Blade Runner

FMX: Meet ‘Blade Runner’s Rachael, Explore Tunnel AR & Go Commercial

We are (thisclose) to the next FMX conference in Stuttgart (April 24-27), but there’s still new program highlights to explore. Recent additions have been announced for the “Digital ... Continue Reading →
Al Jean

‘Simpsons’ Producer Al Jean Tackles Apu Issue

Addressing the growing controversies surrounding what many see as the stereotypical character of The Simpsons’ Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu, show runner Al Jean took to Twitter today. He ... Continue Reading →
The Meg

Daily News Bytes: ‘Simpsons’ Snubs Apu Doc, ‘The Meg’ Trailer’s Got Bite, Animating ‘Moss’ VR & More

’The Simpsons’ to ‘The Problem with Apu’: Drop Dead Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s insightful documentary on the representation of marginalized groups in media The Problem with ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: GLAS Grants Open, Anim’est Call for Entries, Facebook VR Gets an Avatar Makeover & More

Applications Open for GLAS Animation Grant Program Launched at the 3rd GLAS Animation Festival, the program will fund independent animators living and able to work in the US, making ... Continue Reading →
Craig of the Creek

‘Craig of the Creek’: Kids Gone Wild!

***This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** Animation writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin both have fond childhood memories of exploring ... Continue Reading →
The Horn Quartet

Annecy Announces 2018 TV & Commissioned Selections

Following the announcements of the short film competition selections, organizers of the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film have revealed that 23 TV projects and 31 Commissioned ... Continue Reading →
The Rain

FMX Adds ‘Jim Button,’ ‘The Rain’ and More to 2018 Lineup

The 2018 FMX conference continues to build its well-rounded programming slate, with visual effects presentations on German fantasy flick Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver and Netflix ... Continue Reading →
Olan Rogers, creator of Final Space

Animated People: Olan Rogers Blasts Off into ‘Final Space’

This week, we catch up with YouTube star and indie filmmaker Olan Rogers, who created the original TBS/Conan O’Brien/Conaco animated series Final Space along with writing partner ... Continue Reading →
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China Lion & HB Wink Team with Cinesite for David Silverman’s ‘Extinct’

China Lion Film and HB Wink Animation have given the greenlight to their first CG animated family feature, Extinct, being directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc.) ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘The Simpsons’ Meets ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ ‘Moss’ Q&A, NFB Progresses to Gender Parity & More

GDC Speaker Q&A: Polyarc’s Brendan Walker Discusse the Intersection of Art and Engineering in ‘Moss’ The recently released VR game is one of many intriguing projects featuring ... Continue Reading →