NEW WAVE ANIME

Sky BlueAs 2-D sits dormant here in the U.S., anime continues to evolve in Asia.Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre, home of the American …

No Experience Necessary

Here’s a TIME MAGAZINE story about Imagi, the Hong Kong studio that’s producing the animation for the upcoming DreamWorks TV series …

New Disney Books

Couple new books about Disney. HOW TO BE LIKE WALT: CAPTURING THE DISNEY MAGIC EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE by Pat Williams is a “character …

Something I Didn’t Need To See

A brief follow-up to that atrocious Disneyland Paris advertising campaign for their new LION KING stage show. Inkan over at Animation …

ANOTHER BAKSHI INTERVIEW

For those who can’t get enough of Ralph…Emru Townsend has posted, on his fine FPS website, a lengthy, exclusive interview with Bakshi …

BILL MELENDEZ ON LINE

Looney Tunes/UPA/Charlie Brown animation veteran Bill Melendez has a newly redesigned website (using Flash) that’s very cool – and loaded …

BREW AT COMIC CON – Part 1

Here’s an early heads up – Jerry Beck will be part of at least three panels/screenings at the San Diego Comic Con July 22-25.I don’t have …

UPA ON HELLBOY

Columbia TriStar’s upcoming 2-disc THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVERA – because a certain cartoon buff at TriStar insisted it be part of the …

POPEYE IN THE HOOD…

…and on the side doors, and in the rear view mirror.NASCAR drivers Jeremy Mayfield (#19) and Casey Kahne (#9) are driving Popeye 75th …

Peter Lion Pan King Mystery Solved

A few weeks ago, I wondered why Captain Hook from PETER PAN was advertising a new LION KING attraction at Disneyland Paris. As it turns …

RACING STRIPES

You hated his QUEST FOR CAMELOT, now you can hate Frederik Du Chau’s new live action/CG hybrid… RACING STRIPES.

Fine Weekend Reading

Taylor Jessen points out THIS PIECE that he wrote for the 20th anniversary of the animated feature TWICE UPON A TIME. His much longer …

Why CG Humans Look Creepy

Interesting SLATE article that discusses why realistic CG humans often look creepy in video games. What the author is saying could also …

Animation Done Well

What did Dominique Monfery, the French director of the short film DESTINO, do after Disney shuttered its French animation studio (Disney …

CONTEST WINNERS

This morning we held a trivia contest in which the first five winners (Marc Crisafulli, Joe Queen, Chad Erekson and Jay Smith and Josh …

Set the TIVO

Turner Classic Movies is without contest my favorite cable channel so it’s a pity that I rarely have reason to plug them here on Cartoon …

BAKSHI’S SPIDER-MAN

Ralph Bakshi discusses his role with the 1960’s SPIDER-MAN TV cartoons in the Toronto Globe and Mail.

CUTTING EDGE CLASSICS

Shout Factory has released a second set of animated shorts from the Spike & Mike Festival archives,

Arthur De Pins

Here’s a name to start watching closely. I mentioned in my Annecy Festival report a few weeks back that De Pins’ funny and stylish …

MY LITTLE WORLD Presentation

Tomorrow evening, June 30th, the Animation Co-op will present the program “Mike Nguyen on MY LITTLE WORLD.” Animator/director Nguyen will …

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