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We’re excited to share this intriguing animated short which has just been posted on Vimeo (and was longlisted for the Oscar). Written and directed by Jonah Ansell (First Bass), Cadaver is animated entirely with Sharpie markers and features an impressive star roster: Christopher Lloyd, teen icon Tavi Gevinson and Academy [...]
DreamWorks Animation was snubbed by the Oscars this year, but studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg can raise his head up high for leading the only Hollywood studio in Fortune magazine’s list the best places to work in the U.S. this year. The Glendale, Calif-based studio, which has 2,350 employees, was 12th [...]
Bill Plympton’s Kickstarter campaign exceeded its $75,000 goal earlier this week thanks to the 1000-plus backers that pledged between $1 and $5,000 to the project. With 14 days left to go, the campaign announced a new “stretch goal” of $90,000 to help with prints and advertising costs. Backers of Cheatin’ [...]
The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in theaters. When the team at Weta Digital got word that they were going to work on the prequel to [...]
The South African studio ups the ante in 2013 with Zambezia and Khumba, two new CG-animated features that have generated great buzz globally. Last year, when Capetown-based Triggerfish Studios released its movie Zambezia in several territories, it made animation history: Not only was this South Africa’s first full-length animated feature, [...]
A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. From Spider-Man and Batman to Gollum (The Hobbit), Snow White and Iron Man (The Avengers), we’ve [...]
With the incredible wealth of animated short films of all genres and techniques which have emerged to delight audiences across the globe in the last year, we didn’t envy the Academy’s task of narrowing down the 56 qualifiers to this 10-film short list…and while the eventual nominees announcement on January [...]
The Woodlies Movie, a special feature-length episode of the popular 2D series, will be broadcast on Australia’s Seven Network on Saturday, February 23 at 12 p.m. The special will round off the lively adventure series for kids 6-12, The Woodlies, which ran on the network last year. Already sold to [...]
Oh those sneaky directors… Despite telling the LA Times last fall that he had no interest in directing the just-then announced Star Wars Episode VII (revealed concurrently with Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm), Zack Snyder—director of comic-book adaptations Man of Steel and 300—has apparently let it leak to the entertainment watchdogs [...]
Minkyu Lee discusses his Annie-winning, Oscar-nominated, Genesis-themed short Adam and Dog. Companionship between humans and animals is an oft-explored concept in the film world, no less in the animation realm. But one of this year’s Best Animated Short nominees seeks to breathe new life into an old trope: MInkyu Lee’s [...]