Wednesday, June 7, 2017

More from the Academy archive...

Tomm Moore, co-founder and director at Ireland's Cartoon Saloon, unearthed some treasure on a recent visit to the Academy in Los Angeles. (Re-posted with his permission from Facebook)
"Visited the Academy archives today to sign some forms in relation to donating some Song of the Sea artwork and ended up spending hours just in awe of the original artwork from the Thief and the cobbler that they are cataloging currently . Just mind boggling and awe inspiring stuff . I'm so amazed I got to see the originals after so many years squinting at fuzzy vhs copies and online restorations . It felt like visiting The Book of Kells, this is surely the most elaborate and intricate hand drawn animation ever created - I'm so glad the art is getting the academy's careful curation after so many years in the wilderness."






























See more storyboards from 'The Brigands' seq. here








Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thief production artwork unearthed



This is an interesting development: Miramax has donated production artwork (thousands of cels, background art etc.) to the Academy and ASIFA has donated a substantial sum to curate the material. I'd love to get a look at this next year when it is opened to researchers.

Read the story here

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Screening at MOMA next month



'The Thief & the Cobbler' will screen in NYC at MOMA next month with Richard Williams talking to John Canemaker. Details here

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Good piece on Dick and Mo, the new film and a look back at career highlights from the Toronto Star site


Friday, November 20, 2015

Interview with Tahsin (Tash) Özgür

I just came across this interview with animator Tahsin (Tash) Özgür.

Tash 2015 Interview

In 2008 I talked to him about his work on the Thief:

The Dying Messenger, Part 1

The Dying Messenger, Part 2

Sunday, June 28, 2015

25th Anniversary at the Star and Garter

Thanks to Michael and Sharon for organizing it and letting me stay at their amazing house. Thanks to everyone who showed up. It was a blast.
More pictures to follow, I am sure - for now a little taste thanks to Simon Maddocks