Karl Cohen discusses the art of Ben Ridgway, Zeitguised, Max Hattler, Andrew Jones and PES as examples of a new aesthetic in animation.
Article Type: Review
Ed discusses his problems with Wreck-It Ralph as well as the issues of "empathy," "sympathy" and animators as actors with pencils.
Fred Patten reviews Robert McKimson Jr.’s richly detailed new book about the life and career of his prolific father and uncles.
I enjoyed this film immensely, and I recommend it to children of all ages. I am so excited that Tim Burton is returning to his original spooky, stop-motion roots with this amazing new movie.
The powerhouse team behind DreamWorks latest feature "The Rise of the Guardians" gather in New York City to describe their creative collaboration.
Fred Patten reviews the spectacular companion volume to The Fairest One of All, both commemorating the film’s 75th anniversary.
Fred Patten looks at the incredible new book detailing the art and history of Disney’s animated classic.
I had never thought of Peja, Kosovo as an ideal holiday spot but when I was invited to be on the International Jury of Anibar International Festival, the 22nd through the 27th of August, 2012, I discovered how wrong I was.
“Paperman” is an incredible film, the best animation short I have seen this year! The art is a seamless bend between CG and 2D animation, retaining the feel of fluid hand-drawn movements.
I recommend the film to kids age 6 and up because there are a few intense battle scenes. “Wreck-it Ralph” is an action-packed adventure, filled with humor, sorrow, and triumph.
Jennifer Lee and Maggie Malone take an in-depth look at the visual development stages of Disney’s latest animated feature.
The Slamdance co-founder’s book guides filmmakers on making and distributing socially relevant low budget films.
Fred Patten looks at Giuseppe Cristiano’s comprehensive new guide book for storyboarding professionals.
This lush new book is a must have for fans and for anyone looking to dig deep into character design progressions.
Christopher Nolan's DARK KNIGHT trilogy has come to an end. In many ways it reminds me of another great trilogy's finale — RETURN OF THE JEDI. Not quite up to the grand standards of its predecessors, but a satisfying conclusion to the story of its main characters.
An attic autocrat meets his downfall at the hands of a band of freedom-fighting toys in Czech animator Jiri Barta's imaginative stop-motion fable.
Fred Patten takes an in-depth look at a new book chronicling the history of animation under the Third Reich.
It’s a “plunderful life” aboard ship as the Hugh Grant-voiced Pirate Captain leads his crew on a rather convoluted adventure chasing fame, fortune and a stolen Dodo bird.
Joe Strike dives beneath the rotting flesh of Laika's new film "Paranorman" and uncovers some surprising facts about Chris Butler and Sam Fell's 3D stop-motion zombie romp.
Tim Hodge’s new self published book is a fun collection of hand drawn postcards and decorated envelopes.
I see a lot of TV animation for kids. Sounds pretty enviable, doesn’t it? Well, it is when you stumble upon godsends like the shows Yo Gabba Gabba! Otherwise, it’s a pretty hellish experience being forced to hear god-awful music and watch screaming adult-voiced kids, bad animation, idiotic storylines, and annoying dialogue, writing, and plots that read like they’re were made by a factory of Ned Flanders clones.
There’s a reason very few studios make stop-motion feature films – like trying to out-talk Lena Dunham, it’s unbelievably difficult. Credit LAIKA - ParaNorman is exquisitely animated, with a depth of visuals and fluidity of motion that is truly fantastic. You’ve never seen stop-motion like this. The acting, the range of motion, the sets, the props, the costumes, and the attention to detail is apparent in every scene.