“They say Mexicans have a special fascination with death,” writes Christian Bermejo of the Mexican animation website Tweenbox. “We don’t believe it but maybe playing around with mapping in the cemetery doesn’t help.”
Month: July 2014
Science Saru, the new studio started by Japanese directors Masaaki Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi, has shared a behind-the-scenes look at how they used Flash in the recent TV series “Ping Pong.”
The first trailer for the mixed-media SpongeBob movie “Sponge Out of Water” was released today, and it’s a real winner.
The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is putting a special emphasis on animation this year, and has announced that Disney’s “Big Hero 6” will be the opening night film of their 27th edition.
Nickelodeon unveiled the revamped Nick.com today, and as part of the new site, they offered a 90-second first-look at “Welcome to the Wayne,” which is their first animated series made exclusively for digital platforms like the Nick App.
Warner Bros. Animation’s “Mike Tyson Mysteries” is a throwback to the celebrity-endorsed TV cartoons of the 1970s and ’80s, but the comedic twist is that the “celebrity” is a wife-beating, drug-abusing, flesh-biting, convicted rapist.
Scheduled to debut in 2015, Comedy Central’s “Moonbeam City” is described as an absurdist take on the sex-drenched crime dramas of the 1980s.
On Monday, Jeffrey Katzenberg became just the second animation figure to receive the National Medal of Arts.
“Annedroids” creator J.J. Johnson talks to Cartoon Brew about science-based kids programming, the challenges of making live-action/animation hybrids, and why not understanding the animation process can work to a producer’s benefit.
A collection of rarely seen drawings by former Disney artist Jesse Marsh, who drew the “Tarzan” comic books for nearly twenty years.
Last week at San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network offered the first look at “Over the Garden Wall,” a ten-episode fantasy mini-series that will debut this fall.
Marilyn maketh, Marilyn taketh awayth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear-jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.
A new commercial studio, House Special, launched in Portland, Oregon last week. The company was started by Lourri Hammack, Kirk Kelly and Al Cubillas, who ran Laika’s former commercial division Laika/house.
At a presentation for LAIKA’s third stop motion feature “The Boxtrolls,” LAIKA’s CEO Travis Knight told San Diego Comic-Con audiences that he hopes to make a hand-drawn animated film at some point in the future.
It’s the roaring twenties and things are looking great for Frederick Frinklesworth II and the rest of the New York Stock Exchange, but when his daughter Betty is left in his care for the day can Fredrick and Wall Street survive the mayhem that ensues?
Netflix’s slate of original animated programming continues to grow with the recent announcements of three new series: “The Knights of Sidonia,” “Ever After High” and “Dinotrux.”
In his four features and one TV series, the late anime director Satoshi Kon developed a unique style of cutting and editing, says Tony Zhou in a new video essay.
If you thought the faces of the new hyper-real Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were disturbing, wait until you see their dongs. This “Onion” piece is an instant classic:.
In a first-of-its-kind programming move that even surprised the show’s creators, Nickelodeon will remove “The Legend of Korra” from its network schedule, and premiere the remaining episodes of season three exclusively on digital platforms.
President Obama will honor DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg with the 2013 National Medal of Arts.
The Venice Film Festival, which is the world’s oldest film festival, announced the line-up today for their 71st edition. The festival is known for not giving much consideration to animated cinema, but they always throw in a few animated films.
While we’ve known for quite a while that the new “SpongeBob” film would have computer-animation in it, the first image from “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water” was revealed today.
Yesterday the State of Florida sued the principals of Digital Domain to recover tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded incentives that they claim were “fraudulently” obtained from the state.
The West Coast might have its Comic-Con this week, but the East Coast will be enjoying animated films at the 11th annual Animation Block Party, which starts tomorrow and continues through Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 begins tonight. If you have an animation-related project or merchandise that you want attendees to know about, post it in the comments.
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