Hands down the most entertaining speech at the Annie Awards tonight was delievered by animator and director Phil Tippett (“Return of the Jedi,” “RoboCop,” “Jurassic Park”) who received a Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement. After telling stories of a Steven Spielberg vomiting episode and warning audiences that he himself might projectile vomit on them due to a bad batch of hummus at the pre-award ceremony, he ended his speech with this modest but resonant piece of advice.
A recent blog post on the Guardian brings up a common misconception: that sexualizing Disney characters is somehow daring or cutting edge.
Last summer at SIGGRAPH, Pixar presented a paper offering some clues about one of the major new directions that CG feature animation is headed. The paper, “Stylizing Animation By Example,” explored how filmmakers could achieve more expressive rendering styles that disregard the perfect boundaries of computer graphics rendering and mimic traditional painting techniques.
Find out which studios, schools, and countries visited Cartoon Brew most frequently last year.
While we’ve already debunked Meryl Streep’s accusations that Walt Disney was a “gender bigot,” let us use her commetns as an opportunity to dig even deeper and find out what actions Disney actually undertook to encourage the advancement of women at his studio.
Yesterday we looked at “Boonie Bears,” a Chinese attempt to emulate Western-style computer animation. But at the risk of overgeneralizing contemporary Chinese animation on the basis of their most derivative and commercial efforts, I wanted to offer another perspective.
Take your pick: a tattoo of a classic Golden Age American cartoon character or a popular contemporary anime character.
We reveal the top 30 Cartoon Brew posts of the past year based on the number of pageviews each post received.
In 2013, we published more content on Cartoon Brew than ever before. Here are some of our favorite pieces from throughout the year.
On February 18, 2014, the Criterion Collection will do something that they rarely ever do: release an animated film.
Here’s a new and potentially lucrative market for animators: recreating alleged crimes with computer animation.
Author Phil Phillips spent the 1980s warning parents about the occult forces in children’s TV animation. While his notoriety has passed, fear of the messages in cartoons still exists today.
The notoriously reclusive Bill Watterson, creator of “Calvin and Hobbes,” speaks about why there will never be an animated version of his classic comic strip.
Disney’s Frozen won’t be released theatrically for another month-and-half, but it’s already melting into one giant slushee of controversy.