NEWS

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AWARDS

2008 WEBBY AWARDS - ANIMATION FINALIST
2007 EMMY AWARDS - WINNER: BROADBAND - VARIETY
2007 ANIMA (ARGENTINA)- BEST INTERNET ANIMATION
2007 WEBBY AWARDS - ANIMATION FINALIST
2007 FITC - NARRATIVE AWARD
2007 FITC - AUDIO FINALIST
2007 VLOGGY AWARDS: DESIGN AWARD
2006 OTTAWA ANIMATION FESTIVAL - NEW MEDIA AWARD
2006 EMMY AWARDS - BROADBAND NOMINEE

TOP WEBSITE LISTS

2009 ABOUT.COM FUNNY SITE OF THE DAY
2007 TIME MAGAZINE
2007 WALL STREET JOURNAL
2007 YAHOO TOP PICKS
2007 WIRED MAGAZINE
2007 ANIMATION MAGAZINE
2007 ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE
2007 HOW DESIGN MAGAZINE
2006 DAILY REEL
2006 FAST COMPANY
2006 ABOUT.COM HUMOR
2006 YAHOO #1 TOP SITE FOR MEN
2005 YAHOO TOP PICKS

SCREENINGS

Episode 1 WHO’S THAT GUY?:
Darklight Film Festival 2006
Episode 2 THE LANDLORD:
Ani!mpact 2006
Episode 3 JAILTIME FOR JERRY:
Ottawa Int. Animation Festival 2006
Anima Mundi 2007
Episode 4 JERRY STRIKES BACK:
Seoul Int. Cartoon & Animation Festival 2007
Episode 5 THE REPAIRMAN:
Ani!mpact 2006
Episode 6 THE KARATE DATE:
Seoul Int. Cartoon & Animation Festival 2007
Pixelodeon 2007
Episode 7 THE BRUTE:
Ottawa Int. Animation Festival 2006 (New Media Award Winner)
Pixelodeon 2007

Episode 8: THE STRANGE TRIP
Ottawa Int. Animation Festival 2007
HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival 2007
Maui Film Festival 2007
Ottawa Int. Animation Festival 2007
Anchorage Film Festival 2007
Episode 9: THE BIG TIME
Ani!mpact 2006
SXSW-Daily Reel 2006
Annecy 2007
Maui Film Festival 2007
Episode 10: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW CUSTOMER
Ani!mpact 2006
Episode 11: TRAFFIC TROUBLE
Maui Film Festival 2007
Episode 13: THE NAKED SWIM
Platform Festival 2007
Anchorage Film Festival 2007
Episode 14: ROOMMATE HELL
Anchorage Film Festival 2007

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INTERVIEWS:

The St. Petersburg Times by Chase Squires.

BusinessWeek Podcast with Heather Green (audio).

Animation Magazineby Ryan Ball.

It’s Art! Magazine by Patrice Leymarie

Veoh – emmy edition with Sunny Gault

Interview on BBC by Emily Kasriel (audio).

Interview on NPR by Andrea Shea (audio).

Viral with Sunny Gault (video).

The Hollywood Reporter by Carly Mayberry.

The Wall Street Journal by Aaron Rutkoff

MTV Overdrive with Matt Sunbulli (video).

Interview with Jerry on Woof.

Glubdub by Max Stout.

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QUOTES:

Time Magazine:

“...hilarious, cleverly-animated…”

Business Week:

“An instant classic.”

Wall Street Journal:

“(Jerry is) an all-American schlub …He has turned these degradations into an animated Web site appropriately named ItsJerryTime.com, on which he battles a cast of tormentors that includes the Meal Moth, his landlord and an alleged telephone conspiracy perpetrated by a duo of old ladies…It is the eyes, in particular, that stand out most in the ItsJerryTime.com cartoons: they are overlarge and photorealistic, yet move without reference to the rest of the body.”

Animation Magazine:

“If anyone proves the cliche that no matter what the technology, ideas still count, it’s the guys behind the laconic web presence It’s JerryTime!””

Epicenter – Wired Blogs:

““It’s JerryTime” is about as close as you’ll get to Internet podcast genius.”

Animation World Magazine:

“Solid writing is brought to life by strongly defined characters, great voice work and well-timed, simple acting. This is a great example of good storytelling serving as the foundation for success.”

St. Petersburg Times:

“Pure entertainment…a collection of weird, but incredibly funny, tales of a sad sack who trudges through life.”

The Boston Globe:

“Brilliantly mundane.”

Wired Magazine:

“The Net’s saddest sack, Jerry deadpans his way through depressing quandaries like how to exterminate the Indian meal moths infesting his apartment. The show’s crisp cartoon style – photos animated in Adobe After Effects – suggests Terry Gilliam on a bender. Abundant wit, immaculate production, and original ragtime music make these tales of urban woe a highlight of the Net vid explosion..”

Writer’s Guild of America (WGA):

“Super-unusual hilarious animation for the Web.”

