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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
For writers / directors Trent Correy and Dan Abraham, discovering the source of heart, humor, and empathy in the ‘Frozen’ franchise’s irascible, loveable optimist was a passion project that began almost a decade ago; nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program, the film is available on Disney+.
The studio’s innovative program is back on Disney+ with five new animated films from five first-time directors, expertly guided from pitch to post by production manager Jennifer Newfield.
Submissions now being accepted through August 15, 2021; coming to Tokyo December 14-17, festival showcases innovative shorts, commercials, VFX reels, simulations, visualizations, cinematics and other exciting, CG animated work.
Legendary former NBA star to co-write, produce, and narrate new CG animated short about two young basketball hopefuls, the stresses they face as they follow their true passions, and the anxiety that can come from listening to your internal ‘head noise.’
A diverse group of 114 animated shorts, feature films, and series will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 22 – October 3; 48 films additionally chosen for Panorama screenings, with the VR selections coming in August.
Lori Malépart-Traversy also set to present at upcoming event, running July 23-30 in Peja, Kosovo; festival will feature over 300 film screenings, talks, workshops, and presentations by a number of special guests.
Bent Image Lab and Chel White, working with the Ad Council and United Way, produce 2D spot that highlights resources available for people in at-risk situations.
BlinkInk director Nicos Livesey, working from concepts by former Pixar stalwarts Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon, animates the band’s first new music in six years, a story of a dystopian world destroyed by pollution that can only be redeemed by a Maiden-esqe biblical wrath.
Pete Herzog’s hand-drawn short, produced with his wife in a hot tub, illustrates band member Jake Cinninger’s tale of how they named their upcoming album filled with selections from decades of their concert ‘walk-on’ music.
Submissions due by July 20 for the 11th International Animation Festival of Pernambuco in Brazil coming October 8-17; event will be held in person and online.
Growing up can be a beast, amply demonstrated in Oscar-winning ‘Bao’ director Domee Shi’s new comedy about an overbearing mom and her young daughter who ‘poofs’ into a red panda whenever she gets too excited; film releases March 11, 2022.
Illumination’s mischievous little maniacs bring their special style of mayhem to the world of bricks in their first ever LEGO animated short.
University’s diverse and innovative undergraduate and graduate short films were produced by teams of up to 12 students collaborating on writing, directing, animating, designing, editing, scoring and voice acting.
The ‘God of Mischief’ faces his toughest opponents yet - Springfield’s mightiest and oddest heroes; the second ‘The Simpsons’ cross-over promotional short film now streaming.
Debuting July 4, Chris Nee and Netflix’s vibrant and compelling new series of 10 animated music videos, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, beautifully combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.
Applications now being accepted through August 16 for short form animation project financing; new partnership with The StoryFutures Academy supports two additional immersive projects in AR or VR.
Finishing out their Pride Month 2021 celebration, The Future Perfect Project shares the last two films in their series of 10 personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face.