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  • Rio 2

    Animated Views
    James
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Animated Views’ theatrical reviews are short, mostly spoiler free critiques of films currently playing that you can feel safe reading before heading out to the theatre. We’ll give you the usual overall rating of the film’s quality, and in addition, we’ll also give you a rating for whether you can expect to have a fun time at the movies. I’ll admit, for an animation fan I’m a bit more picky and unforgiving than most. There are many shortcuts, cliches, tropes, and stereotypes that drive me crazy when I see them used again and again. Yes, my list of animation pet…
  • ‘Ping Pong’ Recap: ‘Smile is a Robot’

    Cartoon Brew
    Ben Ettinger
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:40 am
    Determined to unleash Smile's potential, Coach Koizumi devises a relentless schedule of training that culminates in a death match pitting old veteran versus young hopeful. Smile's resistance finally cracks under the pressure, and he begins to get serious. Meanwhile, the appearance of a new rival - the tough-looking Ryuichi Kazama - sets the stage for a later showdown.
  • Of, By and For the Incorporateds

    TAG Blog
    Steve Hulett
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    As if we didn't no it before, but it's always good to be reminded. Writing for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels discusses a forthcoming study in Perspectives in Politics by fellow poli-sci acedemics Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page. Their research provides stunning new evidence of the hegemonic dominance of the rich in our democracy. Looking at 1,779 national policy outcomes in the United States over a period of over twenty years, Gilens and Page found that: ... economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have…
  • iPhone App Updated for WonderCon Anaheim 2014!

    Comic-Con International
    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    IMPORTANT TIP REGARDING OUR IPHONE APP!iPhone App Updated for WonderCon Anaheim 2014!Our iPhone App has been updated to include WonderCon Anaheim 2014, but read this before downloading it! Read more
  • Maleficent 3D Preview at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    The Disney Blog
    John Frost
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    While at Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday we took in the special preview of the upcoming Maleficent movie. They’ve converted the Sounds Dangerous theater into a small movie theater with a 3D projector. Even though the daily guide says it runs continuously throughout the day, it actually shows every 30 minutes on the hour and the half-hour. Our showing in the middle of the day did fill up completely, so you might want to arrive 10-15 minutes early to make sure you get a seat. The preview itself started with a featurette (we posted it earlier on the blog), then you are told to…
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    Animated Views

  • Rio 2

    James
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Animated Views’ theatrical reviews are short, mostly spoiler free critiques of films currently playing that you can feel safe reading before heading out to the theatre. We’ll give you the usual overall rating of the film’s quality, and in addition, we’ll also give you a rating for whether you can expect to have a fun time at the movies. I’ll admit, for an animation fan I’m a bit more picky and unforgiving than most. There are many shortcuts, cliches, tropes, and stereotypes that drive me crazy when I see them used again and again. Yes, my list of animation pet…
  • Postman Pat: The Movie trailer arrives

    Josh
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Postman Pat is making a special delivery: the trailer for his first computer animated feature. In Postman Pat: The Movie, the beloved British postal worker becomes famous when performing on a televised talent show – thanks to singing vocals by Ronan Keating – and is replaced by the evil Patbot 3000 to deliver mail throughout Greendale. Directed by Mike Disa, Postman Pat: The Movie will hit UK theaters on May 24. View the trailer, courtesy of The Telegraph, here:
  • Moonbot acquires Olivia Kidney and The Extincts

    Whitney
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Moonbot Studios, home of William Joyce, develops most of their creative properties in house. For the first time ever, Moonbot has bought two outside properties to turn into feature films. The first is the Olivia Kidney trilogy by Ellen Potter, which is planned as a live action movie with extensive animated sequences. “At Moonbot, we’re grabbing for magic and Olivia Kidney has captivated us,” said William Joyce, Moonbot co-founder and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. “Ellen Potter has crafted a unique and enchanting…
  • Rio 2 box office, Blue Sky’s big foreign appeal

    James
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Rio 2 just missed winning the weekend box office, taking in $39 million to the Captain America sequel’s $41.4 million. Box Office Mojo notes its take was “essentially identical to the first Rio’s $39.2 million debut around the same time in 2011. Among recent animated movies, it’s noticeably higher than Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($34 million) and Mr. Peabody & Sherman ($32.2 million)… With the Easter holiday coming up—and without any serious family competition for a long, long time Rio 2 should hold well. It’s possible that it eventually…
  • New How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer and poster

    Dacey
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    As was reported earlier, a new (and supposedly final) trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been released, and can be seen on YouTube. In addition, a brand new one sheet for the film has been posted at the IMP Awards. The 3-D sequel flies into theaters on June 13th.
 
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    Cartoon Brew

  • ‘Ping Pong’ Recap: ‘Smile is a Robot’

    Ben Ettinger
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:40 am
    Determined to unleash Smile's potential, Coach Koizumi devises a relentless schedule of training that culminates in a death match pitting old veteran versus young hopeful. Smile's resistance finally cracks under the pressure, and he begins to get serious. Meanwhile, the appearance of a new rival - the tough-looking Ryuichi Kazama - sets the stage for a later showdown.
  • A Major Stop Motion Exhibit in Barcelona Explores Starewitch, Švankmajer and Brothers Quay

    Stephen Persing
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    “Animated cinema is the demiurgic art par excellence: matter comes to life and is transformed in the hands and imaginations of the creators. They, more than anybody, know about the secret life of objects.” This description, comes from the exhibition “Metamorphosis: Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers,” now playing at the Centre de Cultura Contemporanea (CCCB) in Barcelona, Spain, and it's a good summary of the work of these four visionary animators.
  • Can You Identify These Legendary Animators?

