Monthly Archives: February 2014

Artist of the Day: Frederik Jurk

Hamburg, Germany-based Frederik Jurk draws an assortment of monsters, girls, and other characters often in limited, flat colors. He is a recent graduate of HAW Hamburg, Fakultät DMI.

Everything That Happened During Tex Avery Day

Last weekend the town of Taylor, Texas held their first-ever Tex Avery Day in honor of their hometown animation hero. Here is a look at what happened.

Oscar nominated animated shorts of 2013

This year’s Oscar nominated animated shorts range from the traditionally told to the metaphorical, from computer animated images to painted pages, and — like any awards list — from good to not-so-good. And for perhaps the first time in my life, I’ve seen all of them before having seen all the animated feature nominees! Below […]

Is Shrek 5 on the way?

Despite Shrek Forever After being marketed as “the final chapter” in the ogre’s saga, it appears we might be getting something along the lines of Shrek’s High Five someday. Collider is reporting that DreamWorks Animation honcho Jeffery Katzenberg is hinting at a continuation of the franchise. “We like to let them have a little bit […]

‘StormJumper’ by Malcolm Sutherland

As a planetary storm approaches, a lone shaman manages to avoid disaster.

A Look at John Kricfalusi’s Animation For Miley Cyrus ‘Bangerz’ Tour

Miley Cyrus’s new “Bangerz” concert tour launched in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day, with the concert’s opening number featuring animated visuals by John Kricfalusi.

Artist of the Day: Citlalli Anderson

Second-year CalArts student Citlalli Anderson draws funny cartoons and shares her school work, doodles, and notes.

‘Monsieur COK’ by Franck Dion

Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated robots. The formers stare helplessly at the toil of the robotic laborers. But one of the workers does not accept being discarded so easily…

‘Life After Pi’ Documentary Exposes Flawed VFX Business Model

The 30-minute “Life After Pi” documents last year’s financial collapse of vfx house Rhythm & Hues.

‘Sir Billi’ Retitled ‘Guardian Of The Highlands’ for U.S. Distribution

“Sir Billi” is to Scotland what “Toy Story” is to the United States—the country’s first CGI animated feature. It’s being distributed to ho