“The most important element is to have great confidence in your team,” says Rafatoon of directing animation in the Zoom age.
The event, based in the heartland of Mexican animation, brings together leading figures from the film, animation, video game, and vfx communities.
We speak to finalists in this year’s pitching contest about the benefits and challenges of creating animated IP in the region.
This week we look at shifting theatrical schedules, Fox’s big commitment to animation, and talk to Pixelatl head José Iñesta about Mexico’s evolving animation industry.
“Even though the industry is overflowing with female talent, it is not always highlighted,” says Pixelatl artistic director Christian Bermejo.
The trailer’s director Paco Zamudio talks to us about the state of Mexican and Latin American animation.
Arturo “Vonno” Ambriz tells Cartoon Brew about making a stop-motion epic with little money and no prior experience.
When Sam Kishi wanted to incorporate animated segments into his live-action feature, he didn’t have to look far. That’s because he also runs the Mexican animation studio Platypus.
Children’s books, sitcom parodies, Lego animation: the crisis is bringing out the best in artists the world over.
Arambula’s storied career took him from the animation studios of Mexico City to a 15-year run as the lead artist of the Mickey Mouse comic strip.
Mendoza’s wife and brother-in-law were also murdered.
A total of 22 works — features, shorts, series, and video games — from nine Ibero-American countries are in contention for an award.
Stop-motion pilot for Cartoon Network Latin America.
Dozens of Latin American series have been optioned, and moved into development and production thanks to the Ideatoon competition.
Mexico’s buzzing festival and conference returns to Cuernavaca, September 3–7. This year’s theme is “Roots & Tomorrow.”
Mexico’s premier animation conference returns September 3–7. Other confirmed guests include “Mary and Max” director Adam Elliot.
Twenty-four Latin American projects are participating in the program this year.
The challenge for Latin American creators: telling stories about subjects and themes particular to their identity, without sacrificing broad global appeal.
Animation production throughout Latin America is booming, but the region must overcome many hurdles to fully develop its industry.
Over 50 studios from across Mexico are in attendance at La Cumbre, taking place this week.
The Guadalajara-based hub will provide support and training opportunities for emerging talents interested in the stop-motion technique.
The countries with the most-nominated animation projects are Spain (13), Brazil (7), and Colombia (5).
Ideatoon is open to individuals and studios that are developing episodic series or animated features.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is setting international records ahead of its U.S. launch.
Spain, Brazil, and Argentina lead the way with the most nominated projects.
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Watch the trailers for the animated shorts that will compete at Sundance next month.
Which five animated features will make the cut this year?
In our first episode of this tour around the animation world, we profile Mexico, South Korea, and Greece.
Cartoon Network will launch this new Mexico-produced mixed media series in October.
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“I would like to hear about a [Mexican] girl making a big series, a big show on Disney or on Cartoon Network. I want to feel like it’s awesome to be a girl and be a girl creator.”
We spoke to some of the creators participating in Pixelatl’s Ideatoon pitching competition this week.
The creators of the Mexican mobile game Kleptocats took a hands-off approach when they produced an online animated series.
“A Wizard’s Tale” will have a theatrical and VOD day-and-date launch in the U.S.
Mexico’s Pixelatl Festival reveals a new group of international speakers, adding to an already incredible line-up of guests.
Mexico’s Pixelatl Festival is gearing up for a new edition, and we’ve got the debut of their 2018 teaser film.