    Amid Amidi
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    Tonight, just for fun, I posted a series of photos of legendary animators from the Golden Age of theatrical animation. We owe them a great deal. Without the pioneering efforts of these artists (and hundreds of others like them), animation would not be nearly so advanced as it is today. How many of these animators can you identify? You can click through to Instagram for the identifications.
  • Artist of the Day: Joan Casaramona

    Chris McDonnell
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Barcelona, Spain-based Joan Casaramona draws and sketches with pencil, applies digital techniques to animated stamped images, designs graphics, and generally produces all kinds of visual work. Casaramona shares his sketches and free form sketchbook pages. Below is one of Casaramona’s animated experiments, and after that is two sketchbook pages that were multiplied together in different colors to create a chaotic effect. Some of the themes of Casaramona’s illustration projects include Picasso and Napoleon. See more work from Joan Casaramona on his blog, Flickr, and Tumblr, which…
  • This Week in Animation History: Milt Kahl, Porky Pig & Michael Eisner

    Amid Amidi
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    A look at animation history via Cartoon Brew's archives.
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    TAG Blog

  • Of, By and For the Incorporateds

    Steve Hulett
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    As if we didn't no it before, but it's always good to be reminded. Writing for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels discusses a forthcoming study in Perspectives in Politics by fellow poli-sci acedemics Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page. Their research provides stunning new evidence of the hegemonic dominance of the rich in our democracy. Looking at 1,779 national policy outcomes in the United States over a period of over twenty years, Gilens and Page found that: ... economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have…
  • Your American Box Office

    Steve Hulett
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    With Rio 2 right behind Captain America 2. U.S. - Canadian Box Office ). Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS), 3,825 theaters (-113) / $9.8M to $10.1M Fri. / 3-day cume: $24.5M to $25.4M (-38% to 40%) / Per screen average: $6,650 / Total cume: $200M / Wk 3 2). Rio 2 (FOX), 3,975 theaters (+27) / $9.2M to $9.5M Fri. /3-day cume: $23M+ (-41%) / Per screen: $5,700 / Total cume: 75.9M / Wk 2 3). Heaven Is For Real (SONY), 2,417 theaters / $7.8M Fri. / 3-day cume: $18.9M to $20.1M / Per screen: $8,000 / Total cume: $26.8M to $27M+ (5-day) / Wk 1 4). Transcendence (WB), 3,455 theaters / $4.8M…
  • Investment Basics

    Steve Hulett
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    The longer I invest for retirement, the more I realize that most people (me included) should make the program as simple, easy and stress-free as possible, then stick with the program. Toward that end: Doesn’t Matter: Your theories on tax policy. Does Matter: Taking advantage of tax sheltered retirement accounts. Doesn’t Matter: Developing tactics for every short-term market move or geopolitical risk. Does Matter: Crafting long-term principles that can guide your actions through multiple scenarios. Doesn’t Matter: Your political views. Does Matter: Creating a comprehensive financial…
  • B.O. Forecast

    Steve Hulett
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:16 pm
    ... has the movie with macaws on top. The Mojo's Forecast (April 18-20) 1. Rio 2 - $25.1 million (-36%) 2. Captain America - $22.7 million (-45%) 3. Transcendence - $20.9 million 4. Heaven is for Real - $15.3 million ($21.8 million five-day) 5. A Haunted House 2 - $11.9 million 6. Bears - $7.4 million For those keeping score at home, as of Thursday Mr. Peabody and Sherman was just out of the Top Ten with $106,383,000 (domestic), The Lego Movie had $251,860,000 (domestic), and Frozen was an eyelash shy of $400,000,000. (Also domestic.)
  • Running Out of Dresses

    Steve Hulett
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    It's not just about a billion-plus in theatrical grosses. ... Toys, dolls, and clothes have always been a big part of strategy at Disney, the world’s largest licensing company. Even so, it’s hit an unexpected merchandise jackpot with Elsa, the Snow Queen of Arendelle, and her ice gown. “It took everyone by surprise worldwide,” says Stephen Berman, chief executive officer at Jakks Pacific (JAKK), a manufacturer that sells to chains such as Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and Target (TGT). “This is a new Disney princess franchise. It happens maybe once or twice in a business career.” In…
 
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    Comic-Con International

  • iPhone App Updated for WonderCon Anaheim 2014!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    IMPORTANT TIP REGARDING OUR IPHONE APP!iPhone App Updated for WonderCon Anaheim 2014!Our iPhone App has been updated to include WonderCon Anaheim 2014, but read this before downloading it! Read more
  • Comic-Con International 2014 Hotel Reservations Open Tuesday, April 8!

    CCI_Gary_SDCC
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    TIME TO STUDY THAT HOTEL LIST!Comic-Con International 2014 Hotel Reservations Open Tuesday, April 8!It's that time of the year again! Comic-Con International's 2014 Hotel Reservations open Tuesday, April 8. Here are some tips on how to get ready. Read more
  • Press FAQ

    mgates
    16 Oct 2013 | 8:35 am
    The Comic-Con 2014 Press Application period is now CLOSED. Deadline to apply: December 13, 2013
  • Russ Manning Award

    spandex
    6 Dec 2012 | 11:06 am
    Information regarding the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award.
  • Bill Finger Award

    spandex
    5 Dec 2012 | 3:13 pm
    Recipients of the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing, presented yearly at Comic-Con International: San Diego as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
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    The Disney Blog

  • Maleficent 3D Preview at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    John Frost
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    While at Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday we took in the special preview of the upcoming Maleficent movie. They’ve converted the Sounds Dangerous theater into a small movie theater with a 3D projector. Even though the daily guide says it runs continuously throughout the day, it actually shows every 30 minutes on the hour and the half-hour. Our showing in the middle of the day did fill up completely, so you might want to arrive 10-15 minutes early to make sure you get a seat. The preview itself started with a featurette (we posted it earlier on the blog), then you are told to…
  • Magic Kingdom Central Plaza Construction Bonus Update

