September 18, 2012 |
No, we haven't gone back to our deep love of brick-by-brick animation so perfectly executed by the Guardian's website during the Summer Olympics. This is animation by the wildly creative hands over at the Taiwan-based NMA.tv Anchors Jen and Vanessa write: "With us, news is sexy, eye-popping and fun. Come here for a lively point of view on global politics, entertainment, sports and more!" Which, interestingly enough, lands on the current labor dispute between the NHL and its players.
February 10, 2012
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012 — Live Action/Animation No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes (live action); 54 minutes (animation) Playing: The Nuart Theatre, West Los Angeles; Regency South Coast Village Theatre, Santa Ana
September 29, 1992
Jules Engel, founding director of CalArts' experimental animation program, has been chosen as the recipient of the Norman McLaren Heritage Award to be given at the Ottowa Animation Festival, which runs Wednesday through Oct. 4. Named for the late pioneering Canadian animator, the award has been given by the Association Internationale du Film Animation-Canada to Engel for his achievements as a mentor at CalArts.
June 5, 2011 |
It seems that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is in a quandary. Steven Spielberg, a not inconsequential member, wants his upcoming performance capture (or motion capture, as it's sometimes known) film, "The Adventures of Tintin," to compete in the best animated picture category for next year's Academy Awards. That's understandable; there's less competition, and it's doubtful that an adventure film based on a European comic book would be nominated by the academy for best picture.
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November 20, 1998 |
As 26-year-olds do, the Annies are beginning to grow up. The Oscars of the animation industry, the Annies were awarded last Friday at Glendale's elegantly restored Alex Theatre. Traditionally, animators tend to be a scruffy lot, much like computer wonks, understandable given that animators were, until recently, among the worst paid artists in the Industry. Animation has always been one of the footwear-optional professions, but without the benefit of stock participation. No longer.
February 13, 2013 |
If you were starting an animation house with an eye toward the bottom line, you wouldn't necessarily follow the course that Oregon-based Laika studio has charted in its fledgling years. Its first feature-length film, Henry Selick's "Coraline," took stop-motion animation to a beautifully detailed, magically dark realm, adapting Neil Gaiman's novella and infusing it with a delightful sense of dread. It was a creepy movie and it wore its ragged cloak proudly, rejecting smooth edges and wholesome, market-driven impulses at every possible turn.