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The secrets of Looney Toons animator Chuck Jones (video)

by Max Fleischer July 22, 2015 Cartoons
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Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and other Warner Bros, Looney Toons and Merrie Melodies cartoon characters were brought to life by artist Chuck Jones. Here’s a short look at how he made his magic. Chuck Jones – The Evolution of an Artist/a> is by Tony Zhou.

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POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz explains ‘Bordertown’ to ‘The World’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 22, 2015 Audio
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Carol Wills of PRI asked POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz to explain himself and this Bordertown thing to The World. Let’s listen in as Lalo, at Pasadena’s KPCC, talks with Carol, at WGBH in Boston….

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Beans cross the line in a battle on the ‘Border’ (videos)

by Lucida Grandé May 14, 2015 Cartoons
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Blue bean, brown bean, we’re all beans inside, on BOTH SIDES of the Border. [This video by Belgian studio Plan 78 Animation is part of the 12 Minutes About Peace project.]

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Pie Fight at High Noon: ‘The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete’ (video)

by ROY O. SECO April 7, 2015 Cartoons
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Somewhere in the Old West, there’s saloon with swinging door, a card game, a bad guy pie, a sheriff pie and a sweet little orphan pie with a bow in her hair. You won’t believe what happens next!

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Live on Stage: El Chapulin, Pancho Villa, Frida Kahlo, El Santo (video)

by Soy Capitan February 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Back from the dead and live on stage: El Chapulin Colorado, Pancho Villa, Frida Kahlo and El Santo are El Macheen! [Video by Raul Aguirre, Jr.]

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From Italy via the DR: Electrochill ‘Cumbia de Pierda’ (audio,video)

by MOON GUAC October 28, 2014 Audio
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Cumbia de Piedra is an abstract chillaxed electro-cumbia video by Benetton’s Fabrica, for MOHS, the second album from violinist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. Animation by by Tomás Pichardo, from the Dominican Republic.

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Orbitas: In space, no one can hear you hug (video)

by Verdana Bold August 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Down on the planet, it’s war. But for two astronauts from “enemy countries,” Orbitas is a trajectory for love. [Short video from Spanish animation school PrimeFrame.]

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Nothing in this video is original, except the video: ‘Not Mine’

by CALLE D. CINEMA July 25, 2014 Cartoons
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Creator Guy Trefler writes: Not Mine is my graduate project in Graphic Design at the HIT college in Israel. My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by me. All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google’s image bank.

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He’s been to the desert on a banana with one name: Bonito (video)

by Barney Asada June 19, 2014 Cartoons
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A wrenching tale of a desert crossing: A lone banana on a mission to el otro lado. Can Bonito make it?

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Butter Krust says ya’ll should ‘Butter Ya’self’ (NSFW music video)

by MOON GUAC June 5, 2014 Cartoons
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You can search the Interwebs for days, but you won’t find a better rapping bananas, butter sticks and hotdog roll stop motion music video than Butter Ya’Self, featuring Butter Krust and Nana Splitz. [NSFW adult lyrics.] Video by Julian Petschek.

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Food: It’s what’s for dinner, but what does the food think? (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 21, 2014 Cultura
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Some crazy kids from CalArts 2014 created a stop-motion animated video starring food that talks about food and their teachers and parents and friends helped them. (Extra credit for eggplant love scene.)

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Animation 101: Giving your characters ‘The Illusion of Life’ (video)

by HABLO PICASSO May 8, 2014 Cartoons
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How do animators give drawings The Illusion of Life? Cento Lodigiani explains: The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s.

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Everything is possible ‘En Tus Brazos’ (video)

by Verdana Bold February 27, 2014 Cartoons
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He was El Rey de Tango until the tragic accident. Will he ever dance again?

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Remember that time we carpooled and Skeletor ate a burrito? (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 7, 2013 Cultura
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Mama Skeletor always told Baby Skeletor that breakfast was the most important meal of the day.

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Playing with your food is fun on Dia de Los Muertos (video)

by ONO MISTERBILL November 1, 2013 Cultura
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Someone — maybe you — will watch this weird stop motion animation Dias De Los Muertos by Scott Renk and say, “Some people have too much time on their hands” to which we say, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who […]

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Your basic futuristic Pre-Columbian animation from Israel (video)

by HABLO PICASSO July 24, 2013 Cartoons
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From Israel comes this tale of a little girl in a “futuristic Pre-Columbian tribe” where everyone wears a mask. When the girl reaches the age of maturity, she’ll get a mask herself and she understands that accepting the mask will make her one of the tribe. Also involved: Carlos Castandeda’s Don Juan, abstract electronic music, […]

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The true story of ‘Two Corn Chips at the Playground’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé July 2, 2013 Cartoons
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Once upon a time there were two corn chips, friends. They used to play together at the school playground. One chip thought the other was not playing fair, and he told him. This is their story.

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Animated music videos, contrast and compare: Sine wave vs Coltrane

by CINE THESIA May 9, 2013 Cultura
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Oscillate is a new video by New York animator Daniel Sierra. Sierra says the project was an attempt “to visualize waveform patterns that evolve from the fundamental sine wave to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerizing audio-visual experience in which sight and sound work in unison.”

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He starts out sketchy, then he turns into ‘Quite A Character’ (video)

by S. CHER March 26, 2013 Cartoons
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“This is my draw…. Is a rebel guy that want to be a real portrait, and not a cartoon, but I don’t listen his petition, I only play with him and I bother him. Then my character avenge. | Éste es mi dibujo…. Es un chico rebelde que quiere ser un retrato real, y no […]

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Hide your kids, hide your wife: ‘El Vendedor de Humo’ is here (video)

by ANTOINE DOBSON January 23, 2013 Cartoons
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He’s what we might call a snake oil salesman. El Vendedor de Humo — the smoke seller — is a master of wish fulfillment and deception. Why did he really come to town? Abuela is skeptical at first, but then…

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They met at Ikea, fell in love, and now it’s ‘Tango for Janjsö’ (video)

by FIAT LUX January 4, 2013 Cultura
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Kvart (left) strong, tall and firm, led a lonely life on the floor of the Lighting Department of Ikea, until he met the lovely, lithe Jonjsö (right). Now their life is a romantic tango.

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Opera Video: Enrico Caruso sings ‘Una Furtiva Lagrima’ (with fish)

by MARIE SCOZE January 3, 2013 Cultura
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Something fishy is afloat in Berkeley, and the sad aria Una Furtiva Lagrima sung by Enrico Caruso will get you hooked.

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Crossing the street in Guadalajara? Mind those traffic signals! (video)

by Especial Correspondents December 31, 2012 Cultura
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New Mexico pocho Louis Head sent in this 30-second travel video. Be careful out there, pochos — cross in the crosswalks and espere la luz!

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Playing with your food for fun on Dia de Los Muertos (video)

by ONO MISTERBILL November 1, 2012 Cultura
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Someone — maybe you — will watch this weird stop motion animation Dias De Los Muertos by Scott Renk and say, “Some people have too much time on their hands” to which we say, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who […]

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