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Spike & Mike's 1999 Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation
"...and a banana. Crass crap? In the world of animation, it's all relative. With that in mind, S&M's Showcase..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Powerhouse Animation Assembles Cosmic Stars for Masters of the Universe
Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Henry Rollins join cartoon reboot
"...Local studio Powerhouse Studio announced last September that they..."

Feb. 18, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Animation Studio Releases Interactive Storybook
Mighty Coconut unveils augmented reality app 57° North
"...Local animation studio Mighty Coconut have thrown their hat in the..."

Feb. 5, 2018 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Luv Doc Recommends: Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, Friday, January 26, 2007
"...because Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation is back in town. S&M’s Sick and Twisted is..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

Pandemic Production: Brad Graeber, Powerhouse Animation
"We have more pitches and more interest than we ever have had.”

July 3, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Powerhouse Animation Assembles Cosmic Stars for Masters of the Universe
Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Henry Rollins join cartoon reboot

Feb. 21, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation
A dog in Eden, Maggie Simpson in an Ayn Rand daycare center, and creative guacamole making are some of the ideas conjured in this collection.

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation
Be ready for your office Oscar pool when it rolls around later this month.

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Inchworm Animation Examples

May 27, 2011 Screens Feature

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2010
The boys are back with another self-explanatory edition.

Feb. 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spike & Mike's New Generation Animation
For a change, instead of gross-out shorts, Spike & Mike have simply gathered the best and funniest animated shorts they could find.

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

APD Animation
APD’s animated re-creation of the Sanders shooting

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2009
Again it's time for the annual unveiling of this tasteless-and-proud-of-it cartoon collection.

Feb. 27, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Suspendered Animation
The Umbilical Brothers are like cartoon characters come to life, like toons in living breathing 3-D, with pratfalls and spit-takes and near-impossible contortions -- all accompanied by sound effects that an entire army of foley artists might pull off on a lucky day.

Sept. 21, 2001 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2000
"...called Bowling for Souls from the Canadian Super Genius Animations. Part Big Daddy Roth fantasy, part Satan's Cheerleaders, it's..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation Two

Aug. 9, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation '94

Feb. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Spike & Mike's All Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation

Feb. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Packs a Punch
Chances are you've seen Powerhouse Animation's work, whether you know it or not -- its portfolio includes Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, Disney TV's The Proud Family, and plenty of local TV spots, ad campaigns, and one-off Flash animation projects.
"...Success in the animation field can be measured many different ways. In terms..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Animated Adventures of Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
The men behind 'The Secret of NIMH' visit Austin this weekend
"...left their distinctive brush strokes on the world of animation...."

Aug. 9, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Inching to the Finish
Bob Sabiston's winding road to Inchworm Animation
"...chronologically, with his time at MIT's Media Lab and animation work for MTV? Perhaps you should begin with his..."

May 27, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Chicken Run
Absolutely delightful filmmaking, chock-full of gorgeously goofy animation and a storyline that cleverly echoes everything from Stalag 17 to Cool Hand Luke. – Marc Savlov
"...ago, I was idly wondering when Aardman, the British animation studio, and their star director Nick Park would get..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cartoon Noir
"...and “outrageous” do for other similar collections of modern animation. Its six works aren't cartoon versions of film noir,..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Princess Mononoke
Japanese animated feature is packed with an environmentally aware storyline, breathtaking animation, and clever dialogue penned for this American release by Brit fantasist Neil Gaiman and delivered in English by a slew of American actors.
"...Princess Mononoke is the most successful piece of Japanese animation ever (grossing over $150 million dollars in Japan alone,..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Now Streaming in Austin: Coming Undone With Minnow Mountain
Resurrecting Rotoscoping for the Amazon Prime mindbender
"...Rotoscoping is dead, they said. Creating animation by drawing over live-action footage is too complex, too..."

Nov. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos
First animated Mexican movie to receive wide release in the States
"...every bit as goofy-smart as one would hope. The animation team at Huevocartoon Producciones has done a splendid job..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spirited Away
Spirited Away, about a young girl who is trapped between the real and the ghost-worlds, melds bits of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz with Eastern-angled spookiness and an outré sensibility that borders on the indescribable.
"...you're missing out on the most magnificent combination of animation and storytelling (and these days the two are too..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Prince of Egypt
"...work with enough purity of spirit to pass into animation's holy ground. Indeed, The Prince of Egypt accomplishes extraordinary..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
Behind the scenes as the Studio Ghibli mastermind returns to film
"...writer, director, co-founder, and spiritual sensei of the Tokyo-based animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli (depicted in 2015's The Kingdom of..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cracking the Mighty Coconut
Inside the Austin animation studio
"...sand, an animated short, and the beginnings of an animation company...."

July 22, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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