MLK Animation

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I would like to guide you to a lovely cartoon produced by Clifford Cohen’s non-profit, Animaction, …

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: THE EARLY YEARS

Ray Harryhausen is making several live appearences in L.A. during the next few weeks to promote his book (which I got for Christmas) and …

JERRY BECK ON G4TECHTV

Media Alert: Brewmaster Jerry Beck is scheduled to appear as a guest on Comcast’s video game channel G4techTV (aka G4TTV) next Friday, …

Miyazaki in the New Yorker

This week’s NEW YORKER (Jan. 17) has a piece by Margaret Talbot about Hayao Miyazaki. That piece is only in the print edition, but the …

OSBORN’S DILBERT

I’d never heard of cartoonist Robert Osborn before today.Cartoonist Paul Giambarba has started a new weblog devoted to cartoonists past …

The Animation Show Is back

Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt’s THE ANIMATION SHOW is back for a second edition, and it’s another fine film line-up. They recently …

AS A PUBLIC SERVICE…

The United Nations has announced the release this week of The Three Amigos, a series of 20 short, professionally produced animated Public …

Stop-Frame Ward

I’m a huge stop-motion fan, so was interested to score a DVD copy of Australian filmmaker Peter Cornwell’s WARD 13 last week. In addition …

POOH ON YOUR TOAST

Yesterday while Steve Jobs revealed the new iPod in San Francisco, the electronic wizards in Japan revealed their own cutting edge …

The Irv Spence Blog

Daily visual inspiration for the rest of ’05. Sweet! Here’s an awesome BLOG where somebody (“Filboid Sudge”) is uploading the 1944 …

Weebls Wobble Good

One of the gigs I have had the privilege to work on recently was THE NICKTOONS FILM FESTIVAL (last episode on this Sunday at 7:00 pm, …

COLLECTING

The next time someone chides you for collecting stuff, send them to this website.Scroll down to see this guy’s impressive “Cartoon …

Art Of Robots Now Available

THE ART OF ROBOTS is now shipping at Amazon.com. It’s not like Fox is paying me any royalties on the book so if you buy it through this …

A Brush With Will Eisner

Mark Bunker sent in this nice memory of recently departed comic legend Will Eisner: Eisner has long been my favorite comic book artist. …

Further Beauty-full Thoughts

If you read my last post, you’ll know I’ve been thinking a lot about Sleeping Beauty. So much so that I asked the guys where they stand …

Considering Merryweather

I’ve been considering the weather a lot lately, as have most of us in Los Angeles and all parts East. I’m particularly annoyed with all …

Rare Earle on DVD

Christmas is over, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the following holiday-themed dvd: Ernie Ford’s THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS. It can be …

Z is for Zagreb

At the fwak blog, Lili and Eddie write about some early Zagreb cartoons they recently saw: “If Disney’s objective was to create the …

Lazy Sunday Film Viewing

Here’s a WEBSITE with a lot of nice film clips of Eastern European stop motion animation by the likes of Starevitch, Zeman and Trnka. …

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