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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 [...]
Over the weekend, we got word that actor Matthew Modine has signed up to voice the lead character in Ralph Bakshi’s upcoming short The Last Days of Coney Island. The project which has already brought in close to $78,000 in pledges on Kickstarter.com, aims to raise about $165,000 in the [...]
How Junkyard’s director Hisko Hulsing created one of the most powerful and acclaimed animated shorts of the year. While it’s customary for big studios to release their hard-hitting, dramatic features during the fall season, animation artists who create short-form content can deliver the goods all year round. One of this [...]
Fans of indie animator Bill Plympton are in for a treat this week as the new documentary Adventures in Plymptoons! becomes available on DVD and VOD. Directed by Alexia Anastasio, this charming documentary follows the influential animator from his rainy childhood days in Portland, OR to his self-made career as a [...]
If you’re at all like us, there’s two things you can’t wait for: The end of the election season and the start of the 24th season of The Simpsons! The good news is they overlap, producing the opportunity for a great jab from one to the other. Take a look: [...]
It’s a great week for indie toons on home video, with the release of Chico & Rita and Adventures in Plymptoons! leading the way. Nominated for an Oscar, Chico & Rita (New Video Group, $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray-DVD and CD soundtrack combo pack) is a stunning animated feature from directors Javier [...]
Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi has released a new, political short film called Trickle Dickle Down on YouTube. Baskhi, who is best known for directing such adult-oriented animated fare as Fritz the Cat, Wizards, The Lord of the Rings, American Pop, Fire and Ice and Cool World, uses the short to take [...]
The endless font of Japanese animated goodness spews forth on DVD shelves this week! The can’t-pass-up offering today is Disney’s North American version of Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty, which arrives on DVD [SRP $29.99] and DVD/Blu-ray combo pack [$39.99]. This exquisitely rendered take on Mary Norton’s beloved [...]
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced some of its major plans for the 2012 edition of North America’s premier animation festival. Running from September 19th-23rd, Ottawa 2012 will pay tribute to the work of animation legend Ralph Bakshi, who ignited the imagination of future animators and became a [...]
Fox Home Ent. will release Ralph Bakshi’s influential animated feature Wizards in a special 35th Edition Blu-ray and book tie-in package on March 13. This “epic fantasy of peace and magic” stars the voice talent of Star Wars’ Mark Hamill. The special edition release will include, 24 pages of special artwork from [...]