A crossover episode between The Simpsons and Family Guy is something that we’ve talked about and imagined many times over the years, but never thought that we’d see the day that it would actually happen. At this year’s Comic-Con, the epic episode titled “The Simpsons Guy” was sampled, and based off of the segments that they showed, we already love it.
There are tons of small visual differences that we’ve noticed between The Simpsons and Family Guy throughout the years (not only in art, but animation as well) and we’ve always wondered how the two shows would look when put together. The blending was done very well! Everything looks and feels authentic. While it was very distracting to see at first, our brains eventually accepted the concept of Peter Griffin standing next to Homer Simpson. We also wondered how they would write an episode like this. They seem to have done an awesome job of blending the different comedic styles of The Simpsons and Family Guy together. However, while you can definitely taste the flavor from both shows, Family Guy’s style of comedy stands out.
These are just our first impressions based off of what we’ve seen in the sample. There’s no telling what our thoughts may be once we see the full episode, but either way, we are super excited about this! The crossover episode is set to air on September 28, 2014.
The awesome folks at Cartoon Saloon have recently released a short teaser for their latest project known as Song of the Sea, and it is gorgeous. It’s a story about a girl named Saoirse, who is the last Selkie child, and her brother Ben, as they race to save forgotten creatures of a dying folklore. The story was originally inspired by an old Irish folklore about the Selkies; mythological creatures that are part seal, part human. You can read all about it in this interview with Tomm Moore as he goes in depth about many different aspects of the film and its development. You can also check out the one minute teaser below:
Our good friend and the simply amazing Cassandra Perkins has recently acquired her very own radio talk show called ‘Behind the Mask with Cassandra Perkins’ on 95.3 FM and 1220 AM KLDC! The first two episodes have been absolutely amazing, and we’re definitely looking forward to what’s to come!
You can tune in every Tuesday at 10 AM MDT, and visit www.cassandraperkinsradio.com for more information.
Brent Galloway recently launched a kickstarter campaign that will be the next big step in his design career, which is getting his own product into the hands of others.
Titled ‘Stay True’, the goal of the t-shirt and print designs are to make a bold and positive statement: Stay true to who you are. “No matter your beliefs, no matter your lifestyle, you stay true to yourself and you should be proud of it,” says Brent on his kickstarter page. We at
CJC Entertainment CJC Animation couldn’t agree more, as staying true to ourselves is something that we’ve had to fight for many times.
Check out the kickstarter page here and back the project if you can. Or just simply spread this word!
The official YouTube channel of Disney recently posted the trailer of their Oscar-Nominated short, Paperman. The six minute short has been capturing the attention of animation fans since its June 2012 premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and continues to astonish us today.
What really sets Paperman apart is the use of Disney’s new in-house technology called Meander, which allows animators to draw directly on top of the CGI. This revolutionary technique (called ‘final line advection’) completely blends digital animation and hand drawn together seamlessly, which is an absolutely amazing feat!
In a behind-the-scenes series titled, ‘Paperclip’ (also available on Disney’s YouTube channel), director John Kahrs explains that his inspiration for the visual style came from the rough character drawings created during preproduction of Paperman. He wanted to somehow retain that natural hand-drawn artwork, which is something that’s notorious for getting lost during the transition to 3D animation. Thanks to the Meander technology, Paperman achieved this look beautifully, and has now been nominated for ‘Best Animated Short Film’ at this year’s Oscars, which is an honor in itself!
Here’s a look at the Paperman trailer: