Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles is nothing if not provocative fodder for a cinematic niche: the animated feature sheds intriguing light on one of the major film directors of the 20th century at a pivotal time in his career. ,/em>
The Oscar-nominated animation shorts are a dark lot this year.
An annual gathering of superb new animation from around the world. This year’s standouts include “Oh Willy…” from Belgium and “Virtuoso Virtual” from Germany.
In the end, the technological snafu probably did more than the musical selections themselves to prove that listening to symphonic music ‘live’ is not a stuffy affair.
With the passing of animator Ray Harryhausen, we would do well to remember when wonder was more … wondrous.
The late Karen Aqua was the rarest of birds — a working artist who seldom needed to compromise her ideals in order to succeed. Befitting the legacy of this vibrant visual artist, husband Ken Field and a small team of volunteers organized a public memorial/celebration of Karen’s life for family, friends, and colleagues Sunday, July 10th at Somerville, MA’s Center for Arts at the Armory.
By Bill Marx David Polonsky, Art Director of “Waltz With Bashir.” Recently, the World Books podcast got about as close to Hollywood as it is probably ever going to get. I talk to Israeli artist David Polonsky about the acclaimed animated documentary “Waltz With Bashir,” directed by Ari Folman.
Through DVDs, I recently revisited some vividly remembered TV episodes of “Walt Disney Presents” with the “Tomorrowland” theme.