Animation

Family Film Sunday: Animation Show of Shows

About the Film:<p><i>The Animation Show of Shows</i> returns for its second year in theaters with 12 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include “About …

United States

There’s a surprising amount of CGI in David Fincher’s films

The CGI serves the story, not the other way around<p>David Fincher has directed a number of masterful films, but one of the things that’s most impressive about his work is the amount of CGI that slips into the background. A new video essay from Kristian Williams, aka Kaptain Kristian, takes a look at …

Waiting for the Credits to End? Movies Are Naming More Names

It is now a standard feature of the typical Hollywood blockbuster. You watch scenes that have become more complex and dazzling than ever in their visual effects and technical mastery, then sit through end credits that feel almost novelistic in length: hundreds, or frequently thousands, of names in …

The Arts

Michaël Dudok de Wit on being Studio Ghibli’s first non-Japanese director for The Red Turtle

Dutch director Michaël Dudok de Wit is a firmly established maestro of animation, having won an Oscar for best animated short <i>Father and Daughter</i> in …

Anime

SECRET WARS-Themed Animated AVENGERS Season Details Release Date, Cast

Credit: Marvel Animation/Disney XD<p>The fourth season of Marvel Animation's <b>Avengers</b> <b>Assemble</b> animated series on Disney XD is scheduled to premiere June …

Comics

Here’s what killed Jon Stewart’s HBO show

An interesting report suggests the that technology never caught up to the stellar concept<p>Comedy Central’s “South Park” has mastered the art and science of satirizing topical issues in an animated form on a weekly basis. It appears, however, that translating those advances to a daily broadcast was a …

Comedy

‘Boss Baby 2’ Dated for March 2021 With Alec Baldwin Returning

DreamWorks Animation is moving forward on a sequel to its box office hit “The Boss Baby” and dated the film for March 26, 2021.<p>Alec Baldwin is …

Dreamworks

The Red Turtle: how a Japanese animated classic was made in a North London shed

Inside a garden shed, behind a quiet Edwardian terraced house in suburban north London, strange things have been going on. The shed’s owner is the animator Michael Dudok de Wit; for the past decade, within its humbly creosoted bounds, he has been working on a film like no other.<p>The shed has served …

Anime

Second Opinion – The Red Turtle (2016)

<b>The Red Turtle</b>, 2016.<p>Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit.<br>Featuring the voice talents of Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers, and …

You will never be able to unsee this video of Dan Stevens in his motion capture suit for “Beauty and the Beast”

Disney loyalists beware: After you see what went into Dan Stevens’ portrayal of the Beast in <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, you may never sleep again. Disney …

Walt Disney Company

See The Designers Of Pixar's Cars 3 Draw A Never-Before-Seen Character

You may recall that I confronted the brains behind Pixar’s <i>Cars</i> franchise about the difficult conceptual issues inherent in the <i>Cars</i> universe. That was …

Cars 3

Hollywood vets' VR shop releases its first animated short

The Virtual Reality Co. (aka the one working with Steven Spielberg) is putting out its first animated VR project, "Raising a Rukus," on Samsung Gear VR.<p>Virtual Reality Co., a VR production house attached to big Hollywood names, released its first animated piece, "Raising a Rukus," for Samsung's …

Animated Movies

Piracy Killing Hollywood So Bad That Disney Made More Money In 2016 Than Any Studio Ever

Remember, to hear the MPAA tell it, piracy is really killing the movie industry. It's been whining about piracy for basically my entire lifetime, and …

Pixar

Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its Castlevania animated series – and it looks amazing

The retro Konami classic has never looked so slick.<p>Netflix has unveiled the first footage from its upcoming animated series <i>Castlevania</i>, and it looks …

Netflix

First Trailer For Netflix's Castlevania Animated Series

Announced earlier this year, here’s the first trailer for Netflix’s animated <i>Castlevania</i> series.<p>There are whips and skulls, so it’s got that going for …

Anime

Netflix Castlevania Animated Series First Trailer Released (video)

Castlevania fans looking forward to the new animated series scheduled to premiere via Netflix in a few months time on July 7th, 2017 are sure to …

Netflix

Sony Pictures Animation Releases First-Look Image of Animated Short 'Puppy!'

The short is based on SPA's 'Hotel Transylvania' franchise.<p>Sony Pictures Animation has released a first-look image at its upcoming computer animated …

Movies

Crowdfund This: Phil Tippett's MAD GOD, Demented Stop-Motion Animation

I confess that the first two parts of Phil Tippett's <b>Mad God</b> completely passed me by, but now that a kind reader has tipped us off to the existence of …

Stop Motion

What Next For Comedian Jon Stewart After HBO Animated Project Is Cancelled

The former host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart will remain at HBO to work on future projects following the network’s cancellation of a highly …

The Late Show

The animation secret behind Jon Stewart's now dead HBO show

It's been said that the insane news cycle killed Jon Stewart's daily animated news show, but the truth is, the hitch was as much about the animation as it was the news.<p>"We all thought the project had great potential but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved …

Jon Stewart

'Story of Flowers' Tells an Epic Animated Tale of Life and Death

Botanical artist Azuma Makoto directed the short to teach his five-year-old daughter about science.<p>A lush, wordless botanical animation explains the life cycle of exotic flora and its place in the web of life in the three-and-a-half-minute animation, <i>Story of Flowers</i>. Fine art florist Azuma Makoto …

Illustration

Jon Stewart and HBO Made The Right Call to Kill Their Animated Cable News Parody, and Here’s Why

Production issues may be to blame, but the idea behind the project seemed dated under a Trump administration.<p>For Jon Stewart, the idea seemed like a …

Donald Trump

Once upon a time, Walt Disney wanted to make “Bambi” a bit MORE terrifying for kids

The first time you see Walt Disney’s 1942 animated classic, <i>Bambi</i>, as a child, it stays with you. While the movie stars off all sunshine and flowers – …

Disney Animation

the pretziada boot is a remakes of sardinia's shepherd boots

<b>continuing its mission to shed a spotlight on local tradition, sardinia-based interdisciplinary practice pretziada presents a polished remake of the</b> …

Animated Movies

First-Ever Women in Animation World Summit to Be Held at Annecy International Animation Festival

This year’s Annecy International Animation Festival will include a new addition to the roster of events: the Women in Animation World Summit, a …

California’s Tax Incentives Losing the Battle for Blockbusters

Only three of the 100 top-grossing films of 2016 were shot in California with state tax incentives, according to a new report from FilmL.A. It’s …

La La Land

Jon Stewart And HBO Ditch Their Short-Form Animation Plans Because Nobody Can Keep Up With The News

In the last year or so, it’s seemed like the news cycle went from being tough to keep up with on a weekly basis, to a daily basis, then, only recently an hour by hour basis. That’s partially what made HBO and Jon Stewart’s joint venture into a daily animated news series on topical events such an …

Celebrity News

The First-Ever Summit for Women in Animation Will Be Held This Year

The first Women in Animation World Summit will be held this year in June at the Annecy International Animation Festival.<p>The summit is hosted by a …

Women's News

Netflix's CASTELVANIA Animated Series Gets A Bloody First Teaser Trailer; Premiere Date Revealed

The first teaser for Adi Shakar's animated adaptation of the <i>Castlevania</i> video game series has debuted over at Netflix's LATAM channel, and it …

Anime

Cannes: 'The Extincts' Animated Film to Be Directed by William Joyce (Exclusive)

David Lipman will adapt the project based on British writer Veronica Cossanteli's middle grade novel.<p>An animated adaptation of British writer …

Entertainment