Halloween found me wishing happy birthday to the one and old only Ralph Bakshi, whose anti-sermon shook the toonscape.
“At my age, I wouldn’t release it if I thought it didn’t work.”
Extraordinary Tales brings Poe’s harrowing stories to the screen for newer generations raised on boundless technologies and influences.
It doesn’t take long (at all) for the stubborn and refreshingly frank Tartakovsky to hold forth on his frustrations with the way Hotel Transylvania 2 and Popeye were handled.
“It was created from original drawings by John Lennon and a soundtrack that I also edited together, consisting of snatches of conversation between John and Yoko and song excerpts.”
Like his Oscar-nominated feature debut The Secret of Kells, his new stunner Song of the Sea is steeped in regional folklore but still a universal wonder. But it is a more personal epic, about the extinction of mythological seal people called Selkies, as explored through a lighthouse family riven by loss and misunderstanding but healed by history and magic.
Adults and children rarely see the Real World as it is, much less as it should be. If what they see is what makes them who they are, then they should watch Peace On Earth before every new year.
“I am certainly proud to add Korra to the pantheon of TV characters, which is perpetually sorely lacking in multifaceted female characters who aren’t sidekicks, subordinates or mere trophies for male characters,”
We are accelerating toward a real-time extinction the show could help us solve, should we choose to embrace it.
It is no irony that Jackson’s cinematic adaptations of Tolkien’s work have arrived in a world at war
“We moved to completely copying realism. Maybe this is a good time to start going back to the old ways, where anything can happen.”
Price’s influential spirit inhabits some small or large part in almost everything Tim Burton has ever made.
My Dad’s Canadian,” said Kricfalusi.
“Its core message is not about trying to exploit power differences between the haves and have-nots. It says that real power is what you have between your ears.”
A psychokinetic steampunk upgrade with a fearless female hero leading the charge.
Think the original series, plus Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke, and you’re probably there.
Payback is a shiny metal ass, fully bitten.
The situation is made worse by the bot’s relationship with the hottest human cheerleader in school, and by his realization that he can analyze Jackson Pollock‘s splatter art in multiple dimensions but still can’t penetrate its meaning.
I love when Wired drops best-of lists like these in my lap.
One of pop culture’s most accessible entry points for understanding a War on Terror is a cartoon from George Lucas.
Infamously risky but rewarding animator Peter Chung has finally made a film for everyone.
The monstrosity rams its entire body down your throat, where its tentacles overtake your body while its crustacean-inspired head lodges inside your mouth.
Cartoon brainiac Genndy Tartakovsky revitalized American animation with anime-inspired knockouts like Samurai Jack and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Now he’s crashing mecha convention.