Monthly Archives: August 2012

Digital Domain’s John Textor Is A Meme

Digital Domain artists—past and present—can now vent their frustrations via the Pirate Textor meme. Cartoon Brew | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Digital Domain, John Textor

Delgo loses its “record”

Delgo, the sci-fi animated feature from 2008 which once held the infamous record for lowest opening day of all time on more than 2,000 theaters, has finally lost its title. The children’s film The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure–a strange looking movie involving large costumed characters, balloons and Christopher Lloyd, among other things–truly set […]

Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation

Warner Bros. Animation/Amblin Entertainment (March 1992), Warner Home Video (August 21 2012), single disc, 80 mins, 1.33:1 original full frame ratio, Dolby Digital Stereo, Not Rated (nothing offensive, other than the video transfer!), Retail: $19.97 Storyboard: Those tiny, toony, all completely looney residents of Acme Acres leave their Looniversity and split up for a summer […]

“Ballpit” By Kyle Mowat

Today, as part of Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival, we’re delighted to present Ballpit by Kyle Mowat of Canada’s Sheridan College. What begins in pure abstraction slowly reveals itself to be an evolutionary tale—albeit an unconventional evolution that blends organic materials with the mechanical. The film could be dissected, but the total effect is what […]

CBTV Student Fest: “Ballpit” By Kyle Mowat

Today, as part of Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival, we’re delighted to present Ballpit by Kyle Mowat of Canada’s Sheridan College. What begins in pure abstraction slowly reveals itself to be an evolutionary tale—albeit an unconventional evolution that blends organic materials with the mechanical. The film could be dissected, but the total effect is what […]

Commentary: Digital Domain May Be On The Brink Of Disaster

Remember the CGI 2Pac “hologram” that Digital Domain created for Coachella earlier this year. The gimmick was well received, but Digital Domain CEO John Textor (above, right), who we’ve already established isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, somehow convinced himself that animating CG versions of dead celebrities was an actual business model. A couple […]

This Is How Film Fundraising Worked Before Kickstarter

Fred Mogubgub was among the New York animation scene’s innovative figures of the Sixties and Seventies. One of his most famous artistic statements wasn’t on film, but on the side of a building in Manhattan. It was part of an extended series of stunts that he staged during the 1960s. Richard O’Connor of Ace & […]

What Fresh Hell Is This?

At least it’s not animation. Billboards and posters for this mysterious children’s film have been appearing all over town for weeks. The film opened yesterday to disastrous reviews. This project has the stench of Delgo all over it. Unfortunately, as animation is still perceived as children’s fare, a film like this could harm the good […]

GKIDS Heats Up the Oscar Animated Feature Race

Today, family animation distributor GKIDS announced that they will qualify four animated features for consideration in the Oscars Best Animated Feature Film category. The films are Goro Miyazaki’s From Up On Poppy Hill (Japan), Jean-Francois Laguionie’s Le Tableau (France), Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux’s The Rabbi’s Cat (France), and Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie’s Zarafa […]

Skinny Minnie and Pipeless Popeye

Barneys New York has partnered with Disney for their Electric Holiday campaign, set to debut at Barney’s Madison Avenue flagship store on November 14th. Part of this promotion includes a film “about Minnie Mouse’s fantasy to attend Paris fashion week”. In it, Mickey Mouse will be dressed in Balenciaga, Minnie Mouse in Lanvin, Goofy in […]