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  • 100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Moonbird / John and Faith Hubley

    100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Moonbird / John and Faith Hubley

    USA / 1959

    John Hubley had met Faith Elliot while they were both working on the UPA sex education film ‘Of Human Growth’. Although they met in LA both had originated from New York, John Hubley from an artistic family …

  • ‘Rocks In My Pockets’ by Signe Baumane – Review

    ‘Rocks In My Pockets’ by Signe Baumane – Review

    In the often romanticised universe of animated feature film production – a world peppered with slick photorealism, cute animals anthropomorphised with contrived sassiness and the marketing godsend of A-list celebrity endorsement – frequently the most remarkable contributions have been from …

  • LIAF Competition Screening 1 Giveaway

    LIAF Competition Screening 1 Giveaway

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and…

  • Nominations Announced: British Academy Children’s Awards

    Nominations Announced: British Academy Children’s Awards

    Three nominations for KATIE MORAG, OLD JACK’S BOAT, 4 O’CLOCK CLUB, THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, ROY and WOLFBLOOD each receive two nominations.

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the nominations for its annual British …

  • Q&A with ‘Grace Under Water’ Director Anthony Lawrence

    Q&A with ‘Grace Under Water’ Director Anthony Lawrence

    Australian animator Anthony Lawrence’s latest short film Grace Under Water has been making the rounds at festivals including Annecy and Hiroshima, with an upcoming UK screening at this year’s LIAF festival. Making use of uncannily detailed stop-motion puppetry and 3D …

  • Floyd Norman’s ‘Animated Life’ – Book Review

    Floyd Norman’s ‘Animated Life’ – Book Review

    Animated Life: A Lifetime of Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Stories from an Animation Legend
    Floyd Norman
    Focal Press (Animation Masters Series)

    Animation is one of those creative industries that, on its surface, makes a great deal of sense – while …

  • Disney Announce Moana For 2016

    Disney Announce Moana For 2016

    Disney’s 56th animated feature, Moana, has been officially announced for 2016. After the big hit that was Frozen, the studio is moving to warmer waters. It tells the story of Moana and her task to fulfil an old ancestral quest. …

  • ‘The Book of Life’ Review

    ‘The Book of Life’ Review

    This Halloween we can all look forward to the cinematic release of The Book of Life, the newest feature from ReelFX in association with 20th Century Fox. Set around the Day of the Dead in Mexico, the film is a …

  • LIAF Opening Night Gala Giveaway

    LIAF Opening Night Gala Giveaway

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and…

  • Earthworm Heart by Alasdair + Jock

    Earthworm Heart by Alasdair + Jock

    Trunk animation’s Alasdair + Jock have created another superb video for Tom Fun Orchestra.
    The Canadian based Tom Fun Orchestra and Trunk’s Alasdair + Jock have built up a great working relationship. This produced two fantastic multi award-winning videos from …

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