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‘Santiago of the Seas’ Creator Niki López Completes Short for Nickelodeon

The Puerto Rico native, one of ‘Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch,’ made the film as part of Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program initiative to develop original comedy-driven content with an eye towards eventual series development.

The ASOS Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

Review: The 22nd Annual 'Animation Show of Shows'

This year’s selection of 10 shorts, including films by Patrick Smith, Gil Alkabetz, and Oscar winner Frederic Back, showcases a variety of techniques and tones in a celebration of unconventional approaches to the medium.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs HO HO HO HO HO HO Edition

AWN’s monthly survey of under the radar animated shorts currently – or in this case, previously - traveling the festival circuit – that this month should put everyone in the holiday spirit!

animated shorts Headline News

Judith Light to Executive Produce Animated Short ‘Falling’

The new film, from the team behind ‘Kapaemahu,’ follows the romantic adventures of a valiant island warrior, a handsome young man, and an octopus brought together by a twist of fate.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs November 2022

AWN’s monthly survey of animated shorts making the festival circuit rounds includes ‘A Tiny Man,’ ‘Sliver Cave,’ ‘Slow Light,’ ‘#BINARYGENDERNORM: GIRLS,’ and ‘Magical Caresses - Masturbation: A Short Story of a Great Taboo.’  

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.’

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs October 2022

Sorry we’re late – publisher lameness to blame – AWN’s monthly animated shorts survey includes ‘Cash In, Cash Out,’ ‘Dog Apartment,’ ‘Luce and the Rock,’ ‘Safe Mode: Lana Among the Lilies,’ and ‘Scale.’

Protector of Kanezaka Headline News

‘Overwatch 2’ Releases Animated Short for New Character Kiriko

The protector of Kanezaka's backstory is revealed in a surprisingly heartfelt nine-minute film displaying her flashy healing and teleportation abilities.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

In-Passing Headline News

Award-Winning Independent Animator Gil Alkabetz Dies at 65

The acclaimed Israeli director, whose short films ‘Rubicon’ and ‘Morir de Amor’ won prizes around the world, was a longtime fixture in the independent animation and international festival universe.

Independent Animation Headline News

Watch ‘Lords of Laggard Hill’ Season 2 Trailer

Inspired by the early work of Mike Judge and Trey Parker, writer, director, animator, and comic A.P. Laurenson returns to 2D animation’s roots, creating a series about 3 warlords who spend their twilight years clutching to power and filling their time with empty disputes.

Pub Crawls Rule Headline News

Bezos and Musk Face Off: Graham Jones Drops ‘Silicon Docks’ Trailer

A lockdown creation by artists seeking to preserve their sanity, the movie is a satirical, urban odyssey about the existential angst of some of America’s most famed tech moguls on a doomed Dublin pub crawl during the last days of the Trump presidency… what could be better?

The Dean of Estonian Animation ANIMATIONWorld

An Interview with Priit Pärn

The pre-eminent Estonian animator, artist, teacher, and author discusses his sophisticated, often ambiguous, but always meticulous films, recently honored with a retrospective and exhibition at the Bergamo Film Meeting in Italy.

Feast Your Eyes and Mind ANIMATIONWorld

Break Out the Popcorn: Features to Watch at Annecy 2022

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at five feature films worth your hungover attention at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.

Shorts to Watch at Annecy ANIMATIONWorld

Put on Your Shorts: Annecy 2022

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at seven intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 161: How Indie Animator Jeremy Nixon Manufactures Social Media Fame

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:03pm

The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.

ITFS Highlights ANIMATIONWorld

A Little ‘Short’ Slice of Stuttgart

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a close look at six ‘under the radar’ animated shorts in competition at next week’s hybrid Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – running May 3-8.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 158: How Christian Haynes is Creating Indie Series ‘Zach in Time’

The artist and animator shares how he got his original series off the ground, thoughts on self-taught learning vs. animation school, and how to improve your own art.

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.

And the Award Goes To… ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Takes the Short Road to the Oscars

AWN’s long-time resident provocateur, Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson, gets the directors behind this year’s Best Animated Short nominees - ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ - to share their insightful answers to his anything but standard questions.

And the Annie Goes To…? ANIMATIONWorld

Vicious Places and Punished Faces: The Best Short Subject Annie Award Nominees

Five outstanding animated works, widely awarded and loved at festivals worldwide, all worthy of taking the top prize at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th annual celebration of the best in animation, coming March 12.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 152: How Hero4Hire Head of Development Jordan Beck Produced and Distributed ‘Sgt. Stubby’

The development exec shares how he went from working at an infantry museum to raising $25M to fully produce and distribute an award-winning indie film; discussion includes a look at North American distribution and what one skill is needed to get a developer role.

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