Back in the 80s DiC produced a cartoon, aired in syndication and on ABC Saturday Mornings, called "The Real Ghostbusters
." Based on the popular action-comedy movie, it more-or-less continued the adventures of Ray, Egon, Winston and
Peter through seven seasons of supernatural shenanigans. It could have been a mere cash-in, but there was something more to it. It aspired to realism, at least as much as possible. It was story-edited by J. Michael Straczynski
, the creator of Babylon 5. (He also worked on He-Man
and Murder She Wrote
This may explain the second season episode, written by Michael Reaves
and rife with Lovecraft references, in which the Ghostbusters face down the Cthulhu cult. Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
posted by JHarris
on Jun 25, 2008 -
Record player + video camera = Phonographantasmascope
, animator Jim LeFevre's extension of the zoetrope. "It is all live action and works by using the shutter speed of the camera rather than the rather irritating stroboscope methods other 3D Zoetropes use."
posted by nthdegx
on Jun 23, 2008 -
! A new online comic book is now available
*, and three feature-length films are in development. Remarkably, the comic was developed as a combined effort
between producers and fans; fans voted on five different stories and even contributed art. ReBoot
was one of the first TV shows to feature 100% digital animation and has a warm place in the hearts of many children of the 90s.
* sign-up required and their web-viewer is a pain, be warned.
posted by PercussivePaul
on May 30, 2008 -
The last of Disney's Nine Old Men, Ollie Johnston, has passed away
at the age of 95. His work at Disney on several classic features and his books with Frank Thomas (The Illusion of Life
in particular), have long been inspiring to animators like myself. He was one of the great ones, and will be missed.
posted by May Kasahara
on Apr 15, 2008 -
Nothing but short Flash animations, all with the most awesome or annoying techno/8bit soundtracks ever.
Crazy techno monster
, fingers from craters
, sometimes it doesn't pay to get up
, not quite an oomp lompaa
, furies need exercise too
, happy at my day job
, all downhill from here
, lunch with my little brother
, looking for tps reports
, cardboardobots transform!
, more fingers in crators
, dive into happy hell
, mario, wtf?!
, hey kitty
, dance with me you big bear
and finally, something to calm you down
Found via this AskMe question
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Harvie Krumpet: Part 1
, part 2
, part 3
Good stuff for a cold February wednesday.
(youtube. s'been mentioned in passing here before, but here's the thing itself)
posted by es_de_bah
on Feb 13, 2008 -
What happens in the shadow, in the grey regions, also interests us – all that is elusive and fugitive, all that can be said in those beautiful half tones, or in whispers, in deep shade.
Here are some short films by Stephen and Timothy, the Brothers Quay. [more inside]
posted by Iridic
on Feb 3, 2008 -