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Cool Stuff: Jo Jo in the Stars

Directed and written by Marc Craste, Jo Jo in the Stars is officially described as “…a 12 minute story of love, self-sacrifice, and jealousy played out against a black and white world that is both nightmarish and hauntingly beautiful.” Indeed. I’d say that the mark of great execution is when you can’t imagine a different […]

New Video Clip & Stills from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season 2 Finale

Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have released a new video clip from the hour-long season 2 finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars which premieres this Friday, April 30, 2010, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Click the image to play the clip (requires QuickTime): The full press release follows, including two new images from the episode and […]

The Censorship of South Park and Our Culture's Courage

  I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances—from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that […]

"The Great Mouse Detective": Of Mice and Mysteries

I suppose I’m confessing to a form of thought crime when I say so, but there it is: I was never much of a fan of Disney’s Katzenberg-era animated features. I liked The Little Mermaid well enough. But I thought the admittedly lavish Beauty and the Beast an odious perversion of the original fairy tale; […]

"Generator Rex": One Well-Machined Teenage Tool

Generator Rex, Cartoon Network’s new action-adventure series, is a handsome and well-mounted show, made by professionals who have done a professional study of the formula and followed up with a professional job of tricking it out with every well-polished cliché that formula demands. It looks good and moves well and shows just enough imagination in […]

Video Clip & Still from New "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Ep "Death Trap"

Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have released a video clip and behind-the-scenes featurette for “Death Trap,” the upcoming new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars set to premiere on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The full press release follows, including comments from Daniel Logan, the actor portraying the young Boba Fett in […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: A Chat with Actor Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr is a long-time veteran of animation and acting for the better part of two decades. On the live action end of the spectrum, Phil LaMarr was one of the featured cast members of the sketch comedy series, MADTV, and also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. In animation, LaMarr has done time in […]

MoCCA "Interview with an Animator" Launches with Jackson Publick on Apr. 22, 2010

Venture Bros. creator Jackson Publick will be the first subject in the “Interview with an Animator” series on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City. The series will be hosted by reporter Joe Strike, with future interviews featuring many animators in and […]

Cool Stuff: Look Around

In Look Around, local villagers gather to slay a monster. One warrior becomes so consumed with training towards this goal that he ignores all else in life. This delightful short was written, directed and animated by Lee kyu-tae while attending the Korea National University of Arts, Department of Animation in 2008. Lee kyu-tae’s characters have a […]

Nickelodeon Studios Staffing Up for New "Avatar the Last Airbender" Project

New job postings at MTV Networks Careers website and from the Animation Guild have revealed that a new Avatar the Last Airbender television project is currently staffing up for production, with open postings for Storyboard Artists, Revisionists, and Supervisors; Prop and Character Designers; and a Live-Action/Animation Reference Coordinator. Nickelodeon has confirmed that the project is […]

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