CG TOM & JERRY SPOT

Did you hear the one about the Tom and Jerry commercial in CG……selling a flavored milk drink… …in hebrew? Click Here. Oy Vey!

SATURDAY LINKS

Ain’t It Cool News posted a lengthy description and spoilers for the new Pixar short Lifted.New York Daily News TV critic David Hinckley …

BILL MELENDEZ PODCAST

Bill Melendez (of Disney, Warners and UPA) is one of the last surviving animators from the golden age still working today. Of course his …

WALT’S VAULT 28

Just last week I’d been posting on the upscale urban merchandising initiative Warner Bros. is promoting in an effort to contemporize the …

THINKING ANIMATION PANEL

If you’ve got 45 minutes to spare, you might enjoy this panel I was on last week at the Disney studio. It was set up by animators Angie …

ANIMATED FEATURES BY SOLO ARTISTS

With several big budget funny animal epics opening almost weekly, 2006 may well go down as the year of CG feature burnout. But 2006 may …

PATRICK OWSLEY’S BLOG

Cartoonist Patrick Owsley has started a blog. He’s one of the rare few character merchandising artists who seem to be channeling the …

ED BENEDICT

The Associated Press posted an obit by John Rogers for Ed Benedict last night, and it’s been picked up by USA Today, ABC News, San …

HORNSWIGGLE LIMITED EDITION

Hornswiggle, the cartoon short I produced for Frederator’s Random Cartoons show, will be broadcast on Nickelodeon sometime in 2007. The …

Holland Animation Film Festival 2006

The biennial Holland Animation Film Festival, one of Europe’s most prestigious animation gatherings, takes place next month from Nov. …

MAD ABOUT THE CHESHIRE

In case you missed the Gallery 1988 Cheshire Cat show, We’re All Mad Here, don’t fret. The good folks at Vinyl Pulse have posted most of …

FLOAT by Stephen Watkins

Backspace is a new video podcast showcasing “experimental short films to provoke your imagination.” It’s created by 20-year-old Stephen …

DATE WITH DIZZY (1956)

What an awesome way to start a Monday morning! Josh of the Jazz:Animated blog has posted onto YouTube the difficult-to-find 1956 John …

CALLING ALL CARTOON WRITERS!

If you’ve written for TV Animation, you might be eligible for a 2006 Writers Guild Award. The Writers Guild is looking for nominees in …

TIMBERWOLF

In case you were wondering (like I was the other night) what ever happened to Chuck Jones’s final productions, the Thomas J. Timberwolf …

LIMBO

Check out the breathtaking sample animation and concept art for a new video game called Limbo. It’s being developed by designer Arnt …

LOONEY TUNES MURAL IN HOLLYWOOD

I got some photos of the bizarre DRx Looney Tunes mural in Hollywood, which I mentioned in this post a few days ago. It fills an entire …

Terry Teachout on Why YouTube Rocks

Despite some missteps on YouTube’s part, like the unnecessary removal of dozens of public domain cartoons from its site, I’m still a huge …

Animation Box Office Grosses

Mark Mayerson did some number-crunching recently and came up with some fascinating figures for animated feature box office grosses during …

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