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Is Reality Elastic? ANIMATIONWorld

The Unreal Reality of ‘Undone’

Co-creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg talk about the long-awaited second season of their mind-bending Prime Video series, including how they distill life’s mysteries into the narrative, and production lessons learned on ‘BoJack Horseman.’

Is Reality Elastic? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Undone’s Wild Ride Between Time, Space, and Reality Returns for Season 2

Co-creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksburg’s groundbreaking, rotoscope animated drama, about a young woman trying to harness her newfound time traveling skills and unravel her father’s murder - with his help – is back with more mind-bending episodes.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

‘Aladdin’ Animator Eric Goldberg Says Disney Plans Return to 2D Features

The famed artist is one of six subjects in the upcoming documentary series ‘Sketchbook,’ which champions the process of hand-drawn character art in animation.

Animating History ANIMATIONWorld

Animating A Eureka Moment in History

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts enlisted Cyprus-based Zedem Media to animate a day in the life of an ancient Greek potter whose famous, extremely rare 2500-year-old vase with red figures changed the course of history.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Musical Comedy Collaborators’ New Rock Band Shadow Academy Gets Animated

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 4:09pm

Music producer Jim Roach and Ninja Sex Party singer Dan Avidan’s pandemic-inspired new project, showcased in two music videos directed and animated by Simon Macko, channels the pair’s shared love for big music, big guitars, and even bigger songs.

Celebrating World Autism Day ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Amazing Adventures of Awesome’ Bring Some Magic to World Autism Day

Allison Brownmoore’s charming 2D short shares how beautiful, exciting, and optimistic the world can be as seen through the eyes of a young girl with autism.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Who Knew the Robot Apocalypse Would Be Such a Crowd Pleaser?

As Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ continues its seemingly inexorable march toward the Oscars, director and co-writer Mike Rianda reflects on what it all means.

And the Oscar Goes To… ANIMATIONWorld

National Film Board of Canada’s Julie Roy Talks Women in Animation and the NFB’s 76th Oscar Nomination

With director Joanna Quinn’s ‘Affairs of the Art’ up for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category, the DG of Creation and Innovation at the National Film Board of Canada reflects on the long history of female filmmakers at the NFB and its history of success. The NFB has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other film organization based outside of Hollywood.

animated anthology Headline News

Nexus Studios Creates Opening Sequence for Netflix’s ‘The House’

Studio’s directors Nicolas Ménard and Manshen Lo design hand-drawn 2D animated titles for streamer’s new dark, quirky stop-motion animated anthology.

animated shorts Headline News

Watch Mary Apick’s Powerful ‘The Cat’ Short

The award-winning filmmaker and activist’s hand-drawn, black and white animated film tells the story of a happy little girl determined to overcome the darkness and oppression consuming her.

Opportunity Knocks! Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Announces 2022 2D/Hand-Drawn Trainee Program

The 12-month program offers training across character animation, effects animation and cleanup under the mentorship of iconic masters such as Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn, Randy Haycock, and Rachel Bibb; deadline for applications is January 23, 2022.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Katie Mitchell Hits Her Stride in ‘Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter’

In the parody short directed by Caitlin VanArsdale, ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ filmmaker heroine creates a sock-puppet action film featuring a redoubtable canine; short releases today as an exclusive bonus feature on the film’s Blu-ray release.

You’re Not Alone in Your Anxiety ANIMATIONWorld

‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

NFB Animation Headline News

5 NFB Shorts Screening at 2021 Ottawa Animation Festival

World premiere of Marta Pajek’s ‘Impossible Figures and other Stories I,’ the final entry in the director’s acclaimed trilogy, anchors the National Film Board’s impressive set of shorts showing at the event, which runs online September 22 to October 3.

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Two New Xilam Original Animated Series Land on Global Platforms

Big streamers pick up studio’s 2D and CGI series; ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’ now streaming on Disney+, ‘Oggy Oggy’ debuts on Netflix August 24.

Chip 'n' Dale are Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Squeaky Mayhem Abounds in New ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’ Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 12:08pm

Produced by Xilam Animation and inspired by Disney’s iconic pair of troublemaking chipmunks, the 12-episode hand-drawn 2D show debuts today on Disney+.  

Hot Tub Animation Headline News

Watch a Dry Erase Board-Animated Umphrey’s McGee ‘You Walked Up’ Origin Story

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 12:03pm

Pete Herzog’s hand-drawn short, produced with his wife in a hot tub, illustrates band member Jake Cinninger’s tale of how they named their upcoming album filled with selections from decades of their concert ‘walk-on’ music.

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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.

Are We Dreaming or Awake? ANIMATIONWorld

Visualizing a New Mother’s Eerie Sleeplessness in ‘Six to Six’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 2:26pm

For Israeli artist Neta Cohen, childhood memories that her home had a life of its own fueled her 2D/3D animated short about the long, sometimes sinister hours between wakefulness and sleep, reality and imagination.

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.

indie animation Headline News

Bill Plympton and Rock Farm Launch Kickstarter for ‘Demi’s Panic’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:44am

Indie animation legend teams with Danny Leonard and Lorena Hernandez Leonard on animated short about a young Latina professional living in NYC whose nightmares foreshadow the coming storm.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Mike Rianda Talks ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:19pm

The ‘Gravity Falls’ creative director’s TV production skills got a thorough workout, and then some, in his animated feature film directing debut, now streaming on Netflix.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’: A Scrapbook of Art, Nostalgia, and Killer Robots

Distinctively styled 2D, 3DCG, and live-action, integrated with a highly personal and relatable story, give Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe’s new apocalyptic comedy adventure a uniquely ‘human’ touch.

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