The Tom & Jerry/Willy Wonka crossover you didn’t ask for is coming soon!
Tom and Jerry
This a fan-made experiment in which the 1956 Tom & Jerry short “Down Beat Bear” is remade in CGI with anime girls in the roles of Tom, Jerry, and the dancing bear. The characters don’t appear to be random and likely represent some part of fandom of which I’m not aware. Even lacking that context, I still think it’s a fascinating piece of work, not so much for its animation or technical merit as for its resurrection of (and reverence for) classic theatrical animation in a completely unexpected setting.
The Cartoon Network upfronts took place yesterday and the now Stu Snyder-free network presented its slate of upcoming shows for the 2014-’15 season to their advertising and promotional partners.
This tattoo sleeve of classic cartoon characters is so impressive that I’m even willing to overlook that the artist used Chuck Jones’ redesign of Tom & Jerry.
Every step of animation production used to require physical exertion or interaction with a physical object. Not so anymore.