The website Short of the Week, which has established itself as one of the preeminent online forums for short film discourse, has announced the winners of their 2014 awards, honoring projects that “took the torch of short film and charged into the unknown [and] explored new genres, new characters, new styles, and left an impression upon us we can’t ever shake.”
DreamWorks has announced three new series as part of its mega-content deal with Netflix.
Continuing the inexplicable trend of people named Chris directing animated features, Chris McKay, the animation co-director of “The LEGO Movie,” will direct the film’s sequel, which is currently set for a May 26, 2017 release.
Besides today’s bonanza of Genndy Tartakovsky projects, Sony Pictures Animation also made it official that Kelly Asbury (“Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” “Shrek 2,” “Gnomeo & Juliet”) will direct the upcoming, as-yet-untitled “Smurfs” movie.
GKIDS announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,” the new film by 78-year-old director Isao Takahata.
Sparrow is struck by a plane and lands wounded in a mysterious city inhabited by anthropomorphized birds. With the chaos of urban life all around him, Sparrow goes on a heady journey of self-discovery and is faced with a choice: should he follow his natural instinct and flee, or adapt his nature and embrace city life.
Robert Ryan Cory, a veteran character designer on “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Secret Mountain Fort Awesome,” has posted a helpful set of notes from a character design lecture he presented recently to CalArts animation students.
DreamWorks premiered online a new short “Almost Home” on Buzzfeed this morning to promote their next original feature, “Home,” which will debut on November 26, 2014.
If the measure of a civilization is what it prints on its paper towels, then Turkey currently has the most advanced civilization on this planet. Behold, the Betty Boop paper towel.