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  • Sparks return with ‘Hippopotamus’ animated music video

    Sparks return with ‘Hippopotamus’ animated music video

    Californian sibling duo Ron and Russell Mael, known collectively as Sparks, are gearing up to release their new album Hippopotamus via BMG in September of this year. In anticipation of the new release the band, whose prior hits include ‘This …

  • KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival Presents 2 Upcoming Animation Events

    KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival Presents 2 Upcoming Animation Events

    Polish off your Polish and take note of two upcoming events in the calendar for those interested in animation, gaming and/or art-rock sextets. KINOTEKA is London’s annual Polish (not polish) film festival in its 15th year and spread across a …

  • Magic Wilderness: El Apóstol

    Magic Wilderness: El Apóstol

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the release of the world’s first animated feature film, so I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate this with a series of articles on selected films. As we all know, Disney’s Snow …

  • Intimate Animation: Kim Noce (‘Love in Idleness’)

    Intimate Animation: Kim Noce (‘Love in Idleness’)

    Continuing the second season of Intimate Animation – the Skwigly podcast in which we explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animation that deals with adult themes of love, relationships and sexuality – we welcome UK-based Italian artist/filmmaker Kim Noce …

  • Stranger Things: A Conversation with Kirsten Lepore

    Stranger Things: A Conversation with Kirsten Lepore

    Since her promising beginnings with the viral hit Story From North America (co-directed with Garrett Michael Davis in 2007) and breakthrough student short Bottle (that to date has picked up 39 awards and counting) in 2010, Kirsten Lepore‘s animation career …

  • WATCH: Mend and Make Do by Bexie Bush

    WATCH: Mend and Make Do by Bexie Bush

    Today sees the online release of Mend and Make Do the graduation film directed by Bexie Bush which you can watch below.

    The documentary film was created at the NFTS and retells the story of Lyn Schofield, who regales the …

  • Watch: Aidan McAteer’s ‘Deadly’ released online

    Watch: Aidan McAteer’s ‘Deadly’ released online

    Today sees the online premiere of Deadly by Irish director Aidan McAteer. On top of his TV credits that span major animated preschool series such as Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, Boj, The Secret Show and Ben and Holly’s Little …

  • Nick Park’s Early Man – New Teaser Debuts

    Nick Park’s Early Man – New Teaser Debuts

    After offering a tantalising glimpse as the film entered production last October a full teaser trailer for Aardman director Nick Park’s upcoming feature Early Man has been released.

    The film, to be released in cinemas next year, takes the viewer …

  • Podcast: Graham Annable (Grickle)

    Podcast: Graham Annable (Grickle)

    In episode 69 of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we welcome back Graham Annable, Oscar-nominated co-director of LAIKA‘s 2014 feature The Boxtrolls.

    As well as his involvement with LAIKA Studios, Graham is also the creator of the comic/animation series Grickle, sustained …

  • Annecy announces first guests & events for 2017 edition

    Annecy announces first guests & events for 2017 edition

    The Annecy International Animated Film Festival has revealed a first look at what’s in store for this year’s edition. Leading with the announcement of two of its prominent keynote speakers Kristine Belson (President of Sony Pictures Animation) and Eric Coleman …

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