The year-plus early teaser trailer is a given for spectacular genre movies nowadays… but how about the full release of an entire movie – an animated Pixar film at that – some ten months before its official premiere? In this case however, the Pixar film in question runs all of seven minutes and is set to accompany the summer 2012 release of Brave, Pixar’s next full-length feature. It’s called La Luna, and it’s the story of a boy, his dad, granddad… and their peculiar relationship with the celestial body of the title.
Category: Short Films
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) came to an end with the highly anticipated closing ceremonies which were held this evening at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. OIAF organizers announced the 2011 winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.
The Animator’s Picnic is inspired event programming – stop all proceedings, go to a park, eat, drink, see and be seen. On this unseasonably beautiful Autumn day, as I gaze out on the crowd of young animators, I can’t help but think…I feel so old. Nothing like a large gathering of energetic young hipsters, free from the burdens of metabolic decline and hearing loss, to remind you just what a sorry-ass geez you are. The crowd gets younger, the walk to the Bytowne Cinema gets longer and no amount of Advil or Scotch can change that. Sometimes I wonder, if I start talking to a young female animation student, am I perceived as someone who has something useful to say, or just a perve? Can one be both?
I know it must be Ottawa Animation Festival time because it’s been roughly a year since my last verbal manhandling by an airport customs agent. Happy Anniversary! I seem to be a magnet for every disaffected flak vested agent looking to brush up on their 12-step time mismanagement drill.
Animaze Animation Film Festival is proud to present the schedule of its first edition to be held at Cinema du Parc and Concordia University's Hall Building Auditorium from November 18 to November 20, 2011.
Experimental animator Jordan Belson passed away of heart failure at his San Francisco home on Sept. 6, 2011, reports The Center for Visual Music.
Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation proudly present an action-packed hour of first looks at DC Universe Animated Original Movies properties on Friday, October 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at New York Comic Con.
The Holocaust has been treated by almost every medium, but rarely animation—and never by a child animator—until now. Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest, animated by 10-year-old filmmaker and award-winning critic Perry Chen, has been acquired for worldwide distribution by Shorts International, the distributor of Academy Award-nominated shorts tours for the last 6 years in theaters, inDemand!, and on iTunes and ShortsHD TV in over 100 markets.
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced a joint call for submissions for the second annual WGA New Media Writing Awards.
At the Cartoon Forum tonight, Studio Soi's THE LITTLE BOY AND THE BEAST won the coveted Cartoon d'Or prize.
Animaze Animation Film Festival is proud to present the schedule of its first edition to be held at Cinema du Parc (3575 Ave du Parc) and Concordia University's Hall Building Auditorium (1455 Ave de Maisonneuve W) from November 18 to November 20, 2011.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman returns with another animation criticism lesson focusing on direction by dissecting Dick Lundy's classic Donald Duck short, A Good Time for a Dime.
DOCartoon, the first festival in the world to be primarily dedicated to animated documentaries and non-fiction comics, will take place from September 24-30.
Alcon Entertainment has gone hog wild, closing a deal with Canadian animation studio Arc Prods. to develop the latter's short "Ormie" into a feature film with Arc co-producing.
Willie Nelson, Coldplay, the US restaurant chain Chipotle and Nexus animation director Johnny Kelly have made a creative alliance to create BACK TO THE START, a short animated film highlighting the issue of sustainable farming.
Aniboom Virtual Studio (aniboom.com), the world’s first virtual animation studio, has partnered with leading Communication Artist Gideon Amichay to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11by bringing together animators from all over the world.
Making the scary and spooky a little bit silly was a Walt Disney favorite, especially in his early animated shorts. To celebrate Halloween, The Walt Disney Family Museum presents HallowScreen! featuring nine cartoon treasures on the big screen in the Museum’s Fantasia-inspired theater, October 29-31, 2011.
Yoram Gross’ films will represent Australian animation at the Chitrakatha’11 international festival in India, from October 19 to 23.