This fall DreamWorks is collaborating with the trendy LA fashion label Joyrich on a Richie Rich collection.
Category: Cartoon Culture
Here’s a heartwarming moment of corporate cooperation as cartoon characters owned by four different entertainment conglomerates—Mickey Mouse (Disney), Bugs Bunny (Warner Bros.), Scrat (20th Century Fox), and SpongeBob (Viacom)—team up to beat the living crap out of a real-life human being.
A 10-year-old boy in Guizhou, China scored a victory for animation lovers everywhere when he sawed through a construction worker’s safety harness rope, leaving the worker dangling 11 stories above ground. The boy had a perfectly reasonable defense.
“Drunk History,” the Comedy Central series in which drunk celebrities explain real history, set their inebriated sights last night on Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, and the creation of Mickey Mouse.
To toast the release of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at a private studio party, DreamWorks commissioned boutique cake maker Fernanda Abarca, who is also an artist at the company, to create this four-foot tall, seventy-pound statute of Toothless the Dragon.
Twenty years ago, we had ‘urban’ Looney Tunes merchandise. Today, we have the characters being pasted on top of human bodies.
Poor Garfield. In his heyday, he was amongst the most beloved characters on the funny pages, his plush likenesses fastened to car windows and his sarcastic barbs adorning office walls around the globe. Then, somewhere along the line, he underwent a pop-cultural re-evaluation. Jim Davis’ strip is now something of a pariah: just look at how “The Simpsons” paired it with “Love Is” as the kind of strip that Milhouse reads. What a comedown for a character once hip enough to be quoted in “Two Tribes” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. But yet, the orange cat has been saved from cultural oblivion by a peculiar trend: the remixed “Garfield” strip.
At a flea market in Paris, I discovered this irresistibly awful set of dead-stock pins featuring Walter Lantz characters.
To commemorate the National Film Board of Canada’s 75th anniversary, Canada Post released a set of five stamps this month that celebrate the government-run studio’s films.
This a fan-made experiment in which the 1956 Tom & Jerry short “Down Beat Bear” is remade in CGI with anime girls in the roles of Tom, Jerry, and the dancing bear. The characters don’t appear to be random and likely represent some part of fandom of which I’m not aware. Even lacking that context, I still think it’s a fascinating piece of work, not so much for its animation or technical merit as for its resurrection of (and reverence for) classic theatrical animation in a completely unexpected setting.
Dating website eHarmony wants its users to know that animators deserve to be loved, too. They’ve compiled a list of 15 reasons to date an animator.
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.
Media conglomerates export American culture throughout the world, but other countries often don’t consume that culture in its intended manner. Here’s a great example: a performance that took place yesterday at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This tattoo sleeve of classic cartoon characters is so impressive that I’m even willing to overlook that the artist used Chuck Jones’ redesign of Tom & Jerry.
Seattle-based creative director Bruce Yan opened his first one-man show, “Brand New,” last Saturday at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. The pieces offer some clever twists on iconic logos using animated characters.
Miley Cyrus is working with “Ren & Stimpy” creator John Kricfalusi on her upcoming “Bangerz” tour.
The voluminous amount of Disney fanart demands that a project be truly unique to stand out from the pack. These clever Disney villain perfume bottle illustrations fit the bill .
Today’s flea market find: awesomely off-model three-dimensional Mr. Magoo stickers, made in Taiwan, 1979.
Take your pick: a tattoo of a classic Golden Age American cartoon character or a popular contemporary anime character.
French animator David Besnier who was featured here last week for his impressive Flash website banner returns again with a humorous short revealing how he listens to music from Disney’s “The Lion King.”
SpongeBob and the United States Postal Service have teamed up this holiday season.
Some artists create their artwork using a pencil and paper, others use a mouse and a monitor, and my favorite kind uses flour, sugar, and eggs. This insanely huge and probably delicious “Frozen” cake featuring sculpures of Olaf and Sven was made by UK-based cake-making wizard Laura Miller.
During President Barack Obama’s visit to DreamWorks Animation on Tuesday, “How to Train Your Dragon 2” director Dean DeBlois offered a quick demonstration of how they use motion capture at DreamWorks.
The White House announced today that President Obama will speak on November 26th about the economy at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale.