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Colour coded-cartoons…

June 10, 2009 in Comment

The Guardian recently ran this piece on a series of political caricatures of the candidates in the upcoming Iranian presidential elections. The cartoons are (unsurprisingly) anonymous, and are being distributed virally by email and blogs.

Earlier political events in Iran have been covered in cartoon form by Marjane Satrapi in her graphic novel (and later movie) Persepolis. More Bloghorn coverage of Persepolis can be found here.

Animated cartoons

February 25, 2008 in General

Well, it didn’t win the prize for best animated feature at the Oscars, but perhaps it should have. If you haven’t already taken a look at Marjane Satrapi’s film, Persepolis which is about growing up Iran during the 1980s, here is another short chance to explore. It is due to open in some British cinemas in April.

British cartoon talent

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Cartoon film sans CGI animals nominated

January 23, 2008 in General

Something a bit different is competing alongside the usual anthropomorphic antics in the Best Animated Film category at this year’s Oscars.

Persepolis, a black and white adaptation of two graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi, will be competing alongside the CGI-animated blockbusters Ratatouille and Surf’s Up, it was announced yesterday.

Which means that a French film about a girl who comes of age during the Islamic revolution in Iran is up against a story about a rat who becomes a chef, and a bunch of surfing penguins.

Persepolis is released in the UK in April, and judging from the above trailer it certainly looks like a pretty unique piece of work.

British cartoon talent