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The Simpsons Headline News

Fan-Made ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag is Brutal & Amazing

Independent stop-motion animator Lee Hardcastle creates his own take on the classic couch gag that opens each episode of the series with a tribute to Adam Wingard’s home invasion horror film, ‘You’re Next.’

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Michaël Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’ Set for September 2016 Release Date

Dutch director and animator’s debut feature is being co-produced by France’s Wild Bunch and Japan’s Studio Ghibli, with Isao Takahata serving as artistic producer.

Stop-motion Headline News

Field Day Premieres Vincent Peone’s Stop-Motion Short, ‘The Sea is Blue’

Stop-motion animated short from directorial duo Josh and Vince was written and directed by Peone and produced at //kneeon Studios for YouTube channel Field Day.

Aardman Headline News

Aardman Makes ‘Special Delivery’ for Google Spotlight Stories

Academy Award-winning animation studio teams with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team to release interactive video compatible with Android phones; non-interactive 360-degree video version available for iOS or web users.

Short Films Headline News

Eoin Duffy Schools Santa on Physics with New Animated Short

Vancouver-based filmmaker is the director of ‘The Missing Scarf,’ which clocked up more than 16 international awards following its release and secured a place on the shortlist for the 2014 Academy Awards.

Short Films Headline News

Winsor McCay, George Pal & Walt Disney Shorts Named to 2015 National Film Registry

Library of Congress adds Winsor McCay’s ‘Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend,’ George Pal’s ‘John Henry and the Inky-Poo,’ and Walt Disney's ‘The Old Mill’ and ‘The Story of Menstruation’ to the National Film Registry.

Festivals Headline News

Slamdance Unveils 2016 Short Film Competition Lineup

Fourteen animated shorts are selected to screen in competition, as well as U.K. filmmaker Ainslie Henderson’s stop-motion animated documentary short, ‘Stems,’ and Australia’s experimental VFX short, ‘Double-Blind No.1.’

Nexus Headline News

Nexus Director Nicolas Ménard Unveils Ray-Ban Collaboration

Running December 16-30 in New York City, 30-second looping animation celebrating the eyewear brand will be projected on to the sides of two prominent buildings on Lafayette and Columbus Circle.

Adobe Headline News

Kelli Anderson Creates New Stop-Motion Video for They Might Be Giants

Adobe Creative Resident Kelli Anderson uses a combination of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator to create a new stop-motion animated video for TMBG’s holiday cut, ‘Long White Beard.’

Motion Graphics Headline News

Art Directors Club Announces Design and Motion Juries for ADC 95th Annual Awards

Nineteen creative jury members from seven countries to judge the best global work in Motion Graphics, Animation and Production based on excellence in idea and craft.

Sundance Film Festival Headline News

Sundance Sets 2016 Animated Short Selections

Twelve animated shorts are selected to screen in competition, including ‘Bob Dylan Hates Me,’ ‘A Coat Made Dark,’ ‘Deer Flower,’ ‘Edmond,’ ‘Glove,’ ‘The Grandfather Drum,’ ‘The Itching,’ ‘Life Smartphone,’ ‘Limbo Limbo Travel,’ ‘Pombo Loves You,’ Shiny’ and ‘Waves '98.’

Short Films Headline News

Bosnia’s Berin Tuzlic Unveils New Animated Short, ‘I run away even if I am not guilty’

With likeable characters and their stories, celebrated Bosnian animator and cartoonist draws on some of the basic questions of today.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Axis Animation Taps Fusion Studio for ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Game Cinematic

Axis Animation completes compositing for the opening sequence for Microsoft’s ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Xbox game using Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio.

Short Films VFXWorld

Q&A: Delving Into the VFX of Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma’s ‘The Ningyo’

Photoreal short derived from an old Japanese folk tale employs physical sets built in the duo’s living room augmented with CG creatures and extensions crafted using Autodesk Maya and Mudbox and rendered in Chaos Group’s V-Ray.

call for entries Headline News

Visegad Animation Forum Issues 2016 Call for Submissions

International animation pitching event runs alongside the Czech Republic’s Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films running May 3-5, 2016.

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