Happy Halloween everyone!!! I now present you with a truly amazing piece of animation, Night on Bald Mountain from Fantasia!! Enjoy!!!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Its a double post day! I just wanted to remind everyone that today Disney's newest traditionally(hand drawn) animated film is released on DVD and Blu-ray, Winnie the Pooh! It's great fun for the whole family! If you didn't catch it in theaters definitely be sure to check it out. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, it's a story taken from the original book with a few new elements and a soundtrack by Zooey Deschanel. It's worth an hour of your time (its short)....and be sure to watch after the credits, you won't be sorry. Winnie the Pooh! Winnie the Pooh! Winnie the Pooh!!!!
Well, today is the day one of the most anticipated video games in years is released, Batman: Arkham City. It is of course a sequel to the groundbreaking Batman: Arkham Asylum from a couple years back. So today I thought I would show off some of the amazing concept art for this game as a well as a few screenshots from the game itself. Enjoy! Btw, Batman: Arkham City is available now for PS3 and XBOX 360 at a retailer near you!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
On this day in 1942 the worlds mightiest mouse, Super Mouse, debuted in the animated short The Mouse of Tomorrow. After 7 cartoons, Super Mouse was changed to Mighty Mouse with the 1944 short The Wreck of the Hesperus and he never looked back. Paul Terry created the character as a parody of Superman and included all of his powers. In his theatrical cartoons, Mighty was never particularly popular, although more popular than any other Terry Toon character. It was television that made the character into an icon. In 1955, the Mighty Mouse Playhouse premiered on CBS and ran for 12 years, but through other outlets he remained consistently on television for over 30 years. In the late 1970's and early 80's, Filmation created new adventures in the aptly titled The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle. But most famously, Ralph Bakshi revived the character in 1987 creating Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures for the CBS Saturday morning children's lineup. The series had a very adult themes and even landed its creator in hot water for a scene that was interpreted by some as Mighty snorting cocaine. The series only lasted for 2 seasons then the mouse of tomorrow faded into the background yet to be revived to this day. A Mighty Mouse CG animated film has been in production from Nickelodeon for the better part of the last decade and is currently slated for a 2013 release. Until then, the world eagerly awaits the return of the Mouse of Steel!!!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
On October 14th, 1926 one of the most celebrated literary and film characters made his debut on the printed page, that tubby little cubby Winnie the Pooh. Well to be honest Pooh showed up in short stories printed in various magazines from 1924 on. But it was the actual book Winnie the Pooh that shot him to stardom and was released on this date. Of course we cant forget that this amazing book, by the incredible A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard, also saw the debut of Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga and Roo. Tigger would'nt show up until the sequel A House at Pooh Corner. So since I cant give everyone a smackeral of hunny, I'll give you the next best thing, some original Winnie the Pooh illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Enjoy!!!....oh and one other thing, be sure to buy Disney's newest traditionally animated movie, Winnie the Pooh on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Today we say happy birthday to stop-motion animation pioneer Art Clokey(October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) who, in 1955, created the icon that is Gumby!!! He also provided the voice of Pokey on several occasions. He's also responsible for the creation of the Lutheran Church's animated series Davey and Goliath.
Starting this week, when you check out Winsor McCay Wednesday, I will be posting the Little Nemo Sunday strip in order beginning with October 15th 1905. Enjoy!!!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Now as we continue the countdown to Halloween I bring you the Walt Disney classic Lonesome Ghosts which, oddly enough, was released on Christmas Eve in 1937. The short also serves as the inspiration for The Ghost Busters.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Today we showcase some of the great artwork featured on the movie posters of some of your favorite classic Universal Monster movies. Enjoy!!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
With Halloween Month under way, Winsor McCay Wednesday brings you the incredibly disturbing "How a Mosquito Operates" from 1912. Enjoy.....to the best of your ability....
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Well kiddies its that time again, October is here and that means Halloween. So all this month Ill be making Halloween themed posts. We shall begin with a bit of Woody Woodpecker in Franken-Stymied. Enjoy!