Sunday, February 27, 2011

Top Cat and his Gang 2011

South America will be graced with a new hand drawn film adaptation of Hanna-Barbera's Top Cat this September.
Check the link to learn more about the release at Cartoon

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bugs Bunny: F*ck Yeah

Came across this enjoyable collection of Bugs Bunny-related material on tumblr... (pls xcuse the language ;))

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Supernatural Anime

Apparently old news, but I just heard about Warner Bros working with Anime studio, MADHOUSE to produce a series based on the live action series, Supernatural.I'm not a fan of anime, but I am a fan of Supernatural. Been a fan of Sam & Dean Winchester since I stumbled across an episode during it's first season run.If you're not familiar with the show - the series follows the lives of 2 brothers who were raised by their father to hunt demons and monsters across North America. I must say, this anime version looks a lot creepier than the actual series.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chuck Jones (Sept 21, 1912 - Feb 22, 2002)

It would be 9 years this day that Charles M. Jones passed away.
He was an animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer and director of animated films, most memorably of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio.
Soon after his passing, DC Comics' Looney Tunes title prepared a simple yet very fitting tribute to the great animation director.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Supergenius Hijinks

Warner Home Video is adding another DVD to their Looney Tunes Super Stars line up, Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote: Supergenius Hijinks, to be released on May 24th.
UPDATED: The release date has been moved to FALL 2011

The single disc collection will feature 15 shorts including the 3 brand new 2010 CG cartoons that recently concluded their theatrical run.
The DVD will include modern shorts (Whizzard of Ow, Chariots of Fur, Little Go Beep, etc) that stretch back to the 1960's episodes (Highway Runnery, Boulder Wham!, Hairied and Hurried, etc).

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Slide shows

I stumbled across a couple of slide shows that were created by YouTube user, The PixarPrincess who took the time to create her own renditions of Walt Disney's first animated creation Oswald.

I like the fact she kept redesigning Oswald as the time-line of Mickey Mouse's cartoons (and design) progressed...

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Toby Shelton Blog

I discovered an animation art blog created by a current Story Artist working at Dreamworks Animation. Toby Shelton has worked in the business for a while. What I find fascinating is the fact he has worked at Disney Animation and was responsible for designing a slew of characters used in several series that ran during the Disney Afternoon.His current work at Dreamworks is great to go through as well, his boards are full of great action and camera angles. I'm sure his blog will continue with great artwork...

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Batman: The Brave & The Bold Humor

Came across some interesting clips of Warner Bros Animation's current Dark Knight series, Batman: The Brave & The Bold. Seems like the production team have been trying to create some humor stories that are headlined by Batmite, Batman's biggest fan who happens to be a magical imp.
First up is a story parodying the 1970's New Scooby-Doo Movies that teamed up popular TV personalities with the Mystery INC. gang. Set in 'modern' times, the short features Scooby-Doo, Batman & Weird Al Yankovic(?).

Next is a parody of Daffy Duck's classic cartoon "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery" with Duck Tracy...
You can see the writers were trying their best to be funny but the stories themselves fall flat with stiff animation, bad acting and a poor music score. At least they're trying.