To the average cartoon viewer, SpongeBob is SpongeBob and Bart Simpson is Bart Simpson, but cartoon connoisseurs recognize that characters evolve over the years, not just personality-wise but graphically.
“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.
It’s always amusing when people criticize Walt Disney for being sexist because of the way he ran his company over 70 years ago, while completely overlooking the contemporary Disney Company’s abysmal track record of promoting women into top creative positions.
Join Mr. Piggy on an adventure through time and space. Please wear 25-D glasses.
Today we look at the work of Chris Sasaki, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day!
Cartoon Brew’s fifth annual Student Animation Festival will launch tomorrow, August 5th, with the grand-prize winning work “Mr. Piggy Dies in 25 Dimensions” by Josh Sehnert.
In episode 1 of “Tales of Stuff,” see what happens when the dragon finds a bottle of beer!
In 2013, filmgoers in the United Kingdom and Ireland watched more animation than any other type of film, according to a new report by the British Film Institute.
Ross O’Donovan, an Australian animator who creates Internet cartoons using the handle Rubber Ninja, has posted a video that argues recent changes in YouTube’s algorithms give preferential treatment to live-action content creators while making it more difficult for animation creators to earn money on YouTube.
Animated Fragments is our semi-regular feature of animation tests, experiments, micro-shorts, and other bits of cartoon flotsam that don’t fit into other categories.
Don Bluth and his troops were gone, but the studio still had an animated movie to get out. Art Stevens, now lead director, was slowly pulling the picture together with the animators and layout artists who remained loyal to the Mouse. But the animation department was still in flux.
It’s perhaps a mixed blessing that the only public personality who talks frequently about Walt Disney nowadays is the right-wing political commentator/conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck.
“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.”
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.