Thursday, March 14, 2013

Monsters vs. Aliens on Nickelodeon

I have always been hoping for a sequel to "Monsters vs. Aliens", but I guess this will have to do.

The first episode "Welcome to Area Fifty-Something" will premiere on March 25. The series will start April 6 on Nickelodeon.

Laika Studio Tours

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cartoon Round-up 32: Bill Plympton

I'm surprised I haven't posted anything specifically about the great Bill Plympton. And then I realized there really isn't anywhere on-line to find full copies of his animated shorts, only clips here and there. I did post his opening to one of The Simpsons episode which you can see here. One of the things I love about Bill Plympton is his unique drawing and animating style. It could be described as limited animation but he makes it work. AND he pretty much animates everything himself. Not many filmmakers can say that.

You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

And visit his website Plymptoons!

"Summer Bummer" (2012)

One of my favorite characters that keeps coming back is his Guard Dog character. That little guy cracks me up every time! He's just trying to do his best but it just seems his best is not good enough. Poor little guy.

"Guard Dog" - clip (2004)

"Guide Dog" - clip (2006)

"Hot Dog" - clip (2008)

"Horn Dog" - clip (2009)