Initially daily but now sporadic blog about anime and world animation with a specific focus on the artists behind the work. Written by Ben Ettinger.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2005

01:09:20 am , 220 words, 1092 views     Categories: Animation, Misc


Jean-Philippe RameauKoji Yamamura of Mt. Head fame just completed a new 13-minute film entitled The Old Crocodile, which will be premiered at the end of the month in New York. I just belatedly realized that Mt. Head had been brought over here by the Animation Show guys in 2003.

A selection of recent Minna no Uta vids is coming out on DVD at the end of the month. I don't know how many of them are animated, but I do know Atsuko Ishizuka's Moon Waltz is on there (as is one piece by Seiichi Hayashi), so it's a good chance to finally get to check out this item that produced a bit of buzz a few months back.

I think what I liked most about Full Throttle - (which won the best selection in the Morimoto/Yuasa ep of DigiSta - Morimoto picked it, not Yuasa) was the simple fact that the guy was 44 when he made it and he had just started making animation the year before. Not quite but almost as inspiring as Rameau composing his first opera at 50 to a slow starter like me.

Hiroyuki Imaishi is making a new film at IG called OVAL X OVER. Imaitoonz is the character designer. It's a story about the Indy car race. Mitsuo Iwata AKA 666 will be one of the voice-actors.