    John Frost
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Since our previous update, Disney has let water back into the moat all around the hub. On Main Street you can see that both the information booth and the retail booth are now closed. They’ve also closed the second popcorn vending location and moved them toward the periphery of the hub. Finally a Mickey and Minnie cutout has been added to the wall over by Crystal Palace. The central plaza, or hub, at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World is undergoing an update. The finished version will have more of a park like setting, with ample walking space to navigate around parades and shows,…
  • James Cameron Talks about Pandora and Avatarland at Disney World on Reddit

    John Frost
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Director James Cameron recently participated in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. There wasn’t any news broken about building the world of Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but he did mention it in response to a question: thewineburglar asked: I am beyond excited to be able to step foot into Pandora. Any details you could share with us about the park expansion at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World? Even the tiniest detail would be awesome! Thanks for taking time to talk to us fans. jamescameronama responded: Well, Disney are doing a first-rate job designing it. It’s…
  • Castle 6-20: That ’70′s Show Preview

    Mark Baker
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:40 pm
    We’re taking a groovy trip back in time on Monday night’s Castle. That’s right, after almost a month off, the show is back with the first of four new episodes to finish out the season. The mystery of the episode is going to revolve around a crime from the 1970′s. It all starts with construction workers find the body of a mobster who disappeared in that decade. Beckett and Castle land the case, so they have to track down any lead they can that hasn’t run cold. Which brings them to a star witness who thinks it is still the 70′s. So, in order to get any…
  • Is Walt Disney World one of the 10 most disappointing destinations in the world?

    John Frost
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    A travel website has listed Walt Disney World as one of the 10 most disappointing destinations in the world: Paying $99 per day to be trapped in a park surrounded by other peoples’ children and fully grown adults who like Disney? No thanks. Even a bottle of water will run you $2.50 once you’re within reach of the Mouse’s greedy grasp. Really? All that tells me is that the person who had that experience didn’t spend the time to learn how to get the most value out of their vacation to Walt Disney World. What advice would you give a travel to help them not avoid…
 
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    Upcoming Pixar

  • Pixar Website Updated with New 'Inside Out' Synopsis

    Bryko
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    For such a technologically sophisticated company, Pixar hasn’t done the best job keeping their website up-to-date over the years. The site got a sleek redesign two years ago, but it still remains rarely updated; Monsters University was listed as an upcoming film as late as October 2013, for example. This week, Pixar finally updated the upcoming features section of their site with a listing for Finding Dory – over a year after its announcement – as well as an extended description for Inside Out. The new synopsis mostly retreads what we learned from last year’s D23…
  • Woody's News Round-Up! (4/5/14)

    Bryko
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Not much could possibly top last month’s exciting sequel news, but enjoy a summary of the latest Pixar stories, including a small Incredibles 2 update, below: Samuel L. Jackson Talks Incredibles 2: Samuel L. Jackson’s Frozone quickly became a fan-favorite upon the release of The Incredibles, so it’s no surprise to hear that Brad Bird is looking to bring him back in the recently-announced sequel. Speaking with Digital Spy (via Pixar Times), Samuel L. Jackson hinted that wehaven’t seen the last of his ice-powered hero: "Every time I run into Brad [Bird, director] he…
  • Disney Announces 'Incredibles' and 'Cars' Sequels

    Bryko
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:32 am
    At this morning’s annual Disney shareholders’ call, CEO Bob Iger dropped not one, but two Pixar-related bombshells: a sequel to The Incredibles and a third Cars movie are both in development at the studio. Not much is known about either of the untitled sequels, but Stitch Kingdom reports that Incredibles director Brad Bird is actively involved in that follow-up. I’m sure fans will be thrilled about at least one of these announcements. With these reveals, Pixar’s announced lineup consists of the following: Inside Out - June 19, 2015 The Good Dinosaur – November…
  • Pixar's Josh Hollander Talks 'Incredibles' 3D, 'Ratatouille' 3D, and More

    Bryko
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Over the last few years, Pixar has welcomed the revival of 3D with open arms. In addition to releasing all of their features since Up in 3D, they’ve rolled out 3D theatrical re-releases of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc. At this month’s 3D Creative Summit, Pixar’s director of 3D production Josh Hollander shared insight into the studio’s approach to the format and discussed their future 3D plans. According to Hollander, the studio is hard at work developing 3D versions of The Incredibles and Ratatouille. He notes that "[they’re]…
  • New 'Cars' Short Will Kick Off Second 'Cars Toons' Series

    Bryko
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Pixar certainly hasn’t held back on producing Cars Toons – they’ve put out enough to warrant a separate DVD release – but, for the most part, those shorts have been based entirely around Mater’s fanciful adventures. Last year’s Tales from Radiator Springs mini-shorts shifted the focus to the larger cast of characters; now, Pixar is expanding them to a full-fledged series of short films, beginning with The Radiator Springs 500 ½. Directed by Rob Gibbs and Scott Morse, the first six-minute short will debut this spring exclusively on Disney Movies…
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    FALLOUT

  • One Flew Off to CUCKOO’S NEST

    James Baker
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    July 15, 1986, I left Australia for what I thought would be a 6 month or one year trip at most, but it ended up being an overseas jaunt that lasted the rest of my life. View From the Tower Restaurant, 1986 I’d worked in Sydney animation studios since 1982, saving money for a trip to Japan. By mid 1986, I’d got my passport, bought a Japan rail pass, and after years of dilly-dallying was preparing to finally go. But before I’d bought a plane ticket, Janine Dawson offered me a job in Taiwan at a big animation studio. Despite years of saving, I was still functionally broke, as my limp 1986…
  • Early Lefties

