Recycled Disney

It’s not unusual for cartoonists and animators to reuse previous work as a shortcut. Here are two compilations of scenes from classic Disney films showed how detailed movement animations were redrawn with new characters. The great comic book artist Wally Wood (Mad Magazine, Two-Fisted Tales, Daredevil, etc) had this written over his drawing table: “Never [Read More...]

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Remember When Artists Had Courage?

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Now we’re taking orders on what we’re allowed to watch from North Korea? That’s how brave Hollywood stands by their principles? (As if they have any principles other than devotion to the almighty dollar and contempt for their audiences.) I’m not saying a Seth Rogen movie is worth risking lives. Heck, just the idea that [Read More...]

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The Retro-Cartoon Stylings of Cuphead

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If this game plays half as amazing as it looks, we’re in for a treat.  Cuphead in ‘Don’t Deal With the Devil’ is a side-scrolling action game hand-animated in the style of a 1930s Fleischer Brothers cartoon. Here’s how the designers describe it: Cuphead is a classic run and gun that centers around 1-on-1 fights [Read More...]

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See How Mel Blanc Did All Those Voices

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Courtesy of OpenCulture, here’s a look at the voice of Mel Blanc, whose amazing vocal range and skill at characterization brought most of the Looney Tunes characters to life. How do you “see” a voice? You stick an optic laryngoscope down Mel’s throat and have him talk, which is just what one clever ENT did. [Read More...]

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A Short Christian Film From a Master Animation Director

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Frank Tashlin tends to be largely overlooked in the history of both animation and live action film, but Looney Tunes buffs will recognize his name from some of the classics of the Golden Age. His animation style is almost always easy to spot. No one in the Warner Brothers stable was quite like Tash: angular figures, hyper-fast editing, exaggerated [Read More...]

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Little Nemo in Googleland

Google's animated tribute to Little Nemo

Animation and cartooning legend Winsor McCay is honored in Google Doodle today for the 107th anniversary of the publication of his strip, Little Nemo (also known as Little Nemo in Slumberland). McCay’s cartooning work is rich in detail and invention as it explores the dream world of a little boy named Nemo (Latin for “no one”). Kids [Read More...]

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