While I recover from a birthday cake hangover, please enjoy Crater Face, a simple and surprisingly moving student film from animator Skyler Page.
Archive for the ‘sidefeature’ Category
Yesterday was the birthday of the incomparable June Foray. Cartoon Brew posted a photo of Ms. Foray at work along with a clip from an interview she did about being cast on some show about a moose and a squirrel. I’m posting another clip from the same interview where she does a bit of Rocky and Natasha in rapid succession. The world of animation is lucky to have this amazing woman as both an actress and an advocate for the art form.
StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization that gives Americans of all walks of life the opportunity to talk about their lives and have their words preserved for posterity at the Library of Congress. One of StoryCorps’ projects is recording the stories of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks as told by their families and loved ones. Three such interviews were made into animated shorts by Rauch Brothers Animation. They’re perfect examples of how relatively simple animation can effectively protray deep and complex emotions. Beyond that, the films speak for themselves.