    James Baker
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:27 pm
    For posterity, here are some of the very first location sketches drawn with my left hand. I’d already done a lot of lefty drawing at home, (including some illustrations for my childhood stories on this blog) but had not ventured outside to draw from life until last September, when both Julia and I went drawing for a couple of consecutive weekends at the SF State campus, just a couple of blocks from our apartment. I became fascinated with the Student Center building, which has a sort of Logan’s Run/Epcot feeling to it. Then as now, I laboriously did the line drawing on-site and…
  • On Drawing

    James Baker
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    I have recently been wrestling with re-learning how to draw. The loss of my former ability has led me to reflect on what drawing has meant to me in my 30 year career as a cartoonist, and how and why I came to be so interested in drawing in the first place. Back when I was very little, when my active interest in drawing began, there was no ’creative’ person in my family, apart from my Mother who played piano, and certainly nobody that drew. However, my Father enjoyed cartoons, whether in magazines or animated films, and I remember being endlessly fascinated at a very young age by the idle…
  • Yerba Buena

    James Baker
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Last weekend was a good one for drawing; both doing it ourselves and appreciating drawings done by others. Firstly, on Saturday, Julia and I went to Yerba Buena Gardens to draw: I ‘ve sketched here before (a study of the church you see here) but this time I tried an overview. The angle I chose was from the terrace, where there was ample seating in the sunlight, which was needed as it was a chilly day, despite being sunny. The park itself is down below, behind the pond and seagulls, obscured from this angle. So there is some weird foreshortening that my crude left-handed drawing may…
  • TV Sketching: The Dowager Countess

    James Baker
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Apart from our recent location sketching, Julia and I have also been sketching from TV shows, and a recent fave is Downton Abbey, starring the wonderful Maggie Smith. In my opinion, she steals every almost episode as the dowager Countess, Lady Grantham. She inflects every line with subtle flaring of nostril, tilt of head or withering of stare, that imbue her character with equal part haughty snottiness, dry humour, and wry wisdom as the scene requires. She is so much fun to watch. This sketch here was my attempt at a straight portrait with my left hand, but my cartoon roots betray me, and…
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    John K Stuff

  • More KS Doodles

    JohnK
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
     
  • Doodles and books being mailed

    JohnK
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
    there are lots more of these doodles going out, these are just a sample  don't worry, these are all signed to the donors sorry-can't turn comments back on yet...but I'm working on the solution
  • LA Comic Convention at the Shrine last Sunday

    JohnK
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:08 pm
  • More Mileys For Your Tweets

    JohnK
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
  • Miley's Bangerz

    JohnK
    26 Feb 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Sketches from meeting with Miley: Storyboards: Gabe Del Valle and Alex Salyer were my main animators on the video. They did some wonderfully wacky scenes and also trained and supervised a bunch of students to assist them at LCAD. Thanks also to Dave Kuhn for helping set it all up.  Dan Jensen edited the piece and also created all kinds of cool after effects
 
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    The Pen Addict

  • The Pen Addict 102: Shopping Brad and Business Brad

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The winners are here! The winners are here! Our big Episode 100 giveaway comes to a close this episode when we name the winners of the five amazing prize packages. Were you one of the winners? Brad also recaps his experience at the 2014 Atlanta Pen Show, talking about the pens he bought, and, more importantly, the people he met. Links for this episode:An Obsessive's Guide to Field Notes COLORS: Part Five (2013) on Vimeo An Obsessive’s Guide to Field Notes COLORS Fountain Pen Quest | Chronicling My Fountain Pen Journey 2014 Atlanta Pen Show: The Experience — The Pen Addict Brad's…
  • The Pen Addict 101: Lots of Brad's Face

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    To say our socks were knocked off over the feedback from last week's epic Episode 100 would be an understatement. The kind words were amazing and we thank you so much. We get back down to business this week with Brad's 2014 Atlanta Pen Show shopping list. With the experience of two previous shows under his belt this one looks to be a doozy. Links for this episode:The Pen Addict #100 Giveaway The Pen Addict #100 Commemorative Tee | Teespring Pencil Revolution Erasable • A podcast by and for those who love wooden pencils The Atlanta Pen Show - Home 2013 Atlanta Pen Show Recap - Part 1 — The…
  • The Pen Addict 100: Episode 100

    1 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    This episode is for you, the listeners of The Pen Addict Podcast. We wanted to do something special so we put together the biggest giveaway ever, and designed a special commemorative t-shirt to boot. We can't wait for you to listen to Episode 100. Links for this episode:FIELD NOTES COLORS: SHELTERWOOD EDITION FIELD NOTES Shop ? On My Desk: Field Notes Shelterwood Edition — The Newsprint The Well-Appointed Desk | For the love of paper, pens and office supplies The Pen Addict #100 Commemorative Tee | Teespring The Pen Addict #100 Giveaway Competition Form Fountain Pens, Fountain Pen Ink,…
  • The Pen Addict 99: To The Tippy-Top

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Oh boy. Brad is causing problems between him and Myke in this episode. Is this the end of the show as we know it? Links for this episode:Twitter / camsmith25: hey @imyke penaddict intro ... 5by5 | The Pen Addict #77: I'm A Lost Cause Draft – A Physical Notebook That Syncs To The Cloud. by Marshall & Jon — Kickstarter Mod Notebooks | A Paper Notebook That Syncs To The Cloud Why We Cancelled Our Kickstarter And Funded It Ourselves | Need/Want P.W. Akkerman vulpenspeciaalzaak sinds 1910 Den Haag, bij Koninklijke Beschikking Hofleverancier. PW Akkerman pen specialist since 1910 in…
  • The Pen Addict 98: Space Credits

