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Mmmmm Cheeseburgers…

February 26th, 2010


Do you love cows? I do… with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

If you love cows, animation, Bill Plympton, or BBQ in general, come out to Hill Country on Tuesday for the premiere of famed indie animator Bill Plympton’s new short, The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger.  The event will include live performances by famed musicians Nicole Renaud and Maureen McElheron. Everyone who comes receives a free Bill Plympton cow drawing.

The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger is a children’s fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mother’s love.  The style is sharpie with digital coloring and music by Nicole Renaud and Corey Jackson.

I hope all of you New Yorkers will come out to see this great new short. I’ll see you there! - Carrie

When: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010- 6-8pm
Location: Hill Country Barbecue Market - 30 [Read more…]

Lego “Click”

January 25th, 2010

CL!CK: A LEGO Short Film from Lego Click on Vimeo.

This super cute and inspiring short encourages invention, exploration, and imagination. To learn more aobut Lego’s “Click Moments” visit and

-Bailee DesRocher

William Shatner to host 37th Annie Awards

January 25th, 2010


Legendary actor William Shatner will be hosting the 37th Annie Awards, Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. I always look forward to going, but I’m not gonna lie - I’m extra looking forward to it this year.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. For more information about the Annie Awards and ceremony visit

-Bailee DesRocher

Ksenyia Simonova on Ukraine’s Got Talent…

November 2nd, 2009

This clip is of 24 year old Kseniya Simonova, a Ukrainian artist who won Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009. She uses a giant light box and sand to illustrate (and sometimes, real-time animate) the invasion of the Ukraine during WWII, set to haunting, dramatic music. I love a good Britney Spears impersonator, but this is incredible.

-Bailee DesRocher

Celebrate 4 Years of Channel Frederator!

October 2nd, 2009


Hey there, Channel Frederator Fans!

We want you to help us throw down for our 4 year anniversary with a slew of fantastic films for one big, bad episode! We’re looking for 4 second animations of what you think the Fredbot would do to celebrate his Happy 4th!

Upload your film to the submissions page. Please type “4 SECOND FREDBOT BY (your name)” in the title box. Best file size and type is 640×360 .mov Done and done!

Deadline is October 12th!

If you have other films you’d like featured on Channel Frederator, check out this article! We can’t wait to show your work, and in addition to interviews and hype for you - with our new format there’s cash available to anyone that gets their work shown!


Cracking Up

April 6th, 2009

Wallace and Gromit are hosting a new interactive museum exhibit called “A World of Cracking Ideas”. The inventive journey is a collaboration between Aardman Animation, the London Science Museum, and the (British) Intellectual Property Office. Kids and their parents (and anyone else who pays £8.00 admission) can explore “all kinds of clever and quirky exhibits as they are taken on a tour of 62 West Wallaby Street, Wallace and Gromit’s famous terraced home”. Some of the pair’s own great gizmos will be on display, including the Tellyscope II, the Piella Propellor and the Blend-o-Matic.

For more info, use your patented keyboard to click here and here.

In honor of the exhibit, an article from Mental Floss compiles some interesting (and cheesy) Wallace and Gromit trivia.

And you can view a short Nick Park interview, where he explain why he can’t manage to throw out cardboard tubing.

Anne D. Bernstein

Quite a Lot of Quay

March 5th, 2009

A pair of Quay Brothers events are approaching, so keep them in mind if you are fans of the identical twin animators of creepitude. For more on Stephen and Timothy, click here.

Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 at The School of Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. FREE!: A discussion of the work of The Brothers Quay, moderated by faculty member Thyrza Goodeve.

And down in Philly…

February 27 – April 9: An exhibition of sets from Brothers Quay films at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, 333 South Broad Street. There will be a closing reception on Friday April 3, from 5 to 7:30 with The Quay brothers in attendance. Need a date? Bring your favorite decrepit, detached doll head.

Anne D. Bernstein

Matchless Mather Blather

March 4th, 2009

Richard “Dicko” Mather, who likes to party hearty, is throwing a arty cartoon party:

Dicko’s Cartoon Riff Raff Roundup Festival!

It’s an animation contest at Matchless Bar in Brooklyn, to be held on Friday, March 6th at 9ish. The winner gets a $100 bar tab. Woo hoo! Dicko says “The crowd will pick the winner and I am not eligible to win.” We call that transparency. Matchless Bar is at 557 Manhattan Avenue (at Driggs).

To experience just a bit of the oddness that is Dicko, Watch The Adventures of Sawboy Buck below…and you will be singing the saw song whether you like it or not!

Anne D. Bernstein

Room With An Interview

February 16th, 2009


Coming up in NYC… the chance to see two passionate and animated innovators in person.

Tuesday night at 7 at YIVO (15 West 16th street) Danny Fingeroth chit chats with the irrepressible Harvey Pekar of American Splendor fame (and some exciting appearances on The David Letterman Show). SECRET PASSWORD FOR REDUCED ADMISSION: At the door, say the word “Harvey” for $10 ticket (regularly $15).


Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 at The Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd) meet David Polonsky, the illustrator and art director of Ari Forman’s Waltz with Bashir. Polonsky will discuss the techniques that were used to make this unique animated documentary. The talk will be accompanied by clips from the film. A Q and A session will follow and a book signing for the release of a graphic novel based upon the film. $10 members, $15 non-members. No secret password, as far as I know! RSVP to

After the jump, a clip of Harvey Pekar on The David Letterman Show in his more excitable days. He’s mellowed since then (?) Or not. We shall see tomorrow… [Read more…]

L.A. is Unreal

February 3rd, 2009


Another great group show is coming up in Los Angeles (it seems there’s always one going on!): LA MYTH at Meltdown Gallery opens this Friday night from 7-midnight. The show will be up until February 21st. “Over 50 industry artists gather together to share their Mysterious Creations, Urban Legions and Tweaked Visions of LA Mythology.” The gallery is located at 7522 Sunset Boulevard.

Above, a sneak peek of Jorge R. Gutierrez’s mythical and unattainable perfect burrito.

See this page for a full list of artists.

Anne D. Bernstein