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Masters of the Universe Still Has the Power
New images from the Austin-made series for Netflix
"...showrunner Kevin Smith, and produced by Austin's own Powerhouse Animation (which has a long, long, long history with the..."

May 13, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

UT Grad Helps Raya and the Last Dragon Dance on Raindrops
James Romo adds his talents to the Disney magic
"...In film production, but especially in animation, the important word is "pipeline." There are so many..."

May 7, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

30 Best Adult Games Online - Hentai, Nutaku, 3D Sex Games & More - Porn Game List 2021
30 Best Porn Games Every Dude Should Try At Least Once
"...- you’re going to love all the fun sex animations you’ll find in free adult games like this 4...."

May 4, 2021 Chron Events Post

Powerhouse and Netflix Drop Castlevania Season 4 Trailer
Drac's back as the blood-soaked horror animation returns
"...season 4 of the supernatural gorefest from Austin's Powerhouse Animation...."

April 30, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
How one TV neighborhood became our shared classroom
"...on board was. At a time when Cal Arts animation has become de rigueur on most kids channels, it's..."

April 30, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News
Austin at the Oscars, and cinemas move towards reopening
"...horror at home? Attack of the Demons, the cutout animation chiller by Austin's own Eric Power, is now on..."

April 30, 2021 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

ATX TV Honors Michael J. Fox
Small Axe, Ziwe, Faking It make the must-see list
"...Women” • “The Queer Gaze” • “Pandemic Proof: Adult Animation” • “Showrunner State of the Union” • “Buying &..."

April 22, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

TUFF Enough: Free Streaming Festival Highlights Rising UT Filmmakers
Alamo On Demand hosting this week's Texas Union Film Festival
"...A post-apocalyptic Lego animation, a high stakes mystery horror film about a ventriloquist,..."

April 5, 2021 Screens Post by Shane Pfender

Why the Pandemic Couldn't Break RWBY's Heart
Kerry Shawcross and Lindsay Jones look back at making Volume 8
"...It's rare to see a character grow up in animation, so how have you approached that in your vocal..."

April 3, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Violet Evergarden: The Movie
The Auto Memory Doll finally writes her own story
"...there will be many of the latter, but Kyoto Animation undoubtedly does a favor for anyone jumping in at..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Five true stories of a world in turmoil
"...community, replacing archival footage with bright bursts of abstract animation. So many documentaries about gun violence explore the impact..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

SXSW Film Review: The Spine of Night
Rotoscoped fantasy layers myth, legend, and gore
"...Rotoscoping - the art of drawing animation directly from live action reference footage - has been..."

March 19, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Short and Sweet: “Love is Only Just a Death Away”
Bára Anna Stejskalová gives stop-motion life to a lonely worm
"...am very grateful I have found people who do animation with their heart and were excited about the project,..."

March 19, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Short and Sweet: “Sophie and the Baron”
Alexandria Jackson on her story of collaboration and friendship
"...a vibrant and expressive documentary, even featuring touches of animation. Had you always planned to have these flourishes or..."

March 16, 2021 SXSW Post by Trace Sauveur

Dear Mr. Brody Documents an Eccentric, Forgotten American Story
Director Keith Maitland follows $25 million given away
"...unconventional upending of the documentary formula by using rotoscope animation to re-create the events of the 1966 University of..."

March 12, 2021 Screens Feature by Trace Sauveur

Tom and Jerry
Your favorite cat and mouse duo are back and in NYC
"...If it wasn't for the animation and the roster of comedy stars, you'd swear that..."

March 5, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Creates XR Austin for Online Festival
Digital environment will be virtually like being there
"...dozen hours of interviews and uses hand-drawn watercolor cel animation and ambisonic sound to visualize an otherwise inaccessible, authoritarian..."

March 2, 2021 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Are We All Ghosts in the Machine?
Rodney Ascher explores simulation theory in A Glitch in the Matrix
"...TV, and we intercut that with the Orson Welles animation of Plato's Cave, because it's a very similar moment...."

Feb. 10, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tom Petty, Charli XCX, and Demi Lovato Headline SXSW Film 2021 List
Festival drops complete lineup, with 2020 titles getting their shot
"...Director: Erick Oh Opera is a massive 8K size animation installation project which portrays our society and history, which..."

Feb. 10, 2021 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Watch: Kady Rain’s Barbies Come to Life in “Lovestruck”
Plastic lovers cruise to a drive-in concert in pink convertible
"...Burris of local synth-pop trio Goons honed his stop-motion animation skills and offered to undertake the endeavor. The only..."

Feb. 8, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Earwig and the Witch
Studio Ghibli's first fully CG feature casts no enchantment
"...that legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki hates CG animation, an anecdote that stems from mistranslation about him despising..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

To the Wonder With Austin-Made Movie The Adventures of Thomas and Felix
Director Micah Barber finds inspiration in the questions kids ask for his magical fantasy
"...an antagonist." Second was Hayao Miyazaki of the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, and most especially his 1988 magical..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program Could Be a Lifeline for the State Economy
From script to screen to jobs
"...pandemic, the entertainment industry swung back into production fast. Animation and gaming companies shifted to work-from-home, and when the..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Soul
Pixar's jazzy trip to the afterlife mixes kid-friendly hijinks with metaphysical angst
"...Black co-director in Pixar history, and Joe marks the animation house’s first Black protagonist. That makes it doubly frustrating..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan
The Pogues' frontman in all his dissolute glory
"...stock footage, television clips, archival material, family photos, and animation from various directors (most impressively Ralph J. Steadman)...."

Dec. 4, 2020 Movie Review by Tim Stegall

Faster Than Sound: Sanctifying Saliyah
The electronic producer focuses inward on a striking sophomore EP
"...Russian-born UT multimedia professor Yuliya Lanina explores trauma through animation and movement – now with an added Zoom dimension...."

Dec. 4, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Croods: A New Age
Pointless prehistoric sequel hasn’t evolved at all
"...but rather it looks overcrowded and gloopy. Where DreamWorks Animation used to stand out with its emotional, elegant, and..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Belushi
More than laughs, more than addiction: a charming, tragic portrait of the Blues Brothers star
"...2005 book Belushi: A Biography, and some Al Hirschfeld-influenced animation sequences to illustrate some of the wackier anecdotes and..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Wolfwalkers
Gorgeous Irish animation speaks to the power of finding your pack
"...the third and – believe it – pinnacle of animation studio Cartoon Saloon and Moore's work. Every frame looks..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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