Animation

The Director and Producer of Disney's 'Moana' on Its Politics and Taika Waititi

Walt Disney Animation Studios had a <i>phenomenal</i> 2016. In addition to releasing "Zootopia," the surprisingly topical animated detective movie, genuine box office juggernaut (with over $1 billion globally), and current Best Animated Feature Oscar frontrunner, they released, later in the year, "Moana," …

Pixar

Disney, Imax Extend Slate Deal Through 2019, Including ‘Star Wars’ Films

Imax and Disney have renewed their longstanding slate deal through 2019, and disclosed that director Rian Johnson shot key sequences of “Star Wars: …

Disney Animation

A Father Sacrifices His Own Child to Survive in the Dark Comedy Animated Short ‘DADDYCOOL’

MOPA college students Jalabert Camille, Zoé Guillet, and Maryka Laudet have created “DADDYCOOL,” a dark comedy animated short about a father who …

Animated Movies

How Pixar Changes Movies for International Audiences

How well domestic movies fare at the international box office has quickly become one of the most important contributors to their overall financial …

Pixar

Disney Offers a Rare Look Inside the Pixar Studios

As if anyone needed another reason to be watching the Disney YouTube channel, they recently gave the entire internet a behind the scenes tour of the …

Pixar

MAZINGER Z THE MOVIE Coming From Toei Animation

Image courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © Go Nagai/Dynamic Planning ©TOEI ©TOEI ANIMATIONThe Original, Legendary Super Robot Animation Is Revived in …

Manga

Worlds Apart: Artistic Effects, Invisible Effects, Spectacle & Fantasy at the 89th Academy Awards

The 2017 VFX Oscar-nominated films showcase the versatility and range of visual effects artists.

Movies

How well do you remember last year's Oscars?

It’s been almost exactly a year since host Chris Rock took the stage at the Dolby Theatre and kicked off the 88th Academy Awards. Although some of the night’s events will live on in pop culture memory — the controversy over #OscarsSoWhite, Lady Gaga’s powerful performance with sexual assault …

Animated Movies

The Red Turtle

A beautifully animated film about a castaway and the new life he creates A castaway washes up on the shore of a small tropical island in Michael …

Animated Movies

La La Land Retold as an Old-School 8-Bit Animated Video Game

CineFix released a new episode of <i>8-Bit Cinema</i> where they retell the story of <i>La La Land</i> as an old-school 8-bit animated video game. This animated …

La La Land

Hanne Berkaak’s deeply moving and sensitive animation tackling self-harm

Oslo-based animator Hanne Berkaak has worked with RVTS Sør, a resource centre for psychological trauma in Norway, on a deeply moving and sensitive …

Design

Guild awards scorecard: Oscar frontrunner ‘La La Land’ went 10 for 12 as voting ended

Hours after final Oscar voting ended, “La La Land” added to its impressive tally of wins with the guilds by taking the contemporary award from the …

Movies

This Guy Animated Loading Icons By Hand

A charming take on an annoying occurrence<p>Artist Raphael Vangelis has given our familiar and increasingly rare digital waiting signals a hands-on …

Stop Motion

Watch: "Love is Love" Animation

This Valentine's Day, Heckler's senior art director Kyra Bartley invited celebrated artists, illustrators and animators from around the world to …

Entertainment

Caveats of Motion in Design

I’ve been advocating motion in UX design for some time now. In fact, I even wrote poems about it:Continue reading on uxdesign.cc – User Experience …

UX Design

Watch Blizzard Create An Overwatch Highlight Animation

<i>Overwatch</i> highlight intros are just one small part of a very big game, but that doesn’t mean they’re an afterthought. This one Mei animation, for …

Gaming

‘My Life as a Zucchini’: How They Came to the Moment of Truth in the Animated Oscar Contender

Director Claude Barras discusses a crucial moment of anger and reconciliation in his stop-motion Oscar contender from GKIDS.<p>There’s a climactic …

Zucchini

This 3D artist spent over a year turning computer loading icons into playful animations

3D artist Raphael Vangelis used stop-motion animation on a variety of well-known computer loading icons.<p>His project featured 30 different loading screens, from companies such as Facebook, Spotify, and Google.<p>It took him over a year to complete his designs, having printed and painted pieces by hand, …

Graphics

‘The Red Turtle’: How the Animated Oscar Contender Handled Conflict

Director Michael Dudok de Wit discusses the dramatic encounter with the eponymous creature in his Oscar-nominated feature co-produced by Studio …

Jon Favreau’s VFX Master: Why ‘The Jungle Book’ Will Win the Only Oscar It Can Get

Rob Legato went the extra mile to make the talking animals in "The Jungle Book" seem real, and the Academy is likely to reward him for his …

Pixar

Pixar & Khan Academy Offer a Free Online Course on Storytelling Open Culture

It doesn’t take much to spark a good story.<p>A tall man, a short woman, a setting that’s sterile to the point of soulless, and a couple dozen …

Pixar

‘Piper’ will win Pixar its first Oscar in 15 years for Best Animated Short with 2-to-7 odds from Experts

With 2/7 odds from our 25 movie Experts, “Piper” is predicted to win Best Animated Short at Sunday’s Academy Awards. It was produced by …

Animated Movies

VOTD: Learn How Pixar Changes Movies for International Audiences

Hollywood movies are screened all over the world, but since most movies that come out of the entertainment capital of the United States are in …

Movies

Oscar-Nominated Moana Released Digitally

The animated film features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award.<p>The Oscar-nominated Walt Disney Animation …

Disney Animation

Moana and Maui outwit a giant eight-eyed bat monster in this 'Moana' deleted scene

The underworld of <i>Moana</i> is dark and full of terrors — one of which we never got to see before now.<p>In this deleted scene shared exclusively with <i>Mashable</i>, Moana and Maui, the heroes of Disney's latest animated triumph, are lurking around the underworld lair of Tomatoa (the giant crab who has Maui's …

Pixar

Oscar for Best Animated Feature: Which tea leaves should you read to predict the winner?

While the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature has often been one of the easiest to predict, there have been a few years since the category’s …

Pixar

Every Best Animated Feature Oscar winner

Since 2001, the Oscars have awarded The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The video above shows a scene from each of the winning movies: …

Animated Movies

Probe of China traders shows how Comcast learned DreamWorks was For Sale

Yin accounts frozen until spring hearing

Dreamworks

A Side by Side Look at How Disney•Pixar Adapts Their Films For International Audiences

Disney‘s blog Oh My Disney has created an interesting video where they provide a side by side look at how Disney•Pixar both visually and audibly …

Pixar

Watch: Learn How Pixar Makes Animated Movies with Khan Academy

<i>"You'll meet artists, scientists, animators, coders, sculptors, all kinds of different people."</i> This is totally wonderful. Khan Academy has partnered …

Pixar