“El Clasico” by Richard Swarbrick

Despite my distain for Robert Zemeckis’ mo-cap monstrosities – I believe live action can be effectively used to create great animated …

“Mars Needs Moms” talkback

Disney’s Mars Needs Moms opened today. It got no love from The New York Times where reviewer Mike Hale began his critique this way:”It …

New Tintin shots NOT very encouraging…

It’s lookin’ worse…. …to me, at least. I never liked the idea of a mo-cap Tintin movie (and of course I’m referring to the …

Will nothing STOP Robert Zemeckis?

Disney’s second animated release of 2011 (following Gnomeo and Juliet) will be the latest Robert Zemeckis/Imagemovers film, Mars Needs …

New Academy Rules for Animated Features

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tweaked their rules concerning what qualifies as an animated feature in regards to …

The Disappearing Cartoon

Director and animator Will Finn made a thought-provoking observation on his blog a few days ago. He began the discussion by surmising …

Gene Deitch: Quo Vadis Animation?

Veteran animation director Gene Deitch and his wife Zdenka were invited to the Xiamen International Animation Festival (Oct. 30th-Nov. …

Zemeckis to ruin “Yellow Submarine”

We interrupt our bashing of Cartoon Network to get upset about something else: Variety is reporting that Robert Zemeckis is about to …

Michael Eisner Career Update

Now that Michael Eisner has purchased the ailing Topps baseball card company, he’s finally in charge of a company that has to use all of …

The Legend of Milu Deer: Princess Yoyo

One of my favorite sources for learning about obscure foreign animated features is TwitchFilm.net. Certain films though are perhaps best …

Sultan The Warrior

Four scary words: Motion Capture from Bollywood. Submitted for your approval: Sultan The Warrior. This new Tamil-language …

Demystifying Motion Capture

“Performance Capture technology is here to stay!” Or so says the Visual Effects Society who will be holding a seminar on motion …

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