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SDCC: Cartoon Modern

My book CARTOON MODERN: STYLE AND DESIGN IN FIFTIES ANIMATION will be making its official debut in San Diego this week. These are the …

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Notes on Monster House

Artist Chris Appelhans has posted some superb concept art that he created for the upcoming MONSTER HOUSE. If the finished “performance …

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SDCC: Out of Picture

My first exposure to the talented artists at Blue Sky Studios was a couple years back when I wrote the ART OF ROBOTS book. The general …

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Shady Characters in New York City

“Shady Characters” is an art show that opens Friday, July 28th, at the ‘Live with Animals’ Gallery (210 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; …

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More on Cartoons and Copyright

A bit of a followup to last week’s post “Cartoons, Copyright and YouTube”. Emru Townsend at fps magazine linked to this excellent article …

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Free NFB Shorts Online

Here’s an amazing site. In honor of their 65th anniversary, the National Film Board of Canada has posted on-line fifty of their most well …

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Two Classic Commercials

A very random post. Here’s a couple interesting commercials I recently saw on YouTube. The first is a beautifully animated spot for the …

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Random Disney Photo of the Day

Jenny Lerew recently posted a photo on her blog of Disney legend Ken Anderson posing for a publicity snap with an unidentified Japanese …

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Tintin Documentary on PBS

Jason Vanderhill points out on the fps blog that the 2004 documentary, TINTIN AND I, about Tintin creator Hergé, will premiere …

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Animation in San Diego

The amount of animation related programming at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego borders on the obscene. Nearly every …

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Freedom River (1971)

As relevant as FREEDOM RIVER was in Vietnam-era United States, I’d wager its message is even more relevant in our day and age. The film’s …

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BLAST 9 Update

I hope this will be the last update on ANIMATION BLAST 9 before the issue is finally released. My printer tells me that the issue will be …

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Cartoons, Copyright and YouTube

So, what’s new in the world of animation this week? Well, YouTube has bowed to pressure from the movie studios and removed hundreds of …

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Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit

I’m ashamed to say that until today I’d never seen Bob Godfrey’s classic animated short DO IT YOURSELF CARTOON KIT (1961). Cheap and …

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