“The Nut Job 2” has been set for release on January 15, 2016,
Month: January 2014
John Kahrs, who left Disney abruptly after winning the Oscar for “Paperman,” has landed at Paramount’s new animation group.
The biennial British Animation Awards have announced their slate of nominees for 2014.
A film of life on the planks and the grit in between.
Shout! Factory has set a release date for its long awaited DVD set Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection: The Theatrical Collection 1949-1959.
Last summer at SIGGRAPH, Pixar presented a paper offering some clues about one of the major new directions that CG feature animation is headed. The paper, “Stylizing Animation By Example,” explored how filmmakers could achieve more expressive rendering styles that disregard the perfect boundaries of computer graphics rendering and mimic traditional painting techniques.
A new series of Brazilian ads for Brilux cleaning supplies resurrects Hanna-Barbera’s Rosie the Robot in CG. The character is removed from her futuristic context on “The Jetsons” and dropped into a contemporary scene of Brazilian upper class domesticity.
Daniel Stone is an artist who works in animation and creates drawings and comics as personal work.
Filmmaker Daniel Sousa has made his short film “Feral,” one of this year’s five Academy Award nominees, available on Vimeo on Demand.
For a brief decade-long period in animation history, between the late-1960s and late-1970s, feature animation filmmakers cast aside their inhibitions and created films that aimed to titillate and shock audiences with the novelty of sexual cartoon imagery.
Did Tom Hanks’ performance as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks wet your whistle for another depiction of Mr. Disney on the big screen? Then 2014 just might be your year, because two independent biopics are scheduled to be released later this year.
“Frozen” notched another win tonight on the awards circuit: Peter Del Vecho won the Producers Guild Award for Oustanding Producer of an Animated Theatrical Motion Picture.
It was a great weekend for subpar family CG films starring animals. Peter Lepeniotis’ “The Nut Job,” the first animated film released by Open Road Films, a new distribution company launched by AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group, opened in third place with a robust $20.6 million.
Mickey Mouse and Damien Hirst are strange bedfellows. Hirst (b. 1965) is a multidisciplinary artist foremost in the group dubbed Young British Artists (YBAs). He burst onto the scene in the 1980s, a very promising maker of paintings, sculptures, and more. He has become extraordinarily successful, which does not necessarily mean that his promise has been fulfilled.
A music video for Megu & Patron’s “Pari Pari Pa-ri” directed by Takashi Ohashi.
Don’t miss this rare find on Archive.org: A complete PDF copy of John Halas and Roger Manvell’s book “Design in Motion” (1962).
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An extroverted mouse wants to play. “Myszochujek ” (“Penismouse”), a playful film about control, was made in 1957 by Polish director, Kristof Babaski. The Polish Film Club have restored it and released it in 2014 in HD.
Vince McKelvie creates experimental computer generated animation and publishes his work as animated GIF loops, hardware accelerated interactive animation, and rendered real-time interactive animation, all presented within a web browser.
Universal Pictures recently announced release dates for three upcoming films from “Despicable Me” producer Illumination Entertainment.
Waiter finished work, goes out and gets drunk.
“Frozen” snagged two awards tonight at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Miley Cyrus is working with “Ren & Stimpy” creator John Kricfalusi on her upcoming “Bangerz” tour.
The creators of Guru Studio’s “Justin Time” talk with Cartoon Brew about the secrets of making a stylish and entertaining preschool series.
Dan Scanlon, the director of Pixar’s “Monsters University,” tweeted the perfect response to not being nominated for an Oscar.
See which animated features, shorts, and VFX films from 2013 are nominated for an Oscar!