Animated Fragments is our semi-regular feature of animation tests, experiments, micro-shorts, and other bits of cartoon flotsam that don’t fit into other categories.
It’s perhaps a mixed blessing that the only public personality who talks frequently about Walt Disney nowadays is the right-wing political commentator/conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck.
“They say Mexicans have a special fascination with death,” writes Christian Bermejo of the Mexican animation website Tweenbox. “We don’t believe it but maybe playing around with mapping in the cemetery doesn’t help.”
Science Saru, the new studio started by Japanese directors Masaaki Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi, has shared a behind-the-scenes look at how they used Flash in the recent TV series “Ping Pong.”
The first trailer for the mixed-media SpongeBob movie “Sponge Out of Water” was released today, and it’s a real winner.
The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is putting a special emphasis on animation this year, and has announced that Disney’s “Big Hero 6” will be the opening night film of their 27th edition.
Nickelodeon unveiled the revamped Nick.com today, and as part of the new site, they offered a 90-second first-look at “Welcome to the Wayne,” which is their first animated series made exclusively for digital platforms like the Nick App.
Warner Bros. Animation’s “Mike Tyson Mysteries” is a throwback to the celebrity-endorsed TV cartoons of the 1970s and ’80s, but the comedic twist is that the “celebrity” is a wife-beating, drug-abusing, flesh-biting, convicted rapist.
On Monday, Jeffrey Katzenberg became just the second animation figure to receive the National Medal of Arts.
A collection of rarely seen drawings by former Disney artist Jesse Marsh, who drew the “Tarzan” comic books for nearly twenty years.