CGI

Pixar’s Presto

I was getting ready to junk a flyer I’d received for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival when I noticed a tiny image printed …

Disney

Disney’s Gettin’ Lazy

Disney’s reuse of past animation is nothing new. But seeing these sequences in motion, one scene followed by its subsequent reuse, is …

Classic

A Cookie model sheet

A Brew reader sent me this link from ebay, wondering ‘what year this Betty Boop model sheet was from, or did the seller mis-identify this …

Essentials

Little Nemo test film

The tortured history of the TMS feature film Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland (1992) could rival that of Richard Williams The Thief …

Disney

Visit Pixar for $14,700!

How much is it worth to you to visit Pixar? What if we threw in tickets to the world premiere of Wall*E, a tour of Disney Studios Studios …

Events

GR8-2-B-NOMN8D Part #5

Starting in two weeks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills will begin the fifth edition of their annual …

Animators

Bob Clampett’s First Film

It’s no masterpiece, but it is rare and significant. Below is the first four minutes from the Joe E. Brown comedy When’s Your …

Cartoon Culture

Booby Doo

Lawyers from Warner Bros. have come down on a firm called Booby Doo, a maker of sports bras in the UK. Booby Doo’s owners want to …

Comics

Jeff Smith at Wexner

The Wexner Center for The Arts at Ohio State University in Columbus is opening a show devoted to animator-turned-comic book great, Jeff …

Tezuka’s Amazing Three

Perhaps the most obscure of the pioneering anime series imported to the U.S. in the 1960s was Osamu Tezuka’s The Amazing Three. Why has …

Classic

Rare 1939 Looney Tunes Book found!

Mike Van Eaton has unearthed the original art to a rare Looney Tunes promotional book from 1939 – apparently created exclusively either …

Events

Gag Me With A Toon

Meltdown Comics in Hollywood is celebrating the “wonderfully mesmerizing phenomenon of ’80’s era cartoons” with a gallery show …

Internet/Blogs

New Flip on Smoking

The new edition of Flip would be worth reading if only for the excellent article on the portrayal of smoking in animation by Dr. Barry …

Classic

Aesop’s Fables Hankie Book

Is it a book or a set of hankerchiefs? I’m not exactly sure what this is, but clearly it’s another example of bizarre Van Beuren cartoon …

Animators

Cool Animated Titles

If you are a fan of animated opening titles, as I am, you’ll want to take note of these three items: • A special tribute to Bob …

TV

Jerry Beck meets Joan Rivers

Not the most embarassing moment in my life, but it comes pretty close. By popular demand, and as a Brew 4th Anniversary special, here’s …

Classic

Vintage Cartoon Buttons

Owning these 1930s cartoon character buttons is cool – but owning the original art for them is cooler! Both are currently up for sale …

Events

J.J. and Friends

Next Thursday, share an interactive evening with some of the most influential and creative artists on the east coast: J.J. Sedelmaier …

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