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Live-Action "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Episode to Air Late May

This season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force will end with a live-action episode. Rapper T-Pain will star as Frylock. Jon Benjamin will play Master Shake. Carl’s role will be filled by Dave Long Jr., first-time television actor and winner of the Burger King sponsored casting call which took place late in 2008. The episode is […]

The Kuwait Times Profiles "Freej" Creator

The Kuwait Times profiles Mohammed Saeed Harib, creator of the Arab animated cartoon series, Freej. The article touches on his school days, the evolution of the Freej’s main characters and his journey in bringing the cartoon to television in 2006. Freej follows the adventures of four older women, living in a secluded traditional neighborhood on […]

China Int'l Cartoon and Animation Festival Updates

The 5th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) is currently taking place in Hangzhou, capital of the Zhejiang province, and will run through May 3rd. The big winners of the Monkey King Awards were Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda and a revival of the 1987 television series, The Calabash Brothers which received the festival’s top […]

Newsarama Speaks with Craig McCracken on the End of "Foster's"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts interviews the creator of Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, Craig McCracken. McCracken touches on the struggle to keep the show original, his personal attachment to Foster’s, Cartoonstitute, and his plans for the future.

"Ballad of a Thin Man": The Life of Ryan

Front Cover Back Cover Ballad of a Thin Man: In Search of Ryan Larkin is largely the story of Chris Robinson’s journey of realization as he confronts his lifelong personal demons and takes responsibility for them. He intertwines this self-exploration with an exploration and analysis of his experiences with the late Canadian animator Ryan Larkin. […]

Today is Sand Animation day!

(Not really, but sometimes that’s just what happens when you end up on a Youtube kick.) It’s pretty cool if you’re into that artsy stuff (which I happen to be). Below is a series of Animal Planet promos done by Ferenc Cakó. The recordings his live performances are awe inspiring. I was particularly fond of […]

Animation reused in Disney films - No one shocked

The following Youtube video features a series of clips edited together as evidence Disney engaged in a practice common in the industry, repurposing animation. It saves time and money when you don’t have to animation something entirely from scratch. While I enjoyed watching the video, what I enjoyed more was the info box. It was […]

Canadian Animation: Looking for a Place to Happen

Front Cover Back Cover From cover to cover, Looking for a Place to Happen is a fantastic read. I enjoy jumping into a thought-provoking book on a subject in which I am not well versed, and which both expands my knowledge of that subject and encourages further exploration of the topic. Canadian Animation: Looking for […]

"Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood": Needs More Booty

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood preserves a place for content from the graphic novel that could not be worked directly into the recent movie release. The main content of the DVD clocks in at a little less than an hour, and despite its virtues it simply doesn’t offer enough to […]

"Angel Wars: The Messengers" Is Far From Heaven, But Not Earthbound, Either

The Messengers is the latest entry in TeleStoryTOONS’s Angel Wars direct-to-DVD CG-animated series. The DVD contains six short stories that follow the adventures of Eli and Kira, angels-in-training. The supporting cast includes the archangel Michael and the guardian angels Arianna, Paladin, and Swift. These characters live in a world reflecting some odd merger of the […]

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