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"Total Drama Island Season 1": Stupid, Ugly Fun

I did not want to like Total Drama Island. It’s a very ugly show. It’s drawn with a cheap style of Flash that almost all self-respecting animation fans would turn up their noses at; the character designs are angular, and at first glance completely unappealing. The animation is limited to Filmation-esque levels, with several moments […]

Cool Stuff: We R Super Heroes

Today we have another music video, We R Super Heroes, by Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine. Robbert Bobbert is the children’s music alter ego of Apples In Stereo frontman Robert Schneider. The music video was directed by PUNY Entertainment.   (via @t_animation, Cartoon Brew)

Cool Stuff: Dead All Along

Dead All Along has compelling visuals to go along with some equally cool music. This music video follows a child named Yorick. He enters a magic kingdom after being enchanted by a pixie. Upon his return home, he finds time has ravaged all he had known. The video was animated by MFA student, Giles Timms […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "G.I. Joe (1985)"

I’ve mentioned my love of the G.I. Joe opening credits sequence before. The opening credits in the video clip embedded below are the ones that started off the full TV series, but the reasons why I like it are present in all the versions that have existed. I think these credits have a remarkable sense […]

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 […]

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