of puppetry.

In short, If I had a time machine and I went back in time to tell my 10 year old self that I met Brian Henson, my 10 year old self would flip out and excitedly say
"When I grow up I get to meet Brian Henson!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!"

And then that 10 year old self would ask if I got to kiss any girls too. But I'll save that for a different guest speaker I guess.


Monday, November 03, 2008


Head on over to http://treehousestudios.wordpress.com/ to view episode 1!!!

We created this blog to make light of all that goes into making an animated feature. Since each event effects people differently, we thought we would tell our stories through the eyes of 4 contrasting animation stereotypes. Since each one of us closely resembles one of these personalities, we couldn’t help but make fun of ourselves.

This blog is meant to be fun, and possibly educational. The events depicted in these movies are fictitious. Similarity to any person or studio, living or dead, is merely coincidental. Especially if it’s you we are making fun of!!!

P.S. By no means do we think we’re any good at this puppet stuff, we’re just having fun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


The first movie is up!!!! Click on the pick above to watch the intro to the show. The whole show will be shot gorilla style. No high-def. No good lighting. Only done in one or two takes. Just keep it spontaneous!


Thursday, October 23, 2008


Here are some Hand-outs!!! Some of them I've gathered through some time and others I stole them from my good buddy Leif Jeffers' Blog.

Hands are Super-DUPER important. So much acting and emotion can be conveyed with them. Not just in gesture, but simply in how they are posed.

So I hope they help! Or dare I say....Lend a hand.

I know! I suck!


Ready set GROW!!! I'll be participating in Blue Skies Animation/Story Department 5 week Dude Challenge. The challenge will pit 43 (un)lucky contestants against each other in a battle of the beards competition.

We each had to pick a style out of a hat. Whatever we pick, we have to stick with. I drew "Captain Morgan!"

We'll see how good it comes out, since I only have to shave every other year or so.

click here!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

AM Summer Showcase!!!

To put it simply...

Fun, and inspirational animation and storytelling! I definitely laughed out loud more than once.

You all should be proud!

Click here for the showcase!

Monday, August 18, 2008

11 second club

For those of you that don't know about 11 second club, it is a monthly character animation competition that is open to everyone.

Each month the winner is rewarded with a critique given by a professional animator.

This month Leow Chan Ghee has won with a really cool test. So you should go check it out.

The 11 second club website

This month's critique

p.s. I did the critique. Too bad for him huh?

Friday, May 30, 2008

Thank You Cooper!!!

On a near daily basis, my dog Cooper writes in his Blog about us Bruno's. It always puts a smile on my face, and can get me through the toughest of days. Inspiration comes in many forms, and mine is my family.

While I feel privileged to be a Blue Sky animator, I feel even more privileged to have a family. So I just wanted to Thank Cooper for his hard work.

I know its not easy for him to type with his paws.


Friday, March 14, 2008


If you don't see it this weekend you may make Taryn sad. You don't want to make little Taryn sad do you?

Check out the reviews so far.

Friday, February 15, 2008


So yesterday I got a call from my good friend Mike Walling who had the day off. He told me that while watching Oprah, he saw an ad for a future Oprah-sode that was dedicated to our movie and the beloved Dr. Seuss book "Horton Hears a Who!"

It airs this Monday, Feb 18th. Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett all appear to chat with Oprah about the characters they voiced and their experience working on the film. I'm sure they'll show a clip or two as well.

Apparantly Oprah's personal review was beyond glowing, highlighting to all the film's "good for you" message.

We also heard that her designer was so inspired, that they Who-ified the set.

So tune in!!! It should be fun.

And if you get a chance stop by Wallings blog and make fun of him for watching Oprah.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Her name is Taryn Kathleen Bruno
Her nicknames are: Piglet, Tarynosaurus Rex, Taryn the Red Baron, Tarylamadingdong.
She was born on 1-15-08!

She weighed in at 6lbs 8 oz
and she stands about 20inches tall.
Ok she doesn't stand yet.

All is well and we couldn't be happier.

check out my Dog Cooper's blog for updates on her.