At times when I become this sweet and mellow, it makes me reflect and wonder whether I am a wishful and naïve dreamer, utopian or simply losing my marbles. I shall let you know in the forthcoming blogs.
Fred Patten looks at the richly detailed coffee-table art book celebrating LAIKA’s latest animated feature.
The latest 'Jungle Book' revamp will blend live-action with CGI, and is set for an October 2015 release date.
The former Pixar art directors talk about their first independent collaboration and the challenges of striking out on their own.
From first-time feature director Peter Sohn, ‘Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur,” a buddy comedy about a dinosaur and his boy, arrives in theaters November 25, 2015.
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The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.
When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.
For full guidelines and entry form: www.miaf.net/2014/entries.html
Book signing and Q&A session with visual futurist and a neofuturistic concept artist Syd Mead to be held Saturday, November 22 at the memorial park’s Glendale location.
Fred Patten looks inside the impressive new coffee table art book chronicling the studios’ theatrical releases from ‘Ice Age’ to the upcoming ‘Peanuts.’
Beautifully drawn and masterfully told graphic series marks animation veteran Stephan Franck’s comics debut.
Pause, stand still, hold your breath, open your eyes and unleash your imagination to the uninhibited realm of the Redwoods.
1973 Japanese animated masterpiece is the final film from the ‘Animerama’ trilogy produced by Osamu Tezuka and directed by Eiichi Yamamoto.
Oversized hardcover storybook contains Miyazaki’s watercolor illustrations and the original fable that inspired the groundbreaking animated feature film.
ASIFA-Hollywood announces plans to expand their student scholarship program and to allocate more funds for artists and film preservation.
Abstract animation has its own festival category but how well do we really understand its roots in the world of abstract art?
Fred Patten talks about the new coffee-table art book featuring Dusty Crophopper and his two ‘Planes’ movie adventures.
Character animation is really not the illusion of life, but the illusion of “intelligent or motivated life” and takes advantage of four universal truths about how the mind works.
Free public festival in Brooklyn includes keynote address by Marisa Olson, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and a multi-media after-party.
I’m an artist. I have two Disney plush toys in my studio and I painted them. Am I contravening copyright if I show or sell them?
Do degree art schools teach you how to accurately draw the illusion of a form in space? And do we care?
Exhibition to feature concept art and puppets from the upcoming film, and will be on view September 26, 2014 through February 1, 2015.