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  • 100 Greatest Animated Shorts / The Wolfman / Tim Hope

    100 Greatest Animated Shorts / The Wolfman / Tim Hope

    UK / 2001

    Previous to this Tim Hope had taken up experimenting with CG to produce animated stage projections for his comedy act with actor Julian Barratt (later of the surreal UK comedy team Mighty Boosh). Using a friends borrowed …

  • The NFB Get Animated for 2014

    The NFB Get Animated for 2014

    October 28th marks International Animation Day, a commemoration of the public debut of Emile Renaud’s Theatre Optique in 1892 (also this humble scribe’s birthday – coincidence? Well…yes). Beginning last October, the NFB have released their recent crop of exceptional animated …

  • Corporate Animation Showcase 7 – The Thick Line

    Corporate Animation Showcase 7 – The Thick Line

    We’ve done the ‘thin line’ technique so it would be rude not to focus on the new ‘thick line’ trend that is appearing. This month’s corporate showcase focuses on the delightfully bold aesthetic of the thick line which seems to …

  • Q&A with Nicola Lemay & Janice Nadeau, directors of ‘No Fish Where To Go’

    Q&A with Nicola Lemay & Janice Nadeau, directors of ‘No Fish Where To Go’

    Continuing the ceaseless stride of exceptional animated film projects the NFB has been responsible for, today we take a look at Nul poisson où aller (No Fish Where To Go), a film which explores the inexplicable nature of wartime intolerance …

  • LIAF Competition Screening 3 Giveaway

    LIAF Competition Screening 3 Giveaway

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and…

  • How To Market Your Short Film Online: The Missing Scarf

    How To Market Your Short Film Online: The Missing Scarf

    This month the animation community was abuzz with the online premiere of 2014’s big film festival success The Missing Scarf. The film received a huge reaction on social media during the week of the release, but was this a purely …

  • Interview with Jorge Gutiérrez, director of ‘The Book of Life’

    Interview with Jorge Gutiérrez, director of ‘The Book of Life’

    The visually rich world of Reel FX‘s newest feature film The Book of Life opens in UK cinemas today, midst a gleefully saturated and dynamic advertising campaign which has screamed out from bus stops and billboards across the nation. A …

  • Animal Farm – 60th Anniversary DVD review

    Animal Farm – 60th Anniversary DVD review

    We don’t really celebrate our animated feature film heritage as much as we should here in the UK. Of course, over in the states they have an unbroken chain of features in the mainstream consisting mainly of Disney films from …

  • LIAF Competition Screening 2 Giveaway

    LIAF Competition Screening 2 Giveaway

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and…

  • 100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Moonbird / John and Faith Hubley

    100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Moonbird / John and Faith Hubley

    USA / 1959

    John Hubley had met Faith Elliot while they were both working on the UPA sex education film ‘Of Human Growth’. Although they met in LA both had originated from New York, John Hubley from an artistic family …

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