It wouldn’t take much more than a few moments with the relentlessly squiggly, jarringly dry Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, which premiered on Comedy Central in 1995, to understand that it was a different beast entirely than most other animated series of the era. While perhaps too challenging in aesthetic and humor to ever reach the status of The Simpsons or any of Mike Judge’s projects, Dr. Katz carried enough esteem to win producer Loren Bouchard and star H. Jon Benjamin to develop a like-minded (and like-styled) animated series with up-and-comer Brendon Small. The fruit of this team’s labors would turn out to be Home Movies.
Including an in-house gag-piece. ( 1939 )
Animation and music by future Pixar’s Bud Luckey.
I’m finishing up a very simple animation for the American Library Association.
A simple animated PSA I did for American Library Association.
Beginning November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers will allow libraries to purchase only one copy of each new eBook title for the first eight weeks after a book’s release.
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Shoji Kawamori’s career in anime has spanned four decades. While still in his teens, Kawamori joined the industry in the late 1970s. Since then, some things have changed. Other things have not.
Yesterday, Gold Bond spokesperson Shaquille O’Neal tweeted about a new contest titled “Shaqtoons,”which sounds like, essentially, a spec contest for animators for the chance to have their work featured on Shaq’s upcoming TNT docuseries Shaq Life,which was ordered by the network back in May. The catch? For any animator who doesn’t want to be completely taken advantage of, it was a pretty terrible idea.