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VFX Artist, Illustrator George Jenson Dies Age 87

Oscar-nominated visual effects artist, art director and illustrator George Jenson — whose credits include sci-fi classics Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars: ... Continue Reading →
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

‘Sgt. Stubby’: Tale of a Terrific Terrier

***This story was written for the May 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 280*** Inspirations for animated projects can arrive from the unlikeliest of sources. Just ask writer, director ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4′ Finds a New Writer

The fourth chapter in Pixar’s blockbuster franchise Toy Story has a new writer on board. Deadline reports that Stephany Folsom is in charge of imagining Cowboy Woody and Buzz Lightyear’s ... Continue Reading →
Coin Operated

Lost in Space: Nicholas Arioli’s ‘Coin Operated’ Heads to AFI Fest

One of the 63 animated shorts submitted for Oscar consideration this year, Coin Operated from Nicholas Arioli was recently profiled in Animation Magazine. The poignant and engaging ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Film Pioneer Colin Low Dies Age 89

Colin Low, a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking career with the National Film Board of Canada spanned over six decades, died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. “The ... Continue Reading →
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Modine Joins Bill Plympton’s ‘Revengeance’

Actor Matthew Modine has joined the voice cast of Bill Plympton’s new animated feature Revengeance, currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Best known as Private Joker in Stanley ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-winning British Animator Bob Godfrey Dies at 91

We were saddened to hear of the passing of influential British animator Bob Godfrey on Friday (Feb. 22). The 91-year-old animator was best known for creating the  popular animated ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo Packs a Lifetime in 12-Minute ‘Combustible’

During a recent interview, Katsuhiro Ŏtomo said that he wished he had a time machine so that he could travel to different periods in history. With his new 12-minute, animated short ... Continue Reading →
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Introducing a New Dutch Master

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, ... Continue Reading →
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How to Create a Spanish Gem

Director Ignacio Ferreras discusses the joys and challenges of adapting the graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) into a 2D animated film. First-time reactions of audiences to an animated ... Continue Reading →