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  • Seth Rogen’s ‘Bigfoot’ pilot ordered by FX

    August 22, 2013 | 9:23 am

    That elusive Sasquatch has been found, and he’s on FX! Or at least he will be soon.

    The cable network has just ordered up the pilot of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s new animated series, “Bigfoot,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The show will center on the bipedal...

  • SLIDESHOW: Shimon Peres meets Hollywood

    March 12, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres visits DreamWorks Animation on March 9.

    Click “i” to view photo captions

  • [PODCAST] An Emmy Nomination for the Kosher Porky Pig: ‘Looney Tunes’ ’ Bob Bergen [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Listen to the podcast below.

    The kosher Porky Pig was up for an Emmy Award on Sept. 18.  Bob Bergen, a nice Jewish boy from Woodland Hills, was nominated in the voice-over category for his performance as America’s favorite traife hero on “The Looney Tunes Show” on Cartoon...

  • Israeli film ‘Waltz With Bashir’ has an anti-war beat

    By Tom Tugend

    October 22, 2008 | 9:49 pm

    "Waltz With Bashir" is a startling hybrid of a movie vehicle which came from behind to become Israel's entry for Oscar honors, announced last month, and may well pull another surprise when the Academy Award for best foreign-language film is announced.

    The oddly titled film...

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  • VIDEO: Gimpel the Fool (Isaac Bashevis Singer)—Animation by Ezra Schwartz

    June 29, 2008 | 11:49 pm

    Gimpel the Fool Part 1

    Gimpel the Fool Part 2

    From Ezra Schwartz’s Web page:

    In the summer of 1992 I was looking for a short story to animate. Nothing seemed to click, until I read “Gimpel The Fool” by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

    I realized that the characters, beliefs and...

  • Producer Josephson’s vision for a new fairy-tale princess stars in Disney’s ‘Enchanted’

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    One of Barry Josephson's first forays into the world of fairy tales was in an elementary school production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Although the "Men in Black" producer doesn't remember which dwarf he played, that glimmer of the land between "once upon a time" and...
  • Scary ‘Monster House’ comes direct from the basement

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Gil Kenan received a call from Robert Zemeckis in 2002, "I freaked out. I kind of flailed my arms and legs," he said.

    This Sunday, Feb. 25, Kenan's feature directorial debut, "Monster House," a Zemeckis/Steven Spielberg production, will vie for Best Animated Feature Film at...

  • Ikea Doll Bat Mitzvah video

    October 20, 2006 | 4:27 pm

    Ikea Doll Bat Mitzvah by Rachel Illowsky

     

  • The Dream Is Over

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    According to reports in various newspapers last week, NBC-Universal is contemplating acquiring DreamWorks' live-action feature-film division, or as it used to be called, their movie studio. Regardless of whether the acquisition is consummated, it reflects a sad truth: Steven...

  • The Way of the Samurai

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    You couldn't miss animation director Genndy Tartakovsky at last week's San Diego Comic-Con International.

    Like Secret Service agents blanketing a presidential gala, Cartoon Network operatives plastered posters everywhere, spreading the word of "Samurai Jack," Tartakovsky's new series...

  • Fine Cut: A Festival of Student Film

    By William Yelles

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Student films from throughout Southern California are currentlybeing featured on the three-part KCET series "Fine Cut: A Festival ofStudent Film," airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. The series, hosted bydirector Michael Apted, will feature a total of 17 films fromstudents at UCLA, USC,...