We’re entertaining ourselves on Cartoon Brew’s Instagram account this afternoon with a series of childhood photos of famous animation folk. How many can you identify? Click on the images for the answers.
Author: Amid Amidi
Tonight, just for fun, I posted a series of photos of legendary animators from the Golden Age of theatrical animation. We owe them a great deal. Without the pioneering efforts of these artists (and hundreds of others like them), animation would not be nearly so advanced as it is today. How many of these animators can you identify? You can click through to Instagram for the identifications.
A look at animation history via Cartoon Brew’s archives.
DreamWorks is developing “Hot Stuff,” a feature film starring the diaper-wearing demon-baby Hot Stuff the Little Devil, who originally appeared in Harvey Comics.
It’s been one week now since CG Hub, the popular portfolio site and social network for digital artists, unexpectedly shut down, leaving thousands of its users angry and confused.
She’s young, dreamy and fearless, she drives cars way too fast, she’s also a yamakasi. She likes adventure, fireworks and unrelenting seas. From the day I conceived her, I’ve been a worried father. And a proud one too.
The Brothers Quay, the legendary team of identical twin stop motion animators, will be appearing tonight in Chicago at DePaul University for a screening and conversation about their work.
This week’s issue of “The New Yorker” does something that they rarely ever do: review an animated TV series. The show they elected to discuss is “Adventure Time.”
Blue Sky’s “Rio 2” failed to unseat “Captain America 2” at the box office last weekend and settled for a second-place opening of $39.3 million.
This short animation of a seemingly CG bear climbing stairs is garnering a lot of attention on the Internet because it’s actually a CG bear printed as 3-D models and then animated in stop motion.
“Green Lantern: The Animated Series” showrunner Giancarlo Volpe drew a mini-comic about his first experience attending a focus group for his series.
“The Tale of the Plump Bird” was directed, animated and edited by Saki Iyori
“Ren & Stimpy” creator John Kricfalusi attended the Dallas International Film Festival this weekend to accept the Texas Avery Award.
A man appears on a talk show.
The elaborate “Simpsons” couch gag directed by Sylvain Chomet (“Triplets of Belleville,” “The Illusionist”) now has a making-of video courtesy of the production company that produced the opening, London-based th1ng.
This week the influential Gawker Media brand launched an animation-specific site called, quite simply, Animation. The blog is a subsite of the larger io9 brand, which already publishes a fair amount of animation coverage. Another Gawker site, the gaming-oriented Kotaku, covers anime and will continue to do so.
In honoor of National Siblings Day, today’s Cartoon Brew Short Pick of the Day is “The Kings of Siam.”
DC Comics has posted online the new Bruce Timm short “Batman: Strange Days” that was created in honor of the character’s 75th anniversary.
While animation is most often used as an entertainment form, it can also used to educate, and increasingly, to advocate for social causes. We saw animation yesterday for a gun safety PSA in the United States, and now we turn to Australia where Universities Australia is promoting its Keep It Clever Australia campaign to stress the value of public funding for university education and research.
Every day at least 6 children age 0 to 18 are injured in an unintentional shooting, and 75% of gun shot injuries to children under ten that are serious enough to require hospitalization are due to unintentional shootings.
To commemorate ten years of Cartoon Brew, I thought it would be fun to revisit our posts from earlier years. What happened in animation last year? Five years ago? Ten years ago?
Helium Harvey is a curious boy exploring his backyard. After breathing in helium to change his voice, he turns into a balloon and goes on an airborne adventure around the world.
Nickelodeon is making a concerted effort to promote its renewed dedication to creativity at its animation studio. This week, they will open an art exhibit, “Butt What Is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective,” at California State University, Fullerton’s Atrium Gallery (Pollak Library). The exhibit will focus on art created for, and inspired by, the series about an Indian boy and his talking snake: