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‘The Beard’ by Ian Emes

An animated antidote to the hipster beard trend, offering a stark warning not to let your face fur get out of control. Best known for his clean-lined visuals on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon tour, filmmaker Ian Emes uses an appropriately scratchier look in this bizarre short. Produced directly on paper with ink-pen…
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Warnermedia’s Streaming Service HBO Max Is Going To Be Packed With Animation

One of the newly-announced key animation pick-ups for HBO Max is exclusive streaming rights to Comedy Central’s South Park. As you may recall, we reported last week that the series was at the center of a bidding war between multiple streamers. HBO Max may have paid up to $500 million for the rights, though the…
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World Animation & VFX Summit, Animahenasyon, Kaboom

Jill Culton, writer and director of Abominable Spongebob Squarepants (award accepted by Bill Fagerbakke, voice of Patrick Star) Sergio Pablos, writer and director of Klaus Adina Pitt, vice president of content acquisition and co-productions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang Marlon West, head of effects animation on Frozen 2 Mike Young, co-founder and partner of Splash…
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Meet 28 Artists Who Have Each Survived 50+ Years In the The Animation Industry

The Animation Guild IATSE Local 839 will host the 2019 Golden Awards luncheon on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The awards will honor 28 artists who have worked in the industry since at least 1969, the same year that Nixon became president, man walked on the moon, and The Beatles performed publicly for the last time.…
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Short Pick Of The Day: ‘Caterpillarplasty’ by David Barlow-Krelina

“Fusing elements of Kafka and Kubrick, Caterpillarplasty is a prescient, grotesque sci-fi satire that lifts plastic surgery to another level.” Directed by David Barlow-Krelina, Canada, 2018. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. CreditsWritten and directed by David Barlow-KrelinaExecutive producer: Michael FukushimaProducer: Jelena PopovićDesign and animation: David Barlow-KrelinaModeling and animation: Patricia Granato, Patrick Rouleau,…
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Mythos Studios Announces Details About Bieber Musical ‘Cupid,’ Two More Animated Features

The script is written by Carlos Kotkin (Rio 2) from a story by Maisel. It takes its cue from a famous tale about Cupid’s infatuation with the beautiful Psyche. The film’s producers are pitching this as the first installment in the “Mythoverse,” a series of films based on Roman and Greek myths. The other two…
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Short Pick Of The Day: ‘Fridge’ by Eugene Kolb

“A woman is overcome by her carnivorous desires.” Film by Eugene Kolb, U.S., 2019. Screened at Ottawa, Rooftop Films Summer Series, and Calgary Int’l Film Festival. Winner of the audience award at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Amid Amidi More Articles Amid Amidi is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Brew. Cartoon Brew Pick Through short, humorous…
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Miyu Unveils 5 New Short Films By Nikita Diakur, Špela Čadež, Dahee Jeong, And Others (Exclusive)

“Short films, particularly in animation, are a real laboratory of styles,” Raynal tells Cartoon Brew. “I like films that are artistically engaged with form as well as content … Most of our projects stem from a correspondence that I initiate, on social media, in festivals, or in animation schools. I contact the filmmakers to start…
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Kirby Atkins On The 20-Year Journey To Bring ‘Mosley’ To The Bigscreen

Cartoon Brew recently met up with Kirby Atkins in Montreal to talk about the ups and downs of making a low-budget cg animated feature. Cartoon Brew: I cannot imagine working on a project for a few years let alone twenty! What was the origin of Mosley. Kirby Atkins. (Photograph © Kate Little) Kirby Atkins: It’s…
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‘Where I Was Born’ by Jungmin Cha

“Through short, humorous vignettes, one presents a critique of the diverse social issues permeating throughout South Korean culture.” Student film by Jungmin Cha made in Calarts Experimental Animation program, U.S., 2018. Screened at Fest Anca, TAAFI, Anibar, Bucheon, and Flying Broom among 25 festivals. Winner of best animated short at Athens Short Film Festival (Greece,…
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