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Oscar-nominated director Ari Folman’s new pic The Congress opens the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. The sci-fi movie mixes live-action with animation and stars Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston and Frances Fisher. The much-anticipated feature by the gifted [...]
Prolific French comic-book artist and film director Joann Sfar discusses the real-life inspirations behind The Rabbi’s Cat and his love for American classics. Joann Sfar, the celebrated French comic-book artist and director of the animated film The Rabbi’s Cat, had harbored dreams of writing about his grandmother’s tales of life [...]
A few great new sets are available on DVD today! Topping our list is the 200 Classic Cartoons Collection and Mr. Magoo: The Television Collection 1960-1977. 200 Classic Cartoons Collection (1-2-3-4 Go!, $14.98) Enjoy being buried by an avalanche of retro cartoony goodness this winter with this comedy classics collection. [...]
One individual animation drawing goes by faster than the eye can register. Animators have an abundance of funny ideas. Animators working in England frequently go to lunch in pubs and knock back a few, lubricating those funny ideas. To what do these three facts add up? To that fact that [...]
The hometown of the animator behind the iconic character Betty Boop is throwing another party in her honor. The town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is playing host to the second annual Betty Boop Festival from July 28-31. The festival honors the original animator of Betty Boop, Grim Natwick, celebrates the [...]
Betty Boop appears to have found a new home in Wisconsin Rapids. After the success of last year’s inaugural Betty Boop Festival, the town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., will host its second annual edition of the event from July 28-31. Organizers are adding several new events specifically targeting children and [...]
The heirs of animator Max Fleischer have lost a legal appeal to recover the copyright to the popular cartoon character Betty Boop, according to news reports. In a 2-1 ruling the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court decision in ruling that Fleischer Studios Inc. could not prove there [...]
Which classic animated character would you like to see back on the movie screen, 2D or CG? • Popeye the Sailor • Betty Boop • Oswald the Rabbit • Felix the Cat • Bugs Bunny • Donald Duck