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Blogs 'Brownstones to Red Dirt' eBay auction

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:14am

Blue Sky’s David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the creators of Brownstones to Red Dirt, a documentary centering on a pen pal program linking kids an ocean apart who have the odds stacked against them: at-risk Brooklyn sixth graders and African war orphans. Want to do something nice for kids in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn and Sierra Leone Africa at the same time – and come away with a beautiful piece of art for your troubles? It’ll cost you a few well-worth-it bucks,

Blogs The Anime Beat Tokyo & San Francisco

And depending on how my Friday and Saturday goes – this is Tokyo, after all –, I might even try some live blogging; bring you some images and a report or two straight from the source. Hell, maybe I’ll even get a twitter and blow smoke up the rear of my mundane wait in the airport.

Blogs The Frog and the Goldfish: A Tale of Two Princesses

It's been an interesting time for animation this spring in cinemas. Two new features are competing for audience attention, Ponyo from Studio Ghibli and Disney Animation Studio's latest The Princess and the Frog. Their parallel release is further energised by the way they promote traditional drawn animation.

Blogs Viz Releases Bokurano: Ours

Dubbed a “sci-fi manga,” Bokurano initiates the tale of fifteen kids whose lives are altered by a chance meeting. A strange man in a seaside cave invites them to play a cutting-edge video game that pits giant robots against alien invaders. But they have to sign a contract first. And when the purpose of their agreement is revealed, the game stops being fun.

Blogs Elemental Magic - An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation goes to the University of Pennsylvania

My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.

Blogs Viz Manga Releases for 2010

I just got the list of Viz’s manga releases for the first half of 2010, and it’s a long list. So, rather than give you my fun, yet abridged synopses of these undoubtedly great titles, especially since I have yet to read any, here’s the initial installment straight from the mouth of PR:

Blogs Notes from under the Otaku

Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!

Headline News Disney's Marvel Deal Sweetened With Stake in POW!

Turns out Disney got more than meets the eye with its merger deal with Marvel Entertainment. The conglomerate also expanded ties with POW! Entertainment, a company led by Stan Lee, the man who once ran Marvel and co-created many of its main characters, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Headline News Illustrator David Levine Dead at 83

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:51am

David Levine, a painter and illustrator who drew caricatures of intellectuals, athletes, politicians and others for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS for nearly half a century, has died, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

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