Among the most frustrating aspects of spring—if you don’t live in southern California—is the fluctuating weather. One moment it’s T-shirt weather, the next, heavy overcoat. The 1936 MGM cartoon “To Spring” explains the scientific reason for why this occurs: the elves who live underground aren’t working hard enough.
DreamWorks has released a stockpile of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” film stills and publicity shots on the film’s official website. There’s new renders of Hiccup, Astrid, and Stoick, along with the dragons, including a new one, Cloudjumper. The quality of lighting and atmosphere has progressed notably since the first film in 2010. The Dean DeBlois-directed sequel will arrive into U.S. theaters on June 13.
What’s the only thing better than a Chuck Jones museum show? How about TWO Chuck Jones museum shows?
The taboo-shattering counterculture films of seventy-five-year-old animation legend Ralph Bakshi will be the subject of a retrospective this May in his childhood home of Brooklyn, New York.
The DreamWorks feature “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” moved from second to first place in its sophomore weekend with a modest gross of $21.2 million (estimated)
As part of its recent upfront presentation, Nickelodeon released new art from their previously announced series: “Pig Goat Banana Cricket,” “Bad Seeds” and “Welcome to the Wayne.” If their new slate of shows look comedy-centric, it’s the result of Nick’s market research, which revealed to them that children rank laughter as more important than vacation, family meals and holidays.
Andreas Martini created this video for the song “VBFkt Ub/Migraine” by Mtch. Both the video and audio will be a part of the upcoming Krux records compilation “black box one.”
Rowland Emett, one of the greatest British cartoonists of the previous century yet mostly forgotten today, is finally getting his due. The Birmingham Museum in England will open “Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett” on May 10.
Electronic music acts Skrillex and Boys Noize recently approached London-based animation studio Golden Wolf to create a music video for their collaborative, experimental music project ‘Dog Blood.’