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.”
The VES Awards, otherwise known as The Only Awards Show Where “The Lone Ranger” Can Win An Award For Something, were presented last night at the Beverly Hilton by the Visual Effects Society.
Simon knows about ducks quite well. They make noise, fly, swim, some even roll. Sometimes, it’s a bit confusing and Simon gets lost.
A new documentary recounts the amazing sequence of events that occurred last spring when visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues declared banruptcy just before winning the Oscar for its work on Ang Lee’s “The Life of Pi.”
Disney’s “Frozen” has gained momentum in the last two months as the lead cotender for the best animated feature Oscar, picking up nearly every possible recognition and endorsement, but DreamWorks’ sleeper hit “The Croods” boasts one endorsement that no one else can claim.
Official video for Candice Gordon’s “Sound of Horns” from her debut EP Before the Sunset Ends, produced by Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.
Arthur Rankin, Jr., one-half of the iconic animation duo Rankin/Bass, died on January 30th at his Harrington Sound, Bermuda home. He was 89.
Shanti Rittgers is an artist from Connecticut who studied illustration with a concentration in animation at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
Distributor GKIDS announced this morning that they have acquired North American distribution rights to Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated hand-drawn pic “Song of the Sea.”