The Brothers McLeod are a longtime favorite at Dimples and their new web look is a perfect reflection of their clever whimsical animations.Â Give them a visit and say hi from Dimples. Here are a couple of samples from their portfolio.
This is Dimples favorite time of year. We love animated short films and there are some wonderful films nominated for an Oscar this year.Â We’re also all about 2D and you can guess our favorites.
Here they are, the nominees for this years animated short.
â€œDay & Nightâ€ Teddy Newton
â€œThe Gruffaloâ€ Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
â€œLet’s Polluteâ€ Geefwee Boedoe
â€œThe Lost Thingâ€ Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
â€œMadagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)â€ Bastien Dubois
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 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. Toondra.com 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 toondra.com 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:
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.
Bugville, 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.