Monthly Archives: August 2009

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Spot

Illustrators David Cowles and Jeremy Galante collaborated on this snazzy promo, titled “Don’t Miss It,” for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. It kind of feels like these Vic Haboush concept paintings come to life…and that’s not a bad thing.

Artists bless the Disney-Marvel marriage

Didn’t take long. Jason Peltz, who has worked for Marvel Comics, Disney Consumer Products and Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, sent in this drawing he made on the occasion of the announcement of the Disney’s Marvel takeover. If you’ve drawn a clever image or cartoon reflecting this merger, send it into our comments section below. […]


Move over Uncle Scrooge! Disney will now compete with Hollywood (and in particular, Warner Bros. the owner of DC Comics) buy purchasing Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion dollars, according to Variety. What will this mean for our favorite comics characters – and the animation studios Disney controls? Will Donald meet Howard The Duck? Will The […]

UPDATED: Disney to buy Marvel — it’s official

Just breaking from Market Watch is news that The Walt Disney Company will be acquiring Marvel Entertainment (the company behind such comic icons as Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four) in a stock and cash transaction worth about $4 billion. No other sources for this yet, but we’ll report more below as it […]

Technicolor Tuesday

Join me at the Silent Movie Theatre on Tuesday (September 1st) for an entire orgy of 35mm Technicolor cartoons from the 30s, 40s and 50s. We’ve dug up a whole program of diverse classic cartoons with only one thing in common – each is a vintage film print struck in the original three strip Tech […]

Do candy wrappers turn you on?

Are the cartoon images on these candy wrappers “pornographic”? Apparently some parents in England think so, according to this article. From the folks who invented the Gummi Bears, Haribo, comes a new way to package all-day suckers and sour balls. You be the judge.

Filmography: Ferdinand the Bull (1938)

I am catching up on my scanning duties here at the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive, and today we digitized this 1938 storybook based on the Oscar winning Disney short subject, Ferdinand the Bull. This oversized book is very close to the look of the actual cartoon, and I wonder if perhaps Claude Coates might have been […]

Resource: Great Motion Reference Site

Today, I was browsing Don Bluth Animation’s Forum, and I saw a post by OwenWelsh that provided a link to a tremendous resource that I didn’t even know existed… BBC Motion Gallery This is a searchable index of video clips on all kinds of subjects. For instance, I typed in “gazelle running” and came up […]

Film Review: Walt and El Grupo

Walt and El Grupo is the new feature length documentary about the two month tour of South America that Walt and his staff (which included Lee and Mary Blair, Frank Thomas and Norm Ferguson) took – by arrangement of the U.S. Government – in 1941. I had a chance to see it last week – […]

Bugs Bunny in Glen or Glenda

Ehhh, What if… (Thanks, Tim Lawrence via Facebook)