Do you realize it’s been over a decade before Spongebob Squarepants aired “Bubble Buddy?” That’s all I could think of as Steven Universe started this week. With that Spongebob still imprinted in my mind (booboo keys…) and Steven’s history of having minimal acquaintances, I assumed he too would be making poppable companions. I couldn’t have been further from the truth. There were earthquakes, a couple of new characters, and a budding romance.
The world through pork-colored lenses…
A new website called “The Blue Umbrella” Making-Of Holiday Calendar promises a rare and revealing insider’s look at Pixar’s creative process.
“Space Dandy”, the eagerly-awaited anime series from the creative team behind “Cowboy Bebop,” will debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in January 2014.
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner took to his Twitter account yesterday (yes, he has a Twitter account) to proclaim the Disney short “Get a Horse!” as the best film of the year.
Some artists create their artwork using a pencil and paper, others use a mouse and a monitor, and my favorite kind uses flour, sugar, and eggs. This insanely huge and probably delicious “Frozen” cake featuring sculpures of Olaf and Sven was made by UK-based cake-making wizard Laura Miller.
Seven animated features lead the nominations for ASIFA-Hollywood’s 41st Annie Awards.
Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day concludes “Frozen” week with a look at the work of Jin Kim, who was recently written up here for his caricatures of Disney co-workers.
Eagle-eyed viewers of “Frozen” may have noticed a split-second cameo in the film by Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from “Tangled.” The “Tangled” easter egg surprised even Nathan Greno, the co-director of the film, who
Disney’s “Frozen,” directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, smashed every possible box office record for a Disney film this weekend, and earned an estimated $66.7 million over the 3-day, and $93M over the five-day holiday period.
“Frozen” week continues on Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day. Lisa Keene could justifiably be called a Disney veteran. Her credits on Disney films date all the way back to 1985’s “The Black Cauldron” on which she was a background painter.
For those of you still feeling sedentary after the holidays or just looking for some weekend inspiration, listen to these two interviews with Lotte Reiniger and Rebecca Sugar. They each have accomplished an important first in animation: Lotte Reiniger was the first woman to direct an animated feature, and Rebecca Sugar was the first solo woman creator of a TV series at Cartoon Network. These milestones are separated by 87 years, which says a lot about both how far animation has come and how far it still has to go.
“Frozen,” Disney’s 53rd animated feature, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, opens this week. What did you think of it?
It’s Thanksgiving so let’s enjoy “Jerky Turkey,” a classic 1945 MGM short directed by the one and only Tex Avery.
It’s Frozen week on Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day, and so we continue to feature artists who worked on Disney’s latest feature. Bill Schwab works as a character designer and visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. On “Frozen” he is credited as supervising the character design work.
During President Barack Obama’s visit to DreamWorks Animation on Tuesday, “How to Train Your Dragon 2” director Dean DeBlois offered a quick demonstration of how they use motion capture at DreamWorks.
Once upon a time, there was a little king who lost control of the sun…
This week we continue looking at some of the talented artists whose efforts made possible the new Disney feature “Frozen.” Brittney Lee is credited on the film as a visual development artist.
Classical hand-drawn animation lovers can’t be too choosy nowadays. We’ve got to get our fix wherever we can find it, so here’s an Eric Goldberg-animated spot for the “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” event at Walt Disney World.
Our Artist of the Day feature is extra-cool this week because we’re focusing on artists who contributed to Disney’s new film Frozen, which expands nationwide this week.
It’s hard to believe that Craig McCracken’s “Powerpuff Girls” turn fifteen years old this month. When the series premiered on Cartoon Network on November 18, 1998, it was the highest rated premiere in the network’s history at the time.