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RIP, Walt Curtis

By now, most of you have heard that Portland icon Walt Curtis passed away. Walt was well connected with the Oregon Cartoon Institute (now OCP), and a good…

‘Pinocchio’ Oscar casts spotlight on Portland filmmaking, and stop-motion animation

Read an excerpt from an “Oregonian” article published on March 19, 2023: Last weekend, Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson and their team won the Oscar for best animated…

RIP, Dennis!

Dennis Nyback, co-founder of the Oregon Cartoon Institute (now Oregon Cartoon Project) died after a long battle with cancer on October 2, 2022. Dennis was known to many…

‘ClayDream’: A Lively Look at Stop-Motion Maestro Will Vinton for Vintage Toon Geeks

The following review by Peter Debruge of a documentary about Will Vinton (Laika Studios) appeared in Variety on August 4, 2022. We are reposting below. The Book of…

Oregon Cartoon Institute “Historic Firsts”

The Oregon Cartoon Project (then operating as Oregon Cartoon Institute) is responsible for a few “Historic Firsts” in the history of Oregon cartooning and animation. First OHS exhibit…

Survey Course Oregon Animation History

In May 2013, Anne Richardson taught a survey course entitled Oregon Animation History at the Hollywood Theatre. The Oregon Cartoon Project has archived the original syllabus for future…

Harry Smith PDX

In partnership with Northwest Animation Festival, Oregon Cartoon Institute presented an evening of films by Oregon born experimental animator Harry Smith (1923 – 1991) accompanied by a panel…

Mid Century Oregon Genius

Image: Screenshot taken from THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE When Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner won their Oscar in 1975, independent film making in Oregon seemed to be…

Hillbillies in Hollywood

Oregon Cartoon Institute co-founder Dennis Nyback presented this special program at various movie theaters across Oregon.

Disney is Oregon Territory

Below are Oregonians who contributed to Disney success. Download this page here. Pinto Colvig (1892-1967), print cartoonist turned animator turned voice artist. Born in Jacksonville. Oregon’s first professional…