Karl Cohen discusses the art of Ben Ridgway, Zeitguised, Max Hattler, Andrew Jones and PES as examples of a new aesthetic in animation.
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Noted historian and professor Karl Cohen surveys top artists and educators on what is great animation.
Karl Cohen talks with director Tomm Moore, exploring both the historical and thematic origins of the film.
Amid all of the exciting animation art exhibits now showing or about to premiere, Karl Cohen is most amazed by the Five Themes associated with William Kentridge.
As the U. S. electoral season heats up (and spirals downward), Karl Cohen takes a look at the past and present of political animation.
Karl Cohen talks to the makers of Persepolis about fundamentalism, growing up in Iran, and the unexpected success of their groundbreaking film.
In his 93 years, Bill Littlejohn packed in enough for three lifetimes. Animator/historian Tom Sito sat down recently with the legendary test pilot/social activist/AMPAS governor/animator to talk about his extraordinary life.
Concluding our extensive interview with Tad Stones, Joe Strike talks with the animation vet more about Darkwing Duck and direct-to-video projects.
The Career Coach explains what recruiters do for their company or client and how to help them land you a job.
Karl F. Cohen takes us into the second leg of his journey through animated films that expound a message of peace.
Karl F. Cohen takes us into the first leg of his journey through animated films that expound a message of peace.
For Pixar's fifth feature, they digitally conquered the complex look and feel of the underwater world, with its undulating water and beautiful fish and plant life.
Karl F. Cohen continues his investigation into animation being used as a tool in the Cold War with this look at a selection of films produced in the 1950s.
Karl F. Cohen investigates the CIA funding of animated propaganda during the Cold War, namely, in Part I of this two part series, the production of Halas and Batchelors Animal Farm.
Karl Cohen has found a copy of Winsor McCay's long lost lesson on animation. Read about what it contains and what these tidbits mean to animation's history.
Talking animals...why are we so attached to the talking animals? The Pimp, of course, has some ideas.
Some rumors regarding Walt Disney have lived on far too long. Was he a Nazi? A super-secret FBI agent? Is he frozen somewhere in a vault? And why does the Christian right hate his company so much? Karl F. Cohen takes on all these myths and more to set the record straight.
Karl Cohen sits down with Rob Coleman, Episode II's animation director, and learns how the ILM team combines many different techniques into one seamless digital world.
Karl Cohen reviews or shall we say revels in Richard Williams new book, a masterpiece on how to animate.