The Cartoon Network upfronts took place yesterday and the now Stu Snyder-free network presented its slate of upcoming shows for the 2014-’15 season to their advertising and promotional partners.
Robert Ryan Cory, a veteran character designer on “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Secret Mountain Fort Awesome,” has posted a helpful set of notes from a character design lecture he presented recently to CalArts animation students.
While working on his short film “Mutt” in 1999, television writer/animation director Kirby Atkins (“3-2-1 Penguins,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) conceived of a new idea about anthropomorphized cartoon animals. Over time, that idea evolved into the concept for his new feature “Beast of Burden,” which is currently in development at Huhu Studios in New Zealand.
DreamWorks premiered online a new short “Almost Home” on Buzzfeed this morning to promote their next original feature, “Home,” which will debut on November 26, 2014.
If the measure of a civilization is what it prints on its paper towels, then Turkey currently has the most advanced civilization on this planet. Behold, the Betty Boop paper towel.
In a world of dumb animation execs, Stu Snyder made a sincere effort to be the dumbest. He was the genius who led a campaign to remove cartoons from Cartoon Network. Now, he’s leaving Cartoon Network.
The DreamWorks feature “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” directed by Rob Minkoff, opened in the United States this weekend with an estimated $32.5 million. The film settled for second place behind “300: Rise of An Empire.”
This was a final project created by Daniel Beaulieu in Vancouver Film School’s 3D animation program.
Patrick Kyle is a Toronto-based comic artist and illustrator. His non-traditional comic designs often feature troll-like creatures and a world rendered with a flat sense of abstract space and gradated pastel and neon hues.
A complete list of British Animation Awards winners with links and videos.
No, these are not snapshots from the latest window display at Kidrobot, they are advance images from the upcoming CG short “The Absence of Eddy Table.” The superbly lowbrow PVC collectible aesthetic that you see is the result of an artistic collaboration between Canadian comic artist and illustrator Dave Cooper and Norwegian animation director Rune Spaans.
The Los Angeles indie animation event of the season takes place tomorrow, Saturday March 8th, at The Cinefamily. Animation Breakdown Roundup! is a collection of over two dozen shorts by seasoned indie stars (Vince Collins, Emily Hubley), current filmmakers (Kirsten Lepore, Takeshi Murata, Devin Flynn, Allison Schulnik, Galen Pehrson, Amy Lockhart, Matt & Paul Layzell, Garrett Davis, Charles Huettner, Caleb Wood, Alex Schubert) and next-wavers (Peter Millard, Sean Buckelew, Quique Rivera Rivera.)
The story of a boy with an obsession for junk food and the importance of following your gut instinct!
I’ve got just two words for the latest “Simpsons” couch gag created by “Triplets of Belleville” director Sylvain Chomet: C’est magnifique!
Adapting animated films for the stage is no longer just the domain of feature films like “The Lion King” and “Shrek.” Italian dance/theater troupe “eVolution” has adapted an unlikely animated short for live performance: Don Hertzfeldt’s “Billy’s Balloon.”
It’s been known since last month that Disney Interactive was planning to lay off several hundred employees, but the job slashing is far more extreme than had previously been anticipated.
The third (and presumably final) teaser for LAIKA’s “The Box Trolls” was released today.
A new English-language trailer has been released for the Franco-Belgian CG-animated film “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart.”
The family that takes naked portraits together, stays together?
Happy Centennial, Ward Kimball! March 4, 1914—March 4, 2014. Your contributions to the art of animation won’t be forgotten anytime soon!
Media conglomerates export American culture throughout the world, but other countries often don’t consume that culture in its intended manner. Here’s a great example: a performance that took place yesterday at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Studio-Takeuma is the professional name of an artist from Kyoto, Japan who creates illustrations with thick black lines and deeply saturated colors.
Seth MacFarlane can do anything: create animation, make live-action features, sing, act, produce live-action sitcoms and science documentaries, host the Oscars, and add to that list now, write novels. Of course, whether he does any of it well is another question.
A humoristic turbo drama. Floyd, after being dumped by his girlfriend, suffers from psychological problems manifested as a little demon who disrupts his everyday life. Floyd has to go through great depths before he can continue his life.