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  • 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 …

  • Children’s Media Conference Collaborates with the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival

    Children’s Media Conference Collaborates with the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival

    In April 2017 the CMC is taking further steps into the Chinese kids’ media market through a collaboration with CICAF, the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival.

    CMC is organising and producing two conference sessions at the vast CICAF market, …

  • Interview with ‘We Bare Bears’ creator Daniel Chong

    Interview with ‘We Bare Bears’ creator Daniel Chong

    Grizz, Pan Pan and Ice Bear are returning for all-new episodes of We Bare Bears on Cartoon Network. The lovable trio of brotherly bears are back to their old tricks, learning more about the world and eating everything in sight. …

  • “Seth’s Dominion” – Review & Director Interview

    “Seth’s Dominion” – Review & Director Interview

    An area we find ourselves returning to time and again here on Skwigly is the unique strength animation brings as a component of – or driving force behind – non-fiction storytelling. With animation and documentary becoming increasingly intertwined of late, …

  • Lupus Films and Melusine Developing Kensuke’s Kingdom Feature

    Lupus Films and Melusine Developing Kensuke’s Kingdom Feature

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    The team behind the highly acclaimed animated feature Ethel & Ernest, Lupus Films and …

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