Hands down the most entertaining speech at the Annie Awards tonight was delievered by animator and director Phil Tippett (“Return of the Jedi,” “RoboCop,” “Jurassic Park”) who received a Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement. After telling stories of a Steven Spielberg vomiting episode and warning audiences that he himself might projectile vomit on them due to a bad batch of hummus at the pre-award ceremony, he ended his speech with this modest but resonant piece of advice.
ASIFA-Hollywood announced the winners of its 2014 Annie Awards ceremony tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Disney’s “Frozen” won the prize for best animated feature and best directing. Disney’s “Get a Horse!” won for best short.
The rest of America can have their Super Bowl tomorrow, but the animation world’s big night is TONIGHT. Slap on your cleanest pair of underwear or panties, wedge that huge tub of ice cream inbetween your legs, and settle in to watch the livestream of the 41st annual Annie Awards from the solitary comfort of your couch. The video below will begin live from Los Angeles at 7pm PT/10pm ET.
Disney’s chipmunk duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale, may soon be revived in a live-action/CG hybrid, according to trade paper reports.
An animated musical love story about a young man who lives inside a billboard and is charged with updating the advertisements. When he falls in love with a beautiful lady living across the highway, he has to use the only method he knows to get his message across. Advertising.
Tex Avery’s hometown in Texas is planning to honor the animation legend on February 22.
Stockholm, Sweden-based vfx shop Important Looking Pirates created the impressive animation for this Aco skin care product commercial.
Nickelodeon has announced a call for submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program, which is designed to “identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform for new content for kids.”
If you’re still wondering why DreamWorks Animation spent $33 million last spring to buy the YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, an article about Netflix in the latest issue of the “New Yorker” offers an explanation that I found to be succinct and worth sharing.