August 30, 2007

Pat Smith's "Drink"

Check out the AVP restricted trailer! Looks like it could be cool!

Trailer for the new Spectacular Spider-man animated series due out in early 2008

A Bobby Chiu Art Gallery

The Art of Balazs Kiss

The Art of Stefan Morrell

The Art of Lydia Sanchez

Tales of the Wizard of Oz

The White Stripes + Michel Gondry + Lego = Fell in Love With a Girl Music Video


Jesse Rosensweet’s Paradise

NFB’s latest film with the voice of Canadian small fry actor Dave Foley.

Via Sandbox World

Kermit's Cookbook

Ernie writes a story

The Count meets Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster at the Bakery

No cookies in the library

The Illustrated Man

VARIETY: Zack Snyder to direct 'Illustrated'
Filmmaker also producing redo for Warners By DIANE GARRETT - Posted: Tue., Aug. 28, 2007, 5:32pm PT

Warner Bros. has tattooed Zack Snyder's name on its redo of "The Illustrated Man."

The helmer, busy prepping "Watchmen" for the studio, is attached to direct and produce the remake based on Ray Bradbury's collection of short stories by the same name. "Watchmen" scribe Alex Tse will tackle the screenplay.

The collection, first published in 1951, is narrated by a mysterious man with living tattoos that predict the future. Rod Steiger starred in the title role for the 1969 bigscreen adaptation, distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts; Claire Bloom co-starred.

Di Novi Pictures and Snyder's shingle, Cruel and Unusual Films, are producing the remake. Denise Di Novi, and Deborah Snyder, the helmer's wife and producing partner, are also producing, along with Frank Darabont. Cruel and Unusual's Wesley Coller and Di Novi's Alison Greenspan are exec producing.

Snyder and his wife signed a first-look deal with the studio in the wake of his success with "300" (Daily Variety, Jan. 30). They are producing "Illustrated Man" through Cruel and Unusual.

Di Novi's shingle has produced numerous films at the studio under its production deal, including "Nights in Rodanthe."

Via Jeff Pidgeon.

Colman Wins!

David Colman just won an Emmy for Individual Achievement for Animation Character Design for "Class of 3000".
See his blog here.
And his awesome design book here.

August 28, 2007

John Weldon's 1979 film "Log Driver's Waltz"

The Swedish Chef - Part 5

Animated Movies I'm looking forward to seeing...

an upcoming animated stop-motion film based on Neil Gaiman's novella of the same name.
Coraline is a young, bored girl who discovers that a bricked-up wall behind a door in her flat leads to another world, with another mother, and another father.

Laika Entertainment House (formerly Vinton Studios) has funded the film with around $50 to $70 million. It will be animated and co-directed by Henry Selick and Mike Cachuela and is scheduled to be theatres released on January 16, 2009. It is the first stop-motion animation to be shot stereoscopically with a dual digital camera rig for digital 3-D exhibition.[1] New tools are being developed which will give the stop-motion creators the same flexibility as CGI animators, making it possible to push objects forward and back in post[1]. Dakota Fanning will star as the voice of Coraline. Teri Hatcher will lend her voice to the roles of both Coraline's Mother and her Other Mother. Ian McShane will voice Mr. Bobinski, a beet-eating Russian giant who lives upstairs from Coraline in her alternate reality.

The Illusionist
Django Films is the flagship film studio of Sylvain Chomet, writer and director of the academy award nominated Les Triplettes de Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville / Belleville Rendez-Vous). Located in Edinburgh, Scotland, Django Films is currently in production with L'Illusionniste (The Illusionist) a 2D animated feature film which is based on an original script by French comic genius, Jacques Tati, and set to be released in mid-2009. Via Wikipedia.

Via Wiwkipedia

Farewell Scotty

Good luck out west, we'll miss ya.

August 26, 2007

American Gladiators is returning to TV!!!

Variety reports that NBC has decided to resurrect American Gladiators. The new version will focus on the reality aspect of the show, such as the back stories of contestants as well as following their training, etc. The show will feature eight gladiators (four men and four women) though there's no word if any of the originals like Nitro or Turbo will return. Although I'm kind of hoping they just bring in wild gorillas, dress them up in spandex, and let them beat the contestants to death.

Check out the above clip for a lesson in awesome.

Via iwatchstuff.

Animator Slain By Police

Still unclear on the details, but it’s being reported yesterday that Vancouver animator Paul Boyd was shot and killed by police on Monday night. Boyd was a director on Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy and The Mr. Hell Show and provided animation on Gary Larson’s Tales From the Far Side and Mucha Lucha!.

Rock n' Roll Trailers

I'm Not There

Shine A Light

August 22, 2007

A Plethora of Muppets

The Muppet Show - Behind the scenes Part 1

The Muppet Show - Behind the scenes Part 2

Fraggle Rock - Casting

Fraggle Rock - Behind The Scenes part 1

Fraggle Rock - Behind The Scenes part 2

Fraggle Rock - Behind The Scenes part 3

Fraggle Rock - Behind The Scenes part 4

Fraggle Rock - Behind The Scenes part 5

August 20, 2007

Collideascope shown on Much Music

With animator/puppet pictures in the windows and animators on the street corner (possibly panhandling).

August 16, 2007

En la gasolinera con Marisol (1968)


Bubblegum Cards a plenty

This amazing site hosts hundreds of amazing bubblegum card scans, in all their classic 70s goodness. Includes, Star Wars, Superman, Chales's Angels, Blackhole, and Battlestar Galactica! Via ChooseChris

August 11, 2007

Great Movie Posters!


Kevin Smith doesn't take crap - see this funny clip

Thanks to iwatchstuff.

The Spirit

Frank Miller has found the star for his adaptation of Will Eisner's The Spirit in actor Gabriel Macht. Macht, who most recently starred in The Good Shepherd, will fight the villainous Octopus (played by Samuel L. Jackson) as the titular crimefighter who fakes his own death to fight from the shadows. Via iwatchstuff.

August 09, 2007


I went for a hike in the woods, and took some photos...