Monthly Archives: April 2009

THIS SUNDAY: ASIFA-East Animation Festival

New York’s biggest animation award, the ASIFA-East Animation Festival, takes places this Sunday, May 3, at 6pm. This year is extra special as its the 40th(!) annual edition of the show. The festivities, comprised of an awards ceremony, film screening and reception, are FREE to all. It happens at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium (66 […]

1000 Times No

Just published this week from HarperCollins is Mr. Warburton’s first childrens book 1000 Times No. Warburton (Code Name: Kids Next Door) created a promo for it at curious pictures which is pretty much the whole damn book animated. Enjoy:

Hamster Squaredance

Hamster Squaredance is one of the more visually distinctive music videos I’ve run across in a while. It was created for the musician Mr. Hayday by New Zealand-based Laurent Antonczak and Patricia Burgetsmaier. The lengthy description of the project on their Vimeo page does leave me slightly confused though: The framework of “Hamster Squaredance” explores […]

The Office on Adult Swim

Remember they used to run “What-A-Cartoon”? Now it’s “Where’s-the-Cartoons?” A channel called Cartoon Network continues to produce and acquire live action programming. I’m not sure why this still surprises me – or why I even still report on it here. In case you haven’t heard: The original BBC version of The Office starts running on […]

Manifestations

This is from Giles Timms, his second animated film, made at UCLA’s Department of Theater, Film and Television. The music is by Welsh composer Ceri Frost.

Candorville by Darrin Bell

I’m not sure if today’s Candorville is a comment on the Wall Street bailout – or a critique on the excesses of animation industry executives.

Juanmanuel Urbina

It’s been a while since I’ve plugged an animator’s art blog — but Juanmanuel Urbina, an animation director in Colombia, has one that put a smile on my face. Check out his work on Juanmanimation.

Comics: Dudley Fisher’s Right Around Home

This post is just the tip of the iceberg… see reason number 2 on our The Top Ten Reasons To Support The A-HAA for links to more great posts about print cartoonists. You might remember an earlier post I did on the "Bird’s Eye View" comics from Boy’s Life magazine by Harrison Cady. (If you […]

Flanimals to hit the big screen

Variety reports that Illumination Entertainment, a Universal-based studio, will be creating a CGI feature film based on the children’s novel Flanimals by Ricky Gervias. Gervias is already set to play the lead character, while Matt Slemon of The Simpsons will be penning the script. Flanimals takes place in world populated by species so ugly and […]

Juanmanuel Urbina

It’s been a while since I’ve plugged an animator’s art blog — but Juanmanuel Urbina, an animation director in Columbia, has one that put a smile on my face. Check out his work on Juanmanimation.