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The Artistry Of ‘Samurai Jack’

If you were watching Cartoon Network in the late ’90s and early 2000s, you probably have Genndy Tartakovsky to thank for some of your favorite cartoons. But one of his cartoons stands above the rest as a visual and animated masterpiece — “Samurai Jack.” With it’s unique drawing style, distinct minimalist feel, and perfectly choreographed action sequences “Samurai Jack” has gone down as a seminal work in cartoon history. Never having received the ending it deserved, “Samurai Jack” is finally…

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The World of Ralph Bakshi

Before The Simpsons, before Family Guy, and before Sausage Party, there was Ralph Bakshi, who remains of the most distinct voices in all of animation, and who helped popularize mainstream adult-oriented animated features in the West. Let’s take a few minutes to dive in and explore the worlds he created. Press the CC button for film titles. Further Reading- They Don’t Make Them Like Ralph Bakshi Anymore: Interview by Marc Spitz- http://bit.ly/1MCVtsa Inner City Hues: The Ralph Bakshi Q&A by…

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Marshall McLuhan

somethingsavage.com / twitter.com/somethingsavage / instagram.com/somethingsavage A new film by Daniel Savage commissioned by Al Jazeera on the philosopher Marshall McLuhan. Narrated by Alex Chow, a social activist in Hong Kong and prominent figure in the Umbrella Movement. Directed and animated by Daniel Savage Produced by The Listening Post Narrated by Alex Chow Music by Flako McLuhan recordings courtesy of marshallmcluhanspeaks.com View all films: interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2017/the-listening-post-media-theorised/index.html…

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Punch TV Studios Launches Punch Animation

Hollywood, CA-based Punch TV Studios announced that it is rebranding and relaunching the Urban Television Network as a new animation division that will focus on the development of animated television series and movies for syndication. Punch Animation has tapped renowned animators Floyd Norman (co-writer of the forward to my Thinking Animation book) and Leo Sullivan as president of creative development and chief operating officer, respectively. Norman (aged 81) worked with Walt Disney himself on such films as Sleeping Beauty (1959), 101…

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Toonami: Exquisite Corpse | Adult Swim

MFA Grad from USC DADA ’14 – Director: Simón Wilches-Castro Music: “Let’s Fight” by Amon Tobin VFX Supervisor: Michael Kuehn Animation Director: Alex Tysowsky Animation: Keith Sizemore 2D effects: Edward Artinian, Simón Wilches-Castro Digital Compositing: Colin Fleming CG Sequences: Hinge Digital With animation from: Henrique Barone, Sean Buckelew, Jesse James Dean, Ryan Gillis, Miguel Jiron, Alicja Jasina, Sean Glaze, David Reilly, Yawen Zheng, Katie Tamboer, Louis Morton, Edward Artinian, Kris Merc, Brian Smee, Grace Mi, Katrina Ruzics, Joe Bennett, Quique…

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ICARE (Icarus)Teaser

From Cartoon Brew… The Greek myth of Icarus serves as the basis of the film, but there are some new twists to this classic tale about a boy who flies too close to the sun. “The idea is to imagine the youth of the young Icarus, a part that goes unmentioned in the myth as we know it,” Vogele told Cartoon Brew. In Vogele’s version, the story will focus on the friendship between Icarus and the Minotaur, both of whom…