Monthly Archives: November 2012

“The Games of Hunger” by David Stodolny

Dreamworks animator David Stodolny has been working for the past 3 months in evenings and on weekends on this hand-drawn parody of The Hunger Games. Check out this in-depth, behind the scenes look at how Stodolny created the film – in the video below:

Trailer: “Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty”

“It’s the way the world works. Essentially, poverty is what makes the rich rich.” Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty is a new documentary by Ben Lewis, debuting this week throughout Europe, and on PBS in the United States. The special, will be shown on TV in over 70 countries, is an animated survey […]

“Do the Devo” by Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor

Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor’s new music video “Do the Devo” is a frame-by-framer’s delight. Chatfield-Taylor directed the piece for Unstoppable Death Machine during a 22-day residency at the Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan where over 160 people helped him draw frames. To catch all the creative (and NSFW) things happening in the video, make sure to switch the […]

Monsters University gets a poster

A teaser poster for the upcoming Monsters Univeristy–showing Mike and Sulley in college gear–has been revealed today and can be seen at ComingSoon.net. The prequel to Monsters, Inc. is set to open at theaters everywhere on June 21st.

Artist Bob Camp recalls the ill-fated Space Jam 2

In the ’90s, a “Dream Team” of superstars assembled for one of the biggest basketball games of all time. It featured few professional basketball players, however, as many of the NBA’s best and brightest had been stripped of their basketball skills by the nefarious Nerdluck alien race. The game, of course, was the one featured […]

Bob McKimson’s “Looney Tunes” with Darrell Van Citters and John K.

Call it “McKimson-palooza!” Next Friday December 7th, in Santa Monica, California, in celebration of the critically acclaimed book, I Say, I Say….Son! A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre is presenting a tribute the McKimson’s landmark Warner Bros. animation. The lineup includes these classic cartoons […]

Disney names Jennifer Lee co-director of “Frozen”

The news today from Disney annoucing the promotion of Jennifer Lee (Screenplay, Wreck-It Ralph) to co-director (with Chris Buck) of Disney’s next major feature, Frozen, has animation people buzzing. After the PR debacle over the replacement of Brenda Chapman on Pixar’s Brave, could this be a sign of trouble – or just business as usual? […]

“The Adventures of Fat Louis” by AJ Smith

Former Cartoon Network animation artist Andy J. Smith has a thriving illustration, children’s book and advertising career in Newburyport Massachusetts. He’s just finished up a series of gorgeous animated spots for Fat Louis Wines. The project was done mostly in Flash, and aided by a handful of super talented artists from the animation world (like […]

Bigger and Better: Revised Editions of “Magoo” and “Rankin-Bass”

Just in time for the holidays… I’ve received hard cover revised editions of two essential animation books. Both were must-have’s in their original printings. Now both are even better. First up, animator Darrell Van Citters has added 40 more pages to his labor of love, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol: The Making of The First Animated […]

The Montreal Animated Film Summit Starts Today

Beginning today in Montreal and continuing through Sunday is the 11th annual Montreal Animated Film Summit (Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal, for all you fancy French speakers). This year’s event, the largest yet, takes place at the Cinémathèque québécoise. The Summit will present over 125 animated shorts as part of competition screenings and […]