In celebration of today being that day
, here's a very well-made cartoon short from a group of students from the French animation school Gobelins
. Be sure to check out the making of
page for character designs, and some great shorts from the crew
showing their process.
posted by kosher_jenny
on Sep 19, 2006 -
"Imagine a blend between a National Geographic documentary and a Tex Avery cartoon. This short is a combination of 3D characters and live footage."
Five-ish minutes in the life of a ladybug with anger issues. (YouTube)
posted by Orb
on Sep 7, 2006 -
"The Lutherans had Davey
and I wondered what we Baptists could do for children's television," remembers Dr Paul M. Stevens. Stevens, then president of the Southern Baptist Radio & Television Commission contracted Byers and Perry to develop JOT
into a children's television show with the purpose to reach children with moral messages on their level." What
they created are also a series of modernist gems. via
posted by maryh
on Aug 20, 2006 -
is the online name of a musician/artist who made two of my favorite flash music animations (warning: first link goes to artist's myspace page w/audio). The first one, "Dad's Home" is a mayhem filled coffee buzz set to Cab Calloway's Reefer Man
, and the second, "Walk, Smash, Walk" is about a robot whose job is to Walk and then Smash and then Walk some more. Wildly different styles, but both are captivating; large versions of both cartoons can be viewed here
posted by jonson
on Aug 4, 2006 -
It's F'ing Dethklok!
Also known as Death Klok Metacolpyse, this cartoon from the creator of Home Movies will debut 20 episodes on Cartoon Network in August. It's been called "Spinal Tap meets Scooby Doo meets Norway, and will feature guest appearances by metal superstars. It'll be months before the high decibel violence and comedy commences, meanwhile comedy and metal nerds can see this 82 second leak.
posted by Blingo
on Apr 16, 2006 -
It's 1968. Hippies are everywhere, and they're reading underground comics. Your name is Joe Simon
. You want to create a mainstream comic book with a hippie as a hero. What do you come up with? Brother Power
It only lasted two issues. Of course, it did a little better than the Black Bomber
, a white bigot who sometimes turned into an African-American superhero. That comic was never
posted by Astro Zombie
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Jack Hamm Religious Cartoons.
Hamm's art instruction books, including Cartooning the Head and Figure
, have been widely influential among a generation of illustrators, Simpson's creator Matt Groening
among them. Hamm began his cartooning career in the late 1930s and founded "The Jack Hamm Show," one of the first television art programs, which aired in the Dallas, Houston and Waco, Texas, TV markets.
posted by Otis
on Feb 21, 2006 -
Le Roi et L’oiseau
- is an old school “anime” by Paul Grimault
, the script and score were contributed to by Jacques Prévert
. If those two names are not good enough for you then I also submit for your approval that the style in this film has been referenced as a source of inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki
. Although the wikipedia article doesn't back it up, so ill link to another site that does
. At any rate watching this movie will leave you wondering just how many people have ripped it off over the years.
posted by sourbrew
on Dec 15, 2005 -
Eat Dog Cat Mouse (link goes to embedded QT movie with audio)
is a charming, weird 3 minute cg cartoon described as a folk tale about the food chain. More info here
posted by jonson
on Dec 12, 2005 -
Rabbit's animated journey
through the history of (mostly American) cinema is a wonderful cartoon and, unfortunately, an ad for Motorola
. Link goes to embedded quicktime, very slow loading.
posted by jonson
on Nov 29, 2005 -