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The Universe Just Might Make Sense ANIMATIONWorld

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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Henry Golding to Play Magical Talking Tiger in ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’

The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star joins Carlos Baena’s animated feature directing debut, an adaptation of Laurence Yep’s best-selling 2003 children’s book.

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Van Phan’s Animated ‘Upstander’ to Premiere at Tribeca Immersive Cinema360

In the face of COVID-19, the Tribeca Film Festival partners with Oculus to feature 15 VR films in four online programs running April 17-25.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Fresh Takes: Punk Rock Meets Impending Apocalypse in ‘21st Century Failure’

In this overloaded, 2D animated, non-stop neon music video, musician and animator Xeth Feinburg berates the modern world with his snappy brand of psychedelic garage rock. 

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Netflix Greenlights Stop-Motion ‘The House’ from Nexus Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:40pm

Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roles, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza will each direct a chapter in dark comedy about a house and three generations of families who lived in it.

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‘Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days’ - An Award-Winning Tribute to a Beloved Uncle

Regina Pessoa talks about her moving short film, which won the Jury Award at Annecy and just received an Annie Award nomination.

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A Filmmaker’s Journey to Honor a Loved One in 'Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days'

The award-winning filmmaker shares the story behind her latest film, a mixed media, stop-motion and hand-drawn ode to a cherished uncle.

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WATCH: Exclusive ‘RACETIME’ Clip

Now available on Digital and On-Demand, Viva Kids’ animated feature film sequel to ‘SnowTime!’ explores themes of friendship and teamwork, while digging deeply into an examination of pride, betrayal and healthy competition.

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Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat and George Wendt Cast in Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 30, 2019 at 9:55am

Andrew Bujalski to serve as creative lead for English dub of the award-winning animated feature, which comes to U.S. theatres and Netflix this November.

Festivals ANIMATIONWorld

Films to Watch: Ottawa Animation Festival Competition Highlights

Many notable shorts and features standout in a competition artistic director Chris Robinson calls ‘weird, disorienting and divisive.’

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Theodore Ushev’s New Short ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ to Premiere at TIFF 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:56am

Oscar-nominated director of ‘Blind Vaysha’ returns with harrowing tale animated using encaustic-painting technique; see the clip and breakdown of his exacting technique.

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WATCH: Sophie Koko Gates Talks ‘Slug Life’ and Ugly Filmmaking at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:35pm

Filmmaker discusses design and production on her thoughtful and provocative 2D animated short, and how she hopes audiences will respond to her self-described “ugly” style.

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Juan Antin’s Acclaimed Animated Feature ‘Pachamama’ Debuts on Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:39am

The director talks about Pre-Columbian art, character design and the 14 years it took to produce his beautiful and thoughtful homage to indigenous Andean cultures steeped in harmony with the Earth.

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‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ Wins Best Animated Feature at PSIAF 2018

‘Changyou’s Journey,’ ‘Hybrids’ and ‘Ugly’ among the group of 40 short films awarded by festival audiences across a number of technical and thematic categories.

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