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  • Thank You Stan – A Tribute to Stanley Matthews

    Thank You Stan – A Tribute to Stanley Matthews

    In a cynical age where so many feature films, including animated ones, are sequels, reboots or re-imaginings, it’s refreshing to see an ambitious project that clearly comes from the heart. Tony White’s short film Thank You Stan, a tribute to …

  • The 42nd Annie Awards – Winners

    The 42nd Annie Awards – Winners

    Last night the Stateside ASIFA Annie Awards announced their 2015 winners, following on from the nominations announcement in December of last year. The full list of winners is as follows:

    Best Animated Feature
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks)…

  • Fans Still Gripped by Frozen Fever

    Fans Still Gripped by Frozen Fever

    Disney’s Big Hero 6 is out in UK Cinemas 30th January. Whilst cinemagoers are still anticipating the release of a new Disney film, many are still firmly in the grip of Disney’s last mega-hit Frozen.

    Following on from the film’s …

  • ‘Shaun the Sheep – The Movie’ Review

    ‘Shaun the Sheep – The Movie’ Review

    In my recent interview with The Boxtrolls directors, Anthony Stacchi commented that, unlike other forms of animation, stop-frame seems to exist under the dark shadow of Tim Burton. If that’s true then Aardman seem to have successfully escaped this evil, …

  • ‘Big Hero 6′ Review

    ‘Big Hero 6′ Review

    When I first heard that Disney had acquired Marvel Comics and were developing an animated feature based on an obscure, three-issue comic-book series about a team of colourful Japanese heroes, my initial reaction was of general apathy and disappointment. From …

  • Don Hertzfeldt takes Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2015

    Don Hertzfeldt takes Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2015

    Following on from the successful trilogy-cum-feature It’s Such A Beautiful Day that so bowled over audiences and critics, early response to Don Hertzfeldt‘s latest World of Tomorrow (in which Julia Pott voices Emily, a woman from the future attempting to …

  • Sticky Situations: An Interview with Jeff Chiba Stearns

    Sticky Situations: An Interview with Jeff Chiba Stearns

    A graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the multi-award-winning, Emmy®-nominated animator and documentarian Jeff Chiba Stearns is the founder of the Vancouver-based Meditating Bunny Studios. Amongst his body of work are commercials from clients such as …

  • In Conversation with Laika’s Mark Shapiro – Part 1

    In Conversation with Laika’s Mark Shapiro – Part 1

    Mark Shapiro is Head of Brand Management for Laika, who we were lucky enough to catch up with after his informative and extensive talk on the making of The Boxtrolls at last year’s Bradford Animation Festival. The Boxtrolls is the …

  • Nobrow release graphic novel app

    Nobrow release graphic novel app

    Nobrow is well known for its wonderful range of talented artists, publications and of course the care and detail they put into the production of their printed work. You’d be hard pressed to find another current, young publisher who takes …

  • COMPETITION: You could win THE BOXTROLLS on 3D Blu-ray™!

    COMPETITION: You could win THE BOXTROLLS on 3D Blu-ray™!

    One of our favourite films of the past year is the Oscar and BAFTA nominated adventure The Boxtrolls. The off beat family film has won high praise for its intricate, lovingly crafted production methods and bold story, the film was …

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