Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sony Pictures Animation Will No Longer Animate Its Films in the US

Animation and visual effects studio Sony Pictures Imageworks has confirmed what many in the industry had suspected for a long while: the studio is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada to take advantage of generous tax credits provided by the Canadian government. This move, combined with Digital Domain’s jump to Vancouver and […]

First look at The Book of Life

The first images from producer Guillermo del Toro’s animated The Book of Life have been revealed by USA Today, along with brief interviews with Channing Tatum (who voices the film’s lead) and director Jorge Gutierrez. The movie, which tells the story of a matador’s son who dreams of being a guitar player, is more or […]

‘Book of Life’ Trailer Looks Unlike Any CG Feature You’ve Seen

The first trailer is out today for “The Book of Life” directed by Jorge Gutierrez (“El Tigre”) and produced by Reel FX.

Artist of the Day: Pieter Vandenabeele

A look at the work of Pieter Vandenabeele, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day.

Final Trailer for Ari Folman’s ‘The Congress’

Drafthouse Films released the final U.S. trailer today for The Congress, the 2013 live-action/animation hybrid directed by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). In a sign of the times, the film will first be released onto iTunes/On Demand on July 24, followed by a limited theatrical release on August 29, and a New York release on […]

‘Mouse in Transition’: Larry Clemmons (Chapter 2)

Disney’s head animation writer in 1977 was cartoon veteran Larry Clemmons, who had first been hired at the studio in 1930. At the time of his hiring, he was a Yale graduate with a degree in architecture, but an Ivy League education was of little value in 1930 when the economy was collapsing…and few buildings […]

Son Of Batman

Warner Bros. (2014), Warner Home Video (May 6, 2014), 1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD, 74 mins, 16:9 ratio, DTS-HD Master Audio, Rated PG-13, Retail: $24.98 Storyboard: The daughter of Batman’s most dangerous enemy presents him with a previously unknown scion of the Wayne family. Young Damian is headstrong and arrogant, not to mention extremely dangerous, […]

Artist of the Day: Jeremy Sorese

A look at the work of Jeremy Sorese, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day.

‘House Wanders, Bird Water Full’ by Veronika Samartseva

Veronika Samartseva is an animation director from Germany, who specializes in analog animation techniques. Her award-winning films have been shown at international festivals worldwide. After her graduation from HFF Konrad Wolf Babelsberg, Veronika joined the Berlin-based animation collective Talking Animals. Recently she started teaching animation at the BTK University of Design.

This Sunday in London: Spend The Afternoon with Richard Williams

This Sunday at the BFI Southbank in London, the British Film Institute, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, will present the UK/European premiere of the reconstructed work print of Richard Williams’ “The Thief and the Cobbler.” Williams will discuss the film afterward with film critic David Robinson.