Friday, October 14, 2011

Redbull Canimation

Redbull are looking for animators to do fun (or serious) things with their cans, as long as it's animated then they could be interested

Five renowned industry experts judge your work across three animation categories: Stop-motion, CGI or Drawn. There are some amazing prizes to win.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Latest animation news from Trailer Trash

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, on this week’s episode of the wacky animated Web series, “Trailer Trash,” characters Billy Bob and Cooter are inspired to hunt down their pint-size neighbor for his gold after seeing “Leprechaun 2” on TV.

Available exclusively on Hulu, “Trailer Trash” is Lionsgate’s first-ever Web series and was created by artist and entrepreneur Todd Goldman and produced by Hud:sun Media’s Max Benator, who also brought you the popular Web show, “Genuine Ken.”

Monday, February 28, 2011

The other Oscar Winners

Obviously there's been a lot of press about the Kings Speach and Colin Firth, but what about the Animation categories. Toy Story 3 got the animated feature award and again I'm sure there will be loads on that too. So what about the little films?

Short animated film winner goes to "The Lost Thing" a film about a boy who finds a steampunk style octopus and tries to find out where it's come from, unfortunately everyone else is disinterested.

It was for many an unexpected win with some big names such as Pixar with Night and Day and the Grufallo also being nominated. The film has previously won second place for best animated short at the Palm Springs Festival, however William Barton who saw the film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival was unimpressed.

The Australian Animator Shaun Tan and British producer Andrew Ruhemann have created a wonderful film that brings life to Tan's story and illustrations.

Read more in the Brisbane Times

More about the men behind the Lost Thing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bafta 2011 - Animation

The Bafta winners 2011 in the categories for the animation are

Animated Film

DESPICABLE ME - Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
TOY STORY 3 - Lee Unkrich

TOY STORY 3 - Lee Unkrich

Short Animation

THE EAGLEMAN STAG - Michael Please
MATTER FISHER - David Prosser
THURSDAY - Matthias Hoegg

THE EAGLEMAN STAG - Michael Please

Eagleman Stag film report and interview from Dragon Stop Motion