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Blogs THE BALLAD OF NESSIE (2011) (***)

This origin story of the Loch Ness monster is a sweet ode to Disney’s Silly Symphonies shorts of the 1940s and ‘50s. Narrated by Billy Connolly, the tale follows Nessie as she is forced out of her cozy pond by a loud mini-golf course developer named MacFroogle. She heads out with her best friend, the rubber duck MacQuack, to find a new home, but it’s not that easy. The whole incident makes her just want to cry, but she’s Scottish and she is supposed to keep a stiff upper lip.

Headline News Gnomon Studios Unveils Shane Acker's New Short Plus Minus

Gnomon Studios, the creative destination for visual effects and animation students to work with some of the world's most respected industry talents, today announced that its latest project, the animated short film "Plus Minus," will be released in late 2011.

Headline News Kid Critic/Plympton Short to Debut at LA Shorts Film Festival

The Holocaust has been treated by almost every medium, but rarely animation – and never by a child animator, until now. Animation short “INGRID PITT: BEYOND THE FOREST” is truly a labor of love, and a cross-generational collaboration between a world-class animation master Bill Plympton, actress Ingrid Pitt, who narrated her last film about the horror of war as she experienced as a child during the Holocaust, and a first-time 10-yr-old animator & artist Perry Chen, who is also an award-winning child film critic.

Headline News Warner Releases Tom And Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Volume 2

Warner Home Video (WHV) brings consumers another exciting set of animated antics starring popular cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry with the release of Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures V2.

Headline News The Academy's Production Art Database Goes Worldwide

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library today launched its latest online research tool, the Production Art Database [http://collections.oscars.org/prodart/].

Headline News Media Design School Students Put Love into Rotting Hill Short

It’s not easy to find love, especially if you’re falling apart, stinky and a little bloody around the edges. Welcome to Rotting Hill, where the extinction of humanity has led to the rise of a new species – zombies.

Headline News Charged Studios’ Falling Up Short Wins Brooklyn Film Fest Audience Award

CHARGED STUDIOS is proud to announce that ‘Falling Up,’ an independent animated short produced through its Artists In Residence Program, was honored this month with The Audience Choice Award at the 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF).

Blogs HAWAIIAN VACATION (2011) (***)

TOY STORY's story is not over. Pixar has decided to extend the franchise in a series of shorts, this one being the first. Woody and the gang are preparing for some R&R as their new owner Bonnie is headed off on a Hawaiian family vacation over the winter break. Stowed away in the little girl's backpack are Ken and Barbie, who are extremely disappointed when they discover they're at Bonnie's house and not a luau on the beach. So in order to rescue the couple's first vacation together, the rest of the toys team up to bring paradise to a preschooler's bedroom.

Blogs Plympton's Winsor McCay Film Restoration Project Looking for Support

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:03pm

For the past 2 years, Bill Plympton has had a team of interns busy restoring Winsor McCay’s last short film, The Flying House. As work has progressed, Matthew Modine came onto the project as a producer and with assistance from business partner Adam Rakoff, has launched an online fundraising effort through Kickstarter.com.

Headline News Fantastic Flying Books Wins SIGGRAPH 2011

SIGGRAPH announces the Computer Animation Festival's Best in Show, Jury Award, and Best Student Project recipients for SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver, 7-11 August 2011.

Headline News Academy Invites 13 Animators, 12 VFX Artists to Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Headline News Academy Changes Oscars Rules for Animated/VFX Categories & More

The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday (6/14) to add a new twist to the 2011 Best Picture competition, and a new element of surprise to its annual nominations announcement.

Headline News Academy Announces Medal Placement for 2011 Student Academy Award Winners

Fifteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored tonight (June 11) as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Headline News Animation Mentor Releases Student Showcase 2011: Back To Basics

Animation Mentor, the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, has released Student Showcase 2011: Back to Basics featuring creative work from its students around the world.

Headline News PIXELS and THE RABBI'S CAT take home top prizes at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:50pm

The Annecy International Animation Festival just concluded its 51st edition this evening, June 11, 2011. Patrick Jean’s PIXELS Took home the Annecy Cristal as the top short film, while THE RABBI'S CAT, by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, took the top prize for feature film.

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