Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Maps” by Maxwell Sørensen

Music video for These United States, directed and animated by Philadelphia based stop-motion animator Maxwell Sørensen. Maxwell told us how he created the piece: It’s a hybrid of the handmade stuff I usually do and the computer stuff I’ve been getting into more recently. Basically I photographed handmade characters and many fabric textures and then […]

Maurice Noble Layout Tips Book Available To Pre-Order

Ready…set…pre-order Tod Polson’s book about legendary Warner Bros. layout man Maurice Noble. The book is called The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design. Publisher is Chronicle Books; street date is May 31, 2013. Retails for $40, Amazon price is $26.40.

The Halloween Tree

Hanna-Barbera (October 31 1993), Warner Home Video (August 28 2012), single disc, 70 mins, 1.33:1 original full frame ratio, Dolby Digital Mono, Not Rated, Retail: $17.98 Storyboard: A group of trick or treating friends find their best friend Pip’s life is in danger and embark on a journey of discovery, meeting the mysterious Moundshroud, who […]

Secret Of The Wings Composer Joel McNeely gives wings to Tinkerbell’s latest adventure!

From the world of Disney Fairies comes an all-new movie that unlocks an amazing secret about Tinker Bell that will change her life forever. Directed by Leroy and Stitch’s Roberts Gannaway and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning‘s Peggy Holmes, Secret of the Wings takes you on a magical adventure that leads Tink to discover a […]

Happy 102nd Birthday, Tyrus Wong!

Animation concept artist and Disney Legend, Tyrus Wong is celebrating his 102nd birthday this week (though his actual birthday was yesterday Oct. 25th). You can send Tyrus a birthday greeting yourself here or better yet, on the Facebook page set up to support Pamela Tom’s feature length documentary (currently in post production). Alice Davis (Marc’s […]

Sony Releases Genndy Tartakovsky’s new short “Goodnight Mr. Foot”

If you’ve been wondering what Genndy Tartakovsky’s been doing this past summer besides hitting the road to promote Hotel Transylvania and prepping to direct a CG Popeye – wonder no longer. Tartakovsky wrote, directed and animated himself a brand new hand-drawn HT companion short entitled Goodnight Mr. Foot – in all of four weeks. And […]

NY Premiere: “The Beginning” Doc About China’s Indie Animation Scene

There’s a strong wave of indie animators emerging from Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, and China. The latter country’s indie scene is the focus of the documentary The Beginning directed by Jess Zou of NeochaEDGE. The film, which debuts in NY next week at the China Institute (125 East 65th Street, NY, NY 10065), […]

“Turkeys” gets Greenlight at Reel FX

Here’s another film to look forward to in 2014: Relativity Media and Reel FX have announced that they will jointly produce and finance the upcoming animated feature Turkeys. The film is being directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears A Who!) and stars the voice talent of Owen Wilson (Cars) and Woody Harrelson (A Scanner Darkly). […]

Monday in LA: Halloween Spooktacular 2012

Be prepared, foolish mortals! For the fifth year in a row, I will be screening a selection of spooky, kooky, strange and creepy Halloween-related cartoons – using vintage prints in 16mm and 35mm that range from ghoulishly red Eastmancolor to gorgeously garish Technicolor. Everyone from Koko The Clown to Casper the Friendly Ghost will be […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel gets new title and release date

Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers will now have the simpler title Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Screen Rant is reporting. The sequel will also be coming much earlier than expected, and will now be released on September 27th, 2013 instead of President’s Day weekend the following year. The original Cloudy was very well-recieved […]