Remember last year when the mainstream media started writing about the glut of animated features and questioning whether the industry was producing too much animation? As usual, they underestimated the animation medium and the connection that audiences have with the art form.
Japanese-American animation legend Jimmy Murakami, who played an important role in the development of Ireland’s animation industry, has died at the age of 80, reported the organization Animation Ireland. The cause of death is unknown.
The “Angry Birds” feature film that was announced last October will be animated at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, Canada.
This song gives a pretty good description of everything you’ll know (or think you know) when you graduate from animation school.
The Animation Guild’s TAG blog has confirmed that Disney will no longer produce new episodes of “Phineas and Ferb.”
A synopsis and the first piece of artwork has emerged from “The Red Turtle,” the feature directorial debut of celebrated Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit (“The Monk and the Fish” and the Oscar-winning “Father and Daughter”).
2014 is shaping up to be one of the strongest years for quirky and original animated features. True, there’s the usual spate of sequels—”Rio 2,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Planes: Fire and Rescue”—but looking beyond those films, there are some genuinely fresh ideas on the horizon, most notably Laika’s “The Boxtrolls,” Reel FX’s “Book of Life,” and Cartoon Saloon’s “Song of the Sea.”
It took seven years, but the bonkers South Korean animated feature “Aachi & Ssipak” has finally been made available for American audiences.
“Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: A Rapid Love Story” is a 72-minute stop motion opera directed by Mait Laas.
The VES Awards, otherwise known as The Only Awards Show Where “The Lone Ranger” Can Win An Award For Something, were presented last night at the Beverly Hilton by the Visual Effects Society.