What’s the only thing better than a Chuck Jones museum show? How about TWO Chuck Jones museum shows?
Author: Amid Amidi
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.’
The website Short of the Week, which has established itself as one of the preeminent online forums for short film discourse, has announced the winners of their 2014 awards, honoring projects that “took the torch of short film and charged into the unknown [and] explored new genres, new characters, new styles, and left an impression upon us we can’t ever shake.”
DreamWorks has announced three new series as part of its mega-content deal with Netflix.
Continuing the inexplicable trend of people named Chris directing animated features, Chris McKay, the animation co-director of “The LEGO Movie,” will direct the film’s sequel, which is currently set for a May 26, 2017 release.
Besides today’s bonanza of Genndy Tartakovsky projects, Sony Pictures Animation also made it official that Kelly Asbury (“Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” “Shrek 2,” “Gnomeo & Juliet”) will direct the upcoming, as-yet-untitled “Smurfs” movie.
GKIDS announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,” the new film by 78-year-old director Isao Takahata.
Sparrow is struck by a plane and lands wounded in a mysterious city inhabited by anthropomorphized birds. With the chaos of urban life all around him, Sparrow goes on a heady journey of self-discovery and is faced with a choice: should he follow his natural instinct and flee, or adapt his nature and embrace city life.
Robert Ryan Cory, a veteran character designer on “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Secret Mountain Fort Awesome,” has posted a helpful set of notes from a character design lecture he presented recently to CalArts animation students.
DreamWorks premiered online a new short “Almost Home” on Buzzfeed this morning to promote their next original feature, “Home,” which will debut on November 26, 2014.
If the measure of a civilization is what it prints on its paper towels, then Turkey currently has the most advanced civilization on this planet. Behold, the Betty Boop paper towel.
In a world of dumb animation execs, Stu Snyder made a sincere effort to be the dumbest. He was the genius who led a campaign to remove cartoons from Cartoon Network. Now, he’s leaving Cartoon Network.
The DreamWorks feature “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” directed by Rob Minkoff, opened in the United States this weekend with an estimated $32.5 million. The film settled for second place behind “300: Rise of An Empire.”
This was a final project created by Daniel Beaulieu in Vancouver Film School’s 3D animation program.
The Los Angeles indie animation event of the season takes place tomorrow, Saturday March 8th, at The Cinefamily. Animation Breakdown Roundup! is a collection of over two dozen shorts by seasoned indie stars (Vince Collins, Emily Hubley), current filmmakers (Kirsten Lepore, Takeshi Murata, Devin Flynn, Allison Schulnik, Galen Pehrson, Amy Lockhart, Matt & Paul Layzell, Garrett Davis, Charles Huettner, Caleb Wood, Alex Schubert) and next-wavers (Peter Millard, Sean Buckelew, Quique Rivera Rivera.)
The story of a boy with an obsession for junk food and the importance of following your gut instinct!
I’ve got just two words for the latest “Simpsons” couch gag created by “Triplets of Belleville” director Sylvain Chomet: C’est magnifique!
Adapting animated films for the stage is no longer just the domain of feature films like “The Lion King” and “Shrek.” Italian dance/theater troupe “eVolution” has adapted an unlikely animated short for live performance: Don Hertzfeldt’s “Billy’s Balloon.”