Tuesday, July 31, 2012

METRO by Jake Wyatt

METRO from Jacob Wyatt on Vimeo.

Cartoon Round-up 23: Schoolhouse Rock 2

I just can't get enough of Schoolhouse Rock so I had to share a few more! And if you want to see all the lyrics then click here!

"Interplanet Janet"


"Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla"

"The Constitution Preamble"

"Verb - That's What's Happening!"

Wreck-it Ralph TV Spots

Monday, July 30, 2012

Metegol (Foosball) - Teaser and Trailer

I've played foosball plenty of times and often thought what it was like from the players' point of view. Well, somebody finally did it. Check out the teaser and first trailer for Metegol directed by Juan Jose Campanella! I hope it makes its way stateside because I'd really like to see it!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Animalympics (1980)

In honor of the 2012 Olympic games, I present a blast from the past.

Directed by Steven Lisberger

"The five rings of the paw prints. Symbol of world peace through animal athletics. Presented by ZOO, the station that brings the beast out in sports!"

This was the first time I heard my name on TV. The goat who was the favorite in the marathon was named Rene Fromage!

I just started watching the opening credits and I am seeing SO MANY familiar names, not just the voice talent but also the animators and artists!

It features the voice talents of Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, Michael Fremer and the late and great Gilda Radner.

Art Direction:  Roger Allers, John Norton and Peter Mueller

Animation Director: Bill Kroyer

And the animation crew!!
John Norton, Roger Allers, Bill Kroyer, Chuck Harvey, Steve Chorney, Brad Bird, Arnie Wong, Dan Haskett and Bruce Woodside


Friday, July 27, 2012

Cartoon Round-up 22: My Favorite Animated Films

Every so often someone will ask me THE question, "What is your favorite animated movie?" Well, me being me I can't name just one. I always have to give my top five. And here they are in no particular order:

"The Iron Giant" (1999) directed by Brad Bird

"Millennium Actress" (2001) directed by Satoshi Kon

"Ratatouille" (2007) directed by Brad Bird

"How to Train Your Dragon" (2010) directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

"The Incredibles" (2004) directed by Brad Bird

Cartoon Round-up 21: Yosemite Sam

Created by Isadore Friz Freleng in 1945, Yosemite Sam has become of the most loved of the Looney Toon cast. Freling did not believe that Elmer Fudd was giving Bugs Bunny much of a challenge, so he created Sam.

"Hare Trigger" (1945) directed by I. Freleng

"Buccaneer Bunny" (1948) directed by I. Freleng

"Bugs Bunny Rides Again" (1950) directed by I. Freleng

Yosemite Sam was not just a cowboy. He played many different roles. Surprisingly he always kept the mask on even in roles that did not require it.

"Mutiny on the Bunny" (1950) directed by I. Freleng

"Sahara Hare" (1955) directed by I. Freleng

Thursday, July 26, 2012


It seems Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company's next project is a feature film based on the short film BAD TOYS II by Daniel Brunet and Nicolas Douste. I have know idea what they're saying but it looks pretty damn cool!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Azureus Rising by Passion Republic

I know I posted this once before, but it was such a long time ago I can't find it. So here it is again.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cartoon Round-up 20: Droopy

"Hello all you happy people."

And you can't forget Droopy's other catchphrases:

"You know what? That makes me mad."


"You know what? I'm happy."

"The Chump Champ" (1950) directed by Tex Avery

"Caballero Droopy" (1952) directed by Dick Lundy

(Drag-A-Long Droopy" (1954) directed by Tex Avery

"One Droopy Knight" (1957) directed bu Michael Lah

"Homesteader Droopy" (1954) directed by Tex Avery

"Sorry, ma'am but it's the law of the West." 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cartoon Round-up 19: Schoolhouse Rock

As your body grows bigger
Your mind must flower
It's great to learn
'Cause knowledge is power!

It's Schoolhouse Rocky
That chip off the block
Of your favorite schoolhouse
Schoolhouse Rock!

Time for another trip down memory lane! I remember watching these back when Saturday Morning Cartoons meant something. I still can recall some of the lessons I learned from School House Rock. There are so many that I love that I WILL be posting some more soon!

"I'm Just A Bill"

"Get Your Adverbs Here"

"Conjunction Junction"

"Three Is A Magic Number"


Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Results Are In...

...and I came in #125 out of 233 with a 4.4 rating. Not what I was hoping for; but hey, I gave it a shot. I think the walk kind of killed it. I was trying something new and need to keep working on it. I may rework this shot with the main guy just standing in the middle and a tighter camera angle. Dialog has not always been my forte. I know where I need to improve and can take it from there.

On the plus side I have learned a lot from working on this piece.

Oh well, like they always say...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cartoon Round-up 18: Happy 4th of July


"Old Glory" (1939) directed by Chuck Jones

"Patriotic Popeye" (1957) directed by Izzy Sparber

"Donald's Failed Fourth" (1999)

"Stars & Stripes Forever!"

And we can't celebrate the 4th of July without fireworks!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

"Reverso" & Making Of

What...I got something in my eye!

A story of a boy whose world is literally turned up-side down. And with all great films, you have to stay until the very end.

"Reverso" by Honma Kimberly, Clement Lauricella and Arthur Seguin