Yahoo! Picks:

“Maybe one reason box office sales stink is the Web keeps siphoning off original talent. ... Jerry’s doleful narration and the quirky animation create the real fun here. File this one in the Harvey Pekar category of eccentric, beleaguered everymen.

Boing Boing:

“It’s JerryTime! is a wonderful video diary of the life of a sad sack named Jerry. The videos are a mash-up of photo collage and Terry Gilliam-esque animation. Some other blog (can’t remember which) said that this reminded him of Harvey Pekar and I agree. “

Internet video Magazine Site of the Week 1/13/06:

“... An animated pastiche of images, photos and whatever, this is a wonderful example of what you can do with great writing, attitude and a lot of talent. And of course, a truly expressive face. Nebbishes unite!”

The Daily Reel:

“...Jerry is the perfect alchemy of computer wizardry, writing and music. Ugliness never looked so good. The Emmy-nominated wonder that is “It’s Jerry Time!” ain’t nothin’ short of genius. A++”... wonderfully zany and observant animated series, which has something that few other animated (or even non-animated) web-entertainments have: a heart.

Orwell TV:

“Simply put, “It’s Jerry Time: True Tales From The Life Of Jerry” is genius. The show mixes fantastic animation with real photos, clever writing, and a voice-over that would bring even the most jaded city dweller to their knees and send them running for a therapist. Comparisons to “Seinfeld” and Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” are not only accurate, but don’t really do justice to this show, because such comparisons don’t account for the innovative visuals viewers are treated to with “It’s Jerry Time”.

Spectrum.IEEE:

“Consider “It’s Jerrytime!” (http://www.itsjerrytime.com/), a cult hit vlog that epitomizes what people’s video is all about.

Colin McEnroe:

“This is a pretty funny and heartbreaking riff on alienation and estrangement. It’s soooo wrong, but we’ve all been there. It’s sort of de Chirico, married to Charlie Chaplin. Wait. You could say that about Beckett, too. Make sure you read some of the comments on this. They’re crucial.”

Digital College:

“WARNING Clicking on the above link will suck away 15 minutes of your time, but if you need a belly laugh than Its Jerry Time for you.”

Quality Blogs:

“Everything about It’s Jerry Time is done very well from the writing down to the soundtrack – this is the best thing that I have found on the web in quite some time.”

INTERNATIONAL

UK Guardian Unlimited:


“Trust us, this is going to be huge. If you thought that “shows about nothing” starring guys named Jerry ended with Seinfeld, welcome to the weirdly wonky real-life world of hapless fortysomething Jerry, recreated by his brother Orrin as a hilariously downbeat, photo collage animation series. In this episode, as ever, the cruel world uses our crumpled hero as a whipping boy after a harmless I-trashed-a-drive-thru-bank incident. It’s got that nerdy, monotone American Splendor vibe, so jump in before everyone has the cult “Evil Bartender” T-shirts and you’ve totally missed its Arctic Monkeys-style viral success. Who’s the “Evil Bartender” in question? Serve some Jerry time …”

CBC Radio


“The genius of It’s Jerry Time is finding profundity and resonance in the unvarnished moments most of us deem uninteresting or even embarrassing. It’s that Harvey Pekar sensibility of finding meaning in daily struggles and small personal victories.”

Yahoo UK/Ireland:


“..Watch Jerry’s unremarkable progress down the path of life here, and realise with horror that there’s a little bit of dour, crumpled Jerry in us all.”

Energie (Italy):


“It’s Jerrytime…is doubtless to become an animation classic”

WRG-FM, Geneva Switzerland:

Pete found yet another way to wile away a lazy Friday afternoon with an internet antihero at www.itsjerrytime.com.”

Oink:

“Jerry tiene un weblog chulísimo en el que cuenta su vida mediante vídeo-collages en 2D”

Louche.net:

“The Landlord”, deuxième épisode de la série d’animation It’s Jerry Time, réalisée avec des collages photos bien tordants . Le mois prochain: “Jerry Goes to Jail”. Ça me rappelle un peu Angela Anaconda, mais en plus trash. (Est-on obligé, à chaque fois, de citer Terry Gillian comme référence? C’est vrai, quoi, à la fin…)”

joemonster.org:

“Filmiki: Czas na Jerrego: Historia 45 letniego faceta, ktory zË™yje w bardzo dziwny…”

No-bug.net:

“Les vraies aventures de Jerry (pleines de pathos) à base de découpages rappelant les Monty Python. Bien foutu! Le deuxième épisode à propos de son proprio rappellera bien des souvenirs à l’équipe no-bug. Bisous Helmoumoute!”

Beertjes:

“Het schijnt tijd te zijn om kennis te maken met Jerry… Hij heeft al twee filmpjes in elkaar geknutseld en het derde is op komst. Best knap gemaakt..”

I Come from Reykjavik:

Animeita” vídjóblogg eftir einhvern gaur. etta er frábær snilld. Hann er svo óttalega næs og…og…óheppinn og yndislegur. Bara tvær færslur komnar, en meira á leiinni.”

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