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The Enduring Search for Funny ANIMATIONWorld

New Adult Swim SMALLS: Doting Sons, Hot Asses, and Precious Family Capsules

The latest crop of shorts in Dave Hughes’ innovative incubator of new talent and new ideas includes four episodes of Joe Cappa’s ‘HAHA You Clowns,’ Chloe Trost’s 2-part ‘Dohls,’ and Maggie Brennan’s ‘Agoraphilia.’

In-Passing Headline News

Remembering the Fabulous, Witty, and Norm-Breaking Paul Bush

The British experimental short filmmaker, known for his early scratch frame films ‘His Comedy’ and ‘The Albatross’ as well as his single frame works like ‘Five Minute Museum,’ was killed in a motorcycle accident in Wales last Thursday.

Awards Headline News

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2023 Winners Announced

Daria Kashceeva’s ‘Electra’ takes top honors with Grand Prix Dimitris Eipides - narrative film and the International Competition Audience Award; Paul de Nooijer and Menno de Nooijer’s ‘Is Heaven Blue?’ wins Grand Prix Eipides for non-narrative film. 

Diving into Real-Time Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Last Dungeon’: SCAD Animation Studio’s ‘Unreal’ New Short

For Junior animation student Alexandra Young, jumping into Unreal Engine to direct the school’s latest animated film, having never worked in 3D, was at first like drinking water from a firehose; however, she and her team quickly and effectively embraced the powerful real-time animation platform to tell an epic fantasy story in ways they couldn’t have done otherwise.

We're Sad to See You Go ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Rudish Talks ‘Steamboat Silly,’ the Final ‘New’ Mickey Mouse Short

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 28, 2023 at 10:30am

After a decade and more than 120 episodes, ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse,’ previously known as ‘Mickey Mouse’ shorts, concludes its magnificent run with one last film, a walk down memory lane that pays homage to the one that started it all, premiering today on Disney+.

indie animation Headline News

Final Frontier and Le Cube Release ‘About Love & Balance’ Animated Short

The film intertwines art, illustration, and animation while navigating through complex emotions of love; also, the basis of Madrid-based Silk Gallery’s exhibition of the same name.  

Harnessing Creative Technology for New Storytelling Experiences ANIMATIONWorld

‘Hour Blue’ Explores Exciting New Paradigms in Immersive Storytelling

Chris DeFaria, former Warner Bros. Animation and DreamWorks Feature Animation president, offers an in-depth look at a groundbreaking multi-platform, mythic universe, co-created alongside Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz and Wētā Workshop founder Richard Taylor, that harnesses the latest developments in creative technology to offer a new way for audiences to experience stories.

Speakeasy Now Headline News

Iron Circus Launches New 'Lackadaisy' BackerKit

The latest crowdfunding campaign for the Prohibition-Era webcomic will include new graphic novels, plushies, and an all-new “Lackadaisy” animated short; animated pilot released this past March will screen twice on August 2 at LA’s Secret Movie Club Theater.

Festivals Events

London International Animation Festival 2023

Begins: November 24, 2023

The event showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation and how animation is for everyone; running 10 days from November 24 – December 3, the festival is accepting submissions through July 31.

For the Girls Headline News

'Loki's Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Narrate ‘To My Daughter’ Animated Short

The upcoming film adapts a chapter from the debut novel ‘This Thread of Gold’ by Catherine Joy White (Black Mirror, Ten Percent), celebrating Black women, ‘who resisted in secret through trusted networks.’ 

Generative AI in Animation Design ANIMATIONWorld

Chad Nelson Talks ‘Critterz’ and the Future Role of AI

The writer and director of the first animated short whose imagery was entirely generated with OpenAI’s DALL-E takes a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of AI production and what this hard charging, disruptive technology could mean for M&E.

Uniquely African Sci-Fi ANIMATIONWorld

Peter Ramsey Talks Afro-Futurist ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’

The Oscar-winning director discusses the new African artist-created animated short film anthology he executive produced, filled with compelling tales of advanced technology, spirits, and monsters, now streaming on Disney+. 

How Would You Face Your Younger Self? ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Thief’ Heals Wounds in ‘Unreal’ Time and Detail

Selected by Epic Games to create a short film in four weeks based on the concept of ‘Duality,’ Arturo Brena and his production studio, KeexFrame, used Unreal Engine to tell the emotional story of a thief who confronts a young, wounded version of themselves when looking in a mirror.

Youngsters Judging Animation Headline News

OIAF Reveals 2023 Official Inaugural Teen Audiences 13+ Competition Selections

Young Audiences 7+ selections for competition also announced, to be judged by the OIAF Kids Jury; the festival runs September 20-24.

A Study in Character Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Architect-Artist Innovates CG Film Production with CC AccuRIG, Redshift SSS and iClone

Kay John Yim takes a deep, technical dive into his new short, ‘Masquerade,’ a character animation project that helped him further develop skills in storyboarding, character design, character animation, and rendering.

It's so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Releases Summer Anime Calendar

More than 40 new titles are coming to the platform, including ‘Horimiya: The Missing Pieces,’ ‘Mushioku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation,’ and ‘Reborn as a Vending Machine, I now wander the Dungeon.’

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