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NFB Brings 6 Films to OIAF 2022

Oscar-nominees Amada Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s ‘The Flying Sailor’ among 4 films selected in official competition; other films include the special presentation and world premiere of ‘Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections’ by Borislav Kolev.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Heavy Metal’ Director Gerald Potterton Dies at 91

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1:39pm

The famed filmmaker and Oscar-nominated animator, known for his work on projects ranging from the seminal feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to shorts like ‘The Selfish Giant’ and ‘Christmas Cracker,’ passed away last night at a Quebec hospital.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

‘Love, Death + Robots’ Renewed for Volume IV

Netflix has picked up another round of David Fincher and Tim Miller’s acclaimed adult animated anthology; the next volume promises more original animated entries brimming with terror, imagination, and beauty.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Six Point Harness Shares ‘The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure’ Trailer

Directed by Chris Bailey, the film features The Great Wolf Resorts’ furry mascots, donning their big screen makeover, adventuring out to help others in need; the movie premieres across the resorts’ North American locations Labor Day weekend.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

How Animation Connects ‘Luck’s Voice Actors to Family

Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Fonda, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg and Sam herself, Eva Noblezada, discuss personal connections to their characters, and what led them to join the cast of Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation’s new 3D comedy, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Luck’ Applies a ‘Less is More’ Approach to Comedy

For director of animation Yuriko Senoo and production designer Fred Warter, Peggy Holmes’ new film, now streaming on Apple TV+, draws much of its humor from the work of famous physical comedians like Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Buster Keaton.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Exclusive: Apple TV+ Drops New ‘Land of Luck’ Poster Art

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 5, 2022 at 9:00am

Premiering globally today, August 5, the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation CG animated comedy adventure, directed by Emmy Award winner Peggy Holmes, tells the story about the unluckiest person in the world who stumbles onto the never-before-seen Land of Luck.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Luck’ Aims to Bring Hope to Kids In and Out of Foster Care

For writer Kiel Murray, the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation fantasy adventure is rooted in the very real struggles of kids growing up without forever families and the idea that bad luck is random, not something they somehow ‘deserve.’

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

The Whimsical and Grounded Dance of ‘Luck’

Director Peggy Holmes talks about the importance of family, the challenges of working with characters of wildly divergent sizes, and how her background in choreography helped her nail the physical nuances in Apple Original Films’ and Skydance Animation’s CG fantasy comedy ‘Luck,’ dropping August 5 on Apple TV+.

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Psyop Drops Clip from New 2D Short ‘Christopher at Sea’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:06am

Directed by Tom C J Brown and set to premiere in competition at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, the film is a queer operatic thriller set to the emotive music of Schubert’s 1823 ‘Die schöne Müllerin’ alongside contemporary music by Casey Spooner, Walt Disco, and the film’s composers Brian McOmber and Judith Berkson.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Fantoche 2022 Reveals Competitive Program Selections

The event’s 20th edition takes place September 6-11 and will feature 8 competitive programs in International, Swiss and Kids animated film categories, plus 26 selected in three panorama screenings.

Great Shorts Coming to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF 2022 Reveals Official Animated Shorts Competition Selections

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

51 shorts to compete in student, narrative, non-narrative, and commissioned categories; the upcoming festival runs September 21-25.

Boop-Oop-a-Doop ANIMATIONWorld

Honoring a Pioneer’s Memory: The Max Fleischer Cartoons Restoration Project

Max’s granddaughter Jane Fleischer and Rockin Pins CEO Mauricio Alvarado are heading to San Diego ComicCon to share their efforts at tracking down and restoring famous Fleischer Studios cartoons, starring characters like Betty Boop, Superman and Popeye, to bring them to the screen before they are lost forever.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Apple Original Films Drops Official ‘Luck’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7:29am

The Skydance Animation CG animated film, directed by Emmy Award winner Peggy Holmes, about the unluckiest person in the world who stumbles onto the never-before-seen Land of Luck, premieres globally August 5 on Apple TV+.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 168: ‘Cantastoria’ - How 11 Students Created a StopMo Film Remotely During the Pandemic

Animators Stephen Belford, Anna Harestad, Heather Little, and Tawny Therrien discuss the challenges they overcame creating a stop-motion animated film during the pandemic while working remotely.

The Dean of Estonian Animation ANIMATIONWorld

An Interview with Priit Pärn

The pre-eminent Estonian animator, artist, teacher, and author discusses his sophisticated, often ambiguous, but always meticulous films, recently honored with a retrospective and exhibition at the Bergamo Film Meeting in Italy.

What You’re Really Thinking in Virtual Meetings Headline News

Titmouse Animators Nail What Video Meetings are ‘Really’ Like

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 27, 2022 at 8:31am

A team of artists from the Emmy Award-winning animation studio recently produced a hilarious new short, ‘The Mystery of Meetings,’ that dives deep into what’s really going on behind the screens of video meetings.

Consume Responsibly ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Love, Death + Robots’ – A Visceral Pleasure

Netflix’s animated short anthology uses every trick in the book – from disturbing grotesquery to quirky humor – to explore humanity’s overriding fear of death, ultimately shining an enriching light on our daily existence and what it means to be human.

Awards Headline News

‘Little Nicholas-Happy as Can Be’ and ‘Amok’ Take Top Awards at Annecy 2022

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 8:00am

Films by Amandine Fredon & Benjamin Massoubre and Balázs Turai among 22 winners at the jam packed 46th festival edition that saw a record 13,248 badge holders from 106 countries.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Skydance Animation Shares ‘Luck’ Work-in-Progress at Annecy 2022

Studio team, led by director Peggy Holmes, wows the appreciative festival crowd with a fun set of sneak peek sequences showcasing its ‘very first’ animated feature film, coming to Apple TV+ August 5.

Show Us Your Shorts Headline News

Nickelodeon Issues ‘Intergalactic Shorts Program 2.0’ Open Call

Global search initiative seeks original, comedy-driven content, with an eye towards eventual series development; inaugural program’s first show greenlit from a short, ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ debuts at Annecy 2022, on Thursday, June 16.

People ANIMATIONWorld

Art in the Time of War

Ukrainian sand animators and colleagues Olga Kryzhanovska and Svitlana Danylchenko left behind their homes, families, and work to escape the Russian invasion, both now hoping to reunite in Italy to continue performing their particular form of animated magic - the Ukrainian Golden Lion Sand Animation Theatre.

Gimme Groot! Headline News

Disney+ Reveals ‘I Am Groot’ Shorts Key Art and Launch Date

Van Diesel voices the mischievous toddler, Baby Groot, in Marvel Studios’ latest addition to the streamer’s summer lineup; the collection of 5 original films debuts August 10.

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