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From Pakistan to Annecy ANIMATIONWorld

Mano Animation Makes History with ‘The Glassworker,’ Pakistan’s First 2D Feature

Karachi-based director Usman Riaz talks about his hand-drawn film that tells the story of a young man and his father, a glass blower, whose relationship is tested after war breaks out and an army colonel and his violinist daughter arrive in their town; film screens in Annecy’s Contrechamp on June 10.

The Glassworker Headline News

Trailer Drops for Usman Riaz’s ‘The Glassworker’

Set to compete in Annecy’s Contrechamp and screen at the Cannes Film Market, the hand-drawn 2D Pakistani feature follows the relationship of a father and son in the face of war.

Who Doesn’t Love Between the Lions ANIMATIONWorld

Richard O’Connor Talks the Good, the Bad, and the Amusing

For the Ace & Son studio founder, finding projects that matter, that focus on the complexities of living in a flawed world, brings purpose and sustainability despite the financial challenges, like the pro bono music video for The Exbats’ ‘Doorman,’ inspired by 'Superjail’s Christy Karacas, about a girl who wants to beat up a bar bouncer.

The End of an Era? Headline News

Is Hayao Miyazaki Making Another Film?

The famed Studio Ghibli co-founder and Oscar-winning director recently came out of retirement for one more film, ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ currently hitting theaters globally, but producer Toshio Suzuki claims the animation Midas won’t ever be done. 

The End of an Era Headline News

Studio Ghibli Sells Controlling Stake to Nippon Television

After almost three decades of partnership, the famed studio will become a subsidiary of the Japanese broadcaster in a move that should solve the issue of succession after Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro declined to take over.

Christmas Kitty Headline News

Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy Join ‘Mog’ Voice Cast

The A-list duo will portray Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in an animated feature adaptation of the beloved British children’s book ‘Mog’s Christmas’ from Channel 4, airing this holiday season.

A New Day A New Beginning Headline News

Is a New Studio Ghibli and Lucasfilm Crossover Project in the Works?

Following last November’s thoroughly adorable animated short ‘Zen: Grogu and the Dust Bunnies,’ the Studio Ghibli Twitter account has shared yet another teaser image hinting at a new collaboration.

It Was the Soot Sprites Headline News

Lucasfilm and Studio Ghibli Unite for ‘Star Wars: Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies’

In the most adorable crossover of all time, the new, original hand-drawn short focuses on Baby Yoda and the soot sprites, beloved Ghibli characters from ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Spirited Away.’

Happy Happy Joy Joy Headline News

Snipple Animation Teases Involvement with ‘Ren & Stimpy’ Reboot

The animation studio, which specializes in hand-drawn content, hinted on Instagram of their work on new episodes of one of the most controversial children’s series ever created.

Fun with Animated Chipmunks! VFXWorld

MPC and the 2D/3D/CG Stylings of ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’

VFX supervisor Axel Bonami talks making, mixing, matching, and maneuvering the many visual styles in Akiva Schaffer’s hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy, now streaming on Disney+.

Who Doesn’t Need a Magic Bag? Headline News

‘Felix the Cat’ Returning in New Kids' Comic Book Series

While audiences have been watching the famous feline on various screens for a century, Felix the Cat #1, from Source Point Press and DreamWorks Animation, debuts on good old paper in 2022; could new animated projects be far behind?

Business Headline News

Unlisted Adds Paris-Based WIZZ Animation Laboratory

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 2, 2021 at 12:22pm

Melbourne and Shanghai-based creative studio brings on French company known for creating ‘new worlds which span mediums and realities’; initial project collaborations include Salvation Army campaign and ‘Farlight 84’ trailer.

Go Go Gojira! Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Debuts June 24

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 4:15pm

New original ‘Godzilla’ anime series from bones and Orange combines hand-drawn and CG animation to tell the story of a grad student and an engineer brought together by a mysterious song to lead the fight against an unimaginable force.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band at 50! Headline News

Sean Ono Lennon’s Animated ‘I Am the Egbert’ Loops Launch on Spotify

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:04pm

Inspired by his father’s illustrations and produced by the team behind the Oscar-nominated ‘I Met the Walrus’ short, the artist’s Canvas animation shorts celebrate today’s release of the 50th anniversary edition of ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.’

Animation as a Moving Painting ANIMATIONWorld

Animating Soft-Spoken Vocals in The White Buffalo’s ‘Sycamore’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:21am

To capture the lyrics’ dark gravity, artist Baptiste Leroux used hand-drawn frames in TV Paint for a textured, stop-motion look, in his short fan film for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

Business Headline News

Animated Documentary ‘Flee’ Sells for $1 Million at Sundance

The moving film, revealing a painful 20-year-old secret from a gay academic’s journey to Denmark as an Afghan child refugee, sold to Oscar award-winning studio Neon for seven figures as the film festival got underway.

short film animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Cops and Robbers’: Contrasting Childhood Play with Racial Hatred

Premiering today on Netflix, Timothy Ware-Hill and Arnon Manor’s powerful new spoken-word animated short harkens back to simpler days when hands up was for blocking shots on the court, not in the streets.

I Know Words Headline News

‘Trump Bites’ Series 2 Returns Deep Inside the U.S. President’s Mind

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:56pm

New set of viral, satirical shorts once again dives into Trump’s fevered psyche; animated by Bill Plympton and Leah Shore, the Webby-winning series, produced by Billy Shebar and David Roberts, riffs on actual audio clips.

hand-drawn animation Headline News

Mariusz Wilczyński’s 2D ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Gets December 3 Virtual Premiere

Polish artist’s first feature-length hand-drawn animated film is an intimate portrayal of aging, mortality, and loss; Anthology Film Archives will host a special two-week virtual engagement in North America accompanied by a program of the director’s earlier short films.

animated short films Headline News

WATCH: ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Narrates ‘The Gille Dubh’ 2D Short

Winner of the 2020 Art Fund Museum of the Year award, Gairloch Museum presents the Scottish fairy tale ‘The Gille Dubh: The Last of the Fairies,’ inspired by the art of Abe Locke.

Really Dad? Headline News

‘Walking Dead’ Creator’s ‘Invincible’ Adult Superhero Series Heading to Amazon Prime

In the show’s first trailer, Robert Kirkman teases the 2021 release of his coming-of-age tale about a powerful superhero’s son... but don’t expect a typical Saturday morning cartoon.

A-ni-ma-ni-acs are Back! Headline News

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Drops First Look Teaser

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are back in a new original animated series on Hulu that promises nostalgia, humor, and some serious zaniness, all in an art style nearly identical to its original 1990s look.

Dept. of No Way! Headline News

Go Go Gojira: Original ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Anime Series Heading to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:51pm

Coming to the streaming giant in 2021, show features a brand-new story and cast, and is being produced by bones (‘My Hero Academy’) and Orange (‘Beastars’).

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

Studio Ghibli Releases 400 Free Movie Images

The famed Japanese studio home of venerated director Hayao Miyazaki has posted online a set of 50 high resolution stills from eight of their beloved films, most notably ‘Ponyo’ and ‘Spirited Away,’ with more to come, for fans to use ‘freely within the scope of common sense.’

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