“Why should kids be the only ones who get pleasure out of animation,” says the revered indie animation director Bill Plympton. “It offends me that American animation is stereotyped this way.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this afternoon the list of 10 animated shorts which will advance in the voting process for this year’s Academy Awards.
Cartoon Brew looks at some of the likely contenders in the Oscar race for this year’s best animated short film.
Indie American animation legend Bill Plympton, whose films have been officially unavailable on the Internet for the past decade, has reached a deal with Shorts International to make his extensive body of self-produced work available to online audiences.
The Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the world’s oldest and biggest animation festival, wrapped up its 38th edition on June 14th. Here is the complete list of winners.
Tonight in New York City, two artists who need little introduction—Bill Plympton and Peter de Sève—will discuss their work and artistic process in a discussion moderated by animation director J. J. Sedelmaier.
The producer of this year’s most intriguing and visually eclectic animated feature may well end up being the Mexican/Arabic actress Salma Hayek, who screened a work-in-progress version of her pet project, “The Prophet,” last week in Cannes.
Today the Annecy International Animated Film Festival announced the feature film selections for their 2014 edition. Eighteen films were selected—nine in competition and nine out of competition. A total of 68 animated features were submitted this year.
Next Wednesday, the animated duo of Jeff Twiller and Randy J. Johnson will host their own animated film screening in Brooklyn. It’s a legit line-up of animated shorts, with perceptive cinematic commentary supplied inbetween the films by Twiller and Johnson. Thankfully, they happen to be animation experts.
The 17th edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival concluded last Sunday in Utrecht, Netherlands. The winners of the top prizes for both feature film and narrative short hailed from South Korea.