The Four Animated Movies of 2012 That I Can’t Wait To See

I’ve used Cartoon Brew’s list as a guide for this: The Secret World of Arriety – The latest offering from Studio Ghibli; goes without saying Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – The future missus wants to see this because Taylor Swift is in it. I’m not going to object. Brave – Pixar’s latest, how will it’s […]

Mark Mayerson Is Right!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEPGpHADiKk Due to my abysmal levels of energy this morning, Amid Amidi beat me to it, but Mark’s post is nonethless right on the money. It’s a 2005 Tom and Jerry, co-directed by Joe Barbera. In some ways, it does a remarkably good job of duplicating the look and feel of the Hanna-Barbera Tom and […]

11 More Animation Blogs That Everyone Ought to Read

Dave Levy recently posted a list of the animation websites he reads on a daily basis (and his blog should most definitely be in your bookmarks already). Seeing as he is a man of good taste, there is no need to amend his list. Indeed, you should check it out to make sure you are […]

Yes, Animation Can Make For Fine Art

There are plenty of people who collect animation artifacts. I would be one of them if only I had the money (Bob Cowan does, however, because he’s retired. His collection is enormous in its breadth and scope and well worth a peek) So if you can’t collect actual bits and bobs from animated films, what […]

Do Cartoon Characters Work Their Way Into Your Life?

Via: Cartoon Brew While reading Amid’s post about the upcoming exhibition of so-called street art at MOCA in Los Angeles, a thought occurred to me. Is there a reason why there is animation in it at all? What I mean is that, why on earth would such street artists choose to use animated characters? As […]

An Open Letter To Mr. Tom Lowe

Not that I want to keep coming back to the same topic, but waaaay down in the comments for Amid’s recent post on Cartoon Brew about making money from your short film, are some responses from a Mr. Tom Lowe who would seem to be involved in Bob Gofrey’s official website. In case you’re curious, […]

Is It Really the End of Creator-Driven Cartoon Shows?

Via: The Terror Drome Amid over at Cartoon Brew has written an excellent and well thought out editorial on the decline of creator-driven shows. He pretty much hits the nail of the head when he says that the glory days are over, with the current crop of shows on The Hub as well as the […]

Negative Disney Publicity Circa. 1989

There’s a fantastic post over on Cartoon Brew today that details the pitch material sent out by Disney in 1989 or thereabouts to various TV stations around the country who they hoped would air their afternoon block of shows in syndication. The pages posted are great to read some 20 years after the fact. The […]

Cartoon Brew 3.0 is Here!

Folks in love with animation have numerous places to congregate on the web. However, none seems to rally the people like Cartoon Brew. It’s hard to believe that it’s been around for over six years now and my how it has changed. The site started off as mostly a news/opinion blog co-authored by Jerry Beck […]

Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation festival

Just a quick note about Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival. It’s a great idea, and one that is  sorely needed. It is a wee bit regretful that only one film a week will be shown, but that is perhaps a result of the Brew’s finances rather than then whims of the Brewmasters. I am very […]