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:45 pm
    In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by Ed Jelley to recap the Long Island Pen Show. Ed provides great insight, especially concerning a purchase he made that knocked Brad's socks off. We also discuss Myke's Nock Co. order landing across the pond and the new Retro 51 Tornado Touch. Links for this episode:edjelley.com | Fountain Pen, Ink, and Stationery Reviews Nock Co. Myke's Nock Cases Berol Yikes Groovy Pencil, Cartridge Pen and Wacky Eraser (Rubber) set | eBay The Newsprint 2014 Long Island Pen Show Recap | edjelley.com Pilot Custom 823 with 0.7mm Arabic / Hebrew Italic Grind - a…
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    Ice-Cream Monster Toon Cafe

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    Alina Chau
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    One more post to end the day ... OK ... now last minute packing ... YIKE!!
  • CTN Road Trip and Gallery Nucleus show opening this weekend

    Alina Chau
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Dear all,I will be exhibiting at CTN Road Trip on April 19 - 20 in Burbank, San Fernando Blvd.On April 19 is the opening reception of Imaginary Friends show at Gallery Nucleus.April 19, 2014 - May 11, 2014Opening Reception / Apr 19, 7:00PM - 10:00PMBoth event are FREE to public!!  Hope to see you there!Cheers,Alina
  • More Zoo drawing sketches from the weekend ...

    Alina Chau
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
  • Zoo drawing fun!

    Alina Chau
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
  • Random doodles ...

    Alina Chau
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    Been traveling around for conventions, I feel like I haven't been able to sit down and really draw for a long while.  One more convention to go next week.  CTN Road Trip in Burbank, CA!!  It's also the same weekend of a group show gallery opening at Gallery Nucleus.Below are random doodles during my travel ... top is a piece done in my iPhone.  I don't normally draw in the iPhone ... it's so hard to paint with finger on a small screen!!  Hat down to all the amazing artists, who can paint awesome paintings in their phone ... don't know how you do it.  I did this…
 
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    Disney History

  • 18 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    I have just received my review copy of Charles Solomon's book about The Art of Disney Golden Books. This beautiful book is all that I expected: the text is a little bit too light for my tastes (for an in-depth history of the Golden Books, pick up Leonard Marcus' seminal volume, Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became An American Icon Along the Way), but the nonetheless very well-written text is not why the book exists. Its heart is clearly the artwork, which is reproduced beautifully and which you have never seen this way before.From my…
  • 17 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    Found online recently by my good friend Sebastien Durand.Garry Apgar mentions that the likely date of the exhibition are December 1945 to January-February 1946.
  • 16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    Found recently on the internet: Actress Thelma Todd and Kay Kamen.
  • 15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    This photo was posted a few months ago on the Disney History Institute's Facebook page. Unfortunately Paul F. Anderson is unable to locate the magazine it originally came from. Would anyone happen to have seen that photo at some point? If so, would you be willing to send me a high resolution scan?
  • 14 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am

    Didier Ghez
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    Disney-history-wise and popular-culture-wise, the release of this long-awaited book at the end of the year should be a major landmark. Can't wait.By the way, for those of you who did not notice, Michael Barrier has started posting on his blog again.
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    Temple of the Seven Golden Camels

  • Creating Great Characters by Thinking from the Inside Out

    mark kennedy
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    One of the key aspects of being an animator is that you really need to know who a character is and what their personality and character are before you can animate a single frame of film. How does this character think? How does this character move? Do they do things deliberately and methodically...or abruptly and instinctually? Are they a passionate character? Or more reserved? Exuberant? Or more contained? Of course, what they're thinking and feeling in each particular scene has a profound effect on all of that as well.The consequence of not considering all of this is that you will end up…
  • On Reading With a Critical Eye and Becoming an Original

    mark kennedy
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:33 pm
    A couple of commenters pointed out that they thought the "How to Draw Comics Comic" post was a bit underwhelming and not the best example to show as advice on how to draw comic books. To be clear: I was not posting the pages as a way of saying that they were the greatest resource ever created on making comic books. I thought that when I discussed the questionable pedigree of the book, that much would be clear. My motivation in posting it was more in the vein of making it available as a rarity for people who've never seen it. Yes, "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" is a better resource (and…
  • "How to Draw Comics Comic" issue #1, part three

    mark kennedy
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Here is the final part of "How to Draw Comics Comic issue #1". Take a look at the final page, which teases what will come in issue #2…sadly, it was not to be.
  • "How to Draw Comics Comic" issue #1, part two

    mark kennedy
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Here's part two. I'll post the final installment in a couple of days.
  • "How to Draw Comics Comic" issue #1, part one

    mark kennedy
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:32 pm
    My friend Nathan gave me this comic as a Christmas gift, and I finally got around to scanning it and posting it here. Apparently it's been floating around the web for a while, but I made some high resolution scans so I think these are better than what's been out there.I'm always a sucker for any kind of book or tutorial that talks about the artistic process and gives you insight into how any artist works, even if it's kind of remedial and basic. I just like seeing the process of other artists, and as I always say, there isn't much to drawing except the few basic concepts that make up the core…
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    THE THIEF

  • Let's Enhance

    Holger
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
  • A glimpse of the latest project?

    Matt Jones
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I found this recent picture of Richard Williams online- note the drawing: could that be a scene from his current feature film?  He has stated that some sections of the film will be in a broader style than the clip he premiered at the Academy last year.
  • Crew Jacket

    Matt Jones
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:01 pm
    'Thief & the Cobbler' crew jacket with all the various incarnations of the film's title over the years. Photo Courtesy of Jean Morel
  • 12 Jan 2014 | 9:37 pm

    Matt Jones
    12 Jan 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Aint It Cool News documents the making of 'The Thief & the Cobbler'
  • The Thief and the Cobbler- A moment in time

    Andreas
    12 Dec 2013 | 1:26 pm
    Here is a little article I wrote for Alex Williams' animation blog FLIP. The Thief and the Cobbler – A moment in time Screened Tuesday,December 10th at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre , Beverly Hills.When Richard Williams announced a few weeks ago that he would screen ‘The Thief’ at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , many people were surprised and excited.Last night was the night. The program opened when Randy Haberkamp, who had worked for years to make this event possible, introduced the 1972 best animated Short winner,’ A Christmas Carol’ , directed by Dick . What a…
 
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    Spline Doctors

  • Animate what makes you happy!

    Dr. Gordon
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I wanted to plug a really cool online summer program that the Art Connection Academy is doing. Its a 9 week intensive in which students will learn from some of the best teachers in Story, Art and Animation. The objective is to animate a thing, or moment that makes you happy. It will be put to a piece of music. The idea is to make a 24 second film. The inspiration for doing this came from Pharrell Williams song “Happy” where people did their own videos of his song. Here is that site called 24 hours of happy. In regards to what we are doing, its the idea of animating something that…
  • Presto

    Dr. Gordon
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    People have always asked what our Proprietary software is like at Pixar. He is a clip showing a bit of what it looks like.  
  • Rhythm and Hues Doc

    Dr. Gordon
    26 Feb 2014 | 4:02 pm
    This is an eye opening documentary about how unfair the VFX industry is and what happened at R and H. check it out…   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lcB9u-9mVE
  • Animation Tips republished

    Dr. Gordon
    24 Feb 2014 | 8:57 pm
      Many months back during Monsters U, I did an article for 3d world magazine with Rob Denovan, an animator at Pixar. Here is a link to some of the tips. Take em or leave em. As we all know, it can’t hurt to make lists…:) Thank you to Rob for helping me with this. -Andrew   http://www.creativebloq.com/animation/animate-pixar-pro-9134381
  • Rigs and other stuff…

    Dr. Gordon
    3 Feb 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Back in the day when I was teaching at the Academy of Art, we needed a rig for the students to play with. One of the students, Debby Coleman, created Hogan and another student, Morgan Loomis, created the Norman Rig. I hear a new one may be coming…Anyway, those rigs saw so much use and people used them all over the world. We hired so many animators based off the work they did with those rigs. We always wanted the students to create their own characters from the base rig. That was the beauty of it. Nowadays its hard not to recognize the school from the rig. The biggest mistake you can…
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    Videos

  • Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il

    CollegeHumor
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il The Adventures of Kim Jong Un reaches its epic and totally factual conclusion See more http://www.collegehumor.com LIKE us on: http://www.facebook.com/colleg... From: CollegeHumor Views: 685916 15940 ratings Time: 02:26 More in Comedy
  • The Co-Optional Podcast Animated: Quest Givers - Polaris

    Polaris
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Co-Optional Podcast Animated: Quest Givers - Polaris Your favorite Co-Optional Podcast moments animated! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/PolarisSubscribe THIS VIDEO'S FEATURED LINK: The Co-Optional Podcast #16: http:/... From: Polaris Views: 210277 9594 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Gaming
  • The Co-Optional Podcast Animated: Optimist Biscuit - Polaris

    Polaris
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:56 am
    The Co-Optional Podcast Animated: Optimist Biscuit - Polaris Your favorite Co-Optional Podcasts animated! Subscribe:http://bit.ly/PolarisSubscribe THIS VIDEO'S FEATURED LINK: The Co-Optional Podcast ft. Cry: http://bit... From: Polaris Views: 330561 12398 ratings Time: 02:35 More in Gaming
  • The Co-Optional Podcast Animated: Jesse's Demon Wife - Polaris

    Polaris
    25 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Co-Optional Podcast Animated: Jesse's Demon Wife - Polaris Your favorite Co-Optional Podcasts animated! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/PolarisSubscribe THIS VIDEO'S FEATURED LINKS: The Co-Optional Podcast: http://bit.ly/1e... From: Polaris Views: 293454 11335 ratings Time: 02:39 More in Gaming
  • Animated Shorts : IT'S A PONY!

    SkyDoesMinecraft
    15 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    Animated Shorts : IT'S A PONY! MORGAN FREEMAN TEACHES THE KIDS A VERY BEAUTIFUL AND VALUABLE LESSON ON LIFE! OR NOT?! Animated by http://www.youtube.com/user/bluemonkeyanimations WHAT SHOU... From: SkyDoesMinecraft Views: 4829816 90946 ratings Time: 01:30 More in Gaming
 
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    Lineboil - Animated News and Videos

  • Animated Heroes of the 2014 Academy Awards

    Aaron
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    The team at Buck was called upon by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to help pull together a 1-minute tribute to Animated Heroes. The assembly, which aired during last month’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, features handfuls of the most iconic animated feature film stars of all time, including The Incredibles, Mickey Mouse, Shrek, Dumbo, Roger Rabbit, Kung Fu Panda and Buzz and Woody from the Toy Story trilogy.
  • Plump Bird Takes Flight on Vimeo

    Aaron
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    The Tale of the Plump Bird is a free-form, animated short by Japan’s Saki Iyori that appears to employ mostly pencil and/or paint pencils. The look is mesmerizing and wonderfully fluid.
  • Was Cleopatra Hot or Was She a Dog?

    Aaron
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Created for a MuCEM exhibit in France, Volubilis is a new CG short that recasts Cleopatra as a dog. Now before you snort, know that in ancient Egypt dogs were practically royalty. They were often mummified and given ritual burials after death. This short was created at Supinfocom Arles and directed by Antoine Poyard and Thibaud Scalesse. CREDITS Animation : Lisa Bouët David Jurine Rendering Area : Françoise Bres Alexis Choquard Kai Huang Alexia Rubod Guillaume Zaouche Directors : Antoine Poyard Thibaud Scalesse
  • 3dar Team Rocks Out in Brazil

    Aaron
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Buenos Aires-based studio 3dar recently teamed up with Brazilian mobile carrier Oi Galera for a new TV spot. Credits below the video: CREDITS Director: German Heller Animation Director: Fernando Maldonado Art Direction and Character Design: Erica Villar Animatic and Creative Collaboration: Gabriel Fermanelli 3D & 2D Animation: Fernando Maldonado, Marco Lococo http://www.oigalera.com.br/
  • Supinfocom Student Short Observes Lent

