Poor Walt Disney. He loved Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and for years tried to put them onto the big screen. The Alice Comedies, which more or less launched his company, took a clear inspiration from Carroll’s classics. In the 1936 short “Thru the Mirror,” Disney sent Mickey Mouse through the looking glass, to grow and […]
IGN.com has posted an interview they conducted with Scott Adsit, best known as Pete Hornberger on 30 Rock, about his new stop-motion Adult Swim cartoon Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. You can read the interview here. Adsit is also the co-creator of the stop-motion Adult Swim cartoon Moral Orel. Frankenhole premiers tonight, June 27th, on Adult Swim.
Warner Home Video has released the following video clip from Batman: Under the Red Hood. The summary provided by Warner Home Video is: The 54-second clip features an encounter between Batman and Red Hood. In the film, Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, […]
This short is a creation of Japanese director Koji Yamamura, an independent filmmaker who most notably received an Oscar nomination for his animated short Mt. Head in 2003. As the message at the beginning announces, the inspiration for the film came from an unusual source; it was “…the result of a series of children’s animation […]
The resurrection of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy from cancellation due to high DVD sales was an unprecedented event in television history. It virtually mandated that media companies could never ignore TV on DVD again, and raised hope among consumers that a TV show suffering in the ratings could get a new lease on life from […]
MakingOf.com has posted an interview with Toy Story 3 supervising animators, Bobby Podesta and Mike Venturini, and story supervisor Jason Katz. In the interview, they discuss revisiting characters, introducing new ones, the differences between animating toys and humans and working with a contingent of animators who had grown up on the Toy Story franchise.
What would happen if you took some 1930′s cartoon conventions, Tex Avery-style sight gags and married it with total debauchery? Your result would be Aaron Long’s Fester Fish. In the short, Fester’s Nephew, Fester is annoyed that babysitting his nephew conflicts with the hot date he has lined up. According to Aaron, Fester was modeled after […]
Animation fans know him as Samurai Jack, Green Lantern John Stewart of the Justice League, Senator Bail Organa on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Roger “Booda” Sack on King of the Hill, and Wilt of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. You might also recognize him from his on-camera appearances on the MADtv sketch comedy show, […]
Okay, before you flex your fingers, hunch over the keyboard, and start tapping out that talkback post—the one where you tell me that I can’t and shouldn’t judge Avatar: The Last Airbender just from its first season, and that it gets really good in season two, and that I’m a miserable excuse for a human […]