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Terril Calder’s ‘Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics’ Now Streaming

The stop-motion short charts the difficult journey of a precocious Métis baby girl as she contemplates her path to Hell; now available on the National Film Board of Canada’s streaming platform.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Mixes Stopmo and Puppetry on Black Market’s ‘Tech Reborn’ Campaign

Award-winning director Johnny Kelly delivers animated short about the endearing relationship between a young girl and a monster that highlights the company’s alternative, regenerative approach to society’s insatiable desire for the ‘new.’

Return of the Kings Headline News

WATCH: Hand-Painted Music Video for The Beatles’ ‘I’m Only Sleeping’

Artist and director Em Cooper created the entire short with an animation rostrum on sheets of celluloid, oil-painting each frame, honoring the re-release of the seminal 1966 album ‘Revolver.’

An Incredible True-Life Story Headline News

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ Award-Winning ‘The Flying Sailor’ Now Streaming

Inspired by the true-life story of a man who survived being blown two kilometers through the air by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the new animated short is now streaming free on ‘The New Yorker’ Screening Room’s digital channel.

Vintage Animated Shorts for the Holidays Headline News

Holiday-Themed Animated Short Specials Coming to MeTV

Bugs Bunny, Popeye, and Porky Pig among the iconic characters featured in ‘Tiny Toony’s Christmas Carol,’ airing Monday, December 5, and ‘A Very Merry Bugs Bunny Christmas,’ airing November 26.

Animated Arts Avant-Garde Headline News

Artist Eric Dyer Presents ‘rEVOLVE: Contemporary Zoetropic Art’ Exhibit

Coming to The National Gallery of Art November 25, the installation features a live visual and music performance, an artist talk, and a demonstration of interactive animated artworks.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Animal Logic Gets ‘Unhinged’ with ALab Phase 2, Unreal Engine, and a Sock Puppet Scientist

Art director Grant Freckelton and director David Peers talk about the studio’s groundbreaking open-source USD ALab, its expansion into ALab Phase 2, and the Unreal Engine-created short film that grew out of their R&D efforts.

Heading to Stuttgart Next April Headline News

FMX 2023 Set for April 25-28

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart with 1-day devoted to online presentations from around the world; BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Jinko Gotoh serves as the next program chair.

It Was the Soot Sprites Headline News

Lucasfilm and Studio Ghibli Unite for ‘Star Wars: Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies’

In the most adorable crossover of all time, the new, original hand-drawn short focuses on Baby Yoda and the soot sprites, beloved Ghibli characters from ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Spirited Away.’

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

New Animated Short: Find Out What’s Next for ‘Lost in Oz’

The team behind the Emmy Award-winning series shares its latest film, ‘Packing Magic,’ that picks up the story of Dorothy Gale, answering fan’s questions whether she’d return home to Kansas or start a new life among her magical friends and foes in the legendary world of Oz.

And the Rest is History! ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 1 – What Am I Doing Here?

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her ‘would you believe it?’ path to the inaugural class of CalArts’ Character Animation Program back in September 1975, in the first of an ongoing series of articles – and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

Awards Headline News

‘The Record’ Takes Grand Prix at Warsaw Animated Film Festival

Swiss director Jonathan Lasker’s film wins the international competition; ‘Slow Light’ by Kijek/Adamski garnered both the Platige Image Award and Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film.

Hopp To It! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Zootopia+’ Revisits a Smiling Sloth, Con-Artist Weasel, and Other Colorful Characters

Josie Trinidad, Trent Correy, and Nathan Curtis discuss the new Disney+ series of six animated shorts that take deep dives into many of Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s 2016 Oscar-winning film’s most intriguing mammal metropolis residents.

animated shorts Headline News

Indie Artist Turns Napkin Doodles into ‘ArtSquad’ Shorts with NVIDIA Omniverse 3D Tools

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:17pm

London-based Rafi Nizam used Omniverse Create XR and content-creation apps from Adobe, Autodesk, and Epic Games to create his fun new animated show.

Let’s Dance – After the Apocalypse Headline News

Groove to a Post-Apocalyptic Dance Adventure - Adult Swim SMALL’s ‘Hot Future’ Short

Watch Mike Anderson and Ryan Dickie’s latest animated collaboration - created with real-time tools including Unreal Engine - set 1,000 years in the future; their film joins the network’s other original short-form content commissioned from emerging animators and comedic voices from around the world.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs October 2022

Sorry we’re late – publisher lameness to blame – AWN’s monthly animated shorts survey includes ‘Cash In, Cash Out,’ ‘Dog Apartment,’ ‘Luce and the Rock,’ ‘Safe Mode: Lana Among the Lilies,’ and ‘Scale.’

NFTs for Animation Headline News

FF3 Web3 Platform Launches ‘Bloom,’ it's First Animated Project

Cryptocurrency-driven crowdfunding platform aims to finance director/illustrator Zachary Gladwin’s original animated short; patrons receive tiered rewards such as NFTs, behind-the-scenes access to the filmmaker and his team and IMDB producer credits.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

‘Little Nicolas’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Take Top Honors at AIF 2022

The 5th annual Animation is Film featured juried competitions as well as the U.S. premiere of Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild,’ and first looks at Dreamwork Animation’s ‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’ and Disney’s ‘Strange World.’

Winners Revealed! Headline News

Sander Joon’s ‘Sierra’ Takes Grand Prix at 2022 Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Signe Bauman’s ‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ named Best Feature Film, as the celebration of Nordic-Baltic animation wrapped up last weekend; Finnish animator Heikki Prepula received the Lifetime Achievement Award for a storied career that began in children’s TV in the 1960s.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Spooky in New Short

Claymation filmmaker Lee Hardcastle’s ‘Summer’s Sleepover’ animated short promises a trippy-horror-laden prelude to Halloween, airing October 30; more Season 6 episodes coming November 20. 

The Perfect Xmas Gift! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Trailer

The Guardians are determined to make Christmas unforgettable by finding the perfect gift for Quill, which can only be found on Earth; Marvel’s holiday special hits the streamer next month.

They Took the Challenge Headline News

24 HOURS Animation Contest Winners Revealed

Watch the winning films - 300 student teams from 17 countries took part in the annual challenge to produce a 30-second animation in under 24 hours; over $150K in prize packs and cash were awarded to 7 teams.

Crushing it On Social ANIMATIONWorld

Javadoodles: ‘Talks Over Drinks’ with Friends in Funny Animated Shorts

The artist and animator’s Tumblr posts of simple drawings on coffee cups expanded into fun, humorous animated shorts of the cups, and cocktail glasses, sometimes using audio submitted by fans, generating millions of video views.  

Close the Literary Gap Headline News

Nine PBS and Lion Forge Animation Team Up on ‘Drawn In’

The multi-media initiative aims to close the literary gap with educational games, digital comic books, resources for grownups, and an animated series that follows the epic comic adventures of 4 Midwest kids who LOVE comic books.

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