    Aaron
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    A 1559 painting by Bruegel serves as inspiration for a new CG short out of Supinfocom Arles in France. The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, which depicts the wild celebrations and reserved observation during the Christian holiday of Lent (inset below), is reimagined in CG in the opening shot of the short. The short was animated by Louise Baron, Juliette Coutellier and Loan Torres in conjunction with an art exhibit at MuCEM in Marseille.
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    Comedy For Animators

  • The Return of Mr. Bean — The Animated Series

    Jonathan Lyons
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Rowan Atkinson’s production company, Tiger Aspect, is ramping up production on a new set of episodes of Mr. Bean — The Animated Series. This new season is to be produced entirely in house in London. To see the press release, CLICK HERE. And they are hiring! If you would like to learn more, CLICK HERE. Rowan Atkinson was closely involved in the production of the earlier seasons, and I imagine he will be even more available with the work going on in his own studio. Mr. Bean is a great example of how a television series can be produced relying on visual storytelling, rather than a dialog…
  • “Silent” another Moonbot short film featuring Morris Lessmore.

    Jonathan Lyons
    18 Feb 2014 | 12:09 pm
    This is clearly influenced by Keaton’s film “Sherlock Jr.” And here is nice, short, making of video to go along with it.
  • Get A Horse! animation test.

    Jonathan Lyons
    13 Feb 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Check out this fun test made for the recent Mickey Mouse short film, Get A Horse.
  • Where Homer Simpson got his “D’oh”

    Jonathan Lyons
    27 Jan 2014 | 10:41 pm
    I have been reading Mixed Nuts by Lawrence J. Eptstein. It’s about comedy teams in America. In a section on Laurel and Hardy, he has this little tidbit: Most comedy teams had an authority figure to balance a rebellious spirit– a straight man to rein in the comic. But not Laurel and Hardy. Ollie thought he was in charge and acted as though he were a parent or older sibling, but, of course, he clearly wasn’t. Innovating, Laurel and Hardy deployed someone outside the team to play the straightman. Jimmy Finlayson, popularly called fin, was the outsider they most often used. Finlayson…
  • Motherlode of character ideas

    Jonathan Lyons
    8 Jan 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you are in the business of creating characters, it’s good to have a wide knowledge of characters found in drama and literature. I ran across this wikipedia “category” of stock characters. It’s an alphabetical list of stock characters, each linked to a page describing them. This is in addition to the standard wikipedia page for stock characters. It’s fun to peruse the list, and educational, if you visit the pages for characters you’ve never heard of. Stock characters From wikipedia: A Stock character is a [fictional character] based on a common literary or social stereotype.
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    Extracurricular activities

  • Pirates!

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Here's a paint sketch I did earlier this week for Catbird/Scholastic! Enjoy!from Blog - EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES http://ift.tt/1jfoHQEvia IFTTT
  • Radioactive Cat

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:46 pm
    A few days ago one of our cats went in for a thyroid treatment involving radiation. I made these to cheer up Victoria while her cat was away. from Blog - EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES http://ift.tt/1iaBvtJvia IFTTT
  • On the road

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I'm on the road in Birmingham, Alabama meaning that I'm posting from the road. I guess I had that in mind when I did this sketch. I've always lusted after cafe racers and motorcycles in general, but LA seems like a terrible place to enjoy them. Have you seen...the cat circus is coming to LA! I'm totally going!there's a Shepard Fairey show opening on the 16th. Sounds cool!Lebowski Fest! Time to get a white russian and find a rug that ties the room together.from Blog - EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES http://ift.tt/1q8xf01via IFTTT
  • Powered by Coffee

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:49 am
    We're currently in Seattle for the Emerald City Comic Con (booth 701 to be specific). I'm always excited to be here because of all the amazing coffee shops. I spend a lot of time brewing my own and trying to figure out how to make the perfect cup. Here's something I whipped up for the show and for people who love coffee as much as I do.Also if you happen to be heading to ECCC, here's a handy map to help you find us. Booth 701!from Blog - EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES http://ift.tt/1lrIRfavia IFTTT
  • Titanfall

    14 Mar 2014 | 2:20 pm
    I really love video games even thought I'm super terrible at them. This week I've started playing Titanfall and its amazing. Here's a quick sketch I had time for when I wasn't playing.from Blog - EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES http://ift.tt/1eBwAgxvia IFTTT
 
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    Toon Boom Blog

  • Toon Boom CEO is guest speaker at 2014 Thames Valley International Technology Conference

    Toon Boom Guy
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Joan Vogelesang, President and CEO of Toon Boom Animation was guest speaker at the TVIT conference held at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, UK. Ms. Vogelesang outlined the use of animation in education and how youngsters brains have changed through the use of technology.  Ms. Vogelesang also had some very solid things to say on …
  • La aplicación Toon Boom Condorito – Realiza dibujos animados de Condorito en iPad y Android

    Toon Boom Guy
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    ¡La famosa historieta Chilena, Condorito, y sus amigos, tienen una sorpresa para ti! ¡Imagínate poder hacer tus propios dibujos animados con Condorito! ¡Ahora lo puedes hacer con la nueva aplicación móvil Toon Boom Condorito!  Toon Boom y los creadores de Condorito se juntaron para traerte esta divertida aplicación para iPad y Android. ¡Diviértete haciendo dibujos …
  • Toon Boom Condorito App – Make Condorito Cartoons on iPad and Android

    Toon Boom Guy
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:23 am
    Chile’s famous cartoon Condorito and his friends have a surprise for you! Imagine being able to make your own Condorito cartoons!  Well now you can in the new Toon Boom Condorito mobile app!  Toon Boom and the creators of Condorito got together to bring you this fun app for iPad and Android. Have fun making cartoons with Condorito and …
  • Anti Drug Trafficking Animation Made for NGO in Caribbean

