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We Like Spooky! ANIMATIONWorld

WildBrain’s ‘Lake Erie’ Breaks New Ground in Family-Friendly Horror

Writer/director John Vassallo and studio SVP, Creative Logan McPherson talk about their award-winning 2D animated short film, a ghostly tale of a boy who loses his dog and must face terrifying forces to get her back.

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Academy Museum’s ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ Exhibition Concludes June 5

Companion ‘Hayao Miyazaki Encores’ film series showcases the director’s work where it is most impactful – on the big screen; catch the last 2 screenings - ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ on May 13 and ‘Ponyo’ on May 27 at the David Geffen Theater.

Sing a Bit of Harmony ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sing a Bit of Harmony’: The Rise of Music in Anime

In Yasuhiro Yoshiura, FUNimation, and J.C. Staff’s animated feature, an A.I. dropped into a high school to test her ability to fit in uses song to share feelings, resolve conflict, and bring happiness to those around her; film, hitting U.S. theaters January 23, treads new ground where what is sung is as important as what is said.

NFTS Headline News

Animated NFT ‘Blockchain Buddies’ Launches

Confidential Creative and NC Labs have partnered on a first of its kind interactive animation project; NFT holding community members will be able to shape the project’s creative universe.

Animated Music Videos Headline News

Fleet Foxes’ ‘Featherweight’ Music Video Takes Flight

Director Sean Pecknold used hand-crafted stop-motion animation and a multiplane camera to capture a young hawk’s struggle to fly with a broken wing; short premiered September 21 at a GRAMMY Museum retrospective featuring band frontman Robin Pecknold.

A Celebration of Life and Love ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

Fueled by a cascade of original Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s animated musical adventure is a celebration of life and love powered by energetic music and dance.  

What's a Kinkajou? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Vivo’ Brings the Sights and Sounds of Cuba to Life

With songs by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as the film’s titular kinkajou, Sony Pictures Animation’s latest gem blends 3D and 2D animation into a vibrant, colorful, and often wild celebration of music as a universal language of friendship, family, and love, premiering today on Netflix.

Hey Mickey! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ Revives Classic Disney Designs in All New Adventures

Art director Alan Bodner pays homage to iconic sets and styles from Disneyland rides and the 1955 ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ show on Disney Junior’s new CG series, premiering today.

Paying Homage to Sci-Fi and Disco! ANIMATIONWorld

The Retro-Futuristic Cyberpunk of Purple Disco Machine’s ‘Playbox’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:53am

London-based Juppi Juppsen and Mathias Lemaitre Sgard’s new animated short pays vibrant homage to classic sci-fi and disco with a story about a space superhero, his female droid, and their search for an ancient artifact holding the essence of music.

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WATCH: Realtime UK’s ‘The Watch’ Dragon Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:44am

Studio designs two dragons, inspired by a rescue puppy, armadillo, and jumbo jet, for the BBC America fantasy police procedural TV series that draws on many creations from Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ book series.

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Baobab Studio Announces ‘The Art of Baobab: The Beginning’

Coming in December, the book compiles production designs, visual development artwork, and character designs from the studio’s award-winning titles including ‘Invasion!,’ ‘Asteroids!,’ ‘Crow: The Legend,’ ‘Jack,’ and ‘Bonfire’ and the upcoming ‘Baba Yaga;’ now available for preorder on Amazon.

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Miyazaki Exhibition to Open New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 2:09pm

More than 300 works have been curated into seven gallery sections that explore each of the legendary, Oscar-winning director’s films; the museum is scheduled to open April 30, 2021. 

Covid-19 Headline News

New Short Reveals a Young Boy’s Imaginary Battle Against the Covid-Dragon

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:21pm

In Joey Jones’ charming CG animated film, ‘How the Covid-dragon Disappears,’ a kid’s imagination serves as the battleground for a knight’s valiant fight against the coronavirus, honoring the brave essential workers of the 2020 pandemic.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Jamie Cullum’s Inspirational ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:02am

Under Neil Pymer’s creative direction, animated short artfully captures triple platinum-selling musician’s uplifting song about relationships in the digital age.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Catchy and Cool: The Celebrity Shorts of V+ Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:22pm

For Vitaly Nikolaev and Veronika Nikolaeva, one animated Will Smith Instagram piece opened the door to a number of promo projects that bring positive online vibes to their artist clients.