REMINDER: *SMILEFAUCET DVD RELEASE PARTY – MARCH 29

If you are anywhere near NYC this week keep March 29th open so you can check out the release party for the latest *smilefaucet DVD "Air". Last year’s event was packed so best to get your RSVP to info@smilefaucet.com by Tuesday Mar. 27. Where: Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge St. NYC, www.fontanasnyc.com 212-334-6740 When: March 29th, 7:30-10:30 […] [Read more]

WELCOME TO STYLE5

Fresh out of the box in Toronto is Style5, a new collaboration of illustrators and character animators. Founded by Sam Chou and Chuck Gammage, whose combined years of animation experience add up to a number that’s really quite high, and I’ll leave it at that. I recently asked Sam to fill me in on the […] [Read more]

Laika for Oregon Lottery

                  I always look forward to Laika’s work. Here are two spots recently completed by the studio. Directed by LAIKA/house’s Aaron Sorenson, the campaign takes a humorous historic look at some of America’s “Best Deals Ever Made” including the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 (which doubled the size […] [Read more]

KIDDIE-GORE FROM BLUNT74

Jaguar is using this song "Collarbone" by UK band Fujiya and Miyagi for a global TV campaign. This version however is the music video interpretation by director/animator John Davidson based out of Brighton animation studio Blunt74.  [Read more]

PANOPTIC NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW

New York studio Panoptic is looking for someone interested in helping to create painted background plates for three 2 minute animated shorts done in anime style. Animations will be designed using 3D and 2D computer graphics along with traditional cell animated characters. * Wacom and photoshop proficiency required. * Soho office (NYC), flexible schedule, work […] [Read more]

LANDJUGEND goes to the COCK ROCK DISCO

Martin Sulzer and Markus Feder (aka German studio Landjugend) just sent us this eccentric-little-experiment-posing-as-a-music video they label as "break-cutted-mashup-video-core". It’s a cacophony of tracks from 15 artists  signed to Cock Rock Disco, all of which are available on the label’s free 2006 compilation. [Read more]

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2007, CALL FOR ENTRIES

Today the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) announced its worldwide call for entries for the 2007 Festival taking place September 19 to 23 in Canada’s capital. "It’s that time again,” says Chris Robinson, the Festival’s Artistic Director. “This year we’re putting some emphasis on reaching out to the gaming, mobile, wireless and interactive world. With […] [Read more]

THE HARTFORD BY EYEBALL NYC

Tasteful two-tone corporate graphics from EyeballNYC for The Hartford. Limore Shur, Creative Director at EyeballNYC claims that the "2 color criteria can bring out the best of motion," I couldn’t agree more. [Read more]