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Magic.Mountain Brings Chaos to the City in KILLBOY’s ‘That’s Okay I’ll Just Fuck Myself’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:34am

In new music video, animator and designer Josh Burke portrays the singer’s harrowing journey through an urban inferno raging against the backdrop of a neon-infused game-styled cityscape.

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George Moir Drops Quirky 80s-Styled ‘Big Boy Cruising’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:52am

Artist releases new single and meticulously crafted short, an odd and amusing blend of miniatures, collage, and live-action inspired by Fischer Price toys and Fireman Sam.

Technology Headline News

How The Molecule VFX Artists Stay Remotely Connected with Virtual Workstations on AWS

Bicoastal boutique VFX studio turns to cloud-based resources that enable artists to continue working on high-end projects safely at home. 

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

Phoebe Ryan’s Erotic Cartoon Fantasies Come to Life in ‘Reality’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:07am

Richie Brown brings bold colors, psychedelic imagery, and newfound knowledge of phonemes to animated short for singer-songwriter’s latest single off upcoming debut album, ‘How It Used to Feel.’  

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Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Politics from Being Funny on ‘Tooning Out the News’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:59pm

Quickly retooling their production in the face of COVID-19, executive producers R.J. Fried and Tim Luecke continue bringing us a sorely needed daily animated dose of hilarious political satire.  

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Fresh Takes: New ‘Quarantoon’ Series ‘Gnat & Tina’ Episode 1

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:17pm

Brandon Martin and Eric J. Trujillo’s 100% quarantine-produced 2D animated short, about two bored houseflies looking to experience the world, is the first of a bi-weekly animated series. 

Motion Graphics ANIMATIONWorld

Chapeau Studios Helps ‘The Donut King’ Spotlight His Confectionary Crown

Signature pink boxes and ‘sweet’ skateboarding effects are skillfully sprinkled throughout Ted Ngoy’s classic rags to riches tale. 

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Jamie Cullum’s Inspirational ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:02am

Under Neil Pymer’s creative direction, animated short artfully captures triple platinum-selling musician’s uplifting song about relationships in the digital age.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Kara Vallow Tackles the Mysteries of Science in ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:30pm

The Emmy-nominated ‘Family Guy’ executive producer returns for Season 3, delivering over 100 minutes of animation for the venerable, highly acclaimed science franchise, which debuts tonight on National Geographic.

Awards Headline News

Adobe Character Animator Receives Emmy Award for Breaking New Ground in TV Animation

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors pioneering software system used for live performance-based animation.

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Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

Pixar ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

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‘Need it Yesterday’ Halloween Animation Challenge: Hot as Hell!

By Dan Edgley | Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:06am

In the first of a new ‘quick and dirty’ animation production spotlight series, Ritzy Animation’s Dan Edgley and Charlie Batho allow their team a mere 32 hours to produce something deliciously sinister.

Trailers ANIMATIONWorld

Elastic Tackles ‘Gears of War 5’ Multi-Part Launch Campaign

Creative studio collaborates with 215 McCann, XBOX and The Coalition to produce, design and animate three key pieces of game launch content.

Technology Headline News

ftrack Launches Adobe Illustrator Integration for ftrack Studio

New app release, with improved versioning across all ftrack’s Adobe Creative Cloud integrations, optimizes efficiency while accelerating creative workflows. 

Stop-Motion Headline News

WATCH: Jan Švankmajer-Inspired ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Promo

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:02am

Czech studio Open the Portal shares their stop-motion bumper for hit Adult Swim series that pays tribute to legendary animator’s 1982 short, ‘Dimensions of Dialogue.’

Business Headline News

Boris FX Acquires Academy Award-Winning SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

Purchase adds rotoscoping, paint, and photo editing plug-ins to the company’s suite of post-production and visual effects applications.

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Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

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Fresh Takes: The Psychedelic VFX of ‘Dog in the Woods’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:04pm

Directing duo Christian Chapman and Paul Jason Hoffman’s micro-budget film, their debut narrative short and first use of visual effects, envisions the wild sensory experiences of a German Shepherd’s late-night forest prowl.

FXX ANIMATIONWorld

Workplace Dysfunction in Zero Gravity: ‘Archer: 1999’ Has Arrived

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:06pm

Chad Hurd and Justin Wagner share artwork and creative insights on our favorite FXX animated misfit ensemble that has taken its incessant backbiting to the Cosmos in a new season of robots, aliens, space battles, excessive drinking and boner references.  

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