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Sylvain Chomet does the Simpsons

Sylvain Chomet (director of ‘Triplets of Belleville’) is the latest to animate a Simpson’s couch gag. I am loving this trend and hope the Simpsons keep them coming!

If you need me I’ll be watching this in my room for the next month.

The Bear and the Hare

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a good behind the scenes video, but boy this one has set fire to my brain. If anyone wants to buy me a laser cutter for Christmas, BY ALL MEANS. 

The Bear & the Hare is a John Lewis Christmas advertisement directed by Yves Geleyn and Elliot Dear. The hand-drawn animation was done by Dominic Carola and Aaron Blaise, two veterans of the Disney Florida studios.  If you’re interested in seeing the full advertisement, you can watch below:

 

Ralph Bakshi’s Kickstarter

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, but I’m back to spread word of Ralph Bakshi’s new Kickstarter.

The world needs a new Bakshi cartoon, and that’s reason enough to donate. But as added incentive, he’s also giving away some great prizes. Original Bakshi doodles start at just $35. Plus loads of cels and artwork for the larger donors.

There are only 10 days left, so donate today!

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Kirsten Lepore and Garrett Davis

Last night was Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith’s second annual drawn film festival. I enjoyed many of the films, but Story from North America was by far my favorite. It was directed and animated by Kirsten Lepore and Garrett Davis back in 2007 (Davis also wrote and performed the film’s music) Everything about it is so endearing and infectious to me – it totally won me over. Don’t make any judgements from the still image! Just hit play!

I wrote about Kirsten back in 2010 when I saw her stop-motion film, Bottle. Check it out if you haven’t already!

Vladimir Kooperman

Vladimir Kooperman’s inspiring student film, C-Block

John Wilson

Model sheets and stills from John Wilson’s Petroushka, a 16 min. film that is considered the first animated special ever to air on TV.

{via Michael Sporn’s Splog – more info and artwork from the film found there!}

Animated Food

Apologies in advance – this post might make you hungry.

Have you ever noticed that animated food always looks delicious? Studio Ghibli is especially good at it – I craved ramen for weeks after watching Ponyo (see top image) And now that I’ve seen the GIF… there’s an awfully good chance I’ll be having a bowl tomorrow.

For more  check out this new tumblr – dedicated entirely to animated food. (I recommend having food nearby)