A Doraemon/Akira mashup for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.
Mark Mayerson, a TV show creator, animator, and teacher, has written what may be the single best thing I’ve ever read about the contemporary animation pitching process.
Sony Pictures has demanded the removal of the CGI short film Sintel from YouTube due to a claim of copyright infringement. One small problem: they don’t actually own anything in the film.
The French animated feature “Ernest & Celestine” continues its expansion into U.S. theaters this weekend. Here is a list of everywhere that it’s playing.
Bruce Timm has completed a new short entitled “Batman: Strange Days” which will premiere on Cartoon Network next Wednesday, April 9th, following an episode of “Teen Titans Go!” (6:30pm ET/5:30pm CT). The monochromatic piece, which was created as part of this year’s 75th anniversary Batman celebration, pits Batman against Dr. Hugo Strange, a classic “Detective Comics” villain who predates the Joker and Catwoman.
An ‘Anijam’ is a collaborative animation where various artists create individual short animated segments that are linked together to make one larger film. For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators have come together to create a collaborative animated film. “Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam” is an innovative and global approach to animation filmmaking and unites animators from coast to coast, from Vancouver to Halifax and all parts in between, to self reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and animation meditation.
This is a rare demo of Pixar’s proprietary animation system called Presto. The program was written originally for “Brave” and is being used on all of the studio’s upcoming films. It offers animators a deep level of control within a real-time, interactive environment.
Giannalberto Bendazzi’s “Cartoons” is an indispensable animation history book . Why won’t any American publisher take a risk on the updated version?
A film about design. If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?
A balloon dog is lost in a world of danger. One wrong step and his dancing days are done. Only love, and tango, can possibly save him.