In honor of our 1500th post here on Cartoon Brew, we’d like to offer you some 1930s Harman-Ising animated goodness in the form of MGM-era Bosko and Honey model sheets. Click on images for full versions:
It was a very tough decision – but the Brewmasters have spoken!The winning entries came from Rex Hackelberg (above – click on image to see his full comic strip entry) – and Lars Edwards, whose spot-on rendition of “The Animation Pimp” won us over. These two boys will be waltzing around the Ottawa festival like big shots because they will get in free. Congratulations, Winners!And a sincere Thank you to all our readers for entering our little contest. See you at the Ottawa International Animation Festival from September 21-25!
We’re giving away two full passes to North America’s most prestigious animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (September 21-25, 2005). We will select the two best entries from readers who submit an essay (50 words or less) based on the theme: “Why I want to go to Ottawa”. We’ll also accept drawings based on that idea.
You must provide your own transportation to the festival and your own lodging in Ottawa. Contest closes when we get too many entries or on Friday, whichever comes first. Send your essay to: [email protected]
Our Ottawa Animation Festival CONTEST, in which we’ll be giving away two complete passes to the festival, will take place tomorrow morning. Stay tuned.
Heads up: on Monday, August 22, we’re having a most excellent contest on Cartoon Brew where we’ll be giving away two full passes to the Ottawa International Animation Festival (September 21-25, 2005). Two lucky individuals will each receive the Ottawa “Animapass” valued at $195Can. The Ottawa festival is a who’s who gathering of notable animation talents, and one of a handful of truly world-class cartoon events. These passes offer access to all the events at OIAF including:
* all screenings and workshops
* the famous OIAF picnic
* all the parties
* and an OIAF program book
Thanks to our friends at the Ottawa festival for generously making these passes available to Brew readers. Stay tuned for details…
Who wants to win a Hanna-Barbera dvd set?Once again, starting tomorrow at nine a.m. (unless we oversleep) we will post a brain twisting cartoon trivia question – the first two correct answers will win a prize.You can win one of the new DASTARDLEY AND MUTTLEY or PENELOPE PITSTOP complete series collections… so join us each day, for the next three days, at 9am Pacific (12 noon Eastern).
Disney will host a tribute to the late Joe Grant (1908-2005) on Tuesday night June 28th at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Leonard Maltin will host, and guest speakers (including Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel, Pete Docter, David Stainton, Don Hahn, Burny Mattinson, Dean DeBlois, Roy Disney, among others) will tell personal stories of their collaborations and encounters with the legendary storyman. “Pink Elephants on Parade,” “Baby Weems,” “Willie the Operatic Whale,” and “Lorenzo” will be screened.
Our 1000th post on Cartoon Brew! It took us just over a year to reach this mark. A huge thanks to all of our readers who check out the site daily, and a shout out to our Guest Brewers who have contributed to the site: Mark Mayerson, Ken Pontac, Harry McCracken and Rita Street. We both still have plenty to write about so let’s commence the next thousand.
The animation blogging community is growing in leaps and bounds, and we’ve updated our “Brew Recommends” links section (in the right-hand column) with six new sites that we recommend. They are:
Cold, Hard Flash
News and opinions about the rise of Flash-animated TV production from animation producer Aaron Simpson.
A collaborative weblog devoted to illustration, art, animation and cartooning.
Nancy Beiman’s Blog We Must
A blog by veteran animator Nancy Beiman.
Nick Cross’ Plog
Documenting the production of the hand-drawn animated short THE WAIF OF PERSEPHONE.
The Private Dick Plog
Documenting the production of Tennessee Reid Norton’s stop-motion short RICHARD PRIVATE: THE PRIVATE DICK.
Documenting the production of the Nick Jr. tv series WUBBY, WIDGET & WALDEN created by Bob Boyle.