WALT DISNEY’S OSWALD

The Walt Disney Company has acquired the rights to OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT. And somewhere in heaven, Walt Disney is smiling.Disney’s …

ANIMATOR ANALYSIS

Over at Jaime Weinman’s Something Old, Nothing New blog, he’s posted a scene-by-scene analysis of which animators did what on the classic …

Charles Harper Animated

Flash animator Nate Pacheco is working on translating the hard-edged, yet organic, style of mid-century illustrator Charles Harper into …

Kausler’s Cartoon Contest

On Saturday night, Mark Kausler, upon accepting his June Foray Award at the Annie Awards ceremony, threw out a trivia question to the …

DreamWorks Wants Animators

An article from the San Francisco Business Times about DreamWorks Animation’s hiring binge.

How NOT To Make An Animated Feature

Yesterday’s LA TIMES published a case study that explains how incompetent Hollywood types make animated features. Worthwhile reading. (If …

SEAL OF DOOM

It always bothers me when I see an animated film advertised with this seal (at right) from the Film Advisory Board. It’s usually pasted …

THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER

The long delayed PINK PANTHER movie starring Steve Martin (as Inspector Clouseau) opens this week. It is accompanied by several …

MYRON WALDMAN 1908-2006

We’ve just received word that animator and director Myron Waldman died Saturday morning, Feb. 4, at the age of 97 at Long Island …

CURIOUS GEORGE

I had a chance to see the new CURIOUS GEORGE feature yesterday. Clearly this is a film aimed solely at pre-school children, and as such, …

CONGRATS TO ANNIE AWARD WINNERS

The ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards ceremony and party Saturday evening was an unqualified success. The award show has been growing and …

Wallace & Gromit Top The Annies

Aardman Animation’s WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT won this year’s ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for Best Animated Feature. …

ANNIE AWARDS

Quick reminder: Tomorrow afternoon, ASIFA-Hollywood’s ANNIE AWARDS ceremony at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Anything that brings …

STORMY NIGHT

Yet another foreign animated feature that has almost no chance of being distributed in the U.S., here’s the trailer for a new anime …

THE THREE STOOGES

Most of us who love cartoons also have a love for The Three Stooges. Even those cheap TV cartoons made in the 1960s fascinate me. Steve …

TONIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD

If you are in L.A. today, get yourself over to The El Capitan Theatre tonight for a screening of a newly restored LADY AND THE TRAMP, …

More Thoughts about Disney-Pixar

Many of the most insightful comments about the Disney-Pixar merger are not coming from the mainstream media, but rather from artists …

FORGOTTEN ANIMATOR TOM JOHNSON

Michael Sporn, on his excellent blog, has posted a bio of animator Tom Johnson from the October 1935 issue of Max Fleischer’s in-house …

NYT OP-ED ON DISNEY-PIXAR

We couldn’t state it any better than this: Neal Gabler in the New York Times today on the Disney-Pixar merger….the seeming conflict …

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