Animation supervisor Takeshi Honda and GKIDS president Dave Jesteadt discuss the emotional impact of what may be the famed director’s final film, his first in 10 years, a semi-autobiographical fantasy set in World War II that embraces life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, releasing in U.S. theaters December 8.
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Released at COP28, the short integrates stop-motion animation with real smoke, immersing viewers in a world where a young girl confronts a smoke-filled environment; experience the film and take a look behind the scenes.
The hugely successful author and screenwriter admits that his elf-meets-leprechaun ‘Santa Scout’ nestles somewhere between cozy and disturbing in the all-new 3DCG movie, based on his novels, that follows a disaster-prone middle school student who is having an especially stressful holiday season; the film debuts December 8 on Disney+.
Awkwafina, Carol Kane, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell and Danny DeVito star in the animated family adventure about a feathered family vacation gone awry; flying into theaters December 22.
Boasting an all-star voice line-up that includes Lucy Liu, Bowen Yang, Sandra Oh and Michelle Yeoh, the new original animated film about a Chinese-American teenager who discovers he’s part of a long line of magical protectors known as the Guardians streams in February 2024.
Marta Magnuska’s hand-drawn, charcoal on paper short carefully studies the relationship between two characters sharing the same living space and the everyday routines that define the tension in their repetitive lives.
Directors Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, and producers Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones, dish on the studio’s all-new animated musical about a sharp-witted idealist who makes a wish so powerful that it’s answered by a cosmic force - a little ball of boundless energy called Star, now playing in theaters.
‘Moirai - Thread of Life’ takes Best in Show with Jury's Special Award going to ‘Hair Universe;’ winners among 38 films selected to screen at this year’s Electronic and Animation Theaters.
The international competition includes Annecy Cristal winner ‘27’ by Flóra Anna Buda and Animafest Zagreb award-winner ‘A Kind of Testament’ by Stephen Vuillemin; event runs February 23 – March 3, 2024.
The long-time creative partners, who with co-director Robert Smigel brought us ‘SNL’s iconic ‘Saturday TV Funhouse,’ discuss working alongside Adam Sandler on his quest to create an animated musical comedy for kids about kids, and the ‘huge’ chance they got, in their 50s, to helm a major animated comedy for Netflix, their feature film directorial debut.
A prequel to Cartoon Network’s hugely popular series, the all-new 2D animated movie follows ‘Craig of the Creek’ when he was just Craig – a new kid in town who wants to head back to his old home; coming to digital next month, DVD and broadcast next year.
The Montreal-based See Creature Animation Studio co-owner offers 5-steps to improve animation performance and shares his experience directing New Zealand Claymation kid’s show ‘Kiri and Lou.’
The exciting reimagining and expansion of the universe created by Akira Toriyama and depicted in the hit 2023 movie ‘Sand Land’ streams Spring 2024.
Reflecting on 100 years of moviemaking, the studio’s Chief Creative Officer and writer/executive producer of its new animated musical – hitting theaters today - discusses the return of the classic Disney villain, using modern animation technology to create a throwback visual style, and how Walt Disney’s push to always evolve as storytellers and innovators still guides her efforts today.
After playing throughout the international festival circuit this year, the innovative 3DCG film, directed by Tian Xiaopeng, will hit theaters November 24.
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s new holiday animated musical stars ‘Family Matters’ character Steve Urkel as a sometime klutzy super genius with a singular mission; own it today only on digital.
The noted actor and comedian teams up with fellow ‘SNL’ alum Robert Smigel, of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog fame, to produce the clever and charming coming-of-age animated musical comedy about a 74-year-old iguana plotting an escape from his decades-long classroom terrarium home, only to find himself dispensing funny and actually sound advice to a bunch of elementary school kids, debuting today on Netflix.
A follow-up to the Oscar-nominated director’s award-winning ‘Boy and the World,’ the new hand-drawn animated feature is now streaming free on The Animation Showcase for animation and motion picture industry members worldwide.
Although the only manufacturer of ‘Lewis Newplast,’ the studio’s favorite clay, went out of business this past March, word is ‘there is absolutely no need to worry’ about future projects.
ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual celebration of excellence in animation is set for February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall; nomination announcements are coming January 11, 2024.
Get your popcorn, find your seat early - the studio’s 3DCG animated feature Migration flies into theaters December 22, preceded by the all-new film starring everyone’s favorite ‘Despicable’ bad guy.
Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at the fourth franchise offering in a recent interview, which was later verified by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who confirmed they would return to score both upcoming films.
With DreamWorks Animation’s funny and vibrantly beautiful ‘Trolls’ threequel hitting theaters today, the director shares his thoughts on the expansive comedy adventure teeming with great songs and new characters, including the evil pop duo Velvet and Veneer, who take the third act by musical storm.
Previous animation division executive producer at the global animation and VFX studio will now lead studio’s international teams.