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Podcast EP 189: Eliott Deshusses' Stop-Motion Journey in Germany

The stop-motion animator discusses industry job opportunities in Germany, how he got a rep and shares a behind-the-scenes look at his grad film.

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Loundraw’s ‘Summer Ghost’: An Intense Journey of Self Discovery

In his animation directorial debut, the manga illustrator and character designer on anime like ‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’ and ‘I Fall in Love With You Through a Robot’ explores the mystery and fragility of life and death through the story of three troubled teenagers who summon a spirit that can answer any question.

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Epic MegaGrants Shares Latest Recipients and 2022 Recap

New film and TV recipients include animated shorts - Bit Film’s ‘Little Bird,’ Westworld’s ‘The Silent Sea,’ and Chromosphere’s ‘Mall Stories;’ since its inception 4 years ago, 1,800 recipients across 6 continents have been awarded grants.

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Annecy Festival Goes Big for 2023

Wait… we get to spend another day by the lake you say? This year’s event will kick off a day earlier, on Sunday, June 11, for 7 full days dedicated to the art of animation; Guillermo del Toro announced this year’s spotlight on Mexican Animation.

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‘La Calesita’: A Touching Homage to Merry-Go-Round Operators

Augusto Schillaci’s 3DCG short, a passion project nine years in the making, tells the story of a beloved Calesitero, whose selfless work over decades at a small-town carousel in Argentina impacted the lives of people he touched in untold ways over untold years.

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‘Airborne’ Projects Hope and Rebirth in a Surreal World of Living, Flying Machines

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 8:56am

Andrzej Jobczyk’s 7-minute 2D animated short, produced by the Warsaw-based studio, Letko, tells a compelling story of passion and the power of nature amidst the destructive forces of war.

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Apple TV+ Shares ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse’ Trailer

Based on Charlie Mackesy’s book of the same name, the hand-drawn animated short tells a story of kindness, friendship, courage, and hope following a boy’s journey searching for home; coming to the streamer Christmas Day.

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‘CANARY’: A 10-Year Project Finally Seeing the ‘Light’ of Day

It took P-H Dallaire and Benoit Therriault a decade to find the right partner – Rodeo FX – to produce their 3DCG animated short about a young boy and a chipper little bird who work in a dank, dark coal mine.

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Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby Mark a Triumphant Return with ‘The Flying Sailor’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:16am

The Academy Award-nominated and Palme d’Or-winning duo reveal the poetry of a near-death experience in their latest animated short.

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Judith Light to Executive Produce Animated Short ‘Falling’

The new film, from the team behind ‘Kapaemahu,’ follows the romantic adventures of a valiant island warrior, a handsome young man, and an octopus brought together by a twist of fate.

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Watch ‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ Return to Celebrate ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’

Created by Disney Animation’s storied hand-drawn animation team, the studio’s first breakout animated star is back in a new short, after a 94-year hiatus, marking the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

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‘An Unexpected Ray of Hope’: William Joyce’s New Short, ‘Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:54am

The Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, and illustrator shares how a series of tragic losses – first his young daughter, then his wife – led to a prolonged period of creative withdrawal that he eventually emerged from, due to a simple twist of fate, to produce some of his career’s strongest and most innovative work.

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The Return of ‘Lost in Oz’: Q&A with the Creators

The Emmy Award-winning animated series returns with a new short, featuring its most beloved characters, that answers lingering questions about the newest Dorothy Gale: will she return to Kansas, or stay in Oz with her new magical friends?

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Disney Branded TV and Baobab Studios Partner on 'Intercats'

Studios team up with award-winning screenwriter Pamela Ribon (‘My Year of Dicks’) to develop an animated sitcom about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet.

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‘GARRANO’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

‘CAT and MOTH’ garners the Special Jury Award, with ‘Period Drama’ named Best Student Project; winning films will highlight this year’s Electronic Theater screenings at the conference, running next week in Daegu, South Korea.

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LAAF Returns to Hollywood December 10-11

The event offers a full weekend of programs featuring all films in competition, and an opening night party with works by and conversations with filmmakers, culminating with the LAAF Awards Ceremony.

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Podcast EP 187: How Chris Walsh Produced the Stop-Motion Film ‘Orchid’

The filmmaker, author, and academic discusses building a home stop-motion studio, the challenges he faced self-producing his COVID lockdown film, and what teaching has taught him about storytelling.

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The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs November 2022

AWN’s monthly survey of animated shorts making the festival circuit rounds includes ‘A Tiny Man,’ ‘Sliver Cave,’ ‘Slow Light,’ ‘#BINARYGENDERNORM: GIRLS,’ and ‘Magical Caresses - Masturbation: A Short Story of a Great Taboo.’  

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Suzanne Guèvremont Takes the Reigns at the NFB

Succeeding Claude Joli-Coeur, the new Government Film Commissioner begins her 5-year appointment, bringing decades of domestic and international experience in digital media, culture, and education to her new position.

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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.

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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.’

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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.’

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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.

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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.

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