Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Figaro Pho” teaser

Check out this great looking 30-second teaser for a new Australian kids show called The Adventures of Figaro Pho. We first posted about about this show back in April 2011 and it recently made its debut on Australia’s ABC3. Figaro Pho was created by children’s book illustrator Luke Jurevicius, who introduced the character in 2008 […]

“A Pale Blue Dot” by Joel Somerfield

A visualization of Carl Sagan’s famed Pale Blue Dot monologue, where he muses on our planet’s appearance in a photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe – the most distant photograph ever taken of Earth. Joel Somerfield of East London-based digital production house, Order, created this film in his free-time, working on it periodically […]

Saturday in Glendale: Greatest Cartoons Ever!

Holiday boredom setting in? This will snap you out of it. This Saturday, December 29th at 2 & 7 pm, The Alex Film Society (of which I am a part of) will be presenting the 3rd annual Greatest Cartoons Ever event at The Alex Theatre in Glendale California (216 N. Brand Boulevard). Each year we […]

“Evoking Spirits” by Ori Toor

Tel Aviv-based Ori Toor takes Flash concepts like looping symbols that other artists use for economic ends and subverts them into original artistic statements. His sinous, psychedelic loops in the video for Kingdom Crumbs’ single “Evoking Spirits” is quite unlike any other Flash animation I’ve ever seen.

“Marvin The Martian” “Hong Kong Phooey” Live/CG Footage Leaked

You hated Yogi Bear, you despised Underdog, You wonder what-the-hell they’ll do to Hong Hong Phooey. Well, wonder no more. We reported over a year ago about an in-development Hong Kong Phooey live action movie (with a voice by Eddie Murphy) to be directed by Alex Zamm (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2) with producer Bob Engelman […]

Gerry Anderson (1929-2012)

He wasn’t an animator – he was a pioneering television puppeteer – but he influenced everyone who grew up watching his unique TV productions. Gerry Anderson passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Anderson was the creator of numerous hit sci-fi marionette-puppet shows including Supercar, Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, not to mention the entirely […]

More Cartoons for Victory!

There are several areas of animation history which still need to be throughly researched – television commercials, industrial and educational films and World War propaganda (entertainment and military, foreign and domestic). Steve Stanchfield – a champion of among animation historians for his archaeological research in locating and restoring lost cartoon prints and forgotten films – […]

Planes is flying into theaters

In somewhat surprising news, Disney’s Planes is getting a theatrical release, hitting theaters everywhere on August 9th, 2013, is reporting. The Cars spin-off was orignally set to go straight to DVD. The plot will focus on Dusty, an airplane who’s terrified of heights.

“Alfred Skimmy Celebrates Christmas” by Peter Lowey

Melbourne-based Peter Lowey, who is no stranger to Cartoon Brew, is really on to something with his creation Alfred Skimmy. It’s a well conceived mix of hilarity and discomfort packaged into one very odd-mannered individual.

“Ziggy’s Gift” by Richard Williams

This is the eighth Christmas we’ve celebrated on Cartoon Brew, and in all that time, we’ve never posted the holiday special Ziggy’s Gift. Well, your Ziggyless holidays are over. Ziggy’s Gift is quite charming, and the production values are far better than they need to be—especially considering that it was produced in 1982 and it’s…well…Ziggy. […]