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Joel Cohen, veteran writer and producer for The Simpsons, offered a hilarious take on the iconic’s show approach to creativity during Kidscreen Summit’s opening keynote session in New York City today (Feb. 5). During the irreverent keynote titled “The Tao of Homer—Lessons in Creativity and Innovation from The Simpsons,” Cohen [...]
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’ [...]
How Junkyard’s director Hisko Hulsing created one of the most powerful and acclaimed animated shorts of the year. While it’s customary for big studios to release their hard-hitting, dramatic features during the fall season, animation artists who create short-form content can deliver the goods all year round. One of this [...]
Fans of indie animator Bill Plympton are in for a treat this week as the new documentary Adventures in Plymptoons! becomes available on DVD and VOD. Directed by Alexia Anastasio, this charming documentary follows the influential animator from his rainy childhood days in Portland, OR to his self-made career as a [...]
ShortsHD, the only TV network dedicated to short films, is launching a special collection of shorts from award-winning animation icon Bill Plympton on Animate! which kicks off July 25 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST, repeating July 28 at 8 and 11 [...]
The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film has announced a new spin-off event called Animated BAFICI – Winter Collection. The three day toon festival will kick off July 26, with the Argentine premiere of Seth MacFarlane’s Ted closing out the celebration. (www.bafici.gov.ar) BAFICI programmers Juan Manuel Dominguez and Fran [...]
The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from all over the world in the spotlight. Animated short film submissions poured in by the thousands to Annecy for the 2012 festival, which runs from June 4-9. Though just 49 shorts were [...]
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City (NYC) has announced the winners of its 23rd annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival. The awards ceremony held at the SVA Theatre capped off a three day festival highlighting over 100 live action and animated films created by graduating students [...]
Indie animation titan Bill Plympton has just launched a new video blog, documenting his progress on his latest feature, Cheatin’. The director will deliver new installments every two weeks, in which he’ll discuss the project from inspiration to finished feature, offering fans a special peek at his creative process. You [...]
The popular and very influential Annecy Festival has announced a diverse and colorful selection for its 2012 lineup (June 4-9). This year, the selection includes 49 shorts, 55 graduation films, 60 TV and commissioned films (21 TV series, 2 TV specials and 37 commissioned films). The feature film selection will [...]