What does it feel like to attend an animation festival during the pandemic. One of our writers decided to find out for himself.
These highlights of the year show that animation can tackle any subject, from sexual assault to Chile’s military dictatorship.
Have you ever given a brain massage before?
In the new short film “The Windshield Wiper,” Albert Mielgo attempts to uncover what it is about this thing called love that so enraptures humanity.
This study of undervalued women animators from Russia and the Soviet Union doubles up as a good primer on the history of animation in the region.
“We always want to do funny things, but the results are always terrifying. We seem to be bad comedians.”
Drouin was known for the striking shorts he made at the National Film Board of Canada, such as “Mindscape” and “Imprints.”
An insightful, if sometimes dryly academic, look at the development of abstract in animation, chiefly between the 1950s and 1970s.
Gina O’Melia traces the rise of the American Saturday morning cartoon and the challenge to its supremacy from anime shows.
In a new book, Sam Summers sets out to dissect how the Dreamworks formula, with its pop tunes, celebrity actors, wink-wink gags, differs from Disney’s.
Our series on Canada’s animation hotspots concludes with a profile of Montreal, home to one of the country’s most vibrant animation scenes.
The Canadian director has followed his 2019 film “Ville Neuve” with an equally multi-layered, mesmerizing work.
Animated shorts that Academy voters should take some time to consider.
So the Toronto scene continues to blossom — but does it have the same lure it once did for aspiring animators?
What gives the city an edge — and what threats does it face?
Little known outside of Quebec, Animation Vieux Montréal has emerged as one of Canada’s most successful animation schools.
Cartoon Brew visited the latest edition of the festival, which ran in December in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.
How can Halifax compete with the likes of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal? Key players in the city give their views.
Cartoon Brew visited the first edition of Feinaki Beijing Animation Week, a new kind of animation event in China.
It isn’t all about Disney and Pixar in this awards race. These smaller-scale films from abroad also warrant attention from the Academy.
A director talks us through the ups and downs of making a low-budget cg animated feature.
“If you have an idea for a short that involves story, for God’s sake don’t do it in vr.”
She directed iconic animated shorts like “Asparagus” and “Joy Street.”
The film screened last week in the Contrechamp Feature Film competition of the Annecy festival.
There’s more animation jobs in Ottawa than there are qualified workers.
A cult icon in the world of American independent animation, Bruce Bickford crafted beautiful and terrifying worlds of stop motion animation.
“Some people told us to never pitch directly to the network; other people told us that we should never pitch without artwork. So we pitched it directly to Teletoon without artwork.”
Hundreds of classic animated films have been made in one of the most unlikely animation studios. Paul Driessen, Torill Kove, Jacques Drouin, Janet Perlman, and others share memories of the awkward but beloved NFB building.
The Dutch filmmaker Rosto talks about reaching the end of his Thee Wreckers Tetralogy, a personal fantasia of visuals and audio that’s quite unlike anything else.
Formerly Studio Pascal Blais, Tonic DNA sets a new course for its future, including more long-form projects.
Director and animator Luc Chamberland carries multiple notebooks wherever he goes. “There’s too much stuff happening in the head so I write it and write it and get it out.”
Chris Robinson looks at a few different ways to read the Ottawa grand prize-winning film “The Night of the Carrots.”
How does one of the most famous animators in the world get booted from his country’s only animation school?
In this new installment of Alone, Stinking and Unafraid, Chris Robinson assesses the life of troubled Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, who …
In this new edition of Alone, Stinking & Unafraid, Chris Robinson, the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, …
Cartoon Brew’s Jerry and Amid are pleased to welcome our friend Chris Robinson and his new semi-regular column Alone Stinking and …