Monthly Archives: August 2013

Trailer: “Chief, Your Butt’s On Fire” by Steve Moore

Steve Moore, the director of Disney’s rarely seen Oscar-nominated short Redux Riding Hood as well as The Indescribable Nth, has completed a new short called Chief, Your Butt’s On Fire. The fifteen-second trailer posted online put a smile on my face. Maybe that’s because Steve used Ward Kimball’s Firehouse Five Plus Two as his soundtrack. […]

Chris Burns’ “Coin” Is the Videogame Satire to End All Videogame Satires

Coin, an animated short directed and animated by Chris Burns, premiered at the Midsummer Night Toons a couple months ago and was recently posted online. The short, about a guy who loses a coin and then recovers it through a virtuous combination of diligence and perseverance, was produced by the young Long Island animation studio […]

Steve Moore’s “Chief, Your Butt’s On Fire” Combines Hot Jazz with Hot Ass

Steve Moore, the director of Disney’s rarely seen Oscar-nominated short Redux Riding Hood as well as The Indescribable Nth, has completed a new short called Chief, Your Butt’s On Fire. The fifteen-second trailer posted online put a smile on my face. Maybe that’s because Steve used Ward Kimball’s Firehouse Five Plus Two as his soundtrack. […]

Animation Addicts Podcast #45: Kevin Schreck Interview

Learn more about The Rotoscopers! Join Mason as he interviews Kevin Schreck, the director of Persistence of Vision, a documentary of the story behind the animated film by Richard Williams, The Thief and the Cobbler. Highlights: • Kevin’s interest in stop motion. • Catch and Fire: Jafar and Iago were college roommates. • Where did […]

BREAKING: “Paperman” Director John Kahrs Leaves Disney

Per the official Twitter account of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Academy Award-winning animation director John Kahrs, of Paperman fame, has left Disney. Good luck wherever you’re headed, John!

John Lasseter Removes Bob Peterson As Director of “Good Dinosaur”

The LA Times has confirmed that Bob Peterson has been dropped as director of Pixar’s 2014 feature The Good Dinosaur. The news of Peterson’s dismissal was first revealed by Blue Sky Disney on Monday, August 26th. This would mark the third time in Pixar’s last four films that a director has been replaced mid-production: the […]

Bob Peterson removed from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur?

Pixar chief John Lasseter has reportedly removed Bob Peterson, director of the film The Good Dinosaur, nine months before the film is due out in theaters, writes HuffingtonPost. No replacement has been set, but the studio is attempting to meet the 2014 release date. Last minute shuffles are nothing new to Pixar and if true, […]

Artist of the Day: Todd James, Creator of Miley Cyrus’ Twerkin’ Bears

(Editor’s Note: Even though everyone is talking about Todd James this week, we wish to point out that this post was prepared long before the debut of his twerkin’ bears for Miley Cyrus.) Todd “REAS” James cut his creative teeth as a youth by writing graffiti in New York City before eventually expanding his output […]

“The Last Flight of the Champion” Will Open in US Theaters on Saturday

The Last Flight of the Champion hasn’t been on my radar at all, but it would appear to be an independent Amercian CGI theatrical feature. The film will debut this Saturday in fifteen theaters around the United States. Champion was directed by E. Thomas Ewing and produced by Houston, Texas-based Omnipulse Entertainment. The synopsis: Neddie […]

Richard Williams To Screen Footage of His New Film in Los Angeles

The legendary Richard Williams, eighty years young, will appear in Los Angeles on Friday, October 4th, to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition devoted to his career, as well as take part in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science’s annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation. The lecture, entitled This Amazing Medium with […]