The award-winning author, historian, filmmaker, and educator discusses animation’s history and the upcoming documentary highlighting Disney’s transition from hand-drawn to CG animation.
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The international audiovisual market features projects in animation, documentaries, series, and films selected for presentation in the event’s Pitching Forums; the event runs October 9-13 in Rome.
Producer Tom Bancroft, who worked as a Disney animator for many years, talks about the making of his new documentary, which looks at the Disney renaissance of the 1990s and the changes wrought by the rise of CG.
The former Nickelodeon President of Entertainment talks about his non-profit documentary studio’s second annual Children’s Resilience in Film Awards, which recognizes films and filmmakers that highlight children’s strength in the face of adversity; ceremony set for October 3, with supportive events and screenings beginning today, September 28.
Bay Dariz and Phil Earnest’s film celebrates the 2D hand-drawn animation renaissance that began in the late 1980s that was quickly upended by the computer animation explosion that followed; narrated by Ming-Na Wen, the film features Pete Docter, John Musker, Floyd Norman, MacFarlane and many others.
New spot teases September 13 streaming debut of Disney and Pixar’s original 3DCG animated comedy; releasing the same day are ‘Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental,’ a ‘making of’ documentary, and Pixar’s short, ‘Carl’s Date’ starring Dug, the infamous talking dog.
Organization’s Animation Educators Forum awards support individuals or groups with their research, scholarly activity, or creative projects in animation.
The 8th annual ITWIFF will be presented as a hybrid structure at Regal Battery Park, allowing women and non-binary filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in categories such as Best Feature Film, Fest Documentary Feature, Best Short Film, and Best Animated Short; the festival runs from September 21 to October 1.
The company, founded by Rodney Rothman and Adam Rosenberg, taps animation pro to find, develop and produce animated ﬁlm and TV projects; new hire follows company recently signing first-look animated broadcast deal with Fox.
An official selection in the ‘Coutrechamp’ feature film category, Katrin Rothe’s film, mixing documentary and fictional elements, details how the father of political photomontage, protesting against German warmongering, became an enemy of the Nazi state; the festival runs June 11-17.
The platform has just setup free viewing of 15 films vying for ‘Best Animation Short’ nominations through January 24, alongside A24’s ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ and bonus material for ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘The Bad Guys,’ and ‘Turning Red.’
To celebrate the home entertainment release, special New York screenings of William Cameron Menzies’ 1953 sci-fi classic will be held January 14 and January 18 at MoMA and at the Bedford Playhouse Clive Davis Arts Center January 15.
Inspired by a ‘Frozen’ documentary, director Daniel Gies digitally created the film’s folded paper styled stop-motion-like animation with tools such as Maya, Houdini, and Unreal Engine; his animated short debuts later this year.
Succeeding Claude Joli-Coeur, the new Government Film Commissioner begins her 5-year appointment, bringing decades of domestic and international experience in digital media, culture, and education to her new position.
The documentary chronicles the history, impact, and challenges of the 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain, which has elevated the art of filmmaking and brought foreign films to Los Angeles while popularizing independent films, documentary films, and their makers.
Jason Loftus’ live-action and animated documentary uses lead concept artist Daxiong’s evocative art – based on his own experiences – to tell the story of the Falun Gong’s 2002 hijacking of a Chinese TV station and the swift, bloody, and deadly police response still felt today.
From filmmaker Jono McLeod, the animation-embellished live-action documentary tells the true story of a mysterious student who enrolled in a Glasgow school in the 1990s; film available on-demand today.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
The seasonal slate features over 50 titles of family-friendly fodder across all genres, with a healthy dose of animation.
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.