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Goo Goo Dolls Release ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ Animated Music Video

To support their new Christmas song release, the quintessential 90s band creates a unique Chuck Jones-style 2D short about a naughty little boy who is sure to receive coal in his stocking this year.

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‘Trump Bites’ Series 2 Returns Deep Inside the U.S. President’s Mind

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:56pm

New set of viral, satirical shorts once again dives into Trump’s fevered psyche; animated by Bill Plympton and Leah Shore, the Webby-winning series, produced by Billy Shebar and David Roberts, riffs on actual audio clips.

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WATCH: Stan Lee Discusses His Favorite Curse Word

In memory of the Marvel legend, animator Aron Fromm has released an animated short featuring audio of the late great comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer speaking about the usefulness of cursing.

A New Film from the Indie Legend! Headline News

Bill Plympton Launches Kickstarter for ‘Slide’

Indie legend looking to speed up his production on new animated feature about a guitar-playing cowboy who finds himself in a shady Oregon logging town run by a pair of evil twins.

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A Couple Faces the Pain of Unspoken Grief in ‘If Anything Happens I Love You’

In Will McCormack and Michael Govier’s animated short, estranged parents of a child killed in a school shooting try to overcome their heartbreak and find each other again; now showing on Netflix.

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Chromebook’s ‘The Adulthood’ Teaches Gen Z to Grow Up

New animated series aims to ease the process of growing up by offering advice on finance, identity, dating, entrepreneurship, mental health, and environmentalism.

Dept. of Cute! Headline News

Cuddle Up with Crunchyroll’s ‘With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun’

Enjoy a refreshing injection of levity without the commitment of a regular-length show with the cutest two-minute anime you’ve ever seen.

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‘The Torture Letters’ Takes Best in Show at SPARK Animation 2020

‘BoxsBallet,’ ‘My friend who shines in the night,’ and ‘Seoulsori,’ also take home awards in an online ceremony from the 12th annual festival, running through November 8; WIA Diversity Award winners also announced.

 

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‘KKUM:’ How Kangmin Kim Created His Oscar-Qualified Short with an $80 Micro-Budget

Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based independent stop-motion filmmaker employs Styrofoam and cinematic lighting to create a moving and intimate tribute to his mother.

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WATCH: ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Narrates ‘The Gille Dubh’ 2D Short

Winner of the 2020 Art Fund Museum of the Year award, Gairloch Museum presents the Scottish fairy tale ‘The Gille Dubh: The Last of the Fairies,’ inspired by the art of Abe Locke.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Online offerings running October 24-November 1 to include full shorts program; a session with Welsh animator, Simon Chong, currently a director on Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and a behind the scenes look at, ‘Heart of Darkness,’ the world’s first sand-animated feature film.

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Inside the Trippy and Complex Universe of ‘The Midnight Gospel’

Co-creator Duncan Trussell explains the process of marrying interviews from his ‘The Duncan Trussell Family Hour’ podcasts with animated visuals from the mind of ‘Adventure Time’ creator Pendleton Ward and the talented hands of Titmouse studio artists.

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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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Choose Your Pass for OIAF 2020 Virtual Festival – Available NOW!

Watch this year’s retrospectives featuring a celebration of Estonian animator, Elbert Tuganov; unique perspectives from Norwegian animation studio, Mikrofilm; and the work of Métis filmmaker, Terril Calder.

In-Passing Headline News

Famed ‘Kikoriki’ Creator and Producer Anatoly Prokhorov Passes at 72

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:49am

The influential co-founder of both Pilot and Petersburg Animation Studio and a guiding creative force in Russian independent animation died this past Sunday from Leukemia.

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The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

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Journey Through the Cosmos with Thomas Lynch III’s ‘When I Was at Peace’

Watch, and get ready to vibe, as psychedelic band ‘Circles Around the Sun’ teams up with the galactic ‘The Midnight Gospel’ animator to create this summer’s funkiest music video.

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Unconventional A24 Picks Up Controversial ‘Hazbin Hotel’

Vivienne Medrano’s overnight YouTube sensation animated musical comedy from Hell is coming to TV under the ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Lady Bird’ entertainment company banner.

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RALPH Returns to her Pre-Teen Y2K Bedroom in ‘Crush’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:13pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Amika Cooper, AKA blackpowerbarbie, channels ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ ‘Degrassi,’ and boomboxes for the singer’s new video, a reimagining of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 dance-pop hit.

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‘Cuphead’ Goes Stop-Motion in PS4 Announcement Trailer

To support surprise game launch, Studio MDHR and Stop Motion Department collaborate on creepy-cool trailer, inspired by the 1933 experimental animated short, ‘The Peanut Vendor.’

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