Monthly Archives: July 2013

From Johan to Jordan: Peyo’s daughter tells the Smurfs’ story

The Smurfs 2, the sequel to Sony Pictures Animation’s 2011 live action/computer animated success The Smurfs, hits theaters nationwide today. Hence, Animated Views would like to pay tribute to the creator of the little blue men, Peyo! The story of how Peyo created the Smurfs is a fascinating one indeed, as detailed by the artist’s […]

When Craft Beer Labels Get Animated

Video editor Trevor Carmick is receiving all sorts of attention for his new side project called Beer Labels in Motion, a collection of beer labels cleverly animated in GIF format. Carmick was inspired by a set of cinemagraphs that documented a brew session with Dogfish Head. Originally published by The New York Times in 2011, […]

Hader talks Cloudy 2 and South Park

Collider talks with SNL alum Bill Hader. Besides the discussion about his recent exit from that show (for which he was just nominated for his second Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series), they also discuss his role on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, and his previously part time now […]

Lasseter number two at Academy

Pixar and Disney creative head John Lasseter was just elected to the post of First Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He previously served terms as treasurer and secretary. Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected president.

Watch the “Wander Over Yonder” Title Sequence (UPDATED)

The Disney Channel provided Cartoon Brew with this sneak peek of the main titles for Wander Over Yonder, their new series created by Craig McCracken. The main title theme song is written and performed by Two Man Gentleman Band, and the group’s banjoist Andy Bean is the composer of the series. The Wander Over Yonder […]

“John Carter” Animator Shares An Insightful Reel of Work

I still haven’t seen Andrew Stanton’s John Carter, but that didn’t lessen (and perhaps enhanced) my enjoyment of this nifty character animation reel put together by Emanuele Pavarotti, who worked on the film at Double Negative. Pavarotti has organized the reel nicely to give a sense of how his scenes progressed from video reference to […]

Artist of the Day: Dana Terrace

Dana Terrace graduated this spring from the animation program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She moved to Los Angeles where she was recently hired to do storyboard revisions on the Disney Channel TV series Gravity Falls. Here is Dana’s 3rd year student film, Kickball! (featured last year on Cartoon Brew), […]

Sponsor News: Bid on This Original “Song of the South” Model Sheet

Tomorrow morning, July 31st, auction house Profiles in History will be holding a massive auction of animation art with over 900 lots. Among the pieces available is an original model sheet of Br’er Rabbit from Disney’s rarely seen Song of the South (1946). It is estimated to sell for between $8,000-$12,000. Click on the image […]

Samurai Jack returns in ink

Samurai Jack fans should rejoice because the time-traveling samurai is back in dead-tree format. Cartoon Network has partnered with IDW to publish new comics based on the hit cartoon. “Samurai Jack is an irresistible mix of high adventure, comedy and mythic storytelling,” said series writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers), who will be joined by Andy Suriano, […]

Watch the “Wander Over Yonder” Title Sequence

The Disney Channel provided Cartoon Brew with this sneak peek of the main titles for Wander Over Yonder, their new series created by Craig McCracken. The main title theme song is written and performed by Two Man Gentleman Band, and the group’s banjoist Andy Bean is the composer of the series. The Wander Over Yonder […]