Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Anna Blume” by Vessela Dantcheva

Another short making its online debut after several years on the festival circuit: Anna Blume, directed by Bulgaria-based Vessela Dantcheva. The film is “visual poetry about the lust of a man chasing a woman; a surreal journey dictated by the mind of the poet.” Actually, I’m not exactly sure what its about, but I can’t […]

Masters of the Universe Goes Live Action!

Taking a cue from some of the 1980s cartoon reboot, Masters of the Universe is being handed over to Jon Chu. Currently, Chu is working on a 3D post-conversion of GI Joe: Retaliation, according to Collider. The script will follow the same storyline: He-Man battles Skeletor and so forth and Alex Litvak and Mike Finch […]

“Metro” by Jacob Wyatt

A wonderful minimalist fantasy, Jake Wyatt skillfully directed Metro last year at the Brigham Young University Center for Animation. Strong art direction and color design turn its simple story into an beautiful experience. Making the festival rounds and garnering much praise over the past year, it’s now online: Cartoon Brew | Permalink | No comment […]

“Spider-Man” Cartoon Music Cues

My friend Dan O’Shannon (writer of Redux Riding Hood, Modern Family, The Fan and The Flower) is slowly starting a new website, O’Shannonland, devoted to the many things he loves – including comedy writing, comics (his own) and the City of Cleveland. Knowing Dan, I fully expect to see posts on Fleischer’s Popeye and the […]

Meet Bahi JD, Iranian GIF Animator Turned Japanese Pro Animator

How does a 21-year-old Iranian-born kid living in Vienna, Austria become a key animator on a Japanese anime series directed by Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo)? That’s the unlikely tale of Bahi JD, one of the fast-rising stars of the animation world. Bahi first started receiving attention a few years ago as an eighteen-year-old […]

“Toys In The Attic” by Jiří Barta

Jiří Barta’s dark, mixed media (combining stop-mo, hand drawn, live action) feature, In The Attic (2009), is headed for a U.S. theatrical release starting September 7th. Hannover House will be releasing an English-adaptation of the film to theaters across the U.S. this fall. It’s an analogy based on the cultural and political contrasts of the […]

“Spider-Man” cartoon music cues

My friend Dan O’Shannon (writer of Redux Riding Hood, Modern Family, The Fan and The Flower) is slowly starting a new website, O’Shannonland, devoted to the many things he loves – including comedy writing, comics (his own) and the City of Cleveland. Knowing Dan, I fully expect to see posts on Fleischer’s Popeye and the […]

“Brats” By Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng’s expressive use of motion capture was featured on Cartoon Brew last year. His new music video for Liars’ “Brats” is a hunter versus rabbit scenario with an untamed kinetic energy that threatens to burst out of every side of the frame. Cheng says of his first commissioned piece: For “Brats”, I used a […]

“Money Bunny Blues” By Ellen Coons

Today, as part of Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival, we’re delighted to present Money Bunny Blues by Ellen Coons of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. As stop motion animation in feature films becomes slicker and increasingly indiscernible from CGI, it’s refreshing to find a stop motion short that embraces the technique’s quirky and whimsical possibilities. […]

CBTV Student Fest: “Money Bunny Blues” By Ellen Coons

Today, as part of Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival, we’re delighted to present Money Bunny Blues by Ellen Coons of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. As stop motion animation in feature films becomes slicker and increasingly indiscernible from CGI, it’s refreshing to find a stop motion short that embraces the technique’s quirky and whimsical possibilities. […]