This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.
Column: The Animation Pimp
Chris Robinson reflects on the epic ‘handyman’ we first came to know and love in ‘Manivald,’ talking various absurdities with filmmakers Chintis Lundgren and Draško Ivezić.
Chris Robinson chats with Canadian animator and 2017 Governor General’s Award recipient, Michèle Cournoyer.
Can we ever realistically connect with the world around us for extended periods or are these moments of connection and small joys just fleeting, fading as fast as they appear?
Director Pat Smith talks about animating lost and rare interviews with stars like Hunter S. Thompson and Lou Reed for his new web mini-series.
What’s in the water at RISD that gives the school such a creative spark? A group of ex-students offers their opinions.
Warning: The upbeat tone of this article might come as a shock to some readers potentially rendering them speechless, teary eyed and moderately aroused.
A selection of intimate writings that didn’t make it into the final ‘Lipsett Diaries’ animated short.
Shouting, swearing and outright bitchiness signal another year of festival submission review and selection for The Pimp.
Chris Robinson chats with the highly opinionated animator, director, teacher and long-time artist for The Animation Pimp articles and book.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to compare the current Canadian indie animation scene to that of Canadian men’s hockey.
Sitting through David OReilly’s digital punk animations feels a wee bit like the non-stop hallucinations of your last journey on mushrooms.