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  • Skwigly Banner – March 2015: Matt Walker

    Skwigly Banner – March 2015: Matt Walker

    Matthew Walker is a writer, director and animator based in Bristol. He is a director with ArthurCox and is represented by Aardman for commercial work.

    After completing a foundation course at Falmouth College of Art and Design he then studied …

  • Thunderbirds Are Go – New Look & Audience Reactions

    Thunderbirds Are Go – New Look & Audience Reactions

    New images of character designs for the upcoming reboot Thunderbirds Are Go were released earlier today. CG reinterpretations of the classic characters Lady Penelope, Brains and Parker have been released by ITV and can be seen below:

    The first image …

  • 100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Le maison en Petits Cubes / Kunio Kato

    100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Le maison en Petits Cubes / Kunio Kato

    Japan / 2008

    It sounds French and looks like a European hand-drawn short from the 1970s, but Le maison en Petits Cubes is a Japanese film from 2008. It’s great though, having won the best short film at the Annecy …

  • Disney XD to Reboot DuckTales

    Disney XD to Reboot DuckTales

    DuckTales (a wooo-oooo) is returning to TV with brand new episodes to air on Disney XD sometime in 2017.

    The beloved series originally ran from 1987 to 1990 and was repeated throughout everyone’s childhood. It followed the adventures of Donald …

  • Lightbox: Disney’s Oscar-winning short ‘Feast’

    Lightbox: Disney’s Oscar-winning short ‘Feast’

    In the latest episode of Lightbox Skwigly talks to Director Patrick Osborne, Producer Kristina Reed and Production Designer Jeff Turley, the team behind Disney’s Feast, the short film paired with Big Hero 6 that recently took home the Oscar for …

  • An Interview with Priit Pärn

    An Interview with Priit Pärn

    Undoubtedly one of Eastern Europe’s most commendable animation artists, Priit Pärn is still producing adventurous and daring work well into the fourth decade of his career. In the past Pärn has achieved notoriety with such films as Hotel E (1992), …

  • Spectators By Ross Hogg Released Online

    Spectators By Ross Hogg Released Online

    Spectators, the Glasgow School of Arts graduation film by Ross Hogg, has been released online. Watch it here:

    The film is set at a football match but cleverly turns the camera away from the game and towards the characters in …

  • Disney Win Double At The Oscars!

    Disney Win Double At The Oscars!

    The 87th Academy Awards was always going to be an interesting year for the animation categories, since The LEGO Movie was snubbed by the Oscars but went on to win the BAFTA for Animated Feature. It sounds incredible but the …

  • ‘Laurel & Hardy’ Return to Toon Form

    ‘Laurel & Hardy’ Return to Toon Form

    Those bowler-hatted buffoons Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are set to return to our TV screens, with a little help from animation.

    The misadventures of comedy duo Laurel & Hardy were originally immortalised by Hanna-Barbera in a TV series that …

  • Toon Boom ‘Animate To Harmony’ Book Review

    Toon Boom ‘Animate To Harmony’ Book Review

    Animate To Harmony: The Independent Animator’s Guide to Toon Boom
    Author: Adam Phillips
    Publisher: Focal Press

    A love letter to a piece of software seems a little daft given my dual (dueling, on occasion) roles as both animation freelancer/director and …

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