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‘Claydream’ Documentary Explores Will Vinton’s Claymation Heyday

Watch the trailer for director Marq Evans’ intimate portrait of the stop-motion animation pioneer’s highs and lows; the film opens in theaters today, August 5.

Legends of VFX VFXWorld

‘Light & Magic’: ILM’s Story of Family, Fun, and Pioneering Visual Effects

Lawrence Kasdan’s documentary series showcases how a small, hand-picked group of ‘misfit’ filmmakers became the groundbreaking creative studio behind some of Hollywood’s biggest films - now streaming on Disney+.

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Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn Talk the Magic of Hand-Drawn Animation

The two revered, legendary Disney animators, featured in Disney+’s recent documentary series, ‘Sketchbook,’ discuss at length how 2D is very much alive and well at the studio, and how bringing life and emotion to a character through a series of drawings still excites and inspires them.

Legends of ILM Headline News

Disney+ Drops Trailer For ‘Light & Magic’ Doc Series

The streamer also unveils behind-the-scenes images and fresh key art showing the ILM team designing the Millennium Falcon in new Lucasfilm and Imagine Documentaries' series, streaming later this month.

Summer’s Here! Headline News

Watch: ‘Netflix Family Summer’ Sizzle Video

Highlights of the streamer’s summer slate include animated movie and series debuts of ‘The Sea Beast’ on July 8, ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ on July 14, and ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ on August 5.

High School is Just so Super! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘A Fan’s Guide to Ms. Marvel’

The recently released documentary short gives fans a look at the comic book origin, development and production of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ series premiering June 8.

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Podcast EP 162: How Jace Wertz Quit His Retail Job to Get into Stop-Motion

The stop-motion animator discusses the change in mindset that allowed him to leave his job after 15 years to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional filmmaker.

Legends of ILM Headline News

‘Light & Magic’: Doc Series on the VFX Artists of ‘Star Wars’ Hits Disney+ in July

Seasoned ‘Star Wars’ scribe Lawrence Kasdan directs an inside look at the craftspeople who played a pivotal role in cementing the series’ legacy.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Artists Share Their Stories and Creative Secrets in ‘Sketchbook’

In the new six-part series premiering today on Disney+, artists who’ve helped bring some of Disney’s most iconic animated characters to the screen, such as the Genie in ‘Aladdin’ and Young Simba in ‘The Lion King,’ offer an in-depth look at how the ‘magic is drawn one line at a time.’

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

‘Aladdin’ Animator Eric Goldberg Says Disney Plans Return to 2D Features

The famed artist is one of six subjects in the upcoming documentary series ‘Sketchbook,’ which champions the process of hand-drawn character art in animation.

Nothing Like What We Learned in School ANIMATIONWorld

Animation Helps ‘The Principles of Pleasure’ Demystify the Complex World of Sex

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 2:15pm

Women and queer-owned animation studio Mighty Oak deftly integrates stop-motion, collage, motion-graphics and different 2D styles on Netflix’s docuseries that tackles the myths of sex education and how pleasure occurs in the mind.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

Disney+ ‘Sketchbook’ Series A One-Of-A-Kind Animation Drawing Experience

The 6-part original goes behind-the-scenes with studio artists who share their stories while teaching viewers how to draw iconic Disney characters; episodes hit the streamer April 27.

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Hero4Hire Names Jane Wu Creative Director

Art direction and animation design expert brings multidisciplinary skills to studio’s expanding set of production, including motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

Animated Documentary Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

Animation’s Vital Role in Documentary Short Films

Last month’s special Academy Museum screening and discussion, ‘Animating Realities: Documentary Social Impact Shorts,’ shared six films that show the emotional impact animation can bring to real-life stories.

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Jonas Poher Rasmussen Talks ‘Flee’

The director discusses his intimate, award-winning animated documentary about the boyhood experiences of his long-time friend, an Afghan academic who lived as a gay Muslim in Afghanistan before escaping to Denmark through Russia.

High Quality VFX on a Budget VFXWorld

Bridging into VFX Education with ‘Acting: The First Six Lessons’

Beau Bridges and his daughter Emily, working with David Shapiro and Semkhor Productions, turn Richard Boleslavsky’s seminal book on acting into a film - complete with a recreated 1930s New York - and teaching materials used to show students how to produce high quality, low-cost visual effects.

Awards Headline News

‘Flee’ Takes AIF 2021 Grand Prize

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s ‘touching and innovative’ film shares the personal history of an Afghan refugee; ‘Belle’ awarded special jury prize, with the audience award going to ‘The Crossing.’

Do You Feel Lucky? Headline News

Exclusive Clips: ‘Killers of The Cosmos - The Case of the Death Ray’

“Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; in the new episode viewers are asked ‘do you feel lucky?’ as the show explores an ominous threat from above – the death of a star likened to a blindfolded sniper with Earth as its target.

The Thrilling Wonders of Science! Headline News

Science Channel’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’ Premieres September 19

'Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; using animated drama with input from top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology, and planetary science, show presents viewers with an evidence-based investigation of some of science’s most unbelievable wonders.

Celebrating All Things Stop-Motion Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Reveals Short Film Selection and Poster

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.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Returns In-Person and Online

Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual festival, set for October 23-30, will feature film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops.

Animating the Atrocities of Dictators Headline News

Six Point Harness Animates the Horrors of Dictators in ‘How to Become a Tyrant’

Studio’s animated sequences, used in place of archival footage and re-creations, provide compelling depictions of brutality that might otherwise be unwatchable, in Netflix’s powerful new documentary series.  

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