I’m not the biggest fan of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but I’ll admit this parody of a behind-the-scenes film may be the funniest thing I’ve seen from Radical Axis. This video was created for the DVD collection Aqua Teen Hunger Force 6.
Kai Wu is a student at Cal Arts. He made a music video about Oprah – specifically a music video for Oprah Juice, “a drink that helps people become happier, smarter and basically bring them a better life”. Don’t ask me why, but I think this is hilarious.
Here’s the trailer for the latest short from the Polish Film Institute and Platige Image, the Polish studio behind Tomek Baginski’s award winning films (Fallen Art, Cathedral). Director Damian Nenow was the key member of Baginski’s team last few years, responsible for editing his last shorts. His Paths of Hate is a 3D animation stylized as 2D comic book (though not based on any actual comic). The film had its premiere last week in Warsaw and has just started screening on the festival circuit. Can’t wait to see it.
Beautiful mix of photography and CG characters – and an intriguing subtext. Fabian Grodde produced and directed his thesis film for Germany’s Bauhaus-University through Berlin-based Quent Film.
DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY:
Alexander Schumann, Christian Brinkmann, Stephan Hempel
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Johann Niegl, Alexander Binder
Turn on, tune in, and toon up! I will be the featured guest today on Shokus Internet Radio’s Stu’s Show. It’ll air live beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific (7:00 p.m. Eastern). Topics will include Looney Tunes on DVD, the Oscar race, Tangled, Yogi Bear and as always, whatever the listeners want to talk about. You are encouraged to call in with your questions and comments on the station’s toll-free telephone number.
Stu’s Show airs live each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. PST, with rebroadcasts at the same time each day through next Tuesday Dec. 7th. Access to the station’s feed is free, with no registration required, and is available either by clicking on the Enter Site button on the home page (www.shokusradio.com), by choosing one of the audio player links on the site’s main page.
No, it’s not the latest Nickelodeon Movie, but maybe it should be. It’s the third viral comedy video from “Dr. Coolsex” – a NYC sketch comedy trio consisting of Alex Charak (who plays Doug), Dustin Drury (playing Roger), and Greg Murtha (Chalky). This trailer was co-conceived with Alan Starzinski (Boomer), and that’s actress Janet Passanante playing Patti Mayonaise.
This is one of the strangest things I’ve ever plugged on Cartoon Brew. We all know Leslie Cabarga as the author of The Fleischer Story, the best history of the Max Fleischer studio ever published. More recently Leslie blessed us with The Logo, Font, & Lettering Bible, which presents comparisons of early Mickey Mouse comic strip inking of Floyd Gottfredson, and the classic Betty Boop inking of Fleischer animator Willard Bowsky to how various type faces are rendered. Now Leslie’s got a new book and it’s slightly OT, thoroughly XXX and totally NSFW. Continue reading →
Released mid-2010, in a “limited edition” of 250,000, was this Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Collector’s Pez Set. Must have seemed like a good idea at the time… but the designers failed to notice an inappropriate design flaw. Luckily, toy collector Mike Mozart caught it and brought it to our attention:
Australian model Sophie Lee had an acting career in TV and Motion Pictures, but began her on-screen career hosting a local afternoon Bugs Bunny show in 1990. This sexy promo was aimed at luring adult males to watch the cartoons – and it worked!
I’m happy to report that my friends at Cinefamily – along with festival organizers, animation producer John Andrews and animator Miles Flanagan – have assembled a world-class program of new animated features, shorts and retrospectives (not to mention, parties) for this week’s 2nd Los Angeles Animation Festival at the Silent Movie Theater. From Friday December 3rd through Tuesday December 7th the theatre will host an amazing array of hard-to-see recent international animated works – from the U.S. premiere of the new Jan Å vankmajer feature, to the debut of the Chinese independent feature Piercing 1, the anime mindblower Redline, and Sylvain Chomet’s new masterpiece The Illusionist (I’ll be introducing it on December 7th).
Fest guest of honor Will Vinton is presenting his short films, specials, commercials and a 25th anniversary screening of his 1985 Claymation feature The Adventures of Mark Twain. I’ll also be introducing Pixar’s Teddy Newton (on Saturday morning 12/4 @ 11:30am) who will discuss his acclaimed hand drawn/3D/CG short Day & Night, and there is a lot more.
A special Festival Pass is available – it allows you free guaranteed entry into every show, early admittance to any show and admission into all festival parties. Its priced at $125 ($85 to students) and must be purchased no later than Wednesday at 6pm (only 75 passes will be sold). Individual show tickets are $10 ($6 to Cinefamily members). Programs will sell out (theatre only holds 150 seats) so I urge you to reserve tickets now. For more info go to the CineFamily website.
Agency: Fred & Farid, Paris
Creative Directors: Frederic Raillard, Farid Mokart
DA: Frederic Raillard, Farid Mokart, Thomas Raillard
TV producer & post production: Alexandra Marik, Benoit Armstrong
Director: Tom Carty
Production: Gorgeous, London
Post Production: The Mill, London
Sound Design: Wave Studios, Johnny Burn
Here’s a unique vintage promo for ABC’s Saturday morning programming that was aimed at adults. Shown in prime time during summer 1973, actor Michael Constantine (then of Room 222) extols the virtues of Yogi Bear – whom he says will now face off against such “real life” villians such as “Mr. Bigot” and “Mr. Smog” – and other pro-social animated series like Scholastic Rock (The less said about Goober and The Ghost Chasers the better). “Let’s face it – kids love to watch cartoons.”
I’m not sure if this is a trailer for a longer film, or simply a part of the installation Joyce’s Moonbot Studios created for ArtSpace in Shreveport, Louisana. According to the website, the project is…
…inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
The exhibit runs through January 29th and is free. For more information click here.