The Creative Integrity of William Golden

Recently I revisited The Visual Craft of William Golden, a book published in the early-Sixties about the legendary CBS creative director. …

2009: Five Features for Oscar??

I was going to write a post about this, but my friend Pete Hammond at the L.A. Times beat me to it. This has been a pretty good year …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules

Kurt Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing short stories. With a few modifications, they also serve as a nice set of rules for makers of …

ASK THE EXPERTS: Online vs. Festival

We’re launching a new–and hopefully regular–feature on the Brew today where you ask the questions, and we find the answers. I wanted …

My Trip To Korea

I just got back from Seoul, Korea, where I spoke at a conference called DICON 2009, a digital conference that was part of the …

10 for Best Picture

It was announced yesterday that the Academy will now nominate ten films for Best Picture. From their press release:For more than a decade …

The Blog Post You Thought You’d Never See

In all the years of reading animation blogs, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an artist post a tribute to an animation exec. This is a first. …

Tim Burton at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NY is putting on a major retrospective about Tim Burton’s career this fall. It will run from November …

Animation for Adults?

Animation is not strictly a kids medium, despite the general perception (here in the U.S.) that it is. Clearly – South Park, Adult Swim …

Kung Fu Panda at Nick

I was, and still am, a huge fan of Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda. But the announcement today of the a new Nickelodeon TV series based on the …

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