Monthly Archives: June 2014

Will Hayao Miyazaki Reject the Academy’s Invitation Again?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the stodgy group of film industry workers who hand out the Oscars, has revealed a list of the 271 people it has invited to become members of its organization this year.

Watch Glen Keane’s New Google Short ‘Duet’

Watch Glen Keane’s new short “Duet” that he debuted this morning at the Google I/O developer conference.

Takeshi Murata in St. Louis and New York

As one of the few animators to successfully cross over into the lucrative world of fine art, Takeshi Murata (b. 1974) has produced a wide range of video works that range from hand-drawn, computer-assisted animation to randomly distorted clips from films and TV shows a la glitch art, such as “Untitled (Pink Dot)” (2007), drawn […]

‘Mouse in Transition’: And Then There Was…Ken! (Chapter 4)

I was back in Don Duckwall’s office, exchanging insincere smiles with him. I had been on “The Fox and the Hound” with Larry, Woolie, and everybody else for half a year. But now Don wanted me to go on another assignment.

Official Selections For Our 5th Student Animation Festival

For the fifth year in a row, we are delighted to present the selections for the Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival, our online showcase for animated short premieres by student filmmakers. We like to believe that each year is our strongest year, but this year’s selections feel particularly vital, illustrating the remarkable breadth of work […]

‘The Story of a Tornado’ by Veronika Kocourková

“The Story of a Tornado” by Veronika Kocourková follows a family of four air molecules. As the hot sun warms the Earth, the molecules grow and soon enough they no longer fit into their house.

Alan Holly’s ‘Coda’ Wins Top Prize at Fest Anča

Irish filmmaker Alan Holly’s “Coda”was the grand prize winner at Fest Anča, which wrapped up last Sunday in Žilina, Slovakia.

DreamWorks Vets Bibo Bergeron and Mike de Seve Launch Monkey’s Uncle

Animation veterans Eric “Bibo” Bergeron and Mike de Seve have partnered to launch a new venture called Monkey’s Uncle, which they announced at Annecy a couple weeks ago.

‘Yung Wizzy’ by Evan Red Borja and Sean Glaze

Lil boy rapper magician doin’ his thang.

Disney TV Animation Begins Production on ‘Pickle & Peanut’

It’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between YouTube cartoons dreamt up by teens in their bedrooms and big-budget TV studio productions created by professionally-trained artists. Today, Disney Television Animation announced the beginning of production on “Pickle & Peanut,” a “buddy comedy series about two unlikely friends—an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut…two […]