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Depression and suicide are at the heart of Signe Baumane’s very personal, poignant and darkly funny new animated feature.
Laika has done it again - 'The Boxtrolls' takes its audience on a dizzying trip that is at once terrifying and hilarious.
AWN’s The Miscweant attends the opening reception for ‘What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones’ at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image.
AWN's The Miscweant attends The Academy’s “Icons of Animation,” dedicated to the work of character designer and New Yorker cover artist Peter de Sève; artist and animator William Joyce; Argentinian illustrator, author and animator Carlos Nine; and the King of Indie Animation, Bill Plympton.
With four seasons under its belt, The Hub channel’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic celebrates its season-ending two-part episode and a just-announced 26-episode season five with one of its “What’s the Hubbub?” online chats.
Turbo’s supersonic racing snail gets his own Netflix spin-off series with Chris Prynoski as Exec VP.
AWN's The Miscweant talks to Elliot Cowan, who is in the home stretch of creating the feature-length The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead, an expansion of the animated shorts the veteran animator/animation director has been creating since 2006.
David Soren helms DreamWorks’ latest film about a snail with dreams of racing who can suddenly hit 200 mph.
“It wouldn’t be the first time a labor of love arrived stillborn.” That was the closing line to a 1980s article about animator Richard Williams’ long-gestating animated feature The Thief and the Cobbler.
The powerhouse team behind DreamWorks latest feature "The Rise of the Guardians" gather in New York City to describe their creative collaboration.
Too big to fit into one blog entry: Joe Strike's report on the NY Comic Con continues with coverage of Adult Swim's Venture Bros. and Robot Chicken panels.
An attic autocrat meets his downfall at the hands of a band of freedom-fighting toys in Czech animator Jiri Barta's imaginative stop-motion fable.
Joe Strike dives beneath the rotting flesh of Laika's new film "Paranorman" and uncovers some surprising facts about Chris Butler and Sam Fell's 3D stop-motion zombie romp.
Overall, Brave is an entertaining and even groundbreaking piece of work, both for its gutsy heroine and Pixar’s new ‘Presto’ animation system, responsible for Merida’s fiery red flowing locks.