FROSTY PENCIL TEST

Rick Goldschmidt has posted a set of rare stop-mo animation spots on his Rankin Bass website. We especially like the short 2-D FROSTY THE …

News from John Canemaker

Don’t miss this – the May/June issue of PRINT (“America’s Graphic Design Magazine”) contains John Canemaker’s in-depth, profusely …

JANET KLEIN

If you are in Hollywood on Thursday night – and are looking for things to do – I highly recommend you spend an evening with Janet Klein …

TOOT WHISTLE PLUNK AND BOOM

There’s a great post about the classic Ward Kimball short TOOT WHISTLE PLUNK AND BOOM (1953) at the appropriately named Ward-O-Matic, the …

SCRAPPY-LAND REPORTS

I’m happy to report our Saturday afternoon screening of rare Scrappy cartoons was a success – but I’d rather let co-host Harry McCracken …

Bobe Cannon

Robert “Bobe” Cannon (1909-1964) is somebody we don’t talk about nearly often enough on Cartoon Brew. I write about Cannon in greater …

Amid Bits

A couple brief notes: > Leonard Maltin recommends my book THE ART OF ROBOTS on his WEBSITE. He writes: “The end result on screen is …

Raul Garcia’s The Tell-Tale Heart

Veteran feature animator Raul Garcia (ALADDIN, THE LION KING, POCAHONTAS and many others) has finished his personal short film, THE …

Monday Morning Inspiration: Dave Wasson

Check out Dave Wasson’s reel at the Acme Filmworks website. There’s a lot of good stuff on it, but best of all, the final item on the …

Some Kind of UFO Blah Blah

Serbian designer/animator Sinisa Sumina has created a really cool 30-second self-promotional piece that combines retro-imagery with a …

Eddie Friedman (1912-2005)

Bronwen Barry writes on Animation Nation: I have to post this sad note on the passing of my dear,dear friend (and, at one time, bowling …

A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS

As Amid is mired in deadline hell (see below) and I’m in the midst of a move (for the next three weeks), updating Cartoon Brew may be a …

50s animation design book update

If you have called or emailed me in the past couple months and have not received a response, please accept my apologies. I have been …

OPEN THE DOOR, RICHARD!

In the classic Looney Tune HIGH DIVING HARE (1949), Yosemite Sam — knocking loudly upon a door which has just been erected by Bugs Bunny …

MASON ADAMS 1919-2005

Saddened to hear of the passing of actor Mason Adams.He voiced Grandpa in Richard Williams’ RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY animated feature and was …

SCRAPPY!

Saturday is Scrappy-Day in Hollywood, as Asifa-Hollywood presents a screening of brand new 35mm restoration prints of neglected 1930s …

Loonatics: A lesson in mediocrity

How pathetic are the execs at Warner Bros. Animation? They’ve junked the original LOONATICS designs and made new ones because an …

One More François Fan

SHEEP IN THE BIG CITY creator and super-successful children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems writes to express his admiration for …

André François, RIP

Another major cartoonist of the 20th century has passed away. Romanian-born André François, whose drawing style was imitated …

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