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R.I.P. Lou Scheimer (1929-2013)

We are sad to report that TV animation giant Lou Scheimer has passed away at the age of 85. The Emmy and Grammy award-winning producer, was one of the original founders of Filmation ... Continue Reading →
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A Non-Technical Chat with Ed Catmull

In Tom Sito’s excellent and exhaustively researched new book, Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation, no one has quite as many index listings as Dr. Ed Catmull, current ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg, Damaschke to Keynote USC Animation Event

The USC’s School of Cinematic Arts’ John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts (Hench-DADA) will host the 25th Annual Conference for the Society of Animation ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →