Created by Jesse Korman, Jimmy Lazer and Richard Nardo, the cartoon universe filled with heavy metal monsters, mutants, and misfits gets its first animated short about DJJ, the youngest son of the Grim Reaper, as he attempts to start a band for all the wrong reasons.
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Liam LoPinto’s ‘The Old Young Crow’ snags Best of the Festival Award; ‘Way Better,’ by Skirmanta Jakaitė, takes Best Animated Short.
For Spain’s El Guiri Studios, Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon, and Chile’s Punkrobot, contributing original shorts to the second season of Lucasfilm’s animated anthology allowed them to pay homage to their home countries through both design and narrative inspiration; the series is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.
Announced at Annecy 2023, the new animated comedy series from the famed ‘King of the Hill’ creators looks at big pharma’s secret knowledge of the ‘elixir of life;’ the show is produced by Bandera Entertainment.
The Oscar-winning producer, known for films including the Academy Award-winning animated short, ‘Anna & Bella,’ established the Dutch animation distribution company Animated People, was active in the Haarlem artist circuit, and was appointed Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau
Nine animation programs highlight techniques, themes, and the divergence of the country’s multi-faceted culture, with selections highlighting the beginnings of Mexican animation, its indigenous people’s influences on the art form, the emergence of Mexican television content and the untold stories of the country’s structural violence.
For executive producers James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes, nine original shorts from a roster of top animation studios - created with 2D, 3DCG, stop-motion, and different fusion techniques - embrace global perspectives not always explored in Western narratives; new season debuts May 4 on Disney+.
Whoopi Goldberg hosts the June 10 presentation and screening - based on a true story of the murder of an Ethiopian college student killed by racist skinheads, the film is about the pain and personal triumph of a son left behind; the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s directors.
Innovative animation captures cultural engineer Craig Robin's vision of the MDD as a ‘laboratory for creativity’ with hand-drawn illustrations modeled after iconic neighborhood landmarks; a female avatar takes the viewers on a journey from the district’s past to its future.
Four short film programs highlight challenges, perspectives, and journeys of LGBTQ+ community members; the festival runs June 11-17.
Gavin Friday and Bono’s film project, developed in support of the Irish Hospice Foundation, reimagines Sergei Prokofiev’s classic symphony using a juxtaposition of traditional hand-drawn 2D animation combined with a physical set-built world to tell the story of the grieving 12-year-old Peter.
The streamer celebrates with new programs, including ‘Jane’ an animated/live-action hybrid series about Dr. Jane Goodall’s work, and old favorites such as Peanuts Classics ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ and Snoopy Presents, ‘It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown.’
OpenAI’s DALL-E created images and art for background settings and characters that were used in short employing animation, facial performance capture, music, and sound mixing – all for a science documentary gone awry.
Preschool properties ‘Tummy Tom’ and ‘Pim & Pom’ head to the annual television market’s ‘Future of Kid’s TV’ event.
You can also watch them here - Round 2 of the Film London and Arts Council England commissioning program wrapped up with the artist animators debuting their work at The New Black Film Collective’s event; round 3 applications now open through May 22.
Brazilian pet food brand 374 Pets tapped the mixed media and animation studio, who working with local animation students to create ‘Universo 374,’ a 2D animated spot bringing furry, feathery, and scaly critters to life.
The Splash Entertainment series features voice artists Eric Bauza; Tara Strong; Tom Kenny; Nika Futterman; Kevin Michael Richardson; and Dee Bradley Baker.
Director Matt Youngberg chats about giving the film’s beloved characters the star treatment in the hilarious new short from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation, now streaming on Apple TV+.
The Bangkok studio’s latest original, selected as a Mifa Campus 2023 finalist, is a co-production with Hong Kong toy design and manufacturer Unbox Industries.
‘Luck’s hilarious hazmat bunnies get their own ‘spot’ in a new animated short starring Jane Fonda as ‘Babe the Dragon.’
Drawing on archival surfing footage and inspired by the water deity Mami Wata in African mythology, the 2D animation captures the authenticity of surfing moves - combining elements of African folk art and a touch of Basquiat to introduce the documentary, which reclaims the 1,000-year-old tradition of Black surfing.
Studio milestones include creating and producing the first fully-CG TV series ‘Reboot’ and the first large-scale toon shaded CG series ‘Spider-Man: The New Animated Series.’
The New York International Children’s Film Festival announces its program line-up, inviting kids and families, young and old, to take a journey through film; the event runs March 3-19.
Join the free February 28 online discussion with the directors of ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,’ ‘The Flying Sailor,’ ‘Ice Merchants’ and ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It;’ watch the nominated shorts on the Animation Showcase.