A Good Time to Watch ‘Adventures in Plymptoons!’

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 ... Continue Reading →

Tartakovsky and the Road to Transylvania

Animation Renaissance man Tom Sito has a stock line he uses whenever he gives talks: he wonders what happened to the years in between, “Hey, kid, sharpen these pencils for me,” ... Continue Reading →

AniMazSpot Plans UPA and ‘Mr. Magoo’ Tribute

L.A.’s mini-animation festival AniMazSpot 2012 (September 10 – 16) has announced that it will divide its events between the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale and the modern Woodbury ... Continue Reading →

The Tooning Up of ‘Car Talk’

Here’s a pop-quiz for pop culture geeks: what do Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, and Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, from NPR’s Car Talk, all have in common? Give up? They ... Continue Reading →

Academy to Focus on Digital Animation Pioneers

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a fantastic event about the development of digital animation for Monday, May 21 at 7:30 PM. Held at the org’s Samuel Goldwyn ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Naughty Bits, Real and Imagined

Just when you start to think the old rumors about hidden dirty jokes in Disney animated features have died down, they get passed on to a new generation. This was proven to me recently ... Continue Reading →

June Foray Attends Special ‘Puddy Tat’ Premiere

Legendary voice actress June Foray attended a special screening of the new Looney Tunes 3D theatrical short I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat in Beverly Hills last night (Nov. 9). Directed by ... Continue Reading →

Ziggy Creator Tom Wilson Dies at 80

Tom Wilson, the talented illustrator who created the optimistic Ziggy character for American Greetings, passed away Friday from complications due to pneumonia at a hospital in Cincinnati. ... Continue Reading →

ASIFA-Hollywood Names Gladstone President; Beck is VP

There’s been a changing of the guard at ASIFA-Hollywood, with president Antran Manoogian and VP Tom Sito stepping down and Frank Gladstone stepping in as his successor. Also joining ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Week Includes Look at Animated Shorts, Features

Animation gets its due in Oscar Week — a series of events planned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the week leading up to the 83rd annual Academy Awards. On ... Continue Reading →