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Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 03

Author, animator, and 80's cartoon voice reenactor, The Definitive Tim Finn, stops by to discuss coffee-table books, animation based on colors, and 3D Chess. Joel and Alan then engage Tim in a very brief but colossal battle of capitalism in FFAF's newest radio game, "Two Minute Monopoly". All is then put classier when the beautiful, the insightful, and the ever effervescent Lorelei Pepi reveals her unorthodox recipe for Italian Wedding Soup, her thoughts on animation and art, and why FFAF's other newest radio game, "Brain Cloning", is a good excuse to beat up on Joel's face.

Headline News FilmTecknarna Directors Ride The Crazy Train

Swedish alternative singer songwriter Nicolai Dunger recently tapped FilmTecknarna directors Boris Nawratil and David Nord to create a slightly mental music video for Dunger¹s new single Crazy Train.

Headline News Captain Eo Returns to Disneyland

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 22, 2010 at 2:37pm

The 3-D Michael Jackson event movie, CAPTAIN EO, is coming back for a limited run at Disneyland's Tomorrowland theater starting Tuesday, according to MOVIELINE.COM.

Blogs Nana Uncut Box Set 2

If you couldn’t tell, we’ve got an odd couple here worthy of a network sitcom, complete with laugh track. But what I like about this anime adaptation is not simply its loyalty to the manga (no filler), but Yazawa’s ability to create a captivatingly feminine coming-of-age, one unburdened by rampant cliché.

Headline News Grammys Show Treats Viewers to 3-D Tribute Film to Michael Jackson

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:50am

During the Grammy Awards last night, viewers at home and in the Staples Center were treated to a tribute to Michael Jackson that mixed 3-D technology, an all-star chorus and an appearance by his two oldest children, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.

Headline News AICE Adds Design Category to 2010 AICE Awards

The 2010 AICE Awards competition has expanded its categories for eligibility to include a new Design category, open to work created by editors, digital artists and other professionals involved in design work for TV commercials, virals, web videos, music videos, spec spots, and PSAs.

Headline News Apple Launches iPad

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12:52pm

Apple today introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. iPad's responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch display lets users physically interact with applications and content.

Headline News Almost Alice Gets Musical Treatment at Buena Vista

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:59am

Buena Vista Records will release two albums capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved books and visionary director Tim Burton. ALMOST ALICE is a 16-song compilation featuring ALICE IN WONDERLAND’S end credit track “Alice (Underground)” written by Avril Lavigne and produced by Butch Walker.

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 Pharrell Williams to Write Original Songs for Despicable Me

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:57am

It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me.

ANIMATIONWorld Hot Spots Showcase 7: The Best in Animated & VFX Commercials

For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.

Headline News Creative Group and Mantra Design Craft Jay-Z 9/11 Special

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:59am

Creative Group, the industry’s premier full-service post-production facility, and Mantra Design, an award-winning creative content design and visual effects boutique, have transformed Jay-Z’s renowned Answer the Call 9/11 benefit concert into a stirring hour-long special airing on the Fuse music network. Together, the two studios delivered a complete post package for Fuse Presents Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call, including video editing, audio mixing and 3D graphics.

Headline News 37th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:24am

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.

Headline News Marc Shaiman Named Music Director for 82nd Academy Awards

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:39pm

Oscar-nominated composer Marc Shaiman will serve as music director for the 82nd Academy Awards, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.

Headline News Ingenuity Engine Transforms Chris Brown in 'I Can Transform Ya' Music Video

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 9:11am

Boutique visual effects studio Ingenuity Engine has collaborated once again with director Joseph Kahn on a futuristic new music video for R&B singer Chris Brown's track "I Can Transform Ya," the first single off his forthcoming album Graffiti (due Dec. 8).

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