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  • Retro Ramblings – The Critic

    Retro Ramblings – The Critic

    As DVD boxsets are about five seconds away from disappearing altogether, I should probably act quick as far as sharing any reminiscences on their value. Of course, this value has had many facets – lining up a bunch of them …

  • Mackinnon and Saunders Digital Studios Stings

    Mackinnon and Saunders Digital Studios Stings

    Mackinnon and Saunders, the studio famed for producing models and armatures for stop motion productions such as Frankenweenie, Fantastic Mr Fox, short films and TV series for years have released some fun stings to showcase their digital work. The studio …

  • EIFF To Feature The Pioneers And Risk Takers Of Animation

    EIFF To Feature The Pioneers And Risk Takers Of Animation

    Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is excited to announce full details of its Animation strand which continues to champion the risk takers and technical masters of the art form and features exciting new work, and rarely seen retrospective gems from …

  • Rowland B. Wilson’s ‘Trade Secrets’ – Book Review

    Rowland B. Wilson’s ‘Trade Secrets’ – Book Review

    Trade Secrets: Notes on Cartooning & Animation
    Author: Rowland B. Wilson, Suzanne Lemieux Wilson (Editor)
    Publisher: Focal Press (Animation Masters Series)

    A major concern that rears its head from time to time with each wave of new animators is a …

  • First Look at Nick Park’s Early Man

    First Look at Nick Park’s Early Man

    The first poster for Nick Park’s next feature film – Early Man, has been released online.

    It would appear that the director isn’t straying too far from his tried and tested one man and his dog formula, or by the …

  • Morph Returns To Children’s TV After 15 Years

    Morph Returns To Children’s TV After 15 Years

    Everyone’s favourite terracotta clay hero, Morph, will return to the small screen on CBBC. The new adventures of Morph will be broadcast on the channel next month.

    Morph is returning home to the BBC after more than 15 years away …

  • Lightbox: Greg McLeod (The Brothers McLeod)

    Lightbox: Greg McLeod (The Brothers McLeod)

    In the latest episode of Lightbox Skwigly talks to Greg of The Brothers McLeod who, along with his writing brother Myles, have been a staple of the UK animation scene for sometime. On top of high profile commissioned work including …

  • Halas and Batchelor – 75 Years Old Today!

    Halas and Batchelor – 75 Years Old Today!

    Halas and Batchelor, the studio behind the UK’s first commercially released feature film Animal Farm, hits its 75 year anniversary today -18th May 2015.

    To celebrate this anniversary of one of UK animation history’s most important studios, a new blog …

  • 100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Sink / Satoshi Tomioka

    100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Sink / Satoshi Tomioka

    Japan / 1999

    Former Tokyo hydrodynamics student Tomioka started producing on his own films while at college, before combining his work for mainstream animation studios (commercials for Honda and Japanese Rail JR amongst others) and his unique home made personal …

  • In Memoriam: David Anderson (1952-2015)

    In Memoriam: David Anderson (1952-2015)

    It is with regret that we’ve learned of the passing of British animator and filmmaker David Anderson.

    Having studied at the Bath Academy of Art, Anderson’s filmmaking career began at the National Film and Television School where he produced Dreamland …

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