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.”
“Vanity Fair” doesn’t write about animation often, but when they do, it’s memorable. Their new Hollywood issue has an excellent long read by Sam Kashner about the legendary CalArts animation program of the Seventies and Eighties.
RGB” is an unusual animated film that conveys the story through forms, movements and colors. “RGB” tells a modern story that can happen or already happened for many of us.
Nick Iluzada is an illustrator in Brooklyn who collaborates with the art collective Slow Youth and produces zines and comics with Get Lost Press.
In October, Disney Editions will release “Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man,” a 208-page portfolio of artwork dedicated to Disney Nine Old Man Marc Davis.
It’s an afternoon in Versailles, during the reign of Louis XIV…
Anyone who is remotely interested in the CG artistry behind “The LEGO Movie” should drop everything and head over to fxguide to watch this half-hour behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
This tattoo sleeve of classic cartoon characters is so impressive that I’m even willing to overlook that the artist used Chuck Jones’ redesign of Tom & Jerry.
As anticipated, Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, destroyed the box office with a $69.1 million opening.
UK-based artist Rebecca Crompton draws scenes in ink, pencils and crayons of smiling animals and people existing in flat, textured planes and highly stylized natural settings.
On March 25, Abrams will release “Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection,” a collection of 20 removable posters.
Filmmaker and artist Allison Schulnik debuts a new work at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut this month.