It’s a special day for directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Their film “Frozen” will win the Best Animated Feature Oscar on the day that it crosses $1 billion in global box office revenue. It becomes, along with “Toy Story 3,” only the second animated feature to achieve this distinction, and the 18th film overall.
On April 1st, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release “Birds Of Paradise” on DVD exclusively at Walmart and Redbox. If the film looks and feels suspicously like Fox’s “Rio” franchise, well…that’s the point. One of the film’s PR people sent us a press release that states matter-of-factly that “Birds of Paradise” is “timed to the theatrical release of ‘Rio 2.'” The latter Blue Sky Studios-produced movie will be released on April 11.
Hamburg, Germany-based Frederik Jurk draws an assortment of monsters, girls, and other characters often in limited, flat colors. He is a recent graduate of HAW Hamburg, Fakultät DMI.
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.
As a planetary storm approaches, a lone shaman manages to avoid disaster.
Miley Cyrus’s new “Bangerz” concert tour launched in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day, with the concert’s opening number featuring animated visuals by John Kricfalusi.
Second-year CalArts student Citlalli Anderson draws funny cartoons and shares her school work, doodles, and notes.
Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated robots. The formers stare helplessly at the toil of the robotic laborers. But one of the workers does not accept being discarded so easily…
The 30-minute “Life After Pi” documents last year’s financial collapse of vfx house Rhythm & Hues.
“Sir Billi” is to Scotland what “Toy Story” is to the United States—the country’s first CGI animated feature. It’s being distributed to ho
Leave it to PES, the whiz of the very-short short, to use the visual of a decomposing woman being colonized by insects as a way to sell earrings and brooches.
Jonathan Clements’ “Anime: A History” differs greatly from more populist overviews of anime available in the English-language market. This book is not about the anime texts themselves, but the surrounding industry: Clements delivers a tightly-packed account of anime production, distribution and viewership from the silent era to the present day.
Last week Steven put Garnet on a pedestal”and quickly learned she has flaws. This week in “Giant Woman,” he was fixated on the idea of what Amethyst and Pearl could be if they fused and became the “ultra powerful being” known as Opal.
Directed by Velislav Kazakov in 1983. Kazakov was born in 1955 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The window between theatrical releases and home entertainment distribution continues to shrink. Disney is releasing the HD version of “Frozen” on iTunes today, February 25th, while the film still remains in the top ten at the American box office.
Richard Linklater, currently nominated for an Oscar for “Before Midnight”‘s screenplay, is making strides on the Warner Bros. remake of “Incredible Mr. Limpet,” a project with which he has been involved since 2011.
The raw material moves along the production line, while the machines process the final product according to their own musical rhythm.
In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we conclude this exclusive look at the short contenders with “Get A Horse!,” a Walt Disney short directed by Lauren MacMullan.
Brussels, Belgium-based artist Pieter Fannes shows off insightful skill in his drawings of musicians performing.
Is Warner Bros. preparing to make “Space Jam 2” with NBA superstar LeBron James?
In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we continue this exclusive look at the short contenders with “Room on the Broom.”
Frank Terry, the beloved former director of the character animation program at CalArts, passed away on February 11 at the age of 75.
Oscar-nominated “The Wind Rises,” Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature film (until he makes another one), opens in limited release today.