In Jim Capobianco and Pierre-Luc Granjon’s new stop-motion film, the iconic Renaissance man, who wrote grocery lists on his sketches, was insatiably curious and headstrong, so much more interesting than his usual depiction as an untouchable genius; the film hits U.S. theaters September 15.
Rarely seen treasures from the Walt Disney Archives to be showcased with visual, audio, and interactive elements at the 35,000-square-foot Exhibition Hub Art Center, debuting in the Windy City on Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse's birthday.
PIXELvienna 16, an immersive conference and festival, brings a range of presentations, workshops, and screenings to Vienna from November 17 to 19.
Focus on Education includes workshops and masterclasses by renowned industry masters such as famed Disney animator Deja on ‘Character Animation;’ Lucasfilm VP and executive creator Chiang on ‘Art and ‘Star Wars;’ and Cartoon Saloon production designer Almu Redondo on ‘Art Direction, Visual Development and Stylization;’ the VIEW Conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.
Writer/creative director AJ Grand-Scrutton and animation director Eric Ciccone talk about Dlala Studios’ revival of one of Disney’s oldest character designs, building an entire 2D animated game world for Mickey & Friends that includes a new story and original orchestral score, recently launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
The acclaimed anime creative worked on many Studio Ghibli films, including ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and was known for his grand cloud vistas, called ‘Nizō-gumo’ or ‘Nizō Clouds.’
The 12th Mexico’s annual animation, videogame, and comic festival will take place in Guadalajara September 5-9, 2023.
The 15th International Animated Film Festival will be held in Batumi, Georgia from November 13-18; the festival is accepting submissions for its film competition with an entry deadline of August 25.
The 4th edition of Egypt’s largest annual animation festival will be held in Cairo September 7-9.
The festival, a non-competitive exhibition aimed at artists who use animation as an instrument for their personal expression, will be held February 15-18, 2024; submissions are being accepted until October 16, 2023.
The International Animation Festival selected 37 films for the 2023 competitive program taking place August 16-19.
For Junior animation student Alexandra Young, jumping into Unreal Engine to direct the school’s latest animated film, having never worked in 3D, was at first like drinking water from a firehose; however, she and her team quickly and effectively embraced the powerful real-time animation platform to tell an epic fantasy story in ways they couldn’t have done otherwise.
The annual international competition garnered 5,517 entries from aspiring design and media entertainment artists; a panel of more than 150 judges and industry professionals selected winners based on criteria including creative, technical, and presentation skills as well as complexity and raw talent.
The Academy Award and Emmy-nominated filmmaker discusses her 3-part DC docuseries that features over 60 new and archival interviews with the industry’s most prolific creators.
The film intertwines art, illustration, and animation while navigating through complex emotions of love; also, the basis of Madrid-based Silk Gallery’s exhibition of the same name.
The event celebrates creativity amongst animators and media artists, promotes contemporary animation and media art in Ukraine; the 10th edition will take place October 4-8 in Kyiv.
CTNX 2023 returns November 16-19, providing a collaborative arena in the heart of the animation market to promote employment, education and industry growth.
The writer and director of the first animated short whose imagery was entirely generated with OpenAI’s DALL-E takes a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of AI production and what this hard charging, disruptive technology could mean for M&E.
Production designer Patrick O’Keefe dives deep into two of the hit film’s most underrated characters, including one who is more ‘unnatural disaster’ than ‘villain’ and one based on ‘continuous noise’ and 1970s London punk rock.
At Anime Expo 2023, Warner and WIT Studio revealed the all-new anime series - where DC’s Harley Quinn, the Joker, and The Suicide Squad descend onto the stage of ISEKAI.
Working from the prompt ‘Adventure is worthwhile in itself,’ 3D artists worldwide created their own ‘new adventure,’ telling their stories through 3D renders; six winners - three professional and three student works - received various prizes from event sponsors.
On DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG film, giving the titular hero soft, octopus-like curves capable of flexible, fluid movement that still looked slightly alien required designs – and rigs - that were bendable in ways never done at the studio; the movie hits theaters today, June 30.
The studios’ co-development projects kick off with the 4-quadrant film set in a world split by two powerful feuding brothers with clashing convictions.