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.
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.
Last weekend the town of Taylor, Texas held their first-ever Tex Avery Day in honor of their hometown animation hero. Here is a look at what happened.
The rest of America can have their Super Bowl tomorrow, but the animation world’s big night is TONIGHT. Slap on your cleanest pair of underwear or panties, wedge that huge tub of ice cream inbetween your legs, and settle in to watch the livestream of the 41st annual Annie Awards from the solitary comfort of your couch. The video below will begin live from Los Angeles at 7pm PT/10pm ET.
Poor Tex Avery just can’t seem to win. He’s getting his own day in Texas next month, while his protégé Chuck Jones will be the subject of a six-year nationwide museum exhibit that begins this summer.
Tex Avery’s hometown in Texas is planning to honor the animation legend on February 22.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival has unveiled this year’s festival poster, which was designed by filmmaker David OReilly (“The External World,” “Please Say Something,” “Adventure Time”).
Beginning next Thursday and continuing through January 25, the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles will present the film series “Animation for Adults.”