NUCKIN’ FUTS

In case you missed it on last night’s TONIGHT SHOW or this morning’s TODAY SHOW, here is the latest JibJab masterpiece, Nuckin’ Futs. …

Animation Still Key At Nickelodeon

While Cartoon Network continues to abandon cartoons in favor of live-action productions, this article in yesterday’s NY TIMES reaffirms …

LEN LYE’S PEANUT VENDOR

Stop-motion animation teacher/historian Ken Priebe (The Art of Stop Motion Animation) has posted on YouTube what he calls “the creepiest …

Richard Williams Interviews Ken Harris

Thanks to digital tools available nowadays like Flash and various CG packages, everybody knows how to move a character, but very few …

Fantasia Overrated?

“[FANTASIA] is a mishmash of pedantic narration and erratic tone (the finale’s soul-sucking demon gives the death of Bambi’s mom a run …

Brew Holiday Gift Guide: Laugh-O-Grams

The sixth in a series of holiday gift-giving suggestions from your pals at Cartoon Brew.The big video event this week for Disney buffs is …

Live-Action Year Without A Santa Claus

From the “What Were They Thinking Department”: NBC has produced a live-action remake of the 1970s Rankin/Bass holiday special THE YEAR …

Shawn Marion: NBA Star and Cartoon Fan

According to the NEW YORK TIMES, Phoenix Suns forward Shawn Marion loves cartoons and has a collection of thousands of animation dvds. I …

Cartoon Characters and Merchandising

Independent animator (and former syndicated newspaper cartoonist) Chris Harding has a thought-provoking rant on his blog about the perils …

Trippy Commercial by Hans Fischerkoesen

I pointed to some surreal French animated commercials last week, but they don’t come close to this mid-century theatrical spot by German …

SITO AT THE BARN

Attention all Angelenos: Tom Sito, Disney animator, former president of the Animation Guild, and now author of Drawing the Line: The …

THE LIVING ANIMATION FESTIVAL

Animation director Matt Ferguson (Harold Rosenbaum Chartered Accountant and Grossology for Nelvana) has, over the past week, been posting …

UBUWEB

UbuWeb bills itself as a “YouTube of the Avant-Garde” and I can’t think of a better description. Among other things, they have a great …

Hardly a Miracle

What happens when a nutty evangelical homebuilder decides to become the next Walt Disney, and hires a bunch of ex-Disney animators to …

Amazing 1950s French Commercials

Here’s a series of ten beautiful animated spots produced in France during the 1950s. It’s inspiring how these commercials take full …

Platform Animation Festival

We’ve needed a good animation festival here in the US for the long time and we may finally be getting it in the form of the Platform …

A DATE THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

What are you doing on Pearl Harbor Day?This Thursday (tomorrow, Dec. 7th) John Canemaker will be in Hollywood, hosting a program to …

Learn How To Paint H-B Backgrounds

Art Lozzi, a background painter on the early Hanna-Barbera TV cartoons, has written a great little tutorial on his background painting …

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