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11.16.09
Animation
My previous mention of the Animazing Gallery in NYC was regarding the Maurice Sendack exhibit, which was most definitely exciting for fans of "Where The Wild Things Are." Well, it turns out that Animazing is on a roll with some great
11.20.09
Animation
This weekend the MoMA opens an exciting, in-depth retrospective of Tim Burton's work. I had a chance to see the exhibit during previews and this is definitely one to check out!MoMA's Ron Magliozzi and Jenny He managed to tour Burton's home
06.09.09
Animation
Golconda (1953) by René Magritte (The Sony Bravia ad is directed by Frank Budgen) It is so rare to find a work of advertising that manages to rise above the banality of the grey marketplace in which it
09.21.09
Animation
The Street of Crocodiles (1986) was my first Quay Brothers film experience, and I mean experience in the most literal sense. The lights dim, and you slide back in your chair. The screen illuminates with that black glow that spawns a
10.31.09
Animation
David Heatley was one of my picks for Artists to Watch in 2010. Here, he talks about his wonderfully edgey graphic memoir, "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down," the influence of cinema on cartooning and his work as a musician.
05.29.09
Animation
Here is where I spend much of my virtual time... Boing Boing -- http://www.boingboing.net/ -- A constantly updated blog of...well, just cool shit in general. A third of it doesn't interest me at all, another third of it is mildly facsinating,
12.07.09
Animation
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ tells a classic Roald Dahl tale with an utterly unique creativity. Obviously Wes Anderson had his hand in this...his directing hand. Anderson, the man responsible for ‘Rushmore’ and ‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ is one of the most exciting directors
11.17.09
Animation
GraceAnne: I like it when music and/or 'musical sound' is used creatively and is incorporated as another 'character' in the film. Can you think of any experimental film that is based entirely on the sounds-musical or otherwise, and in which the
05.19.09
Animation
LuminaTO, Toronto's Festival of Arts + Creativity, runs from June 5-14, 2009, animating downtown venues and locales with a veritable plethora of events and happenings in visual arts, literature, theatre, film, music and dance. It's only the third year for what
08.15.10
Animation
Pixote Hunt & Daniel Lizzama I met Pixote Hunt when I was President of Animex International Pictures in Mexico. He was once the Vice President of Turner Feature Animation. His actual name is Maurice Hunt. When he came to visit
06.27.09
Animation
John Whitney's "Permutations" (1966) or James Whitney's "Lapis" (1966)
06.12.09
Animation
The National Film Board of Canada has a cool library of films that you can view online, but if you're in downtown Toronto, the NFB Mediatheque is one of my favourite stops. They feature ultra comfy, ultra convenient digital viewing stations
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