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'Mythical Creatures' Is An Animated Holocaust Film Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman is currently raising funds for his upcoming film project, "Mythical Creatures," based on the heartbreaking story of hi...

Comic Liz Miele's Animated Series 'Damaged' Celebrates First Season

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

While most any comedian can now spearhead a web series, few simultaneously tackle the challenges inherent in not only animating the content, but ensuring it maintains appeal for young and adult audience alike.

Meet The Creative Genius Behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck And Wile E. Coyote

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts

Remember that time in your life when the most compelling celebrities in your universe were Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and their insane gang of Looney Tune...

7 Animated Music Videos You Should Know

Stephen Grant | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

After watching videos like Aha's "Take on Me" my partner and I spent the rest of the night viewing the videos our new friends at WatchMojo forgot to mention. Take a look at some of my picks below.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

Warning: If You Plan to See How To Train Your Dragon 2, Prepare to Cry

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

As the dragon racers fly by, the audience is introduced to additions like an all-you-can eat feeding station, an aqueduct for putting out fires quickly, and a dragon armory perfect for tooth replacement or making dragon helmets.

Animation Is a Rube Goldberg Machine

Shawn Forno | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Shawn Forno

It's not just that they're indescribably cool or painstaking to make -- no, Rube Goldbergs are so captivating because they're animation that happens in the real world.

Disney's Fantasia at San Francisco Symphony

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.29.2014 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

At the time of its release in 1940, one critic called Fantasia, the animated Disney film, "an ambitious orgy of color, sound, and imagination." More than just a motion picture masterpiece, it is a groundbreaking cinematic tone poem.

4 Childhood Movies With Animals That Teach Important Lessons

Uloop | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Uloop

Each animal-oriented movie I'll reflect on actually has impressive wisdom to impart to their viewers. Here are some of the more important lessons from some of my favorite childhood movies that have animals in them.

Celebrity Collector: Tim Matheson

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

This veteran actor also has another talent you might not realize. He has been the voice of numerous characters in animated series such as Batman, Jonny Quest, Justice League and Scooby Doo. When I learned he was a serious Animation Art enthusiast, it made me wonder if his fascination began early on, or if working in the cartoon world ignited the spark...

Creativity at Its Finest: a Look Back at Archer: Vice

Uloop | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Uloop

Creativity isn't always profitable, regardless of the medium. In video games, the critically acclaimed Psychonauts goes unnoticed while the annual Ca...

Annecy Attendees Will Be the First to Feast Their Eyes on Feast, Walt Disney Animation Studios' Newest Short

Jim Hill | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios have literally prepared a Feast. Which is the title of a brand-new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne. Osborne first came to John Kahrs' attention after he created an experimental animation test at WDAS.

An Animator's Journey Beyond Three Dimensions

Dano Johnson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
Dano Johnson

My artistic sensibilities came to life while imagining the two-dimensional Flatlanders discovering the third dimension. How could these creatures live, play, and build a society like our own? How would the fourth dimension appear to us, and how might we appear to higher-dimensional beings?

Who Wore It Better: These Anime Characters Or Their Poser Humans?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.08.2014 | TV

Anime fans are a devoted bunch, showing up to anime conventions en force to profess their deep, deep love for the animated art form -- a style that fo...

Reviewing Rio 2

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Previously, the lovable Blue Macaws were saved by two preservationists, and they made a home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now, the party continues in Brazil's Amazon jungle, and the trip there is more than worth the effort.

The Importance of Voiceover in the Digital Age: Interview With Joan Baker

James Grundvig | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
James Grundvig

How important is it today to have a human voice speak in a TV advertisement over a digital one? For the man who gave legs to AOL's memorable, "You'v...

Epic Sailor Moon Fan Tribute: Volunteers Re-Animate an Entire Episode

Simone Collins | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

Star Wars Uncut, a project in which hundreds of Star Wars fans banded together to recreate Star Wars: A New Hope, 15 second clip by 15 second clip.

After 22 Years, Lella Smith Checks Out as Creative Director of Disney's Animation Research Library

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When Lella Smith's 10-year-old godson, Rey, found out she was retiring from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, he was incredulous. "Why would you do that, Auntie?" he said. "You've got the coolest job in the world!"

Meet The Influential Female Disney Artist You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts

You might not be familiar with the name Mary Blair, but it's more than possible you're aware of the work the late artist has produced and inspired. ...

How Rob Minkoff Turned 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Into the Original 'Modern Family'

Jim Hill | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's ironic that Mr. Peabody & Sherman has a sequence involving the Trojan horse. Because according to the director of this production, this animated feature is actually something of a Trojan horse in and of itself.

A Tobor the 8th Man Valentine: My Secret Superhero Romance Revealed!

Devra Maza | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.

TOC: Steve Tomasula's Brilliant Literary Time Machine

Illya Szilak | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

We live in a time when the physical object of the book is giving way to an apparently immaterial, eternally renewable electronic version. Steve Tomasula's multimedia novel TOC utilizes the same technology that has fostered this shift to create a compelling work about the nature of time.

Loving Vincent: The Painted Movement

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Marcin J. Sobczak

The way to express movement in art was found more than 100 years ago, with the invention of moving pictures by the Lumiere brothers. Many would say that today's world is obsessed with movement.

This Is 30 Seconds Well Spent

Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

If you don't enjoy this super short by comedian Jon Friedman, 1) we feel sad for you, 2) at least you can't say we wasted your time....

Meet The Twisted Genius Behind Rocko's Modern Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

It's the mid-1990s and you're reeling from a hard day's worth of junior high classes. You've kicked off your cherry Doc Marten's, dug into an indescri...