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04.14.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design graduates and former classmates Erik Holman and Vassi Slavova have been producing short films and award-winning animations together since 2009. After deciding to take their passion even further and step away from the freelancing business, Holman and Slavova founded Blackbox Visual just two short years ago. Crème de le Coulee, Don Ford Productions and Milwauke...
03.21.2014 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee’s Kane Place Record Club aren’t exclusively about feel-good kicks. Beneath the agreeable swing of the popular Milwaukee soul-pop band lays just the slightest note of something more sinister, and director John Roberts has a lot of fun playing up the band’s devilish side in his video for their misleadingly titled “Sunshine.” A former Milwaukee Film filmmaker in residence, Roberts...
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
 If you like to be in on the cutting edge of art without traveling to New York, Berlin or Paris, then you definitely will want to experience Skylight Music Theatre’s Fidelio. With a production featuring video game-like motion-sensor technology, projected EEG imaging, fantastical animation and Indian
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Brendon Small brings cartoon death metal to life

If “Metalocalypse” co-creator Brendon Small could disabuse one notion about his Cartoon Network program, it’s that he’s lampooning metal. Sure, there are nudges and inside jokes, but the entire show is built upon
05.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The rules in Hollywood for animated movies are that good animals come from adorable species and children are the primary audience, despite rote efforts at adult entendre. Social criticism is masked, muted and aimed at easy targets. Pixar Studio has consistently broken the mold, making a feature starring a rat, and another where a robot discovers that the human race has declined into coddled, sup...
12.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Competing with Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney�s first star, was an irascible waterfowl called Donald. �The Chronological Donald, Vol. 4� is a superbly presented finale to a DVD series devoted to Donald Duck�s many short subjects. Packaged in a metal canister and introduced by genial movie historian Leonard Maltin, Vol. 4 includes interesting bonus features such as a look at Donald�s other career in c...
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7 and 9:15 p.m.

Mike Judge helped usher in the animation renaissance of the ’90s with his inspired short films, iconic Beavis and Butthead cartoons and admirably low-key King of the Hill. He’s still committed to the medium, and along with fellow animator Don Hertzfedlt, he’s compiled a winning collection of shorts for The Animation Show, an annual traveling...
Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 11:50 PM

The biggest name in the world of touring animation festivals, Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation swings through Milwaukee again for 26 new shorts filled with sex, violence and general subversion, with a screening tonight at 11:50 p.m. at the Times Cinema.