Search form

Tagged With: Character Design

A Red-Headed Bayou Crooner ANIMATIONWorld

‘Arlo the Alligator Boy’ Celebrates the Beauty in the Bizarre

Ryan Crego spent over a decade developing his red-headed bayou crooner, who stars in a new animated musical alongside a group of misfits all looking for a place to belong, premiering on Netflix April 16.

Dancin to the Smoooth Groove! ANIMATIONWorld

‘TrollsTopia’ Season 2: Jazz Troll Tropes, Hairicanes, and Runaway Trains

Executive producer Matthew Beans builds on Season 1 themes of harmony and positivity to explore issues of vulnerability, perfectionism… and what a jazz troll’s lair looks like; a new season of DreamWorks Animation’s ‘hair-raising’ adventures premieres today on Hulu and Peacock.

Education Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Master’s Degree Program in Character and Creature Creation

Led by industry veteran Michael Davies, the new program at Pearson College London features five key modules: Character and Creature Design; Modelling/Presentation; Technical Direction; Studio Project; and Production Project.

In-Passing Headline News

Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

The Personal Story Behind Guy’s Opening Sequence in ‘The Croods: A New Age’

For story artist Colin Jack, boarding the heartbreaking backstory meant dealing with his own recent loss, made easier by enlisting the help of his son Gabriel.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Scares Up the Boogeyman in ‘A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting’

Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, the Vancouver studio designs and produces three digital monsters, known as Toadies, bringing frighteningly-good fun to Netflix’s new film, based on the Joe Ballarini’s book series.

Awards Headline News

‘The Great Malaise’ Named Best Short at the Manchester Animation Festival

Top winners at yesterday’s virtual awards ceremony also included ‘Pearl Diver’ for Best Student Short, and ‘Biplane Model Kit’ for Best Commissioned Film.

Backyard Hijinks! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Mighty Ones’ Gets Down, Dirty, and Colorful with Nature-Inspired Animation

For executive producers Sunil Hall and Lynne Naylor, laying face-down in the grass brings the artistic perspective needed to create the adventures of a rock, strawberry, twig, and leaf in the new DreamWorks Animation comedy series.

Animation Festivals Headline News

1st Edition of Animatex Festival Coming to Cairo November 11-14

The go-to destination for the Egyptian animation community will feature four days of screenings, workshops, and discussions suitable for all audiences.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Focus on My ‘Vote:’ Six Point Harness Delivers Election-Themed Animated Music Video for ABC’s ‘Black-ish’

Channeling Golden Age UPA cartoons, Childish Gambino’s ‘Feels Like Summer’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ director Musa Brooker and Six Point Harness — the studio behind Oscar winner ‘Hair Love’ — create an animated music video for the two-part ‘Black-ish’ election special.

GRRRRRRAWRRR! ANIMATIONWorld

Genndy Tartakovsky Talks ‘Primal’ and Telling Stories Without Words

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:06pm

With a second season renewal now in hand, the storied creator of ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘Samurai Jack’ discusses his viscerally gripping and beautifully animated Adult Swim series about a caveman, a T-Rex, and the bond that helps them survive.  

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP84: Character Designer Olivia Amoah's Journey from School to Looney Tunes

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:21pm

Artist walks through her journey from animation student, to intern, to working on the new series of classic Warner Bros. cartoons.

New Archers Have Arrived! ANIMATIONWorld

A Welcome Return to Dysfunctional Spy Craft in ‘Archer’ Season 11

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:43am

Justin Wagner and Chi Duong Sato share artwork and creative insights as FXX’s hit animated comedy awakens from a 3-season coma and returns to the good old fashion, sexually charged, bickering filled, often drunkenly performed business of espionage.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

‘Pictoplasm in Isolation’ Goes Virtual September 18-19

Reimagined Berlin tradition offers free 2-day livestream broadcast featuring conversations and talks with artists, animators, designers, activists, and academics.

Business

Chris Cray Launches Somesense Studio

London-Based independent artist-led animation studio now open, focusing on creating content in all forms, from web series to comics, films to comedy scripts, social media campaigns to editorials.

TV Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ Premieres on Peacock

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:13am

For executive producer Doug Langdale, bold colors and a 2D/CG production process helps transport ‘Cleo’ into a high school 30,000 years in the future.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP73: Animator Christian Lie On How He Gets Millions Of Views On YouTube

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9:01am

Listen to the latest installment of Terry Ibele’s in-depth interview series with guests including JJ Villard, John Musker, Tina Nowracki, and Fred Seibert, who share their stories, insights, and career advice.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

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.  

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

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. 

Pages