The Brothers McLeod Have a New Spiffy Web Site

February 25, 2011 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comments Off on The Brothers McLeod Have a New Spiffy Web Site 

The Brothers McLeod are a longtime favorite at Dimples and their new web look is a perfect reflection of their clever whimsical animations.  Give them a visit and say hi from Dimples. Here are a couple of samples from their portfolio.


Animated Short Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards

February 25, 2011 · Filed Under Disney, Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films · Comments Off on Animated Short Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards 

This is Dimples favorite time of year. We love animated short films and there are some wonderful films nominated for an Oscar this year.  We’re also all about 2D and you can guess our favorites.

Here they are, the nominees for this years animated short.

“Day & Night” Teddy Newton

“The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

“Let’s Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe

“The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois


In My Merry Oldsmobile – Classic 1932 Cartoon Animation

August 2, 2008 · Filed Under Classic Animation · Comments Off on In My Merry Oldsmobile – Classic 1932 Cartoon Animation 

Here’s a true gem from Max Fleischer and the early days of animation. Oldmobiles may be no more but Fleischer’s animation will live forever. When people complain about product placements in today’s films, remind them that it was even worse in the 1930s.


Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2008 June 9- June 14

May 19, 2008 · Filed Under Animation Coming Attractions, Animation News, Film, Film Festivals · Comments Off on Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2008 June 9- June 14 

Annecy is one of the greatest of all the animation festivals and it’s coming next month from June 9 to June 14 in Annecy, FR. Every type of animation from short film to television to theatrical feature animation will be represented at Annecy. is offering a great sampling of some of the films at this year’s Annecy Festival. Dimples is going to qualify this by saying that the Annecy site says the films are previewed on but the toondra site seems to have only films from 2007. We’re a bit confused but the animation is great and worth a look whether it is from this or last year’s Annecy festival. Meanwhile back at dimples, here is a sampling of animation from Annecy 2006. Here is L’Enveloppe Jaune:



Animated Cartoon Oscar Winner in 1940 – The Milky Way

May 10, 2008 · Filed Under Animation Award Winners, DVD, Oscar Winners · 1 Comment 

Here’s a huge dose of cuteness from Warner Brothers. “The Milky Way” was the first animated cartoon not made by Disney to win an Academy award. The story is based on a nursery rhyme classic about the three little kittens who lost their mittens. As you watch this notice the masterful use of squash and stretch. This cartoon and other classics are available on DVD in the Warner Brothers Academy Award Collection.



Fleischer’s 1941 Bugville Available on DVD

March 14, 2008 · Filed Under Animation News, Classic Animation, DVD · Comments Off on Fleischer’s 1941 Bugville Available on DVD 

Bugville DVD from Fleischer Studios 1941Bugville, also known as “Hoppity Goes to Town”, is a great classic cartoon from Fleischer Studios and it is now available on DVD. It has all of the imagination, color and fluidity of classic 2D animation that we love at Dimples. We’ve moved it to the top of our Netflix queue but it is also available at a great price from Amazon through the link in this post. On Netflix, Bugville is listed in the New Release section under Classics. Hopefully, more of the late Fleischer brother’s animation will be released on DVD.



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