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Checkmate! Headline News

Woody Allen-Narrated Animated Short ‘Mr. Fischer’s Chair’ in Production

The four-studio co-production centers on the face-off between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship; release set for August 2025.

Academy Museum Headline News

Academy Museum to Screen Rare Restoration of ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’

Dubbed ‘A Moment in Time,’ 2013 restoration represents the original vision legendary animator Richard Williams intended for his film before it was taken from his control and altered.

Imagine A Dispute Between Philosophers! Headline News

‘Wittgenstein’s Poker’ Kickstarter Launched

Starring Richard E. Grant, Brian Cox, and Karl Markovics, the animated short brings to life the ‘Cambridge Poker Incident,’ the notorious dispute between philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper.

Is This Miyazaki’s Last Film? Headline News

Digital, Blu-ray Release Dates Announced for ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning animated feature will be available to rent and purchase digitally in 4K Ultra HD on Prime Video and Apple TV starting June 25, while physical copies to hit stores July 9.

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Hisko Hulsing Talks About His Rotoscoping Process

The ‘Undone’ director combines rotoscope and hand-drawn animation, live-action performance, and oil-painted backgrounds to capture the subtle intricacies of human emotions within a dream-like, 'unreal' aesthetic; watch the animatic of his upcoming short, ‘Resurrection,’ to be released in 2025.

Animated Features Headline News

Lupus Films Drops ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ Trailer

The 3-time BAA Award-winning animated film directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry follows the saga of a young boy swept overboard on a family sailing trip who washes ashore on a remote island; the feature will screen at Marche du Film/Festival des Cannes in May.

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Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights for ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Streamer inks multiyear deal for rights to the Oscar-winning film, along with 22 other Studio Ghibli films, outside the U.S. and Japan, including Oscar-winning and -nominated films ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Princess Mononoke,’ ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service,’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ and ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.’

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Max Nabs 2024 Oscar Winner ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Streaming Rights

Streamer and GKDS ink multiyear deal extending U.S. streaming rights of award-winning Studio Ghibli’s catalog, including Oscar-winning and -nominated films ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Howl's Moving Castle,’ ‘The Wind Rises,’ ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

indie animation Headline News

GKIDS Releasing ‘Chicken for Linda!’ in Select Theaters

Watch the trailer for the Annecy Crystal award-winning hand-painted animated feature from husband-wife team Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach that follows a mother trying to assuage her guilt for unjustly punishing her daughter with a mad dash about town looking for poulet; theatrical run kicks off in NYC on April 5.

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

Watch: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Talks ‘The Boy and The Heron’

The famed producer reflects on Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director’s Oscar-nominated feature, and the future of animation. 

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Netflix Nabs Streaming Rights to Studio Ponoc’s Animated Film Slate

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 2:13pm

The next feature from the animation house founded by Oscar-nominated former Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, ‘The Imaginary,’ will hit the streamer later this year after its theatrical run in Japan.

Commercials Headline News

Alkemy X’s Creative Studio Adds Remade to U.S. Commercial Roster

The design-based animation studio specializes in hand-drawn and cell animation and boasts notable clients including Google, Indeed, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Hermès.

96th Oscars Short List Headline News

Disney Animation Shares ‘Once Upon A Studio’ Oscar Shortlisted Film

Highlighting an animation legacy like no other, the animated short pays tribute to over 10 decades of artists and artistry; watch the film and check out the behind-the-scenes clips.

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Watch: Oscar Shortlisted ‘Letter to a Pig’

The award-winning animated short uses live-action and hand-drawn animation to tackle the complex story of a Holocaust survivor who addresses a classroom full of students and one young schoolgirl’s reaction; streams on YouTube for 2-days only – beginning January 4.

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Watch: Adult Swim SMALLS’ ‘Casino of Earthly Delights’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 29, 2023 at 8:58am

Mark Zamlinsky’s animated short, inspired by Stephen Vincent Benét’s poetry, about a North Georgian casino run by the devil, captures the ‘loneliness and ennui of being in a car, driving north on GA 400, escaping into fantasy.’

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The NFB’s ‘Miserable Miracle’ Selected for Clermont ISFF Lab Competition

Ryo Orikasa’s animated short, inspired by Henri Michaux’s book of poetry and drawings, explores the limits of language and perception; accolades include ‘Grand Prize for Short Animation’ at OIAF 2023.

It’s Been 25 Years Already? Headline News

Remastered ‘When You Believe’ Drops for ‘The Prince of Egypt’ 25th Anniversary

DreamWorks shares Oscar-winning theme song updated to include 25 different languages to celebrate musical’s 1998 release, plus breakdowns of 3 key sequences as told by directors Brenda Chapman, Steven Hickner, and Simon Wells: ‘Parting the Red Sea,’ ‘Deliver Us,’ and ‘When You Believe.’

He Animated Tigger! Animated Short Films Headline News

Go Behind-the-Scenes of 'Disney Legend’ Andreas Deja’s ‘Mushka’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 15, 2023 at 8:22am

9 all-new ‘Making Of’ vignettes showcase the design and production of the animation master’s directorial debut, a beautifully hand-drawn short film about a young Ukrainian girl who discovers an orphaned baby Siberian tiger and realizes she must either raise him or leave him to the perils of the snowy wild.    

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Disney Legend Andreas Deja Talks ‘Mushka’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 11:28am

The famed animator, who brought to life iconic animated characters - villains and heroes - like Gaston, Jafar, Scar, Hercules, and Lilo, talks about his time at the studio as well as the challenge of directing his first film, a beautifully hand-drawn short that tells of a young girl who must save the tiger she has raised from a cub.

The Master’s Last Hurrah ANIMATIONWorld

Hayao Miyazaki’s Triumphant Return with ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Animation supervisor Takeshi Honda and GKIDS president Dave Jesteadt discuss the emotional impact of what may be the famed director’s final film, his first in 10 years, a semi-autobiographical fantasy set in World War II that embraces life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, releasing in U.S. theaters December 8.

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‘Misaligned’: The Minimalist Observations of an Uncommunicative Couple

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 8:16am

Marta Magnuska’s hand-drawn, charcoal on paper short carefully studies the relationship between two characters sharing the same living space and the everyday routines that define the tension in their repetitive lives.

A Different Angle to a Traumatic Historical Event ANIMATIONWorld

‘Letter to a Pig’: Traumatic Memory Through the Eyes of Youthful Imagination

Filmmaker Tal Kantor’s first solo short film uses live-action and hand-drawn animation to tackle the heavy and complex subject of a Holocaust survivor addressing a classroom full of students, sharing a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life, and how reality, memory, and imagination blend together in one young schoolgirl’s reaction.  

A Follow-up to Boy and the World Headline News

Alê Abreu’s New Film ‘Perlimps’ Released Online for Industry Members

A follow-up to the Oscar-nominated director’s award-winning ‘Boy and the World,’ the new hand-drawn animated feature is now streaming free on The Animation Showcase for animation and motion picture industry members worldwide. 

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

GKIDS Drops Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ English Trailer

The all-star English voice cast includes Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, and Willem Dafoe; Studio Ghibli’s latest film kicks off November 22 in LA and NY with special preview engagements, followed by nationwide U.S. and Canadian release in December.

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