Animation

A Sensitive Animated Music Video Tells Women in Abusive Relationships They’re Not Alone - Creators

The feeling that things have gone off the rails and cutting off airflow contributes to the concept behind an animated music video that follows the life of a domestic abuse victim. The short film is a music video for the song "Grow" by Frances. With silky colorations and slow panning shots, the …

Animals Season 2 Trailer: HBO's Animated Series is Back

<b>Animals</b> is one of the strangest shows to hit the small screen in the past few years. It imagines what the creatures in and around New York City would …

TV

Original drawings for Disney's much-loved animated feature 'Hercules' to appear at Sotheby's London sale

Twelve large-scale drawings for Disney’s much-loved 1997 animated feature, Hercules, will be offered in Sotheby’s London saleroom next month for the …

Animated Movies

Why the Character Animation in 'Kong: Skull Island' Was Done Differently Than You Think

All these things of course might happen on any cg creature feature, but here ILM was dealing with visual effects history – and Kong has a rich one. …

How Industrial Light & Magic built a better Kong for Skull Island

When a giant gorilla isn’t a gorilla<p>Throughout the history of cinema, few monsters have remained as iconic as King Kong. Originally debuting in a 1933 film, the massive primate has been re-created multiple times using a variety of visual effects techniques: the painstaking stop-motion animation of …

Criticism Of The Facial Animation In 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' May Have Been Misdirected

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>’s facial animations are not very good which has led segments of the internet community to lose their minds. Memes, gifs, blog posts, articles and despicable sexist attacks on one of the game’s animators have been the result. Not surprisingly, some of the people contributing …

Game Development

"Where Is God?" Asks a Poignant Animated Short Film - Creators

Faith and love are found and lost again in <i>Wednesday with Goddard</i>, a film from Tourist music video director and illustrator Nicolas Ménard and animated short film, music video, and interactive experience hub, Nexus. Commissioned by Channel 4's Random Acts short film anthology TV series, it tells the …

Animated Movies

How 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Pulled Off Its Incredible Visual Feats - Motherboard

<i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</i> gets added to Netflix today, March 24. The film, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures in 1988, is close to 30 years old. Time passage has only increased its prestige; to this day, no other movie has matched its unique, Oscar-winning visual achievement—of …

New Studio Ghibli tea collection includes tea sourced from Totoro's real-life forest in Japan!

Now you can enjoy the flavours of some well-known characters from the acclaimed animation studio.<p>If you’re looking for <b>Studio Ghibli</b> merchandise in …

New Website Documents 100 Years of Japanese Animation

It’s been a century since the first Japanese animators tried their hand at a new art form: animation. Long before it became known as anime, early …

Art

Sources Say The Kardashians Will Have Their Own Animated Series

Though they’ve been known for their reality TV dynasty, <b>the Kardashians</b> have reportedly been working on a new venture within the TV industry. …

TV

CGI & VFX Breakdowns: "The Angry Birds Movie" - by Sony Pictures Imageworks

Movies

Animators Roundtable: The Mass Effect: Andromeda pile-on

"On a AAA project of this scope, most of the smaller cut scenes are never seen by the animators. Instead, you create a system for designers to use …

Game Development

Kardashian cartoon being shopped around

Momager Kris Jenner is pitching an animated television series featuring the entire Kardashian gang, according to TMZ.

Entertainment

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

Disney Slammed With 'Zootopia' Theft Lawsuit by 'Total Recall' Screenwriter

In 2009, Goldman was working with Disney executive Brigham Taylor on a project called <i>Blaze.</i> By that time, Goldman had further developed his <i>Zootopia</i> …

Pixar

Exclusive CARS 3 Event - I'm Going to PIXAR! #Cars3Event

<i>Disclaimer: Disney, Pixar and ABC have invited me to San Francisco on an all-expenses paid trip, in exchange for my coverage of these events, which</i> …

Cars 3

7 movies that children and adults want to watch on Netflix

Is there anything more frustrating than sitting down on the couch with your family to watch a movie and having hours go by before you make a …

Pixar

Pixar movies: Winners & losers at Oscars, from ‘Toy Story’ to ‘Finding Dory’

Sure, the Oscars love Pixar’s brand of animated films just as much as the rest of the world. But do you know which Pixar movies were embraced by the …

Pixar

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Today we’ve got a fantastic list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for you to check out, and the star of the show isn’t like most of the …

Stop Motion

This Animated Music Video Feels Like Watching an Edgar Allen Poe Poem - Creators

A haunting animation of expressionist illustrations fill out the somber sound of American ambient recording artist, Eluvium, a.k.a., Matthew Cooper. The new music video for his single, "Regenerative Being," is a seven-minute display of morbid looping vignettes directed and illustrated by Ukrainian …

Art

Thank You For Your Service Gets Fall 2017 Release Date

article<p>http://screenrant.com/thank-you-for-your-service-release-date/<p>en_US<p>The Miles Teller-starrer opens for awards season.<p>Screen Rant

Dreamworks

Former Mass Effect animator speaks out on Mass Effect: Andromeda’s visuals

Says it’s clear the team ran out of time to do a mountain of work<p>Jonathan Cooper is no stranger to speaking out on the process of creating character animations in video games. Just a few years ago, Polygon interviewed the former animation director for <i>Assassin’s Creed 3</i> about <i>Assassin’s Creed Unity</i>, …

Game Development

Disney CEO Bob Iger Agrees to Contract Extension

Bob Iger, Walt Disney Co.’s CEO for more than a decade, agreed to a contract extension that will keep him atop the world’s largest entertainment …

Pixar

Voltron Legendary Defender's Creators Look Back at the Original Show and the Timeless Appeal of Giant Robot Lions

Netflix is bringing a new collection of episodes from the original <i>Voltron</i>, hand-picked by the creative team that’s brought the iconic series back to …

TV

Nick Cave Narrates an Animated Film about the Cat Piano, the Twisted 18th Century Musical Instrument Designed to Treat Mental Illness Open Culture

What do you imagine when you hear the phrase “cat piano”? Some kind of whimsical furry beast with black and white keys for teeth, maybe? A relative …

Cool Stuff

Bob Iger extends contract at Disney

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> The Walt Disney Company is once again extending CEO Bob Iger's contract, highlighting the absence of an obvious successor to one of the most powerful men in media and entertainment.<p>Iger, 66, has extended his contract from June 2018 to July 2, 2019. By that date, he will have …

Pixar

9 Best Paid Gif iPhone Apps on Sale for Free for Today only

1. Gif Me! Camera<p><b>Description</b><br>Gif Me! is the best way to create and share short video in animated GIF or MP4.<p>It’s easy: capture a small moment with …

Stop Motion

Robert Iger will remain Disney CEO into 2019

As many expected, Robert Iger will stay on a while longer as Disney's CEO and Chairman.<p>The Walt Disney Company board said Thursday that it had extended Iger's contract to July 2, 2019.<p>The board cited Iger's "outstanding leadership, his record of success in a changing media landscape, and his clear …

Pixar

'Hi Stranger!' Brilliantly creepy animation takes the internet by storm

This two-and-a-half minute stop motion animation, titled Hi Stranger, has been going viral on social media in recent days, with viewers transfixed by its atmospheric weirdness.<p>It features a naked, reclining figure with a bulbous bottom, murmuring reassuring words to the viewer while maintaining …