David LaFerriere is an illustrator and graphic designer, and probably one of the coolest dads ever. Since 2008, the artist has use his children's plastic sandwich bags as an everyday canvas, sending them off to school with adorably stylish culinary treats.
Creative agency Devilfish, along with Chris Palmer at Gorgeous, created this humanized version of the now decades-old Simpsons intro. By the way, the couch gag has been animated twice by our pal Bill Plympton. Anyway, the teaser was originally aired on Sky One some years ago, and has resurfaced on the internet recently. The only thing that's missing is Lisa's wild hair but then, it's rather hard to be a human starfish.
Happy Birthday Rob Paulsen!
Robert Fredrick "Rob" Paulsen III (born March 11, 1956) is an American voice actor and singer whose voice talents have been used extensively in children's animation. Paulsen is the voice of Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner and Dr. Otto Scratchansniff from Animaniacs, Rev Runner from Loonatics Unleashed, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain. For his performance as Pinky, Paulsen won A Daytime Emmy Award. Paulsen continues to voice characters on shows including The Looney Toons Show, the Fairly OddParents, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Donatello.
Growing up, Bill Plympton dreamed of someday working for Disney. After his animated film, Your Face, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1987, Disney offered him a million dollars to animate the genie in Aladdin. Plympton said no. Disney wanted ownership of all his work and Plympton wasn't willing to give that up. Plympton has remained independent ever since.
Happy Birthday, Johnny Gruelle!
Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 - January 9, 1938) was an American artist, political artist, and children's book author and illustrator. Gruelle was the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, around whom Gruelle created a series of children's stories and songs.