Watch a Santa Rosa Cartoonist’s ‘Fire Story’ Come to Life | Up From the Ashes: North Bay Fires | KQED Arts

This is so sad but what an amazing way to tell the story…

Just one day after his house and everything in it burned to the ground, Santa Rosa cartoonist Brian Fies bought some cheap paper, Sharpies, and highlighters, and got to work reporting what he and his wife had seen the night of the fires.

The resulting cartoon came quickly, with more raw edges than Fies’ usual standards, but it was undeniably, unflinchingly honest.

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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Animated Flick Takes Batman Back To Victorian-Era London | One Angry Gamer

DC Entertainment is working on releasing a new animated feature called Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, featuring the caped crusader going head-to-head against Jack the Ripper. It’s set during the 19th century London, England, borrowing heavily from the one-shot comic book by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola.

A recent featurette was posted up online, featuring an eight minute behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming animated cartoon. They talk about how Batman during the Victorian depiction has him with loser fitt

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International animation show makes Wyoming debut in Casper | Movies | trib.com

For the next week, Casper audiences will have a chance to see a variety of new animation shorts from around the world — the first time the international production is visiting Wyoming.

The “Animation Show of Shows” opens Friday at the Rialto Movie Palace, with 76 minutes of 13 family-friendly films. The annual release from ACME Film Works features animation creators ranging from Pixar/Disney to students testing the latest innovations at leading animation schools. Following a short intermission, the showcase finishes with four films that the organizer recommends for ages 13 and over because of mature themes.

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Animation legend and Academy Award winner John Lasseter recalls the moment he set a life goal to become a cartoonist

At this year’s D23 Expo, Disney’s version of Comic Con, Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor of Walt Disney Imagineering, recalled the moment he decided to be a cartoonist.

As part of the anecdote, he recalls his mother encouraging him to pursue his goals and what he did in order to achieve his dream career.

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This is the reason why Walt Disney’s Animation Studio is nicknamed ‘The Hospital’

This is really interesting and one of the few stories about the history of Disney that I had not heard before.

It may not seem like it now, but back in 1923 when Walt Disney founded his now iconic company, it was a huge risk.

Disney had left his job to start the company, had no financial backing, and had brought on his brother to manage the business side so he could focus on his bread and butter at the time – “Laugh O-grams”.

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What Your Favorite Disney Movies Say About Nostalgia

It all started with a tweet. Last week, after seeing a couple of other such tweets catch fire amidst the madness of real-world news, I posed a question to the denizens of Twitter. “What are your five favorite Disney animated films?” I thought it would be fun to tally up some of the responses, and see what film takes the day in an unscientific survey. Maybe I could even pit the top few vote-getters in an actual Twitter poll. Would The Lion King be the big favorite? Maybe the first Disney feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, would take the day. Alternatively, a dark-horse contender could surprise everyone and reach the top.

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7 NFB Movies That Prove Canada Is An Animation Powerhouse | Cultured Vultures

Formed in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada has been bringing the work of great Canadian filmmakers to the world.

They are responsible for some of the most politically incisive and socially impactive documentaries of the 20th century, their initiatives to create programs for indigenous filmmakers has helped to promote diversity in the arts, and their influence on the technology of medium is immeasurable.

But, more importantly, they produce cartoons.

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