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Category: Short Films

Headline News Director Kamil Polak Talks Lost Town Of Switez Short

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 11:32am

The short animation film “The Lost Town of Switez” from director Kamil Polak was recently screened at the Los Angeles Academy screenings for short animation films that are qualified for this year’s Oscars race.

Headline News Tangled Short To Play With Beauty And The Beast In 3-D

The Walt Disney Studios proudly announced today that directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, the talented team behind Disney Animation Studio’s global blockbuster Tangled, will premiere a delightful new animated short film spotlighting the royal wedding of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and Flynn Rider – a.k.a Eugene – (Zachary Levi) in front of each screening of Beauty and the Beast in 3D, which opens on January 13, 2012.

Blogs Sensual Healings

Pretty much everyone thinks they can do selection better. I go to Annecy and other festivals and can't understand what the committees and juries are thinking. But...what you and me are doing is presuming there are good and bad ways of doing selection. Festival committees and judges are not these detached demi-Gods standing above and beyond us mortals. They are just everyday folks, as biased, passionate and flawed and well-meaning as you and your films.

Headline News The Academy Screens the Next Oscar-Winning Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:41am

Yesterday, the Motion Picture Academy screened 45 qualified animated short films for short list voting in a program from which the eventual 2011 Oscar winner will be chosen.

Headline News An Evening with Animator Bill Kopp at Egyptian Theatre

The American Cinematheque presents an evening of madcap Animated Entertainment with Animator BILL KOPP and Voice Talent Brad Garrett, Tom Kenny, Jess Harnell, Jeff DeGrandis & Margaret Loesch In Person!

Headline News Human Ark To Present Latest Short Lost Town Of Switez In L.A.

Human Ark, Poland’s pre-eminent animation studio will be hosting a special one night screening and reception celebrating their latest award winning film THE LOST TOWN OF SWITEZ – A FILM BY KAMIL POLAK next Thursday in Los Angeles.

Headline News Essential Daffy Duck Collection Comes to DVD

That zany duck, Daffy Duck, one of Looney Tunes’ most enduring characters is celebrated in his very own DVD release when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings The Essential Daffy Duck Collection to consumers November 1, 2011.

Headline News Nick Latin America, One Laptop per Child Announce Kid’s Contest Winner

Nickelodeon Latin America and One Laptop per Child, a nonprofit whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today the winner of their competition in which primary school children across Central and South America were challenged to use their XO laptops to create videos focused on creating a better environment.

Headline News Red Bull Canimation Launches – A Nationwide, Multi-Genre, Creativity Contest

Red Bull is pleased to announce RED BULL CANIMATION a new nationwide competition offering budding animators an opportunity to progress their skills and careers in the field through a series of prizes, including: internships at top animation studios Aardman, The Mill & 12foot6, state of the art Autodesk, Stop Motion Pro and Digicel Flipbook Pro animation software and equipment for the media and entertainment industry and a chance to be featured on Channel Four and in cinemas nationwide.

Headline News Tom And Jerry Classics Race Their Way Onto Blu-ray

Consumers will be in pursuit of Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Tom and Jerry Blu-ray and DVD release featuring 37 re-mastered, cartoon shorts available on Blu-ray hi-def for the first time October 25, 2011.

Headline News Nine Nation Animation Animated Anthology Needs Your Help To Get on Netflix

Nine Nation Animation, World According to Shorts' critically-acclaimed selection of international animated shorts, is now available on home video.

Headline News DOK Leipzig Film Festival Celebrates New Records

Various new records are being announced by the organizers of the 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, which is now coming to a conclusion. The record attendance is particularly impressive.

Blogs The Looney Tunes Show Volume 1 DVD review

By Joe Strike | Monday, October 24, 2011 at 5:01am

What to do with these characters has been Warner Bros.’ challenge for years now. The classic theatrical shorts have matured from classic to just plain old. (Masterpieces all, but old just the same.) Attempts to bring them up to date have given us excretions like Loonatics, so-whats like Baby Looney Tunes and faux old-time toons like Carrotblanca. Under exec-producer Sam Register, they’ve finally gotten it right: contemporized their merrie menagerie while keeping their core personalities intact.

Blogs Workshops and Masterclasses Set for VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 9:14pm

Weta Digital’s Wayne Stables, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Pixar's Sharon Calahan, ILM's Scott Farrar, ILM's Roger Guyett, DNeg's Gavin Graham and PDI Founder Glenn Entis are some of the speakers slated to present next week at VIEW, Italy's largest computer graphics conference.

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