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Some things stay with you for a lifetime. When I was a kid I read a Yogi Bear comic strip in the newspaper in which Ranger Smith punks Yogi by filling his enormous Christmas stocking with an enormous artificial foot. It sounds like a simple, obvious gag, but the memory [...]
Fans who are hungry for more of Hotel Transylvania’s Drac and the rest of his monster pals have reason to celebrate this Friday. Sony is debuting a charming new animated short, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky featuring the clan in Regal Theaters before the original feature, just in time for Halloween. [...]
Some years back I was talking with a veteran animation director about animation’s Golden Age. “Golden age?” he replied, with an expression of disdain, “I don’t remember getting very much gold.” It’s no secret that the hardworking, talented artists who created the classic cartoons of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s were [...]
Acclaimed animation world veteran Genndy Tartakovsky brings some old cartoon-y magic to Sony’s summer frightfest Hotel Transylvania. Last summer, when Sony Animation announced that TV veteran Genndy Tartakovsky would take over the reins of its animated feature about a resort for monsters, fans unanimously took a deep breath of relief. [...]
Acclaimed animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky has inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Animation. The overall agreement goes beyond his current role as director of Hotel Transylvania and will include development and direction of his own projects, as well as the upcoming new take on Popeye. The deal was announced [...]
DreamWorks’ delightful zoo buddies find some new European pals in the third chapter of the Madagascar trilogy. After the huge box office success of their first two movies, everybody knew Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria were going to have more eye-popping adventures on the big screen. The lovable New York [...]
DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910. French director Bibo Bergeron has directed two very different DreamWorks animated features (The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale) and worked as character designer on the studio’s [...]
The recent release of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh illustrates just how much the look of animation has changed over the past twenty years. Today, of course, we regard such changes as being matters of dimension: two-dimensional, hand-drawn (like Pooh) as opposed to three-dimensional, digital imagery (like damn near everything else). [...]
Animation corporate executives have not always been highly regarded by the artists who work for them, particularly during the Golden Age. One exception to that trend was Leon Schlesinger, who until 1944 served as the producer of all of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. (after [...]
Mike Judge and his beloved dim-witted duo Beavis and Butt-head also made an appearance at Comic-Con on Friday to spread the word about the return of the animated series to MTV this summer. Appearing with Johnny Knoxville, Judge kindly answered questions about the inspiration behind the characters and shared a [...]