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  • ‘The Art of Aardman’ Book Review

    ‘The Art of Aardman’ Book Review

    This year marked the official 40th anniversary for UK based animation studio Aardman Animations. The world renowned company who came from humble origins have made some of the most highly regarded and beloved animated films of all time – but …

  • Disney directors Ron Clements and John Musker talk Moana

    Disney directors Ron Clements and John Musker talk Moana

    Disney’s Moana sees animation legends Ron Clements and John Musker return to the role they find themselves most comfortable in, joint directing a Disney animated feature. When Disney looked at it’s bleakest in the early 1980’s Clements and Musker directed …

  • Kidscreen Awards Shortlist Revealed

    Kidscreen Awards Shortlist Revealed

    Kidscreen, host of the global kids television industry’s leading awards for excellence, is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries that will be continuing in the competition through a final round of judging.

    The nominees in the Programming Categories are:

    PRESCHOOL…

  • Animated Women UK Launch ‘The Achieve Programme’

    Animated Women UK Launch ‘The Achieve Programme’

    Animated Women UK [AWUK] have launched their first ever programme focussed on helping women in animation and VFX achieve their potential.

    55% of females working in animation and vfx in the UK feel that they have or will experience career …

  • WIN Double Pass for LIAF Opening Gala 2016

    WIN Double Pass for LIAF Opening Gala 2016

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF16) is the UK’s largest and most eclectic animation festival and it returns for a 13th year to 4 venues across London from this Friday December 2-11 – with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of …

  • Podcast: Ann Marie Fleming (‘Window Horses’)

    Podcast: Ann Marie Fleming (‘Window Horses’)

    For our sixty-second episode of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we meet award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, whose body of work includes the animated biography The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (2003) and the adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s I Was …

  • The 44th Annie Awards – Nominees Announced

    The 44th Annie Awards – Nominees Announced

    The nominations for the 2017 Annie Awards, “ASIFA-Hollywood’s most glamorous event”, have this week been announced. Described as “animation’s highest honour” and now entering its 44th edition, the awards focus on the best that mainstream animation has offered up in …

  • ‘Independent Animation’ new podcast series launched

    ‘Independent Animation’ new podcast series launched

    To tie-in with the recently released Skwigly book Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films we will be bringing you a variety of exclusive new content over the coming months devoted to independent animation in all its forms, …

  • WATCH: Late Night Work Club launch second anthology ‘Strangers’

    WATCH: Late Night Work Club launch second anthology ‘Strangers’

    Late Night Work Club, the ‘rotating collective’ originally set up by Pittsburgh-based animator/illustrator Scott Benson in 2012, has this morning launched their second anthology film Strangers, following on from 2013’s Ghost Stories. The films can be watched in their entirety …

  • Intimate Animation: Andreas Hykade (‘Ring of Fire’)

    Intimate Animation: Andreas Hykade (‘Ring of Fire’)

    This week sees the conclusion of the first season of Intimate Animation, the podcast in which we explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animations (old and new) that deal with themes of love, relationships and sexuality.

     

    In episode …

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