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Spike & Mike's 1992 Festival of Animation
" the tedious and the wholly unoriginal, occasionally) in animation. There are three or four greats here, chief among..."

Aug. 21, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The National Film Board of Canada's Animation Festival
" represented -- from clay models to traditional cel animation to flowing charcoals and pastels -- though notably absent..."

Feb. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Nick Barbaro

The 23rd International Tournee of Animation
"...Directed by: Terry Thoren. Experimental animation, despite the arty jargon often attached to it, is..."

Oct. 11, 1991 Movie Review by Chris Walters

A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation
"...grounds that it's just too strange. Utilizing conventional cel animation alongside computer graphics, this tale of a lovestruck young..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation ’97
"...this latest version of the infamous Sick & Twisted animation anthology thank their parents in their films’ closing credits...."

Jan. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Austin Animation Seis Manos Heading to Netflix
More details on the latest show from Powerhouse Animation
"...hang in there. Anyone who has visited Austin's Powerhouse Animation over the last few years has probably seen concept..."

May 21, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
The Academy's five favorite animated shorts, plus two ringers
"...for Best Animated Short are all fine examples of animation’s potential for unlocking experiences ill-served by linear and naturalistic..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

RTX Animation 2018 Festival Lineup
Rooster Teeth gathering adds Titmouse, more
"...just dropped the lineup for its fest-within-a-fest, the RTX Animation Festival...."

July 2, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Animation Nations
Napping Princess leads this week's home releases
"...were the only guide (Ferdinand? The Boss Baby?), multiplex-friendly animation looks to be in pretty sketchy shape. Yet while..."

Jan. 29, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

OUTsider Review: Queer Animation
Curated short films offers varying perspectives on queerness
"...Queer Animation, a short film collection curated by Judith Foster, left..."

Feb. 22, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

17th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Don Hertzfeldt's “World of Tomorrow” caps this mostly nifty program
"...behind the international array of films grouped in the Animation Show of Shows – currently in its 17th annual..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2010: Animation
This year's five nominees for the best animated short Oscar are available for viewing. This year’s five Academy Award-nominated animated shorts include “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” the latest stop-motion Claymation piece from Nick Park and Aardman; “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” by Nicky Phelan; “The Lady and the Reaper" by Recio García; “French Roast” by Fabrice O. Joubert; and the winning “Logorama” by the H5 collective.
"...timed and an appealing mix of 2-D and 3-D animation. Writer/director Javier Recio García’s entry is a zippy little..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation
See the five animated shorts in competition for the Oscar, and judge for yourself.
"...two women. Employing a rarely used (and painfully meticulous) animation technique involving pastel oil paintings on glass, Petrov creates..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2007
The boys are back with their hyper-filthy animation show.
"...Spike & Mike and their annual compilation of hyper-filthy animations may have finally met their match. Virtually all of..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2004
The boys are back for their annual ’toon fest, highlighting the best of the rude and lewd.
"...Directed by: Various. The self-appointed kings of gross-out animation are back with the 2004 edition of their Sick..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Who Did the Animation for Keith Maitland’s Documentary Tower?
Minnow Mountain’s Craig Staggs talks art & drama & Austin & Earp
"...article here focuses on the man responsible for the animation in that documentary...."

March 25, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Powerhouse Animation Is Making a Mark
Local studio continues to expand portfolio
"...age of glossy, photo-realistic, computer-generated cartoons, what Austin's Powerhouse Animation does seems as anachronistic as a horse and buggy...."

Feb. 19, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Animation Revelation
Charging toward a movie, TV, or computer screen near you: HorseBack Salad Entertainment
" and maintain the most creative and completely independent animation ministudio ever, in a town where it sometimes seems..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

What's Earp in the World of Animation These Days?
Craig Staggs & company break the legendary OK Corral's funnybone
"...of Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation...."

Oct. 18, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2002
"...of Spike & Mike's more tasteful Festival of Classic Animation -- for the past 13 years the traveling show..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
Cartoon creations from Kobe to Goldilocks
"...and appear more judiciously than in the field of animation where, as ever, anything goes. That includes a rapturous..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2003
"...sick & twisted one at that. Spike & Mike's animation festivals -- there are several kinds, ranging from the..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Seeing Through Animation Darkly
On paper, artists Trenton Doyle Hancock, Arturo Herrera, Jeremy Blake, and Ellen Gallagher may share little in common, but in the Blanton Museum of Art's "Cartoon Noir" curator Annette Carlozzi has skillfully grouped works by them to reveal a shared interest in cartoon's darker underside as a means to explore moral complexities in contemporary life.
"...question to contemplate is the effect that cartoons and animation in particular have made on 21st-century U.S. culture. To..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Arts Feature by Erina Duganne

Animation Station
Through ADVision, Austin has become a hotspot for producing English-dubbed anime. Who knew?
"...ushered forth screamingly high-profile examples of the popular Japanese animation called anime -- like Pokémon and the upcoming Digimon,..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Frame by Frame: The Art and Technique of Film Animation
"...Frame by Frame: The Art and Technique of Film Animation is a lecture and hands-on workshop that will explore..."

April 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Luv Doc Recommends: Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, Friday, January 30, 2004
"...where Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2004 has set up shop. It used to be..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Column by The Luv Doc

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
The also-rans are as good as this year's animated nominees
"...The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation presented by ShortsTV are available in theatres and virtual..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Animation
Get a leg up on your Oscar pool by checking out all the nominees in this category.
"...eye for framing and movement, and his style of animation veers wildly, electrifyingly, from photo-realistic to painterly to minimalist...."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Animation Show 4
Mike Judge is back with a brand new collection of short animated films, and it's premiering here in Austin.
"...Town” shorts from Dave Carter, commissioned especially for The Animation Show) and Japan (the spastic "Usavich," tracking two bunnies..."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Big Beeps and Powerhouses: Animation in Austin
"...hardly the only ones in town working on cutting-edge animation, motion graphics, and interactive audio-visual madness. With its wealth..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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