A short animated collection of memories from a Turkish refugee in New Zealand.
Last weekend at the U.S. box office, two films with strong animation ties opened in very different fashions. Disney’s “Maleficent,” a dark fantasy reimagining of the 1959 animated feature from the perspective of the villain, launched with $69.4 million.
Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” told of a touching bond between a clownfish father and son. But according to this fascinating excerpt from Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi’s new book “The Extreme Life of the Sea”, “Finding Nemo” director Andrew Stanton bypassed the most intriguing trait of clownfish, which is that they can change their sex. Had Pixar stayed true to clownfish biology, they would have ended up with a quite different story.
Here’s our first look at href=”http://cartoonsaloon.ie”>Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated hand-drawn pic “Song of the Sea,” which will be released in the US this fall by GKIDS.
Animation and visual effects studio Sony Pictures Imageworks has confirmed what many in the industry had suspected for a long while: the studio is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada to take advantage of generous tax credits provided by the Canadian government. This move, combined with Digital Domain’s jump to Vancouver and Rhythm & Hues’ bankruptcy, prompted “Variety'”s VFX chronicler David S. Cohen to say that the Los Angeles feature film visual effects industry is “in full collapse.”
The first trailer is out today for “The Book of Life” directed by Jorge Gutierrez (“El Tigre”) and produced by Reel FX.
This Sunday at the BFI Southbank in London, the British Film Institute, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, will present the UK/European premiere of the reconstructed work print of Richard Williams’ “The Thief and the Cobbler.” Williams will discuss the film afterward with film critic David Robinson.
West Coast residents are in luck: if you can’t make it to an international film festival, the festival is coming to you.
Every time you want to stop writing about “Frozen,” it breaks another record. This weekend, the Disney smash hit remained in first place at the Japanese box office for an incomprehensible eleventh weekend in a row.