Monthly Archives: June 2009

Trailer for Jean François by Tom&Bruno

After graduating from French animation school Gobelins, Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku partnered up and became the directing duo Tom&Bruno. They are currently repped by Cube Creative and have been working on a short film called Jean François, the trailer for which can be seen above. The piece looks beautiful; it’s a fusion of anime […]

Cartoon Network’s Death Knell Promo

Your name is Cartoon Network, so you expect to see nothing but animation when you flip CN on your TV. But the times they are a-changing, so don’t get left behind because now we’ve got real people and we’ve heard it blows your mind. Those are the lyrics from an abrasive Andrew W.K. music video […]

Education: John K and Preston Blair’s Drawing Course

From Tim Rudder’s BlogJust a reminder that folks are still studying John Kricfalusi’s notes on Preston Blair’s Animation. If you want to sharpen your chops and you’re looking for a project to keep you busy this Summer, check it out… Animation Drawing Course based on the rare first edition of Preston Blair’s book Animation John […]

Greg Ford animates Tom Gammill’s The Doozies

When I was at Ohio State in Columbus this past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting writer Tom Gammill, who (along with his partner Max Pross) has written some of the funniest episodes of Seinfeld, The Critic, the Simpsons and Futurama. Tom also writes and draws the weekly online comic strip The Doozies. He’s […]

Badly Drawn Roy

This clever 2007 animated/live action film by Alan and Frank Shannon, was produced by Dublin based animation studio Jam Media for RTE, Ireland’s public broadcasting channel. It’s in two parts on YouTube, Part 1 above, Part 2 here (Thanks, Niall Mooney)

Sporn on Terrytoons

Michael Sporn’s Splog is a daily must-read for anyone interested in cartoons, their history and the experiences of a life-long New York independent animator. Today, Michael posts several vintage articles on the old Terrytoons studio based in New Rochelle, NY. I want to thank Mike for giving me an excuse to post this fun TV […]

Who was Walt Disney?

Forget Barrier and Gabler, I found the real deal at the Columbus airport bookstore this weekend. The haunting cover art of Who Was Walt Disney? (above) was staring at me, mocking me, compelling me to purchase it. This 106 page paperback, “not authorized, licensed or endorsed by The Walt Disney Company or any affiliate” as […]

New Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs poster

A new one-sheet advertising Sony’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs has appeared online and can be viewed at Internet Poster Movie Awards. The animated comedy, based on a children’s novel of the same name, is due to hit theaters this September.

El Superbeasto on DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing Rob Zombie’s The Haunted World of El SuperBeasto direct-to-video on September 22nd. The film stars Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson and comedian Tom Papa (as El Superbeasto himself). The IMDB plot synopsis says, “The story follows the adventures of El Superbeasto, a washed-up Mexican luchador, and his sultry sidekick and […]

The Society for Animation Studies

The 21st Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference, subtitled The Persistence of Animation, will be held July 10-12, 2009, at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Held under the auspices of SCAD-Atlanta’s Animation Department, the conference features over 50 scholars and filmmakers from around the world who will present papers […]