Annecy award-winner and leading Oscar contender The Mysterious Geographic Explorations Of Jasper Morello won director Anthony Lucas the Digital Pictures AFI Award for Best Short Animation at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards on November 26, 2005 in Melbourne. In addition, the partly animated Look Both Ways won the L’Oreal Paris AFI Award for Best […]
Malin Erixon’s seven-minute Death By Heart took home the “Made in Stockholm” award on November 26, 2005 at the Stockholm International Film Festival, AWN reports. The Ganzanderes Animation film was recognized by the jury “for odd but gifted animation which, by a surrealistic touch, mixes expressions and narratives in a free manner.”
Irving Ludwig, former president of Buena Vista Distribution and one of the most respected and innovative executives in the area of motion picture distribution, passed away at his home in Santa Monica, California from natural causes on Saturday, November 26. He was 95 years old. During his 40-year association with Disney and Buena Vista, Ludwig […]
Stan Berenstain, writer, artist, and co-creator of the Berenstain Bears, passed away last Saturday in Pennsylvania at the age of 82. The Bears were created by Stan and his wife Janice, starring in over 200 books and adapted for animation on three different occasions. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)
A letter from 1959 posted by the website nthposition.com reveals that C.S. Lewis was opposed to a live-action adaptation of his Narnia works, stating that “Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.” A brief follow-up comment notes that, “Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so […]
Comic Book Resources.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator, and Newsarama.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator. The interviews focus on McFarlane’s Spawn comic book reaching the 150 issue milestone recently, although McFarlane also comments on Spawn spin-offs in movies, TV, and other comic books as well.