Author: Amid Amidi
Actor Andy Serkis may have changed his tune somewhat from earlier this spring when he insisted that animators do nothing but add ‘digital makeup’ on top of his acting.
An amusing reflection on our habit of looking before we leap. What he shows us is the little person inside each of us, the cautious character we all know, who acts to keep us out of trouble but also in a state of defeat. The film show how to face up to your fears, how to make your worst fears look plain silly.
On a couple occasions throughout the years, people have asked me, Why do so many animated films have dead mothers in them?
In thirty seconds, voice actor Bob Bergen eloquently breaks down one of the most difficult to replicate classic cartoon voices: the stutter of Porky Pig.
She’s really just your average teenager living an abnormal life. She’s Abby, and yet she’s not normal… she’s Abinormal!
The Internet animation community is talking about one thing today: a series of tweets last night by “Adventure Time” storyboard revision artist Emily Partridge in which she identified artist Skyler Page, the creator of the Cartoon Network series “Clarence,” as sexually assaulting her.
SIGGRAPH has announced the winners of its 41st annual Computer Animation Festival. These projects will be shown amongst more than 100 pieces at the 2014 conference that will take place August 10-14 in Vancouver, Canada.
Young ladies, put down that issue of “Tiger Beat” because this is the only poster you’ll ever need to hang above your bed.
The first teaser is out today for the French animated feature “Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux” (“Asterix: The Land of the Gods”) directed by Alexandre Astier and Louis Clichy.
The all-CG “Smurfs” reboot won’t be released until 2016, but you wouldn’t know that from the aggressive manner in which Sony Pictures Animation is promoting the film.
Yesterday, we celebrated the momentous decision to replace the practical effect-dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park” with CGI animation. Today, we look at the other side of the issue: the effect that CGI has had on traditional puppet-makers, animatronic artists, and stop motion animators whose work has increasingly been relegated to the sidelines.
We don’t know anything about this fresh, creative piece of animated filmmaking except that it was made by a mysterious (Thai?) filmmaker who goes Pansak Sakpiboonrat.
Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park,” along with other early-to-mid-Nineties films like “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Toy Story,” were all part of a breakthrough era in CGI filmmaking. What many people may not realize, however, is that the decision to create computer-animated dinosaurs wasn’t made until the film was well into production.
“Pinchaque” tells the story of the Discovery of a new tapir species that lives in the Colombian Andes. This discovery was made by two Franch scientist from the 19th century. It also describes the role of this species in the forest and its relation with native people.
We heard rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks last week, but they weren’t confirmed by a reputable source until yesterday evening when the animator’s union, The Animation Guild, posted an item about it on their blog.
Margaret Loesch, a forty-year children’s TV veteran, has announced that she will step down as the founding president and CEO of the Hub Network when her contract expires at the end of this year.
A man takes the subway. Inside his brain, a countdown clock hits zero and a little person prepares for lift-off. The man sneezes.
Disney veteran Lino DiSalvo, the head of animation on “Frozen” who gained notoriety for comments about animating women, has left Disney to join Paramount Animation as its creative director. He is also slated to direct an upcoming animated feature at the studio.
Guillermo del Toro announced yesterday that he is developing an animated series based on his film “Pacific Rim.”
Typically, the airport is a place that travelers want to spend as little time at as possible, but cartoon fans may want to rethink that strategy. In Japan, a four-day animation festival will be held entirely in an airport later this year, and in San Francisco, a new exhibit of cartoon advertising characters will open this weekend.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the stodgy group of film industry workers who hand out the Oscars, has revealed a list of the 271 people it has invited to become members of its organization this year.
Watch Glen Keane’s new short “Duet” that he debuted this morning at the Google I/O developer conference.
For the fifth year in a row, we are delighted to present the selections for the Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival, our online showcase for animated short premieres by student filmmakers. We like to believe that each year is our strongest year, but this year’s selections feel particularly vital, illustrating the remarkable breadth of work currently being produced by student filmmakers around the globe.
“The Story of a Tornado” by Veronika Kocourková follows a family of four air molecules. As the hot sun warms the Earth, the molecules grow and soon enough they no longer fit into their house.
Irish filmmaker Alan Holly’s “Coda”was the grand prize winner at Fest Anča, which wrapped up last Sunday in Žilina, Slovakia.
Animation veterans Eric “Bibo” Bergeron and Mike de Seve have partnered to launch a new venture called Monkey’s Uncle, which they announced at Annecy a couple weeks ago.