Article Type: Review
“It wouldn’t be the first time a labor of love arrived stillborn.” That was the closing line to a 1980s article about animator Richard Williams’ long-gestating animated feature The Thief and the Cobbler.
What a treat to watch this DVD on a big screen TV, comfy couch, warm slippers, hot popcorn and trusty bottle of Makers Mark in hand.
Day 3 of the LA leg of the Oscar Showcase Tour finished up with a screening for The Simpsons production crew.
Day 2 in LA concludes with a screening at the Motion Picture Academy hosted and moderated by Jason Schwartzman.
Day 2 in Los Angeles continues at Disney Feature Animation, highlighted by a studio tour with John Musker.
The SoCal leg of Oscar® Showcase Tour kicked off with a screening Monday night at Woodbury University, sponsored and organized by ASIFA-Hollywood.
A digitally restored and remastered Peter Pan is a must for any animation collector and fan of great family entertainment.
2012 was an amazing year for animation short films. This year’s Oscar nominees share one thing in common: they are all silent films, each demonstrating the power of pure storytelling with only visuals and music! The nominees are: “Paperman”, “Fresh Guacamole”, “Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare,” “Head over Heels,” and “Adam and Dog.”
James Gartler takes us through key visual effects-driven films still waiting to hit theatres this winter.
The just released DVD set of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie should be afforded a spot in the collection of any animation fan as well as any serious student of the medium
Fred Patten digs into Mark Salisbury’s book detailing the latest Tim Burton – Johnny Depp collaboration.
It’s nice to see our little neck of the woods get a bit of attention from mainstream media now and then, especially with meaningful and thoughtful commentary about films that while known to many in the industry, for the most part are unknown to most everyone else on the planet.
Devoted solely to student work, the festival is the brainchild of well known animator, illustrator, and renaissance man Rastko Ćirić in conjunction with Vuk Maksimovic, master wood carver and furniture maker, who is the representative of the Fortress for this project.
Fred Patten looks at Brian Sibley’s book chronicling the making of Aardman’s exquisite Oscar-nominated stop-motion feature.
Nancy Phelps travels to Changchung, China to attend the The International Animation, Comics and Game Forum.
Digital compositor Daniel Molina takes a look at the Foundry’s latest Nuke release.
Charles Solomon’s new book provides an extensive history of the beloved Peanuts franchise’s 46 year history of TV specials and theatrical features.