1. Legendary animator Bill Plympton has done everything — from the Oscar nominated film Your Face, to the video for Kanye West’s “Heard Em Say.” Bill’s latest project is Cheatin’, his seventh feature-length animated film, and we couldn’t be more excited about screening Cheatin’ at the Kickstarter Film Fest!

    RSVP here and see it with your own eyes!

  2. Today in Kickstarter, Wednesday March 21st 2013:
- 20 Years of Madness posted an amazing .Gif only update (above)
- Oscar-winning animator Daniel Greaves is working on a new film
- Peep some of the swag we’ll be doling out at PAX East this weekend
- Creator Tom Morin hit the Today Show to chat about his project
- A typeface based on Sigmund Freud’s handwriting
  3. Today in Kickstarter, Thursday March 14, 2013 (PI DAY!):
- Great interview with legendary animator Ralph Bakshi on his latest project (above)
- The perfect project for Pi Day
- There is room for everyone on Kickstarter
- BBC News video piece on the African soccer documentary Keroche
- A Big Day for Fans
- Thank you. 17,144 times from the Ancient Egyptian Daybook
  4. Plympton’s favorite flicks.
Legendary animator Bill Plympton is currently hard at work on Cheatin’, his seventh feature-length animated film, which just so happens to be composed of 40,000 hand-drawn frames.
When toiling away on all those drawings, Bill needs to stay inspired, so we asked him to suggest some of his favorite animated films. Here’s his list:
Bill Plympton’s top 5 animated films (in no particular order):
Mind Games
Song of The South
Yellow Submarine
How to Train Your Dragon
Dumbo

    Plympton’s favorite flicks.

    Legendary animator Bill Plympton is currently hard at work on Cheatin’, his seventh feature-length animated film, which just so happens to be composed of 40,000 hand-drawn frames.

    When toiling away on all those drawings, Bill needs to stay inspired, so we asked him to suggest some of his favorite animated films. Here’s his list:

    Bill Plympton’s top 5 animated films (in no particular order):

    View on Kickstarter
  5. Making a Plymptoon.
Legendary animator Bill Plympton is trying something new: A feature film made entirely from more than 40,000 hand-painted frames.
Plympton is currently funding his seventh feature film, Cheatin’, on Kickstarter. A grown-up tale of jealousy, revenge, and murder shot through with Plympton’s surreal sense of humor, the film would never stand a chance in a traditional studio system. But with 175 backers behind him and counting, the artist’s most ambitious project is our Project of the Day.

    Making a Plymptoon.

    Legendary animator Bill Plympton is trying something new: A feature film made entirely from more than 40,000 hand-painted frames.

    Plympton is currently funding his seventh feature film, Cheatin’, on Kickstarter. A grown-up tale of jealousy, revenge, and murder shot through with Plympton’s surreal sense of humor, the film would never stand a chance in a traditional studio system. But with 175 backers behind him and counting, the artist’s most ambitious project is our Project of the Day.

    View on Kickstarter
  6. Congratulations to Jim Batt, Molly Crabapple and Kim Boekbinder! This premiere of I Have Your Heart is the culmination of nearly two years of hard work.

    mollycrabapple:

    Ladies and gentlemen! Today BoingBoing.net is premiering the short animation “I Have Your Heart” directed by Jim Batt, illustrated by Molly Crabapple, with a song by Kim Boekbinder. 2 years of paper cuts and patience!

    Interview + exclusive photos here

    View on Kickstarter
  7. How to blow up a zombie.
When it comes to full-length animated films, there are no shortcuts. Every step of the process demands endless time, boundless skill and the patience of a zombie.
So trust an animator to know exactly what to do when the undead come knocking. Jeff Fowler, a director at animation powerhouse Blur Studios, sent along this sequence of images, which breaks down “a zombie head explosion in all its technical and creative glory… from concept sketch to fully rendered juicy eruption.”
Blur’s team has spent years working to create a feature film adaptation of The Goon, based on the beloved series of darkly funny comic books. Now Blur has taken to Kickstarter to unleash a groundswell of support and raise the funds required to create a full-lenth story reel for the film. The aim is to prove to Hollywood that an intelligent, hilarious animated movie for grownups can thrive on the big screen — and thousands of Kickstarter backers have aleady agreed.
The project ends in just over a week, so backers take note: Act now if you want to bring The Goon to life.

    How to blow up a zombie.

    When it comes to full-length animated films, there are no shortcuts. Every step of the process demands endless time, boundless skill and the patience of a zombie.

    So trust an animator to know exactly what to do when the undead come knocking. Jeff Fowler, a director at animation powerhouse Blur Studios, sent along this sequence of images, which breaks down “a zombie head explosion in all its technical and creative glory… from concept sketch to fully rendered juicy eruption.”

    Blur’s team has spent years working to create a feature film adaptation of The Goon, based on the beloved series of darkly funny comic books. Now Blur has taken to Kickstarter to unleash a groundswell of support and raise the funds required to create a full-lenth story reel for the film. The aim is to prove to Hollywood that an intelligent, hilarious animated movie for grownups can thrive on the big screen — and thousands of Kickstarter backers have aleady agreed.

    The project ends in just over a week, so backers take note: Act now if you want to bring The Goon to life.