The World Loves Animation

This past weekend, three out of the top four movies at the North American box office – THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE, THE INCREDIBLES, …

Green Screen No More?

Boy that was fast. DREW CAREY’S GREEN SCREEN SHOW, the Ron Diamond-produced TV series that mixed live-action improv with animation, is …

Design and the INcredibles

Jessica Helfand weighs in on THE INCREDIBLES at DesignObserver.com. The piece examines Bird’s movie from a designer’s viewpoint. It’s a …

CONTEST #4

Once again I ask a simple question. The first two people with correct answers (or what I think is the correct answer) to hit my email-box …

Defending the McCay

Larry Loc, a Winsor McCay Award committee member and one of ASIFA-Hollywood’s hardest working board members, has written a defense of …

DICK HUEMER MURALS SAVED!

Complain about the Annie awards all you want – Asifa-Hollywood is a great organization that does much good to promote and preserve the …

Quote of the Day

“There is a contingent of the digital-effects community to whom that is the holy grail – to create photographically real humans. To me …

LIL’ PIMP

Whatever happened to LIL’ PIMP?You know, the internet cartoon turned $13 million dollar feature length R-rated Flash animated feature for …

Misplaced Honor

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the three recipients for this year’s Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award and they are Don Bluth, …

CONTEST #3

By now you know the drill: Each day I will ask one simple question. The first two people with correct answers (or what I think is the …

CRITIC’S CHOICE

Michael Barrier has updated his website and shares his thoughts on THE INCREDIBLES.Meanwhile Leonard Maltin also weighs in on Brad Bird …

NEW TOM & JERRY MOVIE

Going on sale January 18th 2005 is Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars:”Tom and Jerry mistakenly stow away on the first manned mission to …

Stalled Car?

The trailer for Pixar’s CARS is honestly one of the most perplexing pieces of animation I’ve seen in a long time. After the magnificent …

Incredible Sociology

One of the numerous interesting things about Brad Bird’s THE INCREDIBLES is that it’s a serious enough movie that it’s sparked thoughtful …

CONTEST #2

Here’s how it works – Each day I have two prizes. I will ask one simple question. The first two people with correct answers (or what I …

Scrappy Freebie

For months now, Scrappyland, my site for Scrappy appreciation, has been in preview mode. Folks sometimes ask me if I’ve forgotten or …

NY DISPATCH #3

I’m back from NY. The last week of the trip was unbelievably nuts, including a final stretch of 36 hours without sleep. Upon arrival in …

BUTTONS & PINS

One of my little hobbies beyond (but related to) animated cartoons is collecting buttons of cartoon characters. Specifically, I like …

CONTEST #1

Here’s how it works – Each day I have two prizes. I will ask one simple question. The first two people with correct answers (or what I …

CONTEST TIME!

Oh boy! I’ve got some give-away material… so it’s time again to hold a few contests!Starting tomorrow (Saturday) for the next several …

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