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After months of award season campaigns, Disney claimed the top two animation prizes on Sunday night with a win for Pixar’s Brave in the Best Animated Feature category and Paperman in the Best Animated Short race. Directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award for Brave, while first-time helmer [...]
Some who read this will be doing so after the 2013 Academy Awards have already been handed out, making Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ben Affleck among the happiest people in Hollywood (and that’s all the prediction you’re going to get out of me!). As [...]
Tony Donoghue’s short Irish Folk Furniture has picked up the Best Animated Short prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Funded by the Irish Film Board, the short brings to life the cultural and social history of Irish farmhouse furniture and was selected from more than 8,000 short film applications. The [...]
There seems to be no shortage of festival prizes for animated shorts this month. Just a few days ago, at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Oh Willy… (Belgium), directed by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels, won the top prize for Best Animated Short. The striking stop-motion film [...]
Louisiana-based studio Moonbot Studios (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Numberlys) is working on a new augmented reality experience for Sony’s PlayStation 3 Wonderbook. Wonderbook is an interactive book that uses Augmented Reality technology and PlayStation Move products to bring stories to life before your eyes. Wonderbook: [...]
We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The Snowman, passed away of cancer on Sunday in his home in Longfield, Kent, in the U.K. He was 85. According to [...]
An overview of the key award-winning shorts screening at the 2012 edition of SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival. During the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles this summer, attendees will see lots of the high-end CG that animates today’s studio blockbusters. But when the lights dim for SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival [...]
Two animated shorts are among the latest prize winners at this year’s Sundance Festival. Grant Orchard’s acclaimed animated short A Morning Stroll, which was nominated for Best Animated Short on Tuesday, is one of the winners of this year’s Sundance Film Festival’s juried shorts competition. Special Jury Award for Animation [...]
For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis on digital technologies―and a Genie-winning animator as mentoring director. Hothouse offers new filmmakers, creative programmers and artists intrigued by animation art [...]
Pjotr Sapegin’s charming stop-motion animated short The Last Norwegian Troll is having a great week. After picking up a special mention honor for Best Narrative Short at the Ottawa Festival, the 13-minute short received the Best Animated Short prize at the Fantastic Festival in Las Vegas this weekend. Produced by [...]