Directing duo Matt and Paul Layzell - the Layzell Bros - discuss their new, immersive, 3D animated kid’s series that unites linear and interactive storytelling through videogame-style overworld maps, premiering April 19 on Netflix.
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Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s new shorts compilation includes ‘Constantine – The House of Mystery,’ ‘Blue Beetle,’ ‘The Losers’ and ‘Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth!;’ coming to Blu-ray and in 4K on Digital on May 3, 2022.
The animated show about a super powered kitten allows kids to navigate their own adventures and unlock new chapters in the story; created by the ‘Layzell Bros,’ the show hits the streamer worldwide on April 19.
Selections revealed in 9 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Series; the winners will be announced May 14 at a ceremony in Madrid.
The inaugural program’s fellows, Cecilia De Jesus and Anthony Gallego, will receive a $10k grant, professional development sessions, and mentoring by an industry professional; the program is supported by Netflix in partnership with the Latino Film Institute.
BYJU’S FutureSchool online platform collaborates with creative studio to create charming CG animated short to inspire budding young space explorers and promote its Code A Satellite educational program.
The Grand Prize goes to ‘Les Chaussures de Louis,’ with Special Achievement Awards going to Simone Giampaolo’s ‘Only a Child,’ and India Barnardo’s ‘Cat and Moth;’ the conference’s 2021 online edition is now available on demand.
Top winners at festival’s 25th edition include ‘The Game Catchers’ for Best Preschool TV Series; ‘Mila’ for Best Short Film; and Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Wolfwalkers’ for Best Feature.
Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s film takes top honors alongside Best Short ‘Navozande, The Musician’ and Best Student Film ‘BusLine35A;’ Industry Excellence Awards also announced.
Director’s new book takes a deep dive into the making of his animated shorts including the Oscar-qualified ‘The Wrong Rock;’ the animation veteran shares tips for filmmakers to ‘…reduce pain, cost and stress’ in the production process.
Oculus Story Studio and Google Spotlight Stories alum brings experience in emerging production platforms; will support studio’s focus on growth in real-time animation and immersive storytelling.
A virtual awards ceremony honored a multi-national list of films including ‘Fresh Breeze’ by Gabriella Coumau, Alyx Ecalle, Saliha Sittler and Constantin Rytz; ‘Love is Just a Death Away’ by Bára Anna Stejskalová; ‘Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice’ by Zacharias Kunuk; and ‘Üks imeline mees’ (‘A Most Exquisite Man’) by Jonas Taul.
The 13th edition runs September 10-19, and features the panel discussion, ‘Indigenous Stop-Motion Productions—Voices and Images,’ and a stop-motion character workshop by Jean-François Lévesque.
The 10th annual event, running September 23 – October 2, celebrates emerging filmmakers from around the world; animated screenings will be featured throughout the event will an all-animation matinee on September 27.
Produced using Unreal Engine and innovative virtual production tools, the CG film is set in the same dystopian world as the ‘Zombie Army’ video game franchise; use of game assets allowed fast iteration and production timeframe.
Creative initiative mentors immerging African talent in the production of original animated shorts; ‘Red Ants,’ the first of 10 shorts to be produced within the program, premiered at the 2021 Annecy International Animation Festival.
CLU’s new full-service studio to provide paid job opportunities to alumni of the career animation training program; the 3-year curriculum provides young adults on the autism spectrum an intensive 2D-3D hands on learning experience.
KingstOOn Festival and Sesame Workshop announce winning pitch team; UWI animation students, Chevon Irving and Tajha Winkle chosen to animate their ‘11 Robot Reggae Band’ film for iconic show’s Season 52, with local animator George Hay set to mentor and advise.
Design studio Brigade produced three spots for the New Mexico Dept of Transportation; crayon-like drawings were used, along with narration by children, to graphically illustrate what can result from dangerous driving - all seen from a child’s point of view.
Pôle 3D team honored with the annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk; winning animated short follows the plight of a polar bear and its cub, while exploring current environmental and socio-political issues.
Winners will be revealed at a May 29 ceremony; event will also honor the Cuban cartoonist and animation film director Juan Padrón.
Jamaican animators are invited to submit pitches for animated and mixed media shorts for consideration on ‘Sesame Street’s Season 52; proposals must be received by March 31.
The studio behind ‘Wallace and Gromit’ launches initiative with a series of short, animated films portraying the challenges most commonly faced by young adults, including loneliness, perfectionism, competitiveness, independence, and social media.
Warner Bros. Animation’s feature length animated film, the latest in the popular superhero franchise, comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021.