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.
Dating website eHarmony wants its users to know that animators deserve to be loved, too. They’ve compiled a list of 15 reasons to date an animator.
If the measure of a civilization is what it prints on its paper towels, then Turkey currently has the most advanced civilization on this planet. Behold, the Betty Boop paper towel.
Media conglomerates export American culture throughout the world, but other countries often don’t consume that culture in its intended manner. Here’s a great example: a performance that took place yesterday at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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.
Seattle-based creative director Bruce Yan opened his first one-man show, “Brand New,” last Saturday at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. The pieces offer some clever twists on iconic logos using animated characters.
Miley Cyrus is working with “Ren & Stimpy” creator John Kricfalusi on her upcoming “Bangerz” tour.
The voluminous amount of Disney fanart demands that a project be truly unique to stand out from the pack. These clever Disney villain perfume bottle illustrations fit the bill .
Today’s flea market find: awesomely off-model three-dimensional Mr. Magoo stickers, made in Taiwan, 1979.
Take your pick: a tattoo of a classic Golden Age American cartoon character or a popular contemporary anime character.