British comedian Ricky Gervais has translated his popular podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show, into an animated series for HBO. The animated series takes the audio of the podcast and puts animation to it, intercutting retro-styled animated scenes with animated versions of Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. See the HBO site for details.
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The Pigeon: Impossible video podcast takes a look at what goes into making a 3D animated cartoon short. The cartoon, above, has received over 3 million views on YouTube alone. It’s a comic romp on the idea of a secret agent getting sidelined by a pigeon. The “making of” video podcast for Pigeon: Impossible is [...]
There’s a lot of discussion today about Adobe’s plan to bring Flash to Research In Motion, Windows Mobile, Palm and Google phones. To bring Flash to all the major cell phone platforms, it seems, except for Apple’s iPhone. “This is bringing the full Flash capabilities to these devices, it hasnâ€™t been available before,” said Adrian [...]
UK comedy blog Chortle reports that Ricky Gervais’ world-record breaking podcast is getting turned into an animated series for HBO: The 13 half-hour episodes, due to air next year, could make an unlikely star of sidekick Karl Pilkington, whose strange opinions they mercilessly mock. â€˜Karl is a man who believes that a sea lion is [...]
Ashton Kutcher introduced his web startup, Blah Girls, at the TechCrunch50 today.Â As NewTeeVee’s Liz Gannes puts it, “Not only is this one a celebrity-driven startup, but itâ€™s about celebrities. Itâ€™s an animated web video show with interactive elements.” It’s also dead on arrival.Â Everybody seems to be so wowed by the Ashton Kutcher angle [...]
We’ve highlighted several amazing new video software apps in the last few days – but the demo video above, from Image Metrics, is jaw-dropping. It features a Emily – a computer graphic illustration produced using a new modeling technology that enables the minute details of a facial expression to be captured and recreated. For the [...]
Big Buck Bunny is an animated short, released under the Creative Common Attribution license. The film is about “a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps… and the rabbit ain’t no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents [...]
Excited about the new version of Speed Racer? Hulu has a collection of classic Speed Racer episodes available on demand as streaming video.
Family media firm Entertainment Rights has announced deals that will bring a variety of classic cartoons to the Web via YouTube, Joost and Babelgum. The launches will see Entertainment Rights provide all three platforms with a selection of retro programming, including: He-Man She-Ra Trapdoor Felix the Cat Rocky & Bullwinkle The Archies Fat Albert Casper [...]
RingTales has announced the debut of a new podcast featuring animated New Yorker Cartoons. Subscribers to the podcast will receive three new animations of The New Yorker “RingTales” each week. RingTales has the exclusive license to animate and distribute The New Yorkers library of over 70,000 cartoons. “In making the transition from page to screen, [...]