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  • Christopher Nolan’s Quay Brothers documentary to premiere in August

    Christopher Nolan’s Quay Brothers documentary to premiere in August

    Christopher Nolan, whose feature film credits include Inception, the Dark Knight trilogy and Interstellar, has turned his hand to documentary shorts with Quay, set to debut in New York next month.
    The film profiles the legendary stop-motion duo Stephen and …

  • Happy 75th Birthday Bugs!

    Happy 75th Birthday Bugs!

    75 years ago today everyone’s favourite wabbit Bugs Bunny made his first “official” appearance on the big screen in Merrie Melodies’ A Wild Hare (1940).  Directed by Tex Avery and written by Rich Hogan this rabbit’s tale also starred an …

  • Scoop! By the Brothers McLeod

    Scoop! By the Brothers McLeod

    The Brothers McLeod are no strangers to creating weird and wonderful worlds inhabited by offbeat characters. The combined efforts of Myles and Greg often take the viewer on a trip through crazy landscapes that a visitor might expect from Pepperland …

  • A British Animation Legend: Ivor Wood – Part 3: Woodland Animations

    A British Animation Legend: Ivor Wood – Part 3: Woodland Animations

    After a decade of working on TV shows for other producers Ivor Wood decided in the early 1980’s to venture forth to pursue his own endeavours. He, along with his wife Josiane, opened up their own studio Woodland Animations.

    It …

  • Looking Back At Children’s Media Conference (CMC) 2015

    Looking Back At Children’s Media Conference (CMC) 2015

    Another July fades away, another CMC has come and gone.

    Yet again Sheffield opened it’s arms to the great and the good of Children’s Media, and yet again hoards of animators, commissioners, producers, musicians, authors and illustrators descended (or ascended, …

  • New Pitching Event Aimed At Emerging Animation Talents

    New Pitching Event Aimed At Emerging Animation Talents

    CARTOON, the Creative Europe-funded association which supports the animation industry through several annual events for international professionals, is launching a new initiative aimed at emerging talent.

    Cartoon Springboard will take place from 17 to 19 November 2015 in Halle, Germany. …

  • Animators Could End Up on the £20 Note

    Animators Could End Up on the £20 Note

    The Bank of England have previously announced that a visual artist will adorn the next £20 note designed by the bank. Now that public nominations have ceased, 592 eligible visual artists have been selected for a final vote which will …

  • Sony Smiles for Emoji Movie

    Sony Smiles for Emoji Movie

    How much would you pay for an Emoji? iTunes may offer it for free but it seems that Sony Pictures Animation has paid near seven figures for the rights to an Emoji movie in a bidding war against Warner Bros. …

  • A British Animation Legend: Ivor Wood – Part 2: At FilmFair

    A British Animation Legend: Ivor Wood – Part 2: At FilmFair

    Whilst working on The Magic Roundabout, Ivor Wood once more had a chance encounter that was to change his life. During the production stages of the show, creator, Serge Danot had invited producer Graham Clutterbuck down to see it’s filming. …

  • The Good Dinosaur, New US Trailer

    The Good Dinosaur, New US Trailer

    Pixar have released a new trailer for their upcoming film The Good Dinosaur. The film takes place in a world where the asteroid that killed the Dinosaurs missed and the lucky behemoths avoided extinction and continued life up until this …

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