Animation may not be the first thing that pops to mind when you hear the word Jamaica, but the Caribbean island of nearly 3 million people is making an effort to position itself as a player in the global animation industry.
Month: February 2014
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Nancy, France-based artist Thierry Martin illustrates comics and books.
In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we continue this exclusive look at the short contenders with “Possessions,” a Japanese film directed by Shuhei Morita. The film initially appeared in Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Short Peace” film omnibus.
Politically-conscious graphic art has a long history, from Daumier up to Lynd Ward and Eric Drooker. The 1930s and ’40s were a rich period in this respect, as the rise of Communism and Fascism coupled with the Great Depression brought issues of social justice to the fore.
In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we begin this exclusive look at the shorts with “Feral,” an independent film directed by Daniel Sousa.
Admiration was the theme this week and it was only coming from Steven and heading towards Garnet. She can do no wrong – a point on which I think we can all pretty much agree.
Colombia-based artist Jim Pluk illustrates comics and books and generally creates piles of cartoon drawings full of quirky, strange characters.
Experimental animation meets Disney iconography. A failing attempt to create the best Pluto ever.
Todd Vaziri, a compositing supervisor at ILM, has written an enlightening piece about the subtle use of the dolly zoom in a shot during Pixar’s “Ratatouille.”
Düsseldorf-based artist Nadine Redlich specializes in funny googly-eyed character drawings and animated bits.
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.
The YouTube channel Really 3Dmakes a convincing argument that everything is more hilarious when it’s remade using computer animation.
The winners of the 2014 BAFTA film awards were announced today.
Remember last year when the mainstream media started writing about the glut of animated features and questioning whether the industry was producing too much animation? As usual, they underestimated the animation medium and the connection that audiences have with the art form.
Japanese-American animation legend Jimmy Murakami, who played an important role in the development of Ireland’s animation industry, has died at the age of 80, reported the organization Animation Ireland. The cause of death is unknown.
The “Angry Birds” feature film that was announced last October will be animated at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, Canada.
This song gives a pretty good description of everything you’ll know (or think you know) when you graduate from animation school.
The Animation Guild’s TAG blog has confirmed that Disney will no longer produce new episodes of “Phineas and Ferb.”
A synopsis and the first piece of artwork has emerged from “The Red Turtle,” the feature directorial debut of celebrated Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit (“The Monk and the Fish” and the Oscar-winning “Father and Daughter”).
2014 is shaping up to be one of the strongest years for quirky and original animated features. True, there’s the usual spate of sequels—”Rio 2,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Planes: Fire and Rescue”—but looking beyond those films, there are some genuinely fresh ideas on the horizon, most notably Laika’s “The Boxtrolls,” Reel FX’s “Book of Life,” and Cartoon Saloon’s “Song of the Sea.”
It took seven years, but the bonkers South Korean animated feature “Aachi & Ssipak” has finally been made available for American audiences.
“Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: A Rapid Love Story” is a 72-minute stop motion opera directed by Mait Laas.
Netherlands-based artist Maarten Donders creates, in his own words, “cosmic illustrations,” a description that nicely captures the visual texture of his artwork.
DreamWorks Animation has announced the launch of DreamWorks Press, an in-house publishing operation that will produce digital and print books based on their popular properties like “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar,” and “Shrek,” as well as upcoming films like “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.”