Monthly Archives: May 2009

Up opens

Disney/Pixar’s tenth film, Up, opens today in 3,766 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is getting sky high reviews from critics, earning a 98% Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times says, “This is another masterwork from Pixar, which is leading the charge in modern animation”. The Los Angeles […]

How To Shave Your Groin

In the spirit of past commercial/industrial/educational animation we’ve highlighted in the past – Disney’s VD Attack Plan or The Story of Menstruation come to mind – we present Gillette’s new series of animated web tutorials on How To Shave. If you like this one, you’re sure to enjoy shaving your chest hair, back, head and […]

I’m Just a Jitterbug (1939)

I always love an excuse to post an obscure Walter Lantz cartoon from the 1930s featuring swing music, rotoscoped dancers and un-P.C. stereotypes, set against the backdrop of an animation studio. The excuse this time is a Lantz in-house memo (below left – click thumbnail to enlarge) that collector Eric Calande just sent me. Lantz […]

Incredible Chairs

A tribute site dedicated to the chairs in The Incredibles. There are worse things one could do with their time…like writing a blogpost about a guy who created a tribute site to the chairs in The Incredibles. (via swissmiss)

Craigslist Animation Ad of the Week

In this economy, any work is better than none, but as I pointed out last week, there are some offers you may want to think twice about. Here’s a good one that popped up on Craigslist: Animator needed for tv pilot episode! Seeking Animator to create 15 second animation to illustrate a point for a […]

History: Terrytoons Studio Tour 1939

This post is just the tip of the iceberg… see reason number 8 on our The Top Ten Reasons To Support The A-HAA for links to more great info on the history of animation told through the careers of great animators. Carlo Vinci and Connie Rasinski Bill Weiss, Paul Terry, unknown, Larry Silverman, Carlo Vinci […]

I’m Just a Jitterbug (1938)

I always love an excuse to post an obscure Walter Lantz cartoon from the 1930s featuring swing music, rotoscoped dancers and un-P.C. stereotypes, set against the backdrop of an animation studio. The excuse is a Lantz in-house memo (below left – click thumbnail to enlarge) that collector Eric Calande just sent me. Lantz asks the […]

Dreamworks Animation: 2010 through 2012

Dreamworks Animation announced its release slate today. Here’s what’s coming up: &#149 How to Train Your Dragon will be released on March 26, 2010. Written and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois about a teenager who fights dragons as a way of life. &#149 Shrek Forever will be released on May 21, 2010. Directed […]

The Goode Family Talkback

Mike Judge’s new series The Goode Family made its debut on ABC tonight. It’s gotten mixed reviews from the media — here’s what the L.A. Times and the NY Times had to say. What did you think?

The Kinematograph

The latest film by Oscar nominee Tomek Bagiński (The Cathedral, Fallen Art) will be released to theatres in Poland next month. The Kinematograph is based on one of Mateusz Skutnik’s steampunk Revolutions graphic novels. For more info check the Platige Image website. (Thanks, Anna Adamczak and Piotr Panasewicz)