From the lead character designer of “Bob’s Burgers” to the longest-living animation worker of all-time, a look back at the people our community lost in 2021.
Yamamoto worked on “Astro Boy” and directed cult classics like “Belladonna of Sadness,” a one-of-a-kind burst of dark psychedelia.
Forty-three years after its release, one of the weirdest Japanese animated features is receiving its due recognition in the United States.
The rarely-seen 42-year-old classic will be distributed theatrically and on Blu-Ray.
For a brief decade-long period in animation history, between the late-1960s and late-1970s, feature animation filmmakers cast aside their inhibitions and created films that aimed to titillate and shock audiences with the novelty of sexual cartoon imagery.