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Glen Keane interview

There aren’t a lot of what you might consider ‘celebrity animators’ – certainly not many who would get mobbed in the street (unless that street happened to be right outside Comic Con perhaps). But to animators and other nerds of a similar … Read more ⇒

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Earliest Oswald cartoon unearthed?!

Actual footage of Mickey’s predecessor; Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is hard to come by. Disney lost the rights to the character in 1928 and Universal, his new owners, soon had to watch Mickey’s popularity greatly eclipse the Oswalds. Add to … Read more ⇒

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Annecy favourites – Irish Animation

Every year Annecy Animation festival focusses on the animation films of a different country, and this year, the honour went to Ireland. Irish animation as we know it today began in 1985 when the Sullivan Bluth Studios arrived in Dublin … Read more ⇒

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UK Animation Industry At Risk

We’ve mentioned before the appalling state that the British Animation Industry has found itself in. Despite bringing billions to the economy, despite making programs that are loved the world over, and despite producing some of the most memorable characters ever, … Read more ⇒

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25 Greatest Animated Films of All Time

You may have noticed a distinct lack of Oscar commentary from us here at Slurpy. Frankly we thought it was a thoroughly uninspiring year for animation, both shorts and features, and we still haven’t forgiven the Academy for not even … Read more ⇒

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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Well technically, Steamboat Willie was the third cartoon made by Walt Disney starring the mischievous mouse, but as it was the first to find a distributor and therefore general release, it’s normally considered the cartoon that gave birth to the head of … Read more ⇒

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A dark day for British Animation

The British Animation Industry is not in a good place at the moment. Not only are there students literally pouring out of Universities with degrees in animation that are barely worth the paper they’re written on because there simply aren’t … Read more ⇒

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Animation Studio in London Colney

For various reasons, certain cities around the UK have become little hubs of animation. Bristol is the most obvious perhaps, with other studios basking in the glow of Aardman’s many Oscars and worldwide reputation. Manchester was once a hub too … Read more ⇒

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A Short History of CGI Characters in Movies

Over the course of my short, but fairly eventful life, the use of computer generated characters in movies has… progressed somewhat. When I was 7, Terminator 2 blew my mind. When I was 9, Jurassic Park had me hiding behind … Read more ⇒

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Walt Disney’s House For Sale!

That’s right. Walt Disney’s actual house is up for sale. This is where the animation legend lived from 1932 (about when he was starting Snow White) to 1950 (when Cinderella came out). We can’t tell from the listing, but if … Read more ⇒

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