Quantcast

Cool Stuff: Urs

The culmination of three years of work, Urs is the thesis project of recent recent  Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg  graduate, Moritz Mayerhofer. The 10-minute short follows Urs as he sets out on a journey to find a better life for he and his aging mother. Urs was completed in March of 2009 and is currently making its […]

Future Spotlight: Hero: 108

I have noticed over the years that a lot of people have grown fond of the animated programs that handle themselves more seriously than the average cartoon. Perhaps it’s because such is typically uncommon in western animation, but many people consider these animated programs to be the gold standard and wish that more cartoons made […]

Cool Stuff: Her Morning Elegance

I’m told that if you love something you should set it free. If it comes back to you, then it’s meant to be. (That was entirely stupid. I apologize.) I saw this music video for Oren Lavie’s song, Her Morning Elegance awhile ago. I completely forgot about it because there was no site blog with […]

D23 2009: John Lasseter Talks Up the Future of Disney and Pixar Animation

Early on Sunday, the final day of the D23 2009 Convention, Disney and Pixar Animation Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, hosted an event to talk about the future of Disney Animation and Pixar Animation and their upcoming slates. He reinforced Disney’s current and positive vision of moving forward with both traditional and computer animated features. […]

"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You" Vol. 3: The Dane's Still Got It

Scooby-Doo has graduated to one of Hanna-Barbera’s most enduring cultural icons, so there is really very little that one can say about the show that started it all: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? The four episodes on Warner Home Video’s latest single-disc release of the series (Volume 3, “Hello Mummy”) follow the same formula that drove […]

Disney Releases New Trailer for "The Princess and the Frog"

Disney has released a new trailer for The Princess and the Frog, the new animated musical comedy that will mark the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated feature films and also star Disney’s first black princess character. The Princess and the Frog will open in New York City and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and […]

Robert Zemeckis Just Sees What He Wants to See

Robert Zemeckis is going to remake the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine using his “performance capture” CGI animation techniques, and the news is being received with a number of catcalls and jeers from animation fans and traditional animators. Most of the complaints from animation circles center on the motion-capture technique itself, which converts a filmed actor into […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 8 is Shell-Shockingly Mediocre

I was enough of a comic book fan at the time to get the joke when the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird hit the scene, but even then I was never sure if the joke could sustain itself. I was definitely a little bit too old to have […]

LA Times Interviews Shane Acker on "9" and Potential Sequel

Director Shane Acker discusses his movie 9 with The Los Angeles Times, addressing how it went from an acclaimed short film to a feature film, thanks to the attentions of producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. Acker also discusses the more adult themes to the movie and the possibility of a sequel. 9 premieres today, […]

Cool Stuff: Mario Tells You To Just Say No

I have a tape collection larger than that of many television stations. I don’t believe in editing commercials out, and often I revisit these tapes just to rewatch the ads and promos. This results in such gems as this, which came from my collection: That’s Captain Lou, who played and voiced Mario in the Super […]

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO