EXOPOLIS FOR NICKTOONS

The Exopolis/Nicktoons love affair continues to bear precocious young. This time in the form of a new award show package for the network’s animation festival which runs on-air and online. The frenetic vibe is an extension of the look originally developed by Exopolis for the Nicktoons site. For Exopolis: Darwin Tomlinson – CD; Jason O’Leary […] [Read more]

BITFFILM FEST DEADLINE AUG 8

Germany’s Bitfilm Festival wants your films and you have until August 8th to upload them at www.bitfilm.com/festival. The awards are decided by the audience in an online voting process in seven categories: 3D SPACE AWARD – computer-generated 3D animations FX MIX AWARD – digitally composed hybrids which mix various techniques FLASH AWARD – animations made […] [Read more]

STARRING DEATH AS BAD LUCK Schleprock

Spanish director Javier Gutiérrez and Mexican animators Rodrigo Arreche and Miguel Gonzalez help Saatchi & Saatchi, Mexico get to the core of what the Red Cross really does everyday.       [Read more]

STORY, BLANK AND HYPOTHERMIA

Director Brian Johnson of Story, Chicago teams with Blank Design to use simple line animation to powerful effect in this no-budget PSA for Seattle Education Access. The academic nature of the VO and unassuming visuals grab you on an intellectual level leaving you open for the unexpected emotional hit. More details here.   [Read more]

THE BIG GULP

Stephan Gruber – I don’t know much about him, or even how navigate myself around his website but his short film "Big Gulp" is mesmerizing. Anyone know anything more about this film or Gruber? It has that good ‘ol vintage NFB feel to it, but I know it’s not. As a Canadian, I suspect we’re […] [Read more]

THE FEVER WAITS FOR THE CENTIPEDE

Singer Geremy Jasper of NYC’s The Fever goes the analogue DIY route with this video from the band’s new City of Sleep release. Using the animation stand once used to do the original Sesame Street interstitials, Jasper made all the animation by hand using paper cut outs. It’s a twisted little tale, kind of a […] [Read more]

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival

This is the eighth year Rushes has put on their non-profit shorts fest in London. They received over 1200 entries and the shortlisted films are stellar. If you’re in town for any reason from this Saturday to the 4th of August drop into some of the 140 free screenings spread around the cinemas, bars, cafes […] [Read more]

Apple Profiles 2×4

Apple looks at 2×4 Inc.  They use Macs.     [Read more]