Writer/director Michael McDonald talks about the breakthrough animated short film that uses simple means for a powerful purpose.
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A family road trip evolves into a quest to save the world from a machine apocalypse in the hit CG animated comedy adventure; bonus features include Katie Mitchell’s hilarious sock puppet parody short, ‘Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter,’ a look into her filmmaking process, a look behind the making of the movie, as well as tutorials on how to make sock puppets and Katie face cupcakes.
In the parody short directed by Caitlin VanArsdale, ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ filmmaker heroine creates a sock-puppet action film featuring a redoubtable canine; short releases today as an exclusive bonus feature on the film’s Blu-ray release.
Six years in the making, Alberto Mielgo’s new animated short takes a visually dazzling deep dive into an eternal mystery.
Taiwanese animator Joe (Wen-Ming) Hsieh’s 2D short follows 6 bus passengers harboring intense secrets whose lives unravel after a string of unfortunate events, wrongful accusations, and attempts at revenge.
All-new films from the renowned Canadian animation studio bringing home awards this festival season.
Using frames hand-painted with Quill and VR headsets, Oscar-nominated director Erick Oh and his production team at Emmy Award-winning Baobab Studios expertly crafted a thought-provoking and emotional 3D animated short that follows the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life.
Give a holiday cheer for an Aardman double header featuring today’s arrival of the digital Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and animated special; the quirky fresh tracks by Tom Howe are available on Lakeshore Records, while the stop-motion winter’s tale and its all-star sheepy cast is now streaming on Netflix.
‘Le Retour des Vagues’ and ‘Les larmes de la Seine’ each awarded Best Student Project in first-ever tie; ‘Only a Child,’ a visual poem created by over 20 animation directors, wins Jury Special award.
Selected pitch projects receive unique opportunities including meeting with and access to key players in the animation sector; submission deadline set for February 8, 2022; Annecy Festival runs June 13-18, with Mifa running June 14-17.
Kristian Mercado Figueroa’s multi-award-winning short boldly explores Puerto Rican identity in a new way, a defiant gesture of representation that looks at the island’s commercialization and colonial status.
The renowned studio’s charming new holiday special stars a sweet, clumsy, and rather noisy little bird who desperately wants to be as sneaky - and quiet - as her adoptive mouse family, now streaming on Netflix.
Writer/director Natalie Nourigat and producer Ruth Strother talk about their all-new animated short screening with Disney’s animated musical, ‘Encanto,’ which opens today in theaters.
Along with Netflix’s November 24 global premiere of the venerable stop-motion studio’s charming musical holiday special comes Lakeshore Records’ original soundtrack release, featuring music by The Bookshop Band.
In his just premiered 3D/CG short film, Brazilian animator Pedro Conti confronts his fears and celebrates his culture in the midst of a pandemic.
The Oscar-nominated director’s new animated short, a narrative poem inspired by the passing of his grandfather, follows the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life; special presentations and screenings, with Baobab founders and Oh, are set for November 18-20 at the CTN Animation eXpo, in-person and online.
DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra weighs in on what he calls a ‘landmark agreement’ that will fuel the progression and application of new production tools, technology, and workflows in areas such as movies, TV, games, metaverses, VR, and theme park rides.
Nexus Studios’ dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there premieres on the streamer January 14.
Streamer debuts dozens of first looks, new trailers, and exclusive clips from projects across The Walt Disney Company’s studios as it marks its first two years of operations; new animated series coming include ‘Frozen’ spin-off ‘Olaf Presents,’ ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,’ and Pixar’s ‘Win or Lose.’
Sponsored by Netflix, the program will award two emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production on an animated short film; submissions now being accepted through December 10.
Arriving just in time for Thanksgiving, an all-new, antic-filled season with Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and other famous characters hits the streamer November 25.
For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.
Director Nicolás P. Villarreal’s award-winning, Oscar-qualified 2D film celebrates how discipline and focus are important qualities people usually need to achieve their dreams.
Taking a year to produce, the emotionally and technically challenging stop-motion commercial uses nothing but ice as a visual metaphor of global warming’s devastation; advert launch coincides with the start of the global COP26 summit.