By Robert Bloomberg In 1928, inspired by the talkie that changed the world, “The Jazz Singer,” Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks created “Steamboat Willie,” the first cartoon with fully synchronized music and sound effects, demonstrating the potential power and delight of animation.  The ten films in this year’s Animation Show of Shows perfectly illustrate the […]

The Animation Show of Shows

by Robert Bloomberg In the classic Roadrunner cartoons, Wiley Coyote could always depend on the Acme Company to deliver exactly what he needed. Fortunately, when it comes to our own animation needs, we can depend on Ron Diamond’s Acme Filmworks to deliver the goods (anvils not included). Their 19th annual Animation Show of Shows is […]


Robert Bloomberg has written about animation for EatDrinkFilms and presented numerous 3D film shows around the world. His new exhibit at the Fairfax Library features samples of his graphic designs, photography and 3D work.


The 18th Annual Collection Defines the State-of-The Art from Around the World Opening exclusively in theaters across America- details below By Robert Bloomberg “Let’s face it. Professional animation and storytelling is hard work. It requires trained and talented human beings,” explain Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, and John McGowan in Exploozy, their hilarious parody of “explainer […]

Film, Food, Music, 3D, Stars, Surprises

SPECIAL EVENTS ABOUND AT MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL by Gary Meyer  There are many special events at the festival. EatDrinkFilms is proud to co-present four fantastic documentaries at this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival. Two are about food, Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent and are part of the Culinary […]

Happy Halloween!

Dear Friends, Happy Halloween! As a kid Halloween was about decorating our house and pretending it was haunted. Other than character-based costumes there were no decorations to buy. We used ingenuity to create our sets and ways to scare trick-or-treaters.