Writer/director/voice actor Bob Peterson and producer Kim Collins talk Pixar’s ‘Dug Days’ and the joys and challenges of reviving two legendary characters.
Category: Short Films
The 13th edition runs September 10-19, and features the panel discussion, ‘Indigenous Stop-Motion Productions—Voices and Images,’ and a stop-motion character workshop by Jean-François Lévesque.
Nine educators from the UK, US, India, Ireland, Brazil and the Netherlands receive faculty grants, awarded annually to individuals or groups, providing support for research, scholarly activity, or creative projects in the field of animation.
Sponsored by Film London and Arts Council England, the program aims to support black-identifying animators living in the UK; selected artists will receive £2,500 each along with mentoring opportunities, development support, and advice, to create 1–3-minute animations that will premiere on the Film London website in Winter 2021.
Previous managing director will now oversee the studio’s worldwide expansion efforts; five new senior hires include VFX supervisors Freddy Chaleur and Yancy Lindquist, animation director Jay Boose, head of look development Sonja Burchard, and producer Audrey Ford.
The legendary award-winning director discusses her jump from animated shorts into feature films with the poignant tale of a Czech woman who marries an Afghan man with no idea what her life will be in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
For more than 30 years, the filmmaker and editor championed use of the unique, legendary animation tool; for years, he was the only person in the world using it to animate, a skill pioneered by famed Russian animator Alexandre Alexeieff, in turn passed on by Drouin to filmmaker Michèle Lemieux.
The prolific actor, best known for his role as Lou Grant in ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ also voiced scores of animated characters including the beloved, curmudgeonly Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s Oscar-winning feature, ‘Up.’
Sundance-winning animator joins Soho-based studio's commercial production roster; Zhan’s films have been screened at Annecy, TIFF, Edinburgh, Encounters, and Doc Leipzig.
Apple TV+ has released 5 new episodes and bonus shorts of the Peabody Award-winning animated kids’ series; Apple Original ‘Doug Unplugs’ returns for Season 2 on September 17.
FXX returns with Season 5 of its innovative, short-form live-action and animated comedy anthology on FXNOW and Hulu; look for more ‘Poorly Drawn Lines’ featuring the fantastical misadventures of Ernesto, and Branson Reese’s ‘Swan Boy,’ an animated short based on the comic of the same name.
While audiences have been watching the famous feline on various screens for a century, Felix the Cat #1, from Source Point Press and DreamWorks Animation, debuts on good old paper in 2022; could new animated projects be far behind?
Produced using Unreal Engine and innovative virtual production tools, the CG film is set in the same dystopian world as the ‘Zombie Army’ video game franchise; use of game assets allowed fast iteration and production timeframe.
The online event will run November 1-30 with live events and screenings running November 14-19; 2021 poster artwork was designed by award-winning animator Matthew Lee.
The acclaimed event will offer online access to a global audience of creatives and enthusiasts; program includes panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.
In the studio’s first film featuring an openly gay main character, storyline, and on-screen same-sex kiss, the SparkShorts director tells his highly-personal story of a life spent dealing with the challenges of coming out.
New form of programable narrative installation uses Unity game engine’s real-time tools with AI-mediated ‘world wiki,’ allowing viewers to experience the work at their own pace; exhibition’s North America debut runs September 10 – December 19.
Winter Film Awards showcases the best in indie films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers.
Kirk DeMicco, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Tim Miller, and Everett Downing Jr. join growing list of industry leaders and experts who will lead a variety of sessions at Italy’s premiere animation, VFX and CG conference, taking place online and in-person October 17-22; early bird tickets are now on sale.
Taking place this November in Hangzhou, China, IAF looks at ‘Chinese Independent Animation in the 21st Century;’ submissions are now open for international animated films, research papers, and proposals focused on Chinese animation; entries must be received by September 30.
Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.
The 13th edition returns primarily online, September 10-19, with some in-person workshops; 93 films from 31 countries have been selected for this year’s short film competition.
83 animated films will compete in six categories at the festival coming October 23-27; event unveils ‘The Eyes of Summer’ poster and trailer by director Watanabe Ayumu.
The short features an animated Jessica from ‘Craig of the Creek’ talking to Ruby Bridges, civil rights icon and activist, about her experience as the first Black child integrated into an all-white school, and asking what kids can do to be peace makers.