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"Baccano!" Vols. 3 & 4: How to Nearly Derail a Train with Blood

There’s a moment early on in Baccano vol. 3 where mob hit man Ladd Russo discovers the mutilated corpse of one of his henchmen. While his dialogue clearly indicates that he’s upset by this turn of events, the lines are delivered with a giddy fascination, if not a perverse sense of delight. His actions are […]

Cool Stuff: I Lived on the Moon by Yannick Puig

This great little bit of animation was created by Yannick Puig. Yannick’s website goes in depth on his creative process and inspirations behind this animated video clip. “I lived on the Moon” by Yannick Puig (june2007) (via sknygrydg07 on twitter)

"Peanuts 1960's Collection:" Respect for the Classics...and the Other Specials, Too

As part of their commemoration of the Woodstock music festival (or shameless commercial exploitation of it, depending on who you ask), Warner Home Video brings us the Peanuts 1960’s Collection, packaging the first six Charlie Brown TV specials on two DVDs and adding a short documentary about jazz composer and performer Vince Guaraldi to sweeten […]

July 4th Special: Shout! Havoc and Let Slip the Joes of War!

What better way to celebrate the July 4th holiday than with some Real American Heroes: the men and women of G.I. Joe, coming to DVD on July 14, 2009, courtesy of those mad geniuses at the Shout! Factory (read more here). Some of the cartoons on the Season 1.1 set have already been released in […]

Cool Stuff: Oktapodi

Originally released in 2007, here’s an adorable short involving two octopuses attempting to escape from a restaurant cook. Oktapodi was created as the graduation film of Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE, Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, former students of Gobelins.  (via RositaCortez on twitter)

Cool Stuff: Fenrir

Here’s a slick little bit of animation done by some second year students of Gobelins for Annecy 2009.    (via TJMcKimmey on Twitter)

Cool Stuff: This One Time...

Aniboom posted a link to a bit of cool animation on their twitter account. The animator’s name is Nelson Boles. Boles attended the teen program at The Animation Academy. In 2008, he won a $10,000 scholarship towards attending CalArts, along with an internship at Warner Bros. Animation. I assume he is now a student at […]

The Spectacular Spider-Man's Sophomore Season Swings In

After far too many months of holding our collective breaths regarding the fate of Marvel’s latest animated hit series, fans of The Spectacular Spider-Man can finally breathe easy. The show premiered early in 2008 on Kids WB, which morphed into the untested animation block, the CW 4 Kids. They aired a full season, but the […]

Marvel Animation Age Talks with Greg Weisman on "Spectacular Spider-Man" Season 2

In advance of its season 2 premiere, the Marvel Animation Age has posted two interviews with Greg Weisman, supervising producer and story editor for The Spectacular Spider-Man. In the first interview, Weisman discusses what to expect in season 2, his feelings about the show airing outside US markets and the potential for video piracy, the […]

Titmouse Animation Running Contest for "7200 Frames" TV Show

Titmouse Animation is offering aspiring animators a chance to pitch their ideas for a short animated film as part of an upcoming TV show called 7200 Frames. Interested animators can submit links to a YouTube video (including footage of the animator describing the film) to subanimate@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is July 3, 2009 (although […]

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