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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.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

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.

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. 

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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. 

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

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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‘Need it Yesterday’ Halloween Animation Challenge: Hot as Hell!

By Dan Edgley | Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:06am

In the first of a new ‘quick and dirty’ animation production spotlight series, Ritzy Animation’s Dan Edgley and Charlie Batho allow their team a mere 32 hours to produce something deliciously sinister.

Rotoscoping ANIMATIONWorld

The Groundbreaking Performance Capture Rotoscoping of ‘Undone’

Minnow Mountain director Craig Staggs and producer Steph Swope talk hand-drawn frame by frame animation and their unique contribution to Amazon Prime’s acclaimed new series. 

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

Bill Plympton Finally Gets Some Distribution Muscle with Shout! Factory Deal

The acclaimed animator celebrates his deal with the multi-platform media company, talks about his latest work, and tells a very scary horror story.

Technology Headline News

Polygon Pictures Announces PPixel Non-Photorealistic Rendering Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:51pm

New system from studio behind ‘BLAME!’ and ‘GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters’ supports diverse visual styles, including cel shading, which replicates the look of hand-drawn cel animation in 3D.

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There’s Nothing Little About Tony Hale’s Adventurous Chicken in ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:34am

‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ creator Eric Fogel brings the off-beat tales of Hale’s gangly, cheerful and boldly enthusiastic young chicken to life in the new Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation.

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Every Wallaby Has His Day: Rocko Returns in ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:52pm

Debuting today on Netflix, Joe Murray’s animated special introduces a new generation to his zany 1993 Nicktoon series’ O-Town characters, who return home after 20 years in space. 

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