Monthly Archives: July 2009

Strawberry Swing

This is a pretty incredible music video directed by UK’s Shynola, for Coldplay’s latest release, Strawberry Swing. It looks even better in High Def. (Thanks, William Skaleski)

NY, NY: A Day in New York by Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson (1908-2003) made this striking work, NY, NY: A Day in New York, in 1957. Trained as a painter, he was interested in finding a way to capture the effects of Surrealism and Cubism in photography. He achieved that through a variety of lenses, reflectors, optical effects and editing tricks. The film works both […]

David OReilly on the making of Please Say Something

One of the most interesting animated-related pieces I’ve read in a while: David OReilly discusses his technical and aesthetic approach to the short Please Say Something. His ideas are a polar opposite of mainstream computer animation: My central idea in constructing the world of the film was to prove that something totally artificial and unreal […]

Flight Patterns by Charlie McCarthy

Nature is an experimental animator. This is a video of long-exposure photos of bugs moving under a street light. While the process is not animation, the results evoke scratch-on-film techniques, not to mention the more obvious comparison to PikaPika. (via Kottke)

Cartoon Network on Craigslist

Filmmaker Gavin Freitas found this notice on Craigslist: Cartoon Network seeks Teens (12-18) for new competition show! (Los Angeles) CASTING TEENAGERS AGES 12-18 FOR HIGH ENERGY/POP CULTURE SHOW THAT CHALLENGES YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY!!!! THIS IS NOT ABOUT ANY ONE SKILL, BUT YOUR DESIRE TO WIN!! Are you fast on your toes and quick […]

Behind The Lines podcast

We haven’t plugged any podcasts in a while. Here’s one that’s worth your time: Todd Dolce runs an animation/cartooning webcast that should be of interest to many Brew readers. Recently, Dolce has done terrific interviews with Gene Deitch (Tom Terrific), Don Bluth (Secret of Nimh), Dan Thompson (Rip Haywire), Joe Harris (Underdog), cartoonist Bob Scott, […]

Lee Unkrich talks Toy Story 3

Collider shares an exclusive video interview with Pixar director Lee Unkrich wherein he talks about his next film Toy Story 3. Unkrich also shares some details on the collectibles he likes, the status of his previous films on Blu-ray, and more.

The fantastic Mr. Fox trailer now online

YahooMovies! hosts the trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion film The fantastic Mr. Fox in various formats including HD. Based on the story by Roald Dahl and featuring the voices of George Clooney, Jason Schwartzman, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray, The Fantastic Mr. Fox hits theatres on November 13.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer

Trailer is out today for Wes Anderson’s first animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox. Maybe it’s just me, but the dialogue delivery sounds stilted and leadfooted throughout the trailer. On the other hand, the production design looks fantastic indeed. Like Coraline, we’re seeing another stop-motion feature that is pushing the boundaries of mainstream feature animation design […]

New Marvel-Madhouse anime

Despite my love and devotion to The Merry Marvel Marching Society, I have to admit these new Marvel Comic anime trailers are pretty kick-ass cool: (Thanks, Red Pill Junkie)