René Carson

January 9, 2014

American Cinematheque is accepting open entries from student animators for their “Animation for Adults Shorts Program.” This short series is part of an extensive animation festival that will include cult classics such as Fritz the Cat, Heavy Metal, Castle in the Sky, Waking Life, Paprika, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and many more. Read my post at for details on how to submit your work for possible inclusion in the series. If selected, your work will screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.

American Cinematheque “Animation for Adults” series brings Fritz the Cat, Heavy Metal, Tokyo Godfathers & more cult classics back to big screen

American Cinematheque begins its “Animation for Adults” screening series today, which runs through January 25th, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. Box office juggernauts from Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks have turned entertainment for children into a multi-billion dollar global business, but as the new film from Studio Ghibli founder Hayao
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Animator Bill Plympton to appear at Tromadance fest

Tromadance founder Lloyd Kaufman announced that Academy Award nominee, veteran animator, and director Bill Plympton (The Cow Who Wanted to Be A Hamburger, Your Face, Idiots and Angels) will be a guest panelist at the 12th Annual Tromadance Film Festival, which runs from April 22-23, 2011, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Plympton will be appearing
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Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con begins with legendary artists, David Lloyd, Lucasfilm and Marvel recruitment, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan screening, and more

The Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) starts today at Suntec Singapore, showcasing top-line content from both East and West. The show, now in its third year, will feature first-time participation from world-class names in pop culture, including comics, anime, manga, toys and games. Top gamers from the region will participate in the Online
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Mayor Bloomberg, Gary Baseman, jazz-playing illustrators and Pictoplasma highlight NY Illustration Week

According to Design Arts Daily, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proclaimed the second week of November Illustration Week, with a series of events set to begin on Thursday. A representative from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs will present the mayor’s Proclamation at the Society of Illustrators this Friday, November 5th, at 5:00
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Guggenheim Museum showcases independent video

The shortlist for YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video has been announced. Selected from more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries, the 125 shortlisted videos can now be seen on the YouTube Play channel. The jury will now select their top choices to be revealed and presented at a special YouTube Play celebration event
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