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Everyone’s favorite Bristol-based studio, Aardman Animations, has unveiled a new gothic online film starring Morph, a classic character first introduced in 1977 in the show Take Hart. The online film can be seen on The Space www.thespace.org/items/s0000cvu, the new digital arts service developed by Arts Council England in partnership with [...]
Aardman Animations has joined forces with The Humane Society of the U.S. to produce A Pig’s Tail, a four-minute animated project about the dire problems of factory farming. The short, which offers the the perspective of a piglet named Ginger, will be released in conjunction with Food Day, a national [...]
Chicago’s Facets Multimedia has announced that three major animation players will be hosting screenings and workshops as part of the 29th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the Examiner reports. On board for this year’s event, running October 26 – November 4, are Pixar, LAIKA and Aardman Animations. LAIKA will [...]
The CG-animated series Canimals began its run on U.K.’s CITV on Monday. A co-pro between Aardman Animations, Vooz Club and BRB International, the 44 x 7” series follows the adventures of a group of can-shaped animals that cause mayhem and mischief in the real world. Targeting kids age 6 to [...]
Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will present parts of his new Short Peace anthology project at the upcoming Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. Produced by the animation team at Sunrise, the anthology features work by Redline’s Katsuhito Ishii, Freedom‘s Shuhei Morita and Super Robot Wars mechanical designer Hajime Katoki. Otomo, who is best known for [...]
LAIKA studio’s second feature, ParaNorman, is an original stop-motion horror story for kids of all ages. One of the most noticeable shifts in the Stateside features market is the reignited enthusiasm for stop-motion techniques. Major studios have released or unveiled plans to release films using this classic medium—and the start [...]
Acclaimed stop-motion house Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit, The Pirates! Band of Misfits) have announced the creation of their own iTunes App! The App, called Animate It!, allows users to create their own stop-motion animations with editing tools, a player, variable frame rates and time lapse. Users can also copy, [...]
Last week, Disney Junior premiered a charming new, original stop-motion show designed to help toddlers get ready for bed. The 10 x two-minute show was created by Glasgow, Scotland-based children’s author and illustrator Sara Pinto (The Alphabet Room) and Vermont, U.S.-based photographer and filmmaker Luciana Frigerio. The animation for the [...]
The U.K. government announced yesterday that it’s working on offering tax credits for high-end dramas and animation produced in the country. Chancellor George Osborne outlined a new tax credit system for creative media industries including animation and drama production in the U.K., according to the BBC. The plan is likely [...]
Aardman Animations, the Bristol, U.K.-based animation powerhouse behind last year’s Arthur Christmas, have announced changes to their upcoming stop-motion 3-D feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits after the film’s trailer raised objections from leprosy charities, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, based on the books by Gideon Defoe, is [...]