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The name Arthur Davis may not be familiar to the casual toonhead, but not many artists had as long and productive a career in animation as Davis did. He started in animation in the 1920s at the Jefferson Film Corporation, which produced silent Mutt and Jeff cartoons. There he worked [...]
Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios. Lewis comes to Digital Domain after 10 years at Pixar racking up credits that include producing the Oscar-winning [...]
The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, an educational institution for career preparation in the visual and culinary arts, announces its inaugural animation event, the Ollies Animation Festival. The event, which is named after animation legend Ollie Johnson, will showcase work from aspiring filmmakers, industry professionals and animation legends. [...]
Cartoon Network Europe’s hot new series serves up the adventures of an animated sitcom family with amazing verve and visual pizzazz. If you’re been searching for a dynamite new show that is whimsical, funny and cleverly animated, you have to look no further than Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of [...]
According to a story in Deadline.com, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has acquired the rights to reboot Hanna Barbera’s iconic series The Flintstones both on TV and in features. Nikki Finke reports that the deal was ironed out after years of tough negotiating between Fox TV and Warner Bros TV, [...]
Sylvain Chomet’s highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated 2D feature The Illusionist arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today. The beautifully drawn movie, which is based on a screenplay by French comic legend Jacques Tati, centers on the friendship between a traveling magician and a young maid he meets at a small motel [...]
A lot of classic characters are arriving in this week’s delivery of home entertainment releases. It doesn’t get more classic than Tom & Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures, Vol. 1 (Warner Bros., $14.97), collecting 14 classic cartoons — many of them directed by William Hanna and Joe Barbera themselves. Included episodes include Guided [...]
Disney’s Tron: Legacy handily topped the weekend box office charts as expected, though its $43.5 million opening weekend gross leaves unclear whether the film is an unabashed hit, a flop or a contender with legs off to a slow start. The studio has mounted an extensive campaign for the visual-effects-driven [...]