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Covid-19 Headline News

‘Whatever Gets You Talking’ Music Video Encourages Young People to Discuss Mental Health

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:09am

‘Seize the Awkward’ campaign releases animated short inspiring young people to check in with friends and support their mental health; video features rapper Akinyemi, pop icon Meghan Trainor and music and digital stars Addison Rae, Avery Cyrus, Bryce Xavier, James Henry, The McFarlands, Molly Burke, mxmtoon and brothers Zach Valentine and Pat Ramirez.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Netflix Pushes Anime’s Visual Boundaries in Akira Saitoh’s ‘Sol Levante’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:22am

Breathtakingly beautiful new experimental short from Production I.G., one of world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR projects, is now available for viewing.

The Lion King Headline News

Live-Action v Animation: The Debate Surrounding ‘The Lion King’

If ‘Frozen 2’ is now the highest grossing animated feature film of all time, where does that leave Jon Favreau’s ‘reinterpretation’ of ‘The Lion King?’

Pixar ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days’ - An Award-Winning Tribute to a Beloved Uncle

Regina Pessoa talks about her moving short film, which won the Jury Award at Annecy and just received an Annie Award nomination.

documentary films Headline News

‘Hand Drawn’ Feature Documentary in Last Days of Indiegogo Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:05pm

Felicity Morland’s film about the history of traditional 2D animation, featuring Nora Twomey, Glen Keane, James Baxter, Floyd Norman, and Jorge Gutierrez, has 4 days to reach final fundraising goal.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

A Filmmaker’s Journey to Honor a Loved One in 'Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days'

The award-winning filmmaker shares the story behind her latest film, a mixed media, stop-motion and hand-drawn ode to a cherished uncle.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

OLM Asia Launches New Pokémon Animation Series with the Help of Celsys’ Clip Studio Paint

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:37am

OLM’s 2017 Malaysian studio expansion provides a new pool of talented artists they can quickly and efficiently train on the digital paint tools used to produce their signature hand-drawn anime look. 

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Clip Studio Paint Captures Hand-Drawn ‘Feel’ for Artists and Animators

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:09am

Celsys’ all-in-one paint tool provides intuitive, customizable features that help transfer an artist’s touch to their graphic design, manga/comics, animation or other digital art. 

Festivals Headline News

‘Funan’ and ‘I Lost My Body’ Lead Film Selections at PSIAF 2019

Animated features by award-winning directors Denis Do and Jérémy Clapin among films selected in 37 categories for Palm Springs International Animation Festival, coming December 14-15 to Palm Springs, California.

91st Oscars Headline News

VIDEO: Delve Into the Artistic Process Behind Oscar-Nominated Short ‘Weekends’

Director Trevor Jimenez and production designer Chris Sasaki discuss their artistic process for bringing the Annie Award-winning hand-painted animated short film to the screen.

Short Films Headline News

How Collaboration Helped Bring Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Weekends’ to Life

Director Trevor Jimenez and production designer Chris Sasaki discuss their collaboration on the hand-animated, dialogue-free short film created as part of the Pixar co-op program.

Short Films Headline News

New Making-of Video Goes Behind the Scenes of Louise Bagnall’s ‘Late Afternoon’

Oscar-shortlisted short film produced by Cartoon Saloon uses hand-drawn digital animation to poignantly explore the internal landscape of a woman with memory loss.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Boris Labbé’s ‘La Chute’ Makes Limited Online Debut

Produced in collaboration with Sacrebleu Productions, experimental animated short is in the running for France’s César Award.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Trevor Jimenez’s Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Weekends’ Returns Online

Annie Award-nominated and Oscar-shortlisted short film produced as part of Pixar’s co-op program now available to watch online through January 7 as a Short of the Week.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Louise Bagnall’s Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Late Afternoon’ Now Available Online

Oscar-shortlisted short film produced by Cartoon Saloon uses hand-drawn digital animation to poignantly explore the internal landscape of a woman with memory loss.

Preservation Headline News

‘Cinderella,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Hair Piece’ Added to National Film Registry

Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park,’ and the independent experimental animated short film ‘Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People’ among 25 films that will be preserved by the Library of Congress.

Documentaries Headline News

TRAILER: Documentary Feature ‘Hand Drawn’ Explores the Art of 2D Animation

Documentary film features interviews with Jorge R. Gutierrez, Eric Goldberg, Nancy Beiman, Bill Plympton and many other hand-drawn animators from all different corners of the industry.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Marge Dean Brings Anime and Inclusion Together at Crunchyroll Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3:19pm

Diversity in storytelling and staffing is part of Women in Animation president’s mission as head of Ellation’s new Burbank and Tokyo development efforts.

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