Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kermit talks Muppets sequel

Entertainment Weekly has scored an exclusive interview with Kermit the Frog, who talks about his upcoming movie The Muppets… Again! “The idea of this film is that our gang is on this global tour, and we’re selling out these grand theaters all over Europe—in Berlin, Madrid, London—but we sort of get into a little bit […]

“Where Mary Lives..” by Shako

Journeyman animator Shako (aka Shibabrata Chakraborty) created this beautifully creepy short. It tells a disturbing tale, via a rich textured-print look evoking old kitschy paintings. Or at least, it looks that way to me. I love it. A girl named Mary has a dark past. She lives in her foster home but her painful past […]

South Park Gets Shorter

Each year South Park entertains people with its off-color humor and comedy that pokes fun at everyone and everything. Fans usually have fourteen episodes to look forward to, but the creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker decided to cut back. The decision came after Parker and Stone’s launch of a Important Studios, their new production […]

Time To Go Dragon Ball Hunting With Col. Sanders

The famous Kentucky Colonel is getting a new makeover to coincide with the new Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods. In seven Tokyo Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, statues of Col. Sanders will be cosplaying as the series’ main character Son Goku and each will sport a one of the seven coveted Dragon Balls. Dragon […]

Disney’s “Paperman” full short now online

“The Chase” by Rok Predin

The latest short from UK’s Trunk Animation director Rok Predin is a haunting little art film starring some nasty cat-demons and a rather cute car. Composer Ivan Arnold drives Rok Predin’s latest project for Trunk Animation. Long-term collaborators director Rok Predin and composer Ivan Arnold have worked on a number of great shorts including ‘Winter […]

“Full Moon” by Revital Laufer and Guy Garibian

Here’s a gorgeous little graduation film from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design out of Jerusalem, combining hand drawn animation with live miniature sets. The filmmakers are Revital Laufer, a Stop-Motion Animator, Director, Artist, Photographer and Art Designer; and Guy Garibian, a Classic Animator, Director, After-Effects Animator and a Character Designer, working as a graphic […]

Disney Shuts Down Epic Mickey Studio; Warren Spector Leaving Disney

Disney announced today that they will shut down Austin,Texas-based Junction Point, the game studio that had developed the Epic Mickey gameseries. Disney acquired the studio, founded by Warren Spector and Art Min, in 2007. In an emailed statement, the Disney company said: “It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes […]

Gallery: The Organic Architecture of “The Flintstones”

The Flintstones (1960) have been duly celebrated throughout the years, but one part of the Hanna-Barbera series that hasn’t received much attention is its iconic architectural setting: those brilliantly appealing and organic circular ranch houses topped with pancaked granite slabs. The designer of the prehistoric Flintstones universe was a man named Ed Benedict (1912-2006), the […]

Saturday in LA: The Annie Awards

The Annie Awards ceremony takes place on Saturday night (2/2/13) at UCLA’s Royce Hall. VIP Tickets are sold out, but General Admission tickets ($30) for the ceremony still can be purchased directly through the UCLA Ticket Box office. Live streaming will only be available this year through the Annie website. Asifa-Hollywood has just announced that […]