The most wonderful time of the year also happens to be one of the most wonderful times for cartoons. The Christmas episode has been included in the yearly cartoon calendar since they existed, and have have delighted children and adults over the years. It’s also usually an hour long as opposed to the usually 30 mins. [ Continue Reading ]
The image above was taken from the Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass’s 1964 classic film ”Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. You may have heard it before. The doe ( female deer) with the long lashes and pretty bow is actually named Clarice and is not Vixen at all, as the title of this particular blog suggests, but thats really besides the point. While this classic which was inspired by the poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and the coloring book “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, has a good message and a happy ending, it is the song that is sung, which has no relation in particular to the movie, that I have issue with. [ Continue Reading ]
The longest running cartoon. Ever. That says it all. It’s an impressive achievement for a show whose creator had admittedly “failed” at everything else. Now, as part of the culture as the characters they feature/parody, this show is competing with Law and Order for longevity. As Animation Guide, an online animation resource site, says: ”The Simpsons first appeared in 1987 as a series of 30-second shorts produced by Matt Groening for the FOX series “The Tracey Ullman Show.” The first of these shorts aired on April 19, 1987, during the third week of primetime broadcasts on FOX. Soon they had their own series, premiering on FOX as a half-hour Christmas special on Dec. 17, 1989 (20 years ago today), and then as a regular series on Jan. 14, 1990.” [ Continue Reading ]
Jordan Clarke is a Vancouver based artist currently specializing in motion design and video production. There isn’t a lot of biographical information out there on this guy, but you can see his videos on vimeo or on his personal website. His videos are well worth the time, I recommend you take a look starting with his human movement sequences.
Yep. You guessed it. We have another one. Might as well get used it. Our favorite cartoons from the Golden Era of animation -as far as I am concerned- ( 80′s – early 90′s) are making it to the big screen in record numbers. This time it’s Gatchaman by Imagi Studios and whether you are tired of seeing them or not, these movies seem to be worth it as far as Hollywood is concerned.
It’s been 20 years (20 years! can you believe it?!) since the release of one of the greatest animated films of all time – Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The film, which is based on a short story by Hans Christian Andersen, follows the story of a young mermaid named Ariel, who falls in love
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