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  • The Lego Batman Movie: New Trailer debuts at SDCC

    The Lego Batman Movie: New Trailer debuts at SDCC

    “You’re darn right woah!”

    Ever the throbbing hub of pop culture, the San Diego Comic Con is pinpointed in the calendar as one of those events that delivers for fans from the world of comics, movies, video games and animation. …

  • British Animation in WWI – Frightfulness v Fair-play

    British Animation in WWI – Frightfulness v Fair-play

    To accompany “Frightfulness v Fair-play” a talk at the BFI Southbank on the with a programme of British Animation from WWI and live musical accompaniment, Jez Stewart of the BFI takes a look back in time at the origins of …

  • WATCH: Howie Shia’s ‘BAM’ released online

    WATCH: Howie Shia’s ‘BAM’ released online

    On the heels of a strong festival run, Howie Shia‘s tremendous animated National Film Board of Canada (NFB) short BAM is now available to view online in full.  Following three prior shorts produced with the NFB – Ice Ages (produced …

  • EIFF 2016: McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

    EIFF 2016: McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

    Named after Stirling-born experimental animator Norman McLaren, the second selection of award nominated films were played in front of a packed audience. As in the previous day’s shorts, there was a great range of films, with the crowd pleasing, Simon’s …

  • ‘Mighty Magiswords’  – an interview with creator Kyle Carrozza

    ‘Mighty Magiswords’ – an interview with creator Kyle Carrozza

    Mighty Magiswords – the brainchild of new Cartoon Network talent Kyle Carrozza, is set to make the leap from short-form, webisodic content to a full animated series. The show, about atypical adventurers Vambre and Prohyas and their worldwide quest to …

  • Pitch THIS! OIAF opens international call for TV series pitches

    Pitch THIS! OIAF opens international call for TV series pitches

    The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), which this year celebrates its fortieth anniversary, has teamed up with longtime partners Corus Entertainment and Toon Boom to offer a development deal and animation software (licenses for Toon Boom Harmony and Storybook Pro, …

  • 100 Of The Most Beautiful Shots in Animation: Part 1

    100 Of The Most Beautiful Shots in Animation: Part 1

    Let’s not kid ourselves here – animation is beautiful. From 2D, to 3D, to stop-motion and even a little bit of VFX in there as well. Traditional and digital, Eastern and Western, fiction and non-fiction – animation has no limits. …

  • Notes on Animation: Cats Don’t Dance

    Notes on Animation: Cats Don’t Dance

     

    Some films are guaranteed hits, some films underperform, some do OK, some even exceed expectations. This one almost vanished the minute it was completed.

    In 1997, the heyday of the animated musical, Turner Feature Animation were completing their first …

  • ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ – new clip and motion poster

    ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ – new clip and motion poster

    Following last week’s launch of the latest of four official trailers, LAIKA have released more footage from their upcoming stop-motion feature Kubo and the Two Strings. Watch the clip below to see Kubo (Art Parkinson), Monkey (Charlize Theron) and the …

  • Hasbro buys Boulder Media

    Hasbro buys Boulder Media

    Hasbro, the toy makers behind Transformers, My Little Pony and Mr Potato Head have purchased Dublin based studio Boulder Media.

    UK readers will know Boulder Media as the team who recently animated the new Danger Mouse for Freemantle Media and …

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