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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.

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Dustin Grella Posts Uplifting Special Election Day ‘Animation Hotline’ Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:23pm

Famed micro-animation series that uses crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content returns with ‘Seagulls’ (#217); hotline phone is back open for callers sharing their 2020 experiences.

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Secret Weapons Announces EbSynth Rotoscopy Automation Tool Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:34pm

Prague tech company’s new tool creates all in-between frames in any artistic style – oil paint, watercolor, pastel, and others.

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How Studio AKA Captured Chaos and Destruction for the Main Titles on Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

Working with a team of six artists, director Steve Small employs a combination of 3D, rotoscope and hand-drawn artwork for the haunting, elegant main titles serving as the backstory for the HBO Max sci-fi series.

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‘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.

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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’).

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Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore to Present ‘Wolfwalkers’ at View 2020

Award-winning director of Oscar nominated films ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ will share an in-depth presentation of his latest folklore masterpiece, coming to Apple TV+ this fall.

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Animated Soft-Serve Meets Metaphysical Thriller in ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

Oscar-nominated animation producer Rosa Tran teamed with Oscar-winning director Charlie Kaufman to create a 1930’s style 2D animated ice-cream commercial as the pièce de résistance in his new film, dropping today on Netflix.

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Richard Linklater’s Animated ‘Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure’ Taking Off at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:14am

New film from famed director will feature live-action-based hybrid CGI/hand-drawn style; ‘Undone’ animation houses Minnow Mountain and Submarine to produce.

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Augenblick Studios: 21 Years of Weird, Dark and Mysterious Adult Animation

Still doing hand-drawn 2D animation more than 20 years after leaving MTV, Aaron Augenblick and his ‘rinky-dink’ Brooklyn studio have thrived by not producing animation for kids.

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Oscar-Winning Director Gene Deitch Dies at 95

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:28pm

Legendary animator, illustrator, producer, and author, who won an Academy Award in 1961 for his animated short, ‘Munro,’ passed away last Thursday at his home in Prague. 

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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.

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WATCH: DreamWorks Releases ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:24pm

Emmy Award winner Tony Hale’s animated comedy about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken returns to Netflix on March 20.

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Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

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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.

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‘Mind My Mind’: Exploring the Complex Inner World of Autism Through Animation

Dutch filmmaker Floor Adams talks about her award-winning short film filled with the heartbreak and humor of living with Asperger’s syndrome.

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How ‘Klaus’ Uniquely Combines CG Lighting Techniques with Traditional 2D Animation

Production designers Szymon Biernacki and Marcin Jakubowski helped create an innovative, distinctive 2D aesthetic for Sergio Pablos’ delightful new Christmas film, now showing on Netflix.

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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. 

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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. 

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Sergio Pablos Talks His 2D Masterpiece, ‘Klaus’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:03am

Debuting today on Netflix, the ‘Despicable Me’ co-creator’s passion project, almost 10 years in the making, shows that with hard work, patience and a bit of new technology, 2D animated filmmaking is as compelling, and spellbinding, as ever.

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Warner Bros. and Netflix Deliver Beautifully Hand-Drawn ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

Jared Stern's whimsical new animated series, launching November 8, addresses Dr. Seuss’ age-old questions… will you eat it in a box? Will you eat it with a fox?

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