Among Hayao Miyazaki
's masterpieces are Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
, Princess Mononoke
, and, most recently, Spirited Away
. With the April 15 US release of Spirited Away
, Kiki's Delivery Service
, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky
, an Academy nomination
for Spirited Away, and Disney's commitment
to release re-dubbed, re-mastered versions of Miyazaki's films in the US and worldwide, the American public is getting more acquainted with this legend of animation. Miyazaki's films are not your regular anime [more inside...]
posted by azazello
on Mar 21, 2003 -
Baby, It's Cold Outside:
Perhaps it's unethical - well, it's certainly incestuous - to draw your attention to one of madamjujujive
's great links on quonsar
's brilliant Meepzorp
blog ("Where, thank the Lord, it is always Friday"
- Christian Science Monitor
, 18.12.76). But what about linking two? Bouncing Baby
are two great Flash pieces that address the question of nurture; motherhood; the oral nature of pleasure; the ontology of fuzzy gratification; the metaphysics of the transition from womb to nipple and other meretricious bullshit justifications for fun.
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on Feb 7, 2003 -
Strangely compelling. YELLOWTAIL is an interactive software system for the gestural creation and performance of real-time abstract animation. Yellowtail repeats a user's strokes end-over-end, enabling simultaneous specification of a line's shape and quality of movement. Each line repeats according to its own period, producing an ever-changing and responsive display of lively, worm-like textures.
If you like the Java version, you can download the full screen version
posted by Wet Spot
on Feb 6, 2003 -
Best. Episodes. Ever.
Though I think they're wrong about the worst. In honor of the upcoming 300th episode of the Simpsons
, Entertainment Weekly looks back at the 25 best episodes and 1 worst. May the arguments, and uneeded meme generation, begin.
posted by eyeballkid
on Feb 1, 2003 -
Love or fight
is a little animation by Boris Hoppek, and while visiting, don't miss his bimbo sculptures
. Then, take a quick spin over to Noodle Town
to meet the residents. And if you haven't yet overdosed on cute, visit the 10 second flash animations at itching hands
...these quirky little primitives and stick figures seem to be quite the rage among illustrators.
posted by madamjujujive
on Jan 25, 2003 -
is a Californian political cartoonist, whose work may be familiar to those of you in the States, but who is new to me.
are topical as well as funny.
posted by essexjan
on Jan 9, 2003 -
...While surfing on a Singapore site called FlashMove
, I came across a zany Flash site: A wonder bit of inscrutable Japanese-inspired French
animation from Studio Tanuki
in the form of Pinpin Lelapin
, an adorable pink balloon bunny rabbit who farts on people. In addition to the giddy animation and stylised artwork on the site is the unique "Super Mario"-type run-and-jump navigation. (Note: Mostly in French, with some Japanese and broken English. Contains Flash, music, farts, giant mecha battles and a Sailor Moon parody.)
posted by Down10
on Dec 28, 2002 -
Animated chinese characters.
posted by rdr
on Dec 12, 2002 -
Flash with no name
- think you've seen every bizarre Japanese flash? Good chance you haven't seen this one yet. I am at a loss for a title. This is not safe for work. This is not safe for children or small animals. Do not take with medication. Mock the message, not the messenger.
posted by madamjujujive
on Nov 21, 2002 -
I don't know about any of you, but after weeks of politics,
I am in dire need of a little light-heartedness. Party down with me to one-t,
a cool music video with great artwork! Or if that's a little too edgy for you, maybe a good old-fashioned super orgy porno party
is more your style. Not really in a party mood? Well, don't let politics get you down, stay loose, stay cool, and just be sure you don't ride the fence.
. quicktime files, crank up the volume, and not really risque but probly not work safe.
posted by madamjujujive
on Nov 6, 2002 -
- she's brainy, she's bizarre, she's curiously compelling and she has a sidekick named Bag Boy. See all 8 episodes. Flash & sound effects alert, and not safe for work unless you work at a pretty funkified place.
posted by madamjujujive
on Oct 18, 2002 -
(.swf file) Via the NYT Review of Books. Felix Jung hijacks your cursor (briefly) for a poetry break.
posted by Skot
on Oct 14, 2002 -
Kodocha calls it
Kodocha Anime, one of the best known and most reliable anime fansub
tape distributors, is closing down operations. Why? Because everything's going
digital. [more inside]
posted by Slithy_Tove
on Sep 23, 2002 -
A new take on an old song, chock full o' irony -- Flash animation to Slim Whitman's There's a Rainbow in Every Teardrop You're Cryin'
posted by sparky
on Sep 6, 2002 -
What is the AniMatrix?
