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  • Annecy 2015 – Spain: Stamp of the Artist

    Annecy 2015 – Spain: Stamp of the Artist

    Spain was the guest country at this year’s Annecy festival, giving festivalgoers an insight into the history and significance of Spanish animation through a variety of different screenings. I found this particularly appropriate as I didn’t know much at all …

  • “Mune” – Review and director insight

    “Mune” – Review and director insight

    The feature film Mune, which premiered in Italian cinemas this past February, will be released in Switzerland and France later this year with a wider worldwide release to hopefully follow. Directed by Benoît Philippon and Alexandre Heboyan, the film was …

  • Reboot roundup: New Boomerang shows for Scooby & Bugs

    Reboot roundup: New Boomerang shows for Scooby & Bugs

    Adding to this year’s formidable glut of reboots are two properties who already boast a history of multiple iterations. As part of a relaunch of Boomerang, original content for the network is being developed for the first time, drawing on …

  • EIFF 2015: Ainslie Henderson wins McLaren Award for Stems

    EIFF 2015: Ainslie Henderson wins McLaren Award for Stems

    At the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival the winner of the 2015 McLaren Award for British Animated Short film has been announced. Director Ainslie Henderson has taken home the award for his short film Stems a stop motion short film …

  • EIFF 2015: McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

    EIFF 2015: McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

    The second McLaren screening showcased as superb a standard of British animation as the first strand did. It is incredible to see the variety of work on display here from students, professionals and people who just animate for themselves and …

  • Annecy 2015 – Commissioned Films in Competition

    Annecy 2015 – Commissioned Films in Competition

    One of the many great things about this particular list of films from Annecy 2015, is that pretty much all of them can be watched online already. Its a great mix of music videos, adverts, shorts and TV stings. So …

  • Keiichi Hara’s “Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai” – Review

    Keiichi Hara’s “Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai” – Review

    Part of the Annecy 2015 feature film official selection, Miss Hokusai (adapted from the manga series Sarusuberi) is the story of O-Ei, the free-spirited, outspoken daughter of the famous Edo-period Japanese painter Tetsuzo Hokusai (most famously known for The Great …

  • “Minions” Review

    “Minions” Review

    In Despicable Me, the minions were not part of the original script. In Despicable Me 2 the intention was to have the minions as a more integral part of the story. Finally, finally, the minions have become the star of …

  • EIFF 2015: McLaren Award: New British Animation 1

    EIFF 2015: McLaren Award: New British Animation 1

    Another year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival is upon us and with it comes another batch of new British animation. From an animator’s perspective this is without a doubt what the festival does best; animation never feels like a …

  • Annecy 2015 – Handmade Puppet Dreams

    Annecy 2015 – Handmade Puppet Dreams

    In this one off special screening at Annecy 2015, we got to look at some of the fantastic live action puppet work championed by the Handmade Puppet Dreams festival, a touring festival hosted by IBEX Puppetry founder Heather Henson. The …

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