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Otomo does Anderson


From Empire magazine:

From the music, to the art style, to its depiction of Taiko drumming and sushi preparation, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is steeped in Japanese culture — and now the film has a new poster created specially for its release in Japan on 25 May, drawn by legendary manga artist and Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. The artist, who also directed the film version of Akira and Steamboy, has incorporated the human and canine characters of Anderson’s stop-motion animated fantasy in his design, providing a new twist on the film’s name and setting.


In the days of old, deep in the dredges of the "Do the Bartman" VHS, there was a trailer.

In partnership with Chicken Tonight, Butterfinger, and CC Lemon, the early 90s execs of Fox and Toho made an animated short. An attempt to appeal to American consumers without having to spend a lot of money. Until a changing of the guard decided the kids needed more Poochie and it was lost...until today.


Bartkira is an animated parody mash-up of The Simpsons and Akira. Based on an idea by Ryan Humphrey articulated through comics, the concept was expanded with the Bartkira project, a comic collaboration of Simpsons fans, curated by James Harvey. In association with the comic, Moon Animate Make-Up producer Kaitlin Sullivan pitched the idea of an animated trailer to match and with the work of over fifty artists, produced the Bartkira animated trailer.

It is in no way officially associated with Fox Animation, Toho, or any other legal properties that own the rights to The Simpsons and Akira. We are a bunch of fans who did this for free and are profiting in no way off of this other than having a larf.

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