Monthly Archives: December 2009

Third How to Train Your Dragon trailer

A new trailer for DreamWorks’ upcoming animated comedy/adventure How to Train Your Dragon is now online and can be found here. The preview begins with a montage of footage from some of the studio’s previous hits before going on to show some new footage from the film. Directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois of Lilo […]

Dreamworks Dragon trailer V.2

(Thanks, Iain Robbins)

Elmer Fudd for Geico Car Insurence

(Thanks, William Skaleski)

David Levine 1926-2009

David Levine was one of the great caricaturists of the 20th Century. He was best known for his work for the The New York Review of Books. He passed away today at age 83 and here is his obituary from The New York Times. It’s worth noting (at least on this blog), Howard Beckerman and […]

Illustration: Felix Lorioux’s Tales From Perrault

Here are some early illustrations by Felix Lorioux depicting three tales from Perrault published in 1926. These delicate watercolors aren’t as elaborately rendered as the ones in our previous postings of Fables De La Fontaine and Le Buffon des Enfants, but the drawing (particularly of nature) and the composition and framing of the images are […]

Animation Tuesdays

It’s official. I’m hosting a regular series of cartoon screenings, the first Tuesday of each month, at the CineFamily/Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Avenue. My screenings will be different each month. Sometimes I’ll show classic cartoon shorts in 35mm, or maybe I’ll screen a rarely seen animated feature, or possibly do a tribute to filmmaker. […]

NYC Animation in the 2000s

A checklist of happenings in the New York animation scene during the 2000s, courtesy of ASIFA-East prez David Levy. It’s a commendable idea and would be fun to see it grow with additional contributions from NYers.

JibJab’s 2009 Year in Review

Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today! JibJab has released their annual “year in review” short with a tongue-in-cheek summary of the highs and (mostly) lows of the past twelve months. They’ve supplemented it with an exhaustive set of blog posts documenting the production process scene-by-scene. This year’s edition is notable for its lo-fi aesthetic with most […]

He-Man art show at Gallery 1988

L.A.’s Gallery 1988 has a new show for the new year, Under the Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Artists Dan Goodsell, Jeaux Janovsky and Chogrin (above) join 100 others to reinterpret the 80s Filmation TV show and Mattel action figures. The exhibit opens Friday January 8th with an opening reception from 7pm-10pm. […]

The Sunday Funnies (12/27/09)

Our weekly survey of recent comic strips and editorial cartoons that reference animation characters. Once again we begin with The Princess and the Frog being used as a metaphor to comment on the Health Care Reform Bill (via Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution): Next, Tim Rickard’s sci-fi spoof Brewster Rockit presented a Christmas […]