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The man behind the global hit series, Bob the Builder, made a big splash on the Croisette this weekend as he presented his latest creation to MIPCOM Jr. attendees. Keith Chapman’s new 52×10 show, Fifi and the Flowertots, is a charming stop-motion series aimed at preschoolers. Chapman thanked his partners [...]
The new Thunderbirds movie may have been a no go at the box office, but the creator of the original series has big plans for re-launching another blast from the past. Gerry Anderson Prods. has teamed with Sony Pictures Ent. and Sony Wonder, the family and children’s entertainment division of [...]
In anticipation of the MIPCOM TV market in Cannes (Oct. 4-8), our cosmopolitan and infinitely wise correspondent discusses one of the many perks of working with a French Partner. France has always been a haven for artists, writers, musicians and performers. Few people are aware, however, that there is a [...]
Canadian animator Chris Landreth’s biographical Ryan took the Grand Prix for Independent Short Film and French director Jacques-Rémy Girerd’s La Prophétie des grenouilles (Raining Cats and Frogs) received the Grand Prix for Feature Film at the 2004 Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival. Winners were announced during its closing ceremonies held Sunday [...]
The 15th edition of Cartoon Forum concluded in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, over the weekend with the awarding of the Cartoon D’or. Five films were nominated this year but the standout entry was Fast Film by Virgil Widrich of Austria. Fast Film employs an innovative cut-out animation style that has [...]
Cartoon Forum, the annual event dedicated to helping European animation producers find financing and co-production deals, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Organised by CARTOON (AEFA), with the support of MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Xunta de Galicia and Xacobeo 2004 and Caixa Galicia, the 2004 edition will [...]
In celebration of National Grandparents Day (Sept. 12), Mike Young of Mike Young Prods. and the talented voice cast of the 3D-animated PBS Kids series, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks came out to show support for the National Grandparents Day Council and grandparents everywhere, especially Grandparents of the Year [...]
The American Cinematheque’s tribute to maverick animator John Kricfalusi continues tonight at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. as the creator of Ren and Stimpy showcases some of his major influences. Starting at 8 p.m., Kricfalusi will screen his favorite animated shorts from the 1930s to the 1950s, a [...]
You gotta love John Kricfalusi. The Canadian-born creator of Ren & Stimpy is keeping the spirit of Bob Clampett and Fleischer Studios alive with his distinct brand of cartoony animation at a time when a lot of animators are preoccupied with making everything look shiny and new. While his twisted [...]
Linda Jones and Craig Kausen, daughter and grandson of fabled animation director and artist, Chuck Jones, have donated the Chuck Jones lithograph titled The Scweam, to the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway following the theft of Edvard Munch’s famous painting, The Scream, this past week. Chuck Jones, creator of many [...]