Tag: animation

Behold The Wonders Of BLACK HOLES And Give Them Your Money To Make More Wonders!

We have been raving about David and Laurent Nicolas' animated short film Black Holes since before its world premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival and now is the time to stop reading what we think about it and...

AnarchyVision: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 and PATERSON

Another fine week of fine films, including sequels The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as Jim Jarmusch's fine and poetic Paterson. Watch the video below....

HAVE A NICE DAY: Watch A Clip From The Berlin Selected, Chinese Noir Animation

Fans of international animation will do well to keep a close eye on Berlin this week, where Chinese director Liu Jian's animated neo-noir Have A Nice Day is slated to have its premiere February 17th. A hard rain is about...

Behold The Rise OF The Melon In New BLACK HOLES Clip

Though the short films never draw as much attention as the features at a major festival, David and Laurent Nicolas' Black Holes stands as one of my favoritate discoveries of Sundance 2017 despite its brief run time. An animated short...

Sundance 2017: BLACK HOLES Is A Gloriously Stylish Animated Oddity

Short film programs at major film festivals are a tricky animal, always struggling to draw attention away from the longer form material on display. And yet for those who dip in there are some absolute gems to find. And Laurent...

Interview: THE RED TURTLE Director Michael Dudok de Wit Talks Studio Ghibli and More

Dutch animator, director and illustrator, Michael Dudok de Wit is the first foreign director to collaborate with Studio Ghibli as the Japanese animation house embarks into foreign waters and international production. After years of making award winning shorts (how many...

Review: THE RED TURTLE, Gorgeous and Seriously Emotional

Human emotions can be fragile, unpredictable things. However, they can sometimes also be pretty damned predictable. Show someone a kitten and they'll feel an emotional pang. Show a human going through the stages of life from youth to life's logical...

Space Man Versus Space Melon In First BLACK HOLES Teaser

We've been in love with the look of Sundance selected animated short Black Holes since we first got a look at visuals from David and Laurent Nicolas' work. Word that Steve Little and William Fichtner were among the voice cast...

Exclusive Clip: NERDLAND, How to Become Infamous

"Elliot, we've been idiots. We've been going about it all wrong." No, that's not deleted dialogue from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial -- that Elliott spells his name differently -- but instead fresh new dialogue, featured in our exclusive, NSFW (not...

Review: Strange Magic, an underrated animated musical from Lucasfilm

Strange Magic was supposed to be George Lucas’ swansong, his final big budget motion picture —as a producer, mind you, not director— before his inevitable retirement from the movie business. Alas, that didn’t quite happen. Strange Magic was released in...

William Fichtner Anchors Voice Cast For Sundance Selected Animation BLACK HOLES

It was just a little bit before Christmas that we brought news of Sundance selected animated short film Black Holes - the tale of an astronaut driven to a state of insecure paranoia by his co-pilot, who happens to be...

Dave Is Going To Space With A Melon And Feeling Very Insecure About It All. Check Out The First Images From BLACK HOLES.

About to premiere as part of the short film program in Sundance is David and Laurent Nicolas' quirky animated short Black Holes. Designed as the pilot / proof of concept for a proposed television series this tale of male angst...

ŻubrOFFka 2016 Review: BLACK, Award-winning Japanese Animation From Poland

There is something remarkably spellbinding about Tomasz Popakul's Polish-Japanese co-production Black, which won the award for Best Animation at this year's ŻubrOFFka Film Festival. It's unmistakably Japanese in style, and clearly a really passionate homage to the manga art so...

Exclusive Images From Titmouse Animation Studios Shorts, Screening Before NERDLAND Tonight

The adult animated feature Nerdland, featuring the voices of Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt, will be screening tonight at theaters across the U.S., starting at 8:00 p.m. (local time). Prior to Nerdland, six exclusive shorts from Titmouse Animation Studios will...

Pretty Packaging: THE RED TURTLE Gets A Glorious French Release

(It almost would end up on my list of "ten things to bring with you if you went to a deserted island"...) It's been a few years already since we got the news that Studio Ghibli was mothballing itself with...

Teaser Time! Usman Riaz's THE GLASSWORKER From Pakistan's First Animation Studio

Of all the thousands of movies I've seen in my life, I can say that this is the first time I've ever seen Pakistani animation, and I'm happy to say that it looks pretty damn solid. I've tried to keep...

Watch the Stunning New Trailer for Osamu Tezuka's METROPOLIS, Coming to UK Blu-ray in 2017

Inspired by Fritz Lang's seminal 1927 masterpiece, adapted by Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo from the manga by Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka, and directed by Rentaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is hailed as one of the most beautiful Japanese animes...

THE 4TH PLANET: Watch A Pair Of Clips For The Gorgeous Indie Animation

Fans of independent animation take note of intriguing French effort The 4th Planet. Being developed simultaneously as a television series and video game by a small team of just seven people a pair of clips have been released from the...

Pretty Packaging: THE IRON GIANT Gets A Giant Boxset

In 1999, Warner Brothers was regretting its investment in its own animation studio, and was already planning an exit strategy for it. One of the smaller titles still being released was Brad Bird's The Iron Giant, about a boy who,...

Watch The Hilariously Grotesque Teaser For THE ABSENCE OF EDDY TABLE!

How long does animation take? Well, it was all the way back in January of 2013 - i.e. a very, very long time ago - that we first brought word of The Absence Of Eddy Table, the Rune Spaans directed...