A direct-to-video release of 9 animated shorts (comic book style, pure CGI, etc) by 7 directors looks at possible visions of the world pre-Matrix. Looks like it could be an interesting collection.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 5, 2002 -
Homer Simpson is Canadian, says Groening.
In Montreal for a performance of "The Simpsons", Matt Groening noted his dad was born in Canada and Homer is named for him so... "That would make Homer Simpson a Canadian"
He goes on to say the show will be on for at least another 14 years.
That should give us something to talk abio
posted by Blake
on Aug 5, 2002 -
The Vancouver Company that created ReBoot
will be making a CGI Spider-Man cartoon
. Neil Patrick Harris as Spidey, Lisa Loeb as Mary Jane and Ian Ziering as Harry Osborn will inhabit a "seemingly realistic neon lit city of the immediate future"
. Will this show set a new standard of production for cartoons based on comics? Will MJ wear glasses?
posted by will
on Jul 30, 2002 -
is a wonderful
film, both for its amazing animation
and its uncommon attempt to bring the mind-body problem
to the screen
. Curiously, I found this film far more engaging than most of the other films
I've seen that use the 'false reality' mechanism. Should more films bring their philosophical subject matters directly into question, instead of relegating it to sub-text?
posted by kaibutsu
on Jul 13, 2002 -
The next wave in Filmmaking?
This summer, the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences, along with NVIDIA, will hold the world's first Machinima Film Festival
on August 17th in Mesquite, Texas.
Machinima is, simply stated, filmmaking within a real-time virtual 3D environment.
In an expanded definition, it is the convergence of filmmaking, animation & game development. Machinima is a very cost- & time-efficient way to produce films.
posted by lilboo
on Jul 12, 2002 -
It's the plot, stupid. USA Today
runs their usual insightful commentary about the upcoming release of Lilo and Stitch. It obsesses over the absence of CGI graphics pointing to Atlantis
as evidence for the failure of traditional animation to draw box office. Funny me, I thought that Atlantis
bombed because of a plot better left in 50s serial format, a cast of sterotypes rather than characters, and no sense of humor beyind dirty French jokes repeated over and over again. And is huge success of Pixar
due to their pioneering animation, or their brilliant comic talent?
What causes FX myopia anyway? Granted I can understand why fanboys obsess over the wrong things in a movie. Do the studios set it up by trying to hype each new summer release as the next big technical development (while the artistic development gets trumped by Waking Life
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Jun 18, 2002 -
is a beautifully done flash animation. A little anime in feel with some strange sonic diversions every once in a while. The pacing is a little slow for my highly Americanized tastes, but it's gorgeous all the same.
posted by willnot
on Jun 12, 2002 -
Best. Transformers. Video. Ever.
CGI render of a new VW Beetle transforming into a transformer with live background [1.5 meg mpg video]. Makes me wonder if a live-action Transformers TV show would work, with real actors and CGI rendered robots. I'd certainly watch it.
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Jun 9, 2002 -
I'm here to tell you about the ultimate sporting clash of the titans-Air Hockey!
That's right, the ultimate rec-room sport of the '70's is alive and well. There's leagues galore
including one in Austin, Texas
(home of numerous MeFite's.), and cool Flash animations
of some slick moves. Ever since I bought my first table at age 10 at a yard sale, this has been my game. Nice to know it's still out there. There's even places to buy nifty tables
if you're in the market. Me and the missus used to love playing at the local arcade on this beauty
with the nifty flourescent puck. Now drop the puck and play!
posted by jonmc
on Apr 7, 2002 -
The new oddtodd cartoon
I don't think that anyone has posted this yet. Oddtodd has released his newest cartoon. Man, I love that guy. He is da tits. (For those of you unfamiliar with that saying that means he is good/great/cool... you know, da tits.)
posted by aj100
on Apr 5, 2002 -