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Monday, February 22, 2010

A-HAA Podcast 003: Eddie Fitzgerald / The Coasters

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation PodcastA-HAA Podcast
A-HAA Podcast
Episode 003

40 min / 29.6 MB / AAC
02.23.10 / RSS Feed
MP3 Version


00:00:00 Blog Suggestions with Michael and Danny
00:04:03 Eddie Fitzgerald Interview
00:26:00 Breadcrumbs with Skip and Steve: The Coasters
00:38:45 Closing notes with Michael and Danny


Eddie FitzgeraldEddie FitzgeraldEddie Fitzgerald is a renaissance man among cartoonists. He is an animation director, story artist, philosopher, historian and all around great guy. On his blog, Uncle Eddie's Theory Corner, he has discussed everything from poetry, ballet, philosophy and music to Mad magazine, the unique shapes of ears, vintage men's magazines, Italian insult gestures and how to make the perfect hamburger. Eddie is most famous for his "Fum-Eddies", comic strips made from photos he creates on the iSight camera of his Macintosh. In his Fum-Eddies, he has travelled around the world, back in time to the old West, through the magic of dreams to Neverland and even via rocket into the deepest reaches of outer space! If you haven't bookmarked his blog yet, do so. You'll be glad you did.

Skip HellerSkip HellerSkip Heller is a multi-talented composer, arranger and musician who has worked in a diversity of styles, from punk rock to orchestral music to jazz to old time country. He is a wellspring of information on the history of music and the people who play it, and shares his encyclopedic knowledge daily on his blog at


Danny YoungDanny YoungDanny Young: A very sympathetic person once told me, "You have the perfect body for podcasting." And while I don't like to boast, the seat of my chair has almost completely taken on the shape of me. I'm always cruising the internets for savvy cartoon info and I'm ecstatic to be here co-hosting the fruits of my labor with you, and sharing in the wealth of animation knowledge there is to find. I sincerely hope that we all can become better artists because of it.

You can reach Danny at...

Michael WoodsideMichael WoodsideMichael Woodside: I'm a relatively new Californian, having recently moved from Central Florida. After volunteering at the ASIFA-Hollywood Archive, I realized pretty quickly that I basically knew a fraction of what was to be known about the world of animation. This podcast is a means for me to uncover these topics and to share them with people like you. So stick around, because we are gonna un-dumb ourselves at an alarming rate!

You can reach Michael at...

Stephen WorthStephen WorthStephen Worth is the Director of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive. He's a well known expert on vintage animation art with over 20 years of experience as a Producer for Bagdasarian Productions, Ralph Bakshi and John Kricfalusi's Spumco. He is the recipient of three Annie Awards, including the June Foray Award for significant and benevolent impact on the art of animation.

You can reach Stephen at


News Segment

SPUNGELLA: Animal Locomotion for Animators
FLICKR: Eadweard Muybridge's Human and Animal Locomotion
JOHN K: Color Theory

Eddie Fitzgerald Interview

Uncle Eddie's Theory Corner

Breadcrumbs: The Coasters

AMAZON: Yakety Yak: The Platinum Collection
AMAZON: The Golden Age of American Rock 'N' Roll, Volume 1 (This whole series of CDs is highly recommended... great songs, great sound.)

GROOOVESHARK: The Coasters Playlist (For more similar songs, click on the "RADIO" button and Grooveshark will add them to your list!)

WWW: Dr Demento's Website (Streaming Shows!)


Produced by Michael Woodside and Danny Young
© 2010 The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood

A-HAA Podcast Theme composed by Christopher Heckman (Sarra Hey, Clarinet, Rachel Woods-Robinson, Trombone)
Breadcrumbs Theme "The Collector" by Skip Heller from the CD Lua-O-Milo


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Friday, February 05, 2010

37th Annual Annie Award Recipients

37th Annual Annie Award Recipients
January 30, 2010

Best Animated Feature
Up - Pixar Animation Studios

Best Home Entertainment Production
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder - The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Animated Short Subject
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5 - ShadowMachine

Best Animated Television Commercial
Spanish Lottery "Deportees" - Acme Filmworks, Inc.

Best Animated Television Production
Prep and Landing - ABC Family/Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Television Production for Children
The Penguins of Madagascar - Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Animated Effects
James Mansfield "The Princess and the Frog" - Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Animation in a Television Production
Phillip To "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" - DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Feature Production
Eric Goldberg "The Princess and the Frog" - Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Design in a Television Production
Bill Schwab "Prep and Landing" - Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Design in a Feature Production
Shane Prigmore "Coraline" - Laika

Directing in a Television Production
Bret Haaland "The Penguins of Madagascar - Launchtime" - Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Feature Production
Pete Docter "Up" - Pixar Animation Studios

Music in a Television Production
Guy Moon The Fairly OddParents: "Wishology-The Big Beginning" - Nickelodeon

Music in a Feature Production
Bruno Coulais "Coraline" - Laika

Production Design in a Television Production
Andy Harkness "Prep and Landing" - Walt Disney Animation Studios

Production Design in a Feature Production
Tadahiro Uesugi "Coraline" - Laika

Storyboarding in a Television Production
Robert Koo "Merry Madagascar" - DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Feature Production
Tom Owens "Monsters vs. Aliens" - DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Television Production
Tom Kenny - Voice of SpongeBob - "SpongeBob SquarePants - Truth or Square" - Nickelodeon

Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Jen Cody - Voice of Charlotte - "The Princess and the Frog" - Walt Disney Animation Studios

Writing in a Television Production
Daniel Chun - "The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX" - Gracie Films

Writing in a Feature Production
Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach - "Fantastic Mr. Fox" - 20th Century Fox


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