Sunday, March 05, 2006

Congratulations, John Canemaker!

John Canemaker (author of the magisterial Winsor McCay: His Life and Art), along with co-producer Peggy Stern, just accepted an Academy Award for his animated short film, "The Moon and the Sun: An Imagined Conversation". Congratulations!

Be sure to check out JohnCanmaker.com, where you can learn much more about this most important voice in animation scholarship, including the publication information on his staggering output of books and articles.

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3 Comments:

Blogger K. A. Laity said...

I liked his comment on the importance of hand-drawn animation. As you pointed out, all the nominees for full length animated feature were similarly hand crafted works (if tweaked by computer work). Just goes to show...

3/08/2006 10:17 AM  
Blogger Crispinus said...

I thought that was the guy! And, yeah, I thought it was appropriate that he emphasize handicraft, given his interest in McCay.

Sound bite: "Before Finding Nemo there was Little Nemo ..."

3/14/2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger Gene K. said...

Amen, former and future homeboy. A-freakin'-men!

3/14/2006 10:16 AM  

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