Monthly Archives: April 2014

Japan Will Hold A 4-Day Animation Festival Entirely in An Airport

This fall, the city of Hokkaido, Japan will present the first-ever animation festival to take place entirely in an airport. The New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival will make use of the Hokkaido airport’s well-equipped facilities, including its 377-seat theater with 3D capabilities.

In 3 Decades, CalArts Animation Alumni Have Generated $30 Billion For Hollywood Studios

Directors who have graduated from CalArts’ character and experimental animation programs have generated over $30 billion in box office grosses since 1985. However you slice it, that’s a remarkable amount.

25 Cartoonists You Should Know

For the past few days on Cartoon Brew’s Instagram account, we’ve been running a series called 25 Cartoonists You Should Know. The entire series is below, and yes, the list could easily be twice as long and still incomplete.

Meet Joyce Pensato And Her Expressionist Remixes of Cartoon Icons

Joyce Pensato (b. 1941, Brooklyn NY) has been painting cartoon characters for years. She takes icons of cartoon art—Felix the Cat, Donald Duck, Batman—and renders them in smudgy charcoal and pastel or runny enamel paint. She works mostly in black and white, occasionally introducing silver and gold for contrast. Though her work seems grounded more […]

Artist of the Day: Rustam F. Hasanov

A look at the work of Rustam Hasanov, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day.

“Movie Are Not A Growth Business,” Admits Movie Studio Owner Jeffrey Katzenberg

In 2011, Jeffrey Katzenberg proclaimed that moviegoing audiences would embrace 3-D and would continue to attend theaters despite higher ticket prices. Three years later, it’s obvious that his prediction was a little off.

Disney’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride Introduces Next-Generation Audio-Animatronics

The soon-to-debut Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, promises to feature some of the most advanced audio-animatronics that the Disney company has ever produced, in large part due to a collaboration between Disney’s Imagineering and feature animation divisions.

Meet Joyce Pensato And Her Abstract Expressionist Remixes of Cartoon Icons

Joyce Pensato (b. 1941, Brooklyn NY) has been painting cartoon characters for years. She takes icons of cartoon art—Felix the Cat, Donald Duck, Batman—and renders them in smudgy charcoal and pastel or runny enamel paint. She works mostly in black and white, occasionally introducing silver and gold for contrast. Though her work seems grounded more […]

Artist of the Day: Annette Marnat

A look at the work of Annette Marnat, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day.

The Pirate Fairy

DisneyToon Studios (2014), Beuna Vista Home Entertainment (April 1, 2014), 1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD, 78 mins, 16:9 ratio, 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Rated G, Retail: $36.99 Storyboard: Tinker Bell and her friends go after a rogue fairy who has stolen the blue pixie dust that brings life to the pixie dust tree. The traitorous […]