Happy 80th, Oscar Peterson

I couldn’t let this pass by without making some mention of it: here’s a belated happy birthday to legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, …

Frank Espinosa Talks Rocketo

There’s a good article about Frank Espinosa, creator of the new comic book ROCKETO, at Comic Book Resources. The article includes some of …

I AM 8-BIT: THE BOOK

Chronicle Books is going to be making a lot of people happy in April 2006. Not only is my 50s design book coming out then, but my friend …

Saul Bass

Here is a terrific interactive gallery of Saul Bass title sequences. It’s by no means every film title he did, but the majority of his …

Hopeless Pictures

I hadn’t heard of the new animated series, HOPELESS PICTURES, which premiered last Friday on IFC. After watching (or more appropriately, …

ANIME LOST & FOUND

Here in the U.S., the fine folks over at The Right Stuff are looking for several lost episodes (in 16mm) of the original 1963 ASTRO BOY …

Brief Note from Amid

If you’ve emailed me anytime in the past few weeks, chances are you haven’t received a response. Crazy book deadlines will do that. I’m …

Joe Ranft, Jude Law and Cindy Sheehan

The mainstream media may not be interested in properly covering the death of an influential animation artist, but the ‘net (i.e. regular …

Donating in Honor of Joe Ranft

UPDATE (3:55pm): Ronnie Del Carmen has details of where to send donations and cards. Click HERE. UPDATE (9:34am): Hold off on donations …

SCRAPPYLAND 2.0

Scrappy – America’s favorite forgotten cartoon star – was created in 1931 by Fleischer expatriate Dick Huemer for the Charles Mintz …

More on Joe Ranft (1960-2005)

A couple more brief notes about the untimely passing of story artist Joe Ranft. This article from the MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL explains …

Not Tom Oreb

I’ve had a few people email me this morning asking me to check out this Tom Oreb artwork from Ward Kimball’s DISNEYLAND space episode …

NEXTOONS

Next week Nicktoons premieres its second Annual film festival, Nextoons, each night August 21-28, Midnight (ET)/9:00 p.m. (PT). Created …

END OF AN ERA – Part 2

It’s bad enough that Disney veteran animation directors John Musker and Ron Clements (THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE, THE LITTLE MERMAID, …

Donnachada Daly Blog

Donnachada Daly, a directing animator on MADAGASCAR, has started his own blog HERE. He writes on the site: “Almost every day I’ll try and …

CARTOON JOurnal looking for submissions

CARTOON: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANIMATION is currently accepting pitches for its next issue, which will be published in December. …

SPLAT!

What do Tim Biskup, Shag, Miles Thompson, Robert Williams, Frank Kozik, Coop and Leonard Nimoy have in common? They’ve all had exhibits …

El Corpse Dorado Bride

Something about the character designs for Tim Burton’s upcoming stop motion film THE CORPSE BRIDE have annoyed me since I first saw them. …

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