CGI

Animated Features NOT coming soon

As is the case each year, dozens of potentially worthy animated features from around the world do not make it to these shores. Case in …

Pixar

FOR SALE: Pixar’s “Up” House

Apparently Disney gave their okay to a local Herriman, Utah (love the town’s name!) builder, Bangerter Homes, to construct a replica of …

Animators

Corny Cole (1930-2011)

Beloved animator, graphic artist, book illustrator, painter and teacher Cornelius “Corny” Cole has passed away. His close friend, …

Books

“Popeye Cook Book”

Coming soon: London-based graphic novels publisher Self Made Hero (Moomins) will be releasing this fall, an illustrated kids-skewing …

Animators

Gene Deitch’s new blog

It’s Gene Deitch’s 87th birthday today – Happy Birthday, Gene! – and to celebrate, Deitch has started a new blog based around his latest …

Disney

For Sale: Rare Disney acetates

Several decades ago, a collector named Mary Rose acquired a collection consisting of some very rare (possibly one of a kind) Disney …

Stop Motion

“Gulp” by Sumo Science

Gulp is a short stop-mo animation created by “Sumo Science” (Ed Patterson and Will Studd) for client Aardman Animations. The film has …

Shorts

“Les Triolets” by Lucas Nine

My love for bouncy retro-style cartoons has no bounds. This was produced a few years ago (2002?) by Argentine cartoonist and animator …

Forthcoming Anime

Momo E No Tegami (A Letter To Momo) from director Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh) will open in Japan during next spring’s Golden Week holidays. …

Books

New Brew Revue

Spent the weekend going over some new book acquisitions (and one DVD) and surprise! most were pretty good – and a couple were really …

Talkback

“The Smurfs” talkback

Guess what opens today? They are small and blue and The Los Angeles Times says their film is “…grating and cloying. This misguided …

Student

“Knighty Night” by Buckle Up

Buckle Up, a team of 3rd year students led by Abe Taraky, created this charming little film at Sheridan College’s BA Animation program.

TV

“Legend of Korra” trailer

Avatar: The Last Airbender was a very successful anime-inspired seies for Nickelodeon. Unfortunately the franchise took a hit last year …

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