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News Bytes: Adult Swim Fest Final Lineup, Stoopid Buddy Stop-Mo Class, Cartoon Movie Calls for Submissions & More

HouseSpecial's “Woolly Bully” for Cole Haan’s ZERØGRAND with Wool Stitchlite



News Bytes: Adult Swim Fest Final Lineup, Stoopid Buddy Stop-Mo Class, Cartoon Movie Calls for Submissions & More

Anthony Gibbs Promoted to Creative Director at Framestore
Formerly Design Director, Gibbs joined the London shop in 2007 before relocating to the LA office in 2016 to help expand its Design presence. Bringing experience in compositing, 3D, interactive work, camera and animation to the studio, Gibbs has overseen a large scope of work with hands-on attention; memorably, the “Master of Couture” content for a Valentino exhibit in London (as art director) and, most recently, overseeing CG and motion graphics for the youth-focused anti-tobacco campaign, Fresh Empire — including the retro gaming inspired “Level Up” spot.

“I am grateful for the ability to work in such a collaborative nature, not only on traditional projects, but also on the expanding number of jobs where I have the opportunity to explore new artistic philosophies to find more creative solutions for our clients,” says Gibbs.

Epic Is Removing “Embarrassing” Breast Animations from ‘Fortnite’
The default skin for the series 6 “Calamity” avatar was a little too expressive up top when the highly anticipated update arrived. An Epic spokesperson told The Verge: “This is unintended, embarrassing, and it was careless for us to let this ship. We are working now to fix this as soon as possible.”

See? There is such a thing as over-animating.

WATCH: CG Spot for Cole Haan by HouseSpecial
The Portland, OR-based commercial animation house has completed a swingin’ animated music video for Cole Haan’s ZERØGRAND with Wool Stitchlite footwear — starring a flock of fuzzy farm animals rockin’ out to “Woolly Bully”. The spot was co-directed by Kirk Kelley (also creative director) and Mark Gustafson.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Cartoon Movie 2019
Enter your animated feature film project for a chance to pitch in front of more than 900 professionals from 40+ countries, 250+ buyers, distributors and sales agents to find co-producers, financing and distribution during next spring’s event March 5-7, 2019 in Bordeaux, France. Submissions are open until November 21, 2018.

New Artists, Final Performance Schedule & Exclusive Merch for Adult Swim Festival
Added to the already kickin’ lineup of musicians and comedians are Metro Boomin, Trippie Redd and Joseph Keckler. Fans will be able to snag two exclusive variants of the deluxe and standard disc vinyl editions of the Rick and Morty soundtrack as part of the first-ever Musical Ricksperience. Plus, check out the Dream Corp LLC VR Eggs, Rick and Morty Mini Golf, giant Hot Dog Ride, Meatwad Dome 4D Experience and Smack Up My Uvula. AS Fest takes place Oct. 5-7 at ROW DTLA Los Angeles.

Adult Swim Singles has also dropped a new track by IDK fet. Q Da Food available for free — IDK performs live Sunday, Oct. 7.

Stupid Buddy Stoodios Offering Stop-Motion Character Animation Classes
The creators of TV’s longest-running stop-motion series Robot Chicken will share some of the secrets of creating compelling claymation. Taught by Emmy-winning animation director Alex Kamer, the four-week/eight-class course (Oct. 22-Nov. 15) will familiarize students with Dragonframe software and give hands-on puppet animation practice. Reserve a space by emailing getclassy(at)


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