Convincing an MTV exec to greenlight a couple of Celebrity Deathmatch shorts seemed like a herculean task. Turns out that would become the first of many battles to get “Celebrity Deathmatch: The Series” on the air.
Category: Short Films
With little over a month to go, the AniMazSpot 2012 animation festival, September 10 - 16, is picking up the pace.
French director Xavier Fauthoux has been chosen as the Grand Prize winner for the James Brown Music Video Challenge.
Dr. Changyou Chen, the father of 11-year-old movie critic and filmmaker Perry Chen, passed away on July 19, following illness from terminal cancer.
“The Duel,” set in the Unseen University of Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld,” is a new animated short film being produced by Ireland’s Animation Hub.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) announces the official selection of films that will compete and be screened at this year’s festival running September 19th-23rd.
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!
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.