• Barnes & Barnes

    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Minuscule – Mandibles from Far Away

    Minuscule – Mandibles from Far Away

    Animated bugs journey across the Atlantic to save a pristine beach.

  • My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

    My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

    An animated high school washes into the sea. Can the school newspaper nerds save the day?

  • Dash Shaw

    Dash Shaw

    Dash Shaw has been one of the most innovation cartoonists of the last decade. His new animated film, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, voiced by Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, and Jason Schwartzman, was illustrated by hand over a six year period. Lily and Generoso Fierro sat down with Shaw at AFI Fest for an interview.

  • Circle the Wagen

    Circle the Wagen

    Dave Torstenson buys a beat up VW micro bus on the internet and heads for Los Angeles, one break down at a time.

  • Cheatin’


    In this animated full-length Jake meets Ella in a bumper car accident. Their passionate romance is ruined by a jealous woman, and Ella takes on the form of Jake’s other lovers trying to win him back.

  • Saving Mr. Banks

    Saving Mr. Banks

    Walt Disney acts as cheerleader, psychoanalyst, and big brother to P. L. Travers in order to bring Mary Poppins to the silver screen.

  • Dolla Morte

    Dolla Morte

    A low budget rip on Team America that forgets to include the wry humor and clever social commentary of the original. Carl F Gauze is unamused.

  • Bill Plympton’s Dog Days

    Bill Plympton’s Dog Days

    Bill Plympton offers a refreshing taste of intelligent animation to those who would be infinitely entertained by drooly dog antics.

  • WALL•E


    An A-dorable robot attempts to save Earth and win his lady love. Julie Haverkate is surprised by WALL E’s order of priorities, and she thinks you will be too.

  • Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation

    Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation

    Marshall Presnell is transported back to an age of sugary plastic heat when thumbing through this new retrospective of postwar animation and cartooning.

  • The Animation Show

    The Animation Show

    A collection of animated short films from around the world, presented by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt, amuses Carl F Gauze.

  • Polar Express

    Polar Express

    A beautifully animated trip to the North Pole restores a boys faith in Santa, and Carl Gauze’s in computer animation.

  • Makin’ Toons

    On the one Mickey Mouse hand, Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows & Movies is the first real successor in interest to Leonard Maltin’s great study of the first 75 years of American animated cartoons, Of Mice And Magic. On the other, it calls The Simpsons "inarguably the finest prime-time animated series ever made." Ben Varkentine gets animated.

  • Tessellating Animation

    The mindbending art form popularized by M.C. Escher comes to life at Makoto Nakamura’s Tesselating Animation site. Carl F. Gauze tries to get the perspective straight.

  • The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

    What’s scarier: Jodie Foster as a nun or the fevered imaginations of a teenage altar boy as animated by Todd McFarlane? Carl F. Gauze reveals the truth in his review of Peter Care’s The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.

  • Mezzo Forte

    Controversial anime master Yasuomi Umetsu is back with his latest project, Mezzo Forte. Phil Bailey takes a look at the decidedly adult director’s cut on DVD.

  • The Don and Bill Show: Slightly Bent

    Carl F. Gauze turns his "sick and twisted" eye to The Don and Bill Show: Slightly Bent, a collection of animated shorts from Don Hertzfeldt and Bill Plympton.

  • Waking Life

    Director Richard Linklater goes beyond past cult hits like Dazed And Confused and into the animated world in his new film, Waking Life. Phil Bailey lets you know whether the film’s worth staying up for.

  • Bill Plympton

    Apparently, if you grow up in Portland, you wither become a serial killer or a cartoonist. Thankfully, Bill Plympton chose the latter. Carl F. Gauze took a moment out of the Florida Film Festival to catch up with the Oscar-nominated animator.

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