Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Gulliver” wallpaper

I’m never going to let you forget that I’ll be co-hosting an evening (6 hours!) of Classic Animation on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday October 21st. To that end, I just started a dedicated Facebook page with daily updates and related eye-candy for this Earth-shattering animated event. And TCM has created a beautiful piece of […]

“The Butterfly Effect” by Dan Sumich

The Butterfly Effect is a short CG/mo-cap animated film created by Dan Sumich at UK-based Passion Pictures. It was made in partnership with games engine developer Unity, to show-off their new Unity 4.0 3D software. Hang on, it’s a pretty wild ride.

“Junkyard”, “Arrugas” Win Top Ottawa Festival Honors

The winners of the 2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival were announced earlier tonight at the National Arts Center in Ottawa. The top prize for short film went to Dutch filmmaker Hisko Hulsing for his short Junkyard. The animated feature prize went to the Spanish feature Arrugas (Wrinkles) directed by Ignacio Ferreras. It’s Such a Beautiful […]

“Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art”

I absolutely love this little promo for the forthcoming children’s book Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art. It was animated by the cool London-based Animade studio; based on the book’s artwork by author Marion Deuchars.

“Glued” from Bezalel Academy

A mother has to deal with her video-game addicted son. Created by four 3rd year students (Guy Elnathan, Alon Tako, Daniel Lichter and Sivan Kotek) from Bezalel Academy of the Arts, Israel.

A Very Special episode of “Cartoon Dump”

Will Compost Brite reject Moodsy The Clinically Depressed Owl for her new love, Mighty Mister Titan? This coming Monday, Cartoon Dump is back with a “very special” season-finale cliffhanger episode! Joining us in this month are guest comedians Susan Burke, Emily Maya Mills and Lizzy Cooperman; plus the ukulele stylings of Thessaly Lerner, The Ukalady! […]

Looney Tunes back in action again?

Bugs, Daffy and company are about to have a little Harry Potter magic sprinkled upon them if THR’s Heat Vision blog’s announcement makes it from script to screen. Potter‘s David Heyman has turned to one-time Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate to pen a new CG/live-action hybrid feature that is apparently non-related to Kevin […]

Daffy Duck Shoes

Aren’t these attractive? Almost everyday some rare oddball piece of vintage cartoon memorabilia or ephemera shows up on Facebook or in my email box. It never seems to end… and each piece raises more questions than answers. Case in point: this pair of Daffy Duck slippers (above) and the super-cool off-model shoe box (below). Warners […]

Don Hertzfeldt Qualifies “It’s Such A Beautiful Day” For Oscar Consideration

Heads up! Animator Don Hertzfedlt (Rejected) is publicly screening his first feature this week at The Cinefamily (at the Silent Movie Theatre) in Hollywood. This special engagement of It’s Such A Beautiful Day – a feature-length combination of his magnificent “Bill” trilogy of short films – will qualify the 70 minute film for Academy Award […]

Game Trailer: “Armello”

I know nothing of games, but this debut project from Australian development collective, League of Geeks, looks pretty neat. Or at least the trailer is cool. Armello is a digital card & board game “of swashbuckling, character-based high adventure, set in a fairy-tale animal kingdom” and should be released in 2013. League of Geeks collaborated […]