    Toon Boom Guy
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    Drug Trafficking is a very serious problem and the law enforcement consequences for those who are caught are severe.  Full Circle Animation Studios based in Trinidad got involved in a public awareness campaign when locally based Non-governmental organisation Eye On Dependancy asked the studio to create some anti Drug Trafficking PSA’s. Full Circle Animation Studio …
  • Students Win in Animation Partnership with Georgia’s Fayette County, CSU and Toon Boom

    Toon Boom Guy
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    Big News for Animation Students and Education in Georgia, USA thanks to Toon Boom. Toon Boom Animation’s education program, which was developed and put into place at schools across the United States has significant benefits for both students and teachers. It is so successful that school boards and higher education establishments are jumping on board. …
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    Cartoon Research

  • Animated “Treasure Islands” 1922 to 1980

    Fred Patten
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Osamu Tezuka’s first graphic novel “Shintaka Rajima” (1947)One of the things that the early C/FO in the late 1970s noted about anime was that the Japanese animation industry seemed to love Robert Louis Stevenson’s boys’ adventure novel Treasure Island (serialized in the Young Folks children’s magazine during 1881-’82, and published as a novel in May 1883). There were three recent anime versions that we knew of, two featuring funny-animal casts. Firstly, there was the 1965 New Treasure Island (Shin Takara Jima) from Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions; a 52-minute TV…
  • UPA Advertising

    Mike Kazaleh
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Throughout the 1950′s, television commercials were an important part of the UPA cartoon studio’s output. In fact, it’s widely believed that commercial work kept the company afloat, as their Columbia-released shorts often went over budget. Spots were produced at the main studio in Burbank, as well as the New York studio. Here are just a few of the many advertising films they made… Big Tim Ten minute sales film from 1949 for the Timken Roller Bearing Company. Fully animated in Technicolor, it features the voice of Stan Freberg as Big Tim. Webster’s Cigars One of…
  • Animation Anecdotes #156

    Jim Korkis
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Doesn’t Anyone Want Credit for Elmer Fudd? It is tough to research animation history but back when I first started it was even worse. Just take a look at articles that appeared in magazines in just the year 1971. In “Funnyworld” #12, Bob Clampett talks about how he created Bugs Bunny. That same year in the magazine “Take One Vol. 2, No. 9” Tex Avery tells how he created Bugs Bunny. In the December 19th edition of the “Los Angeles Times”, Chuck Jones said he created Bugs Bunny. That same year, an advertisement for a cartooning course identified Bugs Hardaway as the creator of…
  • Some Sneak Previews – and News on New Sets!

    Steve Stanchfield
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    As the snow vanishes (and reappears here!). My ‘real’ job is as a professor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and as classes wind down each year I look forward to spending time on the Thunderbean projects. It’s the biggest year for this little company yet, and the first time I’ve had a little staff working daily to help put some of these things together (especially in digital restoration, the most time-consuming part of the process). I find I’m getting more excited about the various sets soming up and in progress at Thunderbean. There are some I can…
  • What’s New Mr. Magoo – and Felix The Cat

    Jerry Beck
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Without question, Felix the Cat is one of the all-time classic cartoon characters – and I’ll always be grateful to the 1959 TV series that brought him to my attention as a kid. Back in the 1920s, thanks to animator Otto Messmer, Felix became perhaps the first cartoon “super-star” – an animation original who transcended movie fame to become just as big in comic strips, merchandising and ultimately television. Messmer mentored animator Joe Oriolo in the ways of all-things Felix, and Oriolo continued the legacy into a new generation – adding to the legend with…
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    Skunk & Burning Tires

  • ‘Stand By Me, Doraemon’ Trailer Premiers, Prompting Skunk To Lament The Amazing Advances In CG And Stop-Motion Animation

    Ju-osh M.
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    The trailer for Takashi Yamazaki’s 3D CG Stand By Me, Doraemon is cute, whimsical and quickly forgettable. But maybe that’s just because I don’t speak Japanese. Maybe when the American trailer comes out and it features an English-language cast comprised of SNL alumni and Disney Channel cast-offs it will leave a more lasting impression. Side note: Is it just me, or has most CG animation switched from aping ‘realism’ to attempting a more ‘stop-motion’ look? If you watch this trailer and the trailer for Laika’s upcoming Boxtrolls back-to-back,…
  • HBO’s ‘Monster’ Is Getting Stronger

    Ju-osh M.
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    We’ve known for a while now that Guillermo del Toro is directing the pilot for a live-action HBO series based on Naoki Urasawa’s amazing manga, Monster. Pretty cool, right? Well, it gets better. Crazy hunter recently revealed that producer Stephen Thompson (Doctor Who and Sherlock) is writing the pilot! This is like one of those heist movies where they hire the best thieves from around the globe to pull off some incredible caper. Only, instead of thieves it’s geeks, and instead of a caper it’s a TV series about a fugitive brain surgeon’s hunt for the ruthless killer…
  • Jinkies, He’s Right!

    Ju-osh M.
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    “Scooby-Doo is the most useless member of the Scooby-Doo team. Why is the show named after him? The show should be called Velma.” – Zac Wells Your wish is my photoshop.
  • Meth: Not Even Once

    Ju-osh M.
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    This message was brought to you by Thomas the Tank Engine and Ginger Brownies.
  • While We’re Posting Terrifying ‘Thomas’ Art…

    Ju-osh M.
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Here’s some SFX concept art from the proposed live-action Thomas the Tank Engine film. KIDDING. Actually, these two demented doodles were done by Twitter user Yui. She recently rediscovered them while flipping through her old school notebooks. Memories!
 
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