In the case of Celebrity Deathmatch, I knew I had a solid concept – two celebrities with a score to settle face off in a clay animated wrestling ring…and fight to the death! The pitch could not have been any simpler and yet it had all of the components of great entertainment – pop culture, biting satire, cartoony violence and an animation style that was beloved but seldom seen. And yet it would take MTV over a year to greenlight a pilot!
Category: Short Films
Brad Clark, our intrepid character rigging master, puts Autodesk’s latest software suite through its paces.
Union VFX announces its collaboration with artistic director Danny Boyle and the BBC to create short films to be featured in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
The San Francisco chapter of the International Animated Film Association announces the winners of the first-ever ASIFA-SF Spring Festival.
Our tireless festival stalwart Nancy Phelps shares her in-depth perspective on this year’s Annecy festival.
The National Film Board of Canada is pleased to announce that its animated production “Flawed” by Halifax filmmaker Andrea Dorfman has earned a News & Documentary Emmy nomination.
Beginning this year, the AniMazSpot festival will be held on a bi-annual basis; Festival Director Tee Bosustow will step down to return to the completion of UPA documentary, "The Boing Heard Round the World."
In this animated short created by students at the DAVE School, C-3PO and R2-D2 embark on a rollicking adventure when the Jawas hijack an experimental Mon Calimari starship.
Tinman Creative Studios partnered with the Toronto Animated Arts Festival International (TAAFI) to produce a sponsorship film for the festival’s inaugural year.
Studio AKA’s David Prosser has just completed a beautiful 3 ½ minute film for the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF).
The Sydney Opera House announced the return of the GRAPHIC global animation competition, held as part of the GRAPHIC festival of storytelling, animation and music.
Bron Animation has made several appointments under newly named Creative Directors Gil Rimmer and Ben Burden Smith.
Digital production and design studio Big Block produced the arresting and engaging visuals for viral campaigns for BMW, Nissan and Audi.
CARTOON--the European Association of Animation Film--has announced the five finalists for the Cartoon d'Or 2012, the pan-European award for the best animated short film of the year.
Motion design and production studio Royale was recently tapped by Nike to create a launch spot for the new Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012+ shoe.
I’ve never been very good at math but there is one equation that I do understand: creativity + ambition + timing + a little luck = success.
Framestore is partnering with McLaren Group, the Woking-based family of niche high-tech companies, to launch a brand new media company called McLaren Animation.
Disney Animation has released a first look at Paperman, the short film by John Kahrs and Kristina Reed that fuses CG and hand-drawn animation techniques.
Summer blues bring on a softer mood. This week: "Bubble" (Elliot Dear), "TELEPHONEME" (MK12), "Cherry Blossom Elephant in Forest" (Young-jun Kim/Earth Design Works), "Blue Whale" (Sivan Kidron), "Kali le petit Vampire" (Regina Pessoa)
The 8th edition of the Video Festival Imperia will be held April 23-27, 2013; the deadline for submissions is January 28, 2012.
Watch the preview video for the SIGGRAPH 2012 Computer Animation Festival, the annual festival for the world's most innovative, accomplished and amazing digital film and video creators.