Disney Studios took a fascinating leap into its rich history of drawing and paired the old school drawing with the modern CG animation. The result – “Paperman” – won Disney Studios the first Oscar for animation since 1970.
Dark Horse Comics is marketing Jaakko and Lauri Ahonen’s ”Jaybird” as a graphic novel where ”Disney meets Kafka,” which is rather befitting. The feeling of Northern noir is here expressed by characters more cute than grotesque, motivated by human desires. There are no monsters to be slain… except those in our imagination.
Some animals are always more equal than others. After the Rebellion in Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, pigs and dogs ended up having both their share of equality and then some. Nassos Vakalis, Emmy-winning Greek animation director and animator continues on a similar metaphorical path with his “Dinner For Few”. Anthropomorphic pigs have now occupied places at the dinner table while a human services the machinery that feeds their endless dining. Leftovers are thrown to the cats scrambling under the table.