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  • Retro Ramblings – Pokémon: Indigo League

    Retro Ramblings – Pokémon: Indigo League

    Hi folks, J Lily here. Taking the reigns temporarily from Ben on this retro ramble. The last time I spoke to him about Pokémon he said something like “is that the thing with Pika-man?” And while it would be amusing …

  • ‘Miss Todd’ Takes Flight Online: Behind The Scenes

    ‘Miss Todd’ Takes Flight Online: Behind The Scenes

    “It’s 1909, and the whole world is waking to the possibilities of flight. Miss Todd dreams of flying, but she’s got more than gravity holding her down.”

    Inspired by the real Miss Todd, the first woman in the world to …

  • Skwigly Banner – July 2015: Elliot Crutchley

    Skwigly Banner – July 2015: Elliot Crutchley

    Elliot Crutchley is an animator and illustrator presently based in Manchester.

    On top of an ever-growing portfolio of stunning character design work, Elliot has recently worked on television series such as the new show Wanda and the Alien (Mackinnon and …

  • Annecy 2015 – Women Filmmakers

    Annecy 2015 – Women Filmmakers

    The spotlight at this year’s Annecy festival was on women in animation – a great theme that saw some fantastic films on display, not to mention the fabulous intros created by Gobelins students to celebrate some of the greats. The …

  • Annecy 2015 – Spain: Stamp of the Artist

    Annecy 2015 – Spain: Stamp of the Artist

    Spain was the guest country at this year’s Annecy festival, giving festivalgoers an insight into the history and significance of Spanish animation through a variety of different screenings. I found this particularly appropriate as I didn’t know much at all …

  • “Mune” – Review and director insight

    “Mune” – Review and director insight

    The feature film Mune, which premiered in Italian cinemas this past February, will be released in Switzerland and France later this year with a wider worldwide release to hopefully follow. Directed by Benoît Philippon and Alexandre Heboyan, the film was …

  • Reboot roundup: New Boomerang shows for Scooby & Bugs

    Reboot roundup: New Boomerang shows for Scooby & Bugs

    Adding to this year’s formidable glut of reboots are two properties who already boast a history of multiple iterations. As part of a relaunch of Boomerang, original content for the network is being developed for the first time, drawing on …

  • EIFF 2015: Ainslie Henderson wins McLaren Award for Stems

    EIFF 2015: Ainslie Henderson wins McLaren Award for Stems

    At the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival the winner of the 2015 McLaren Award for British Animated Short film has been announced. Director Ainslie Henderson has taken home the award for his short film Stems a stop motion short film …

  • EIFF 2015: McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

    EIFF 2015: McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

    The second McLaren screening showcased as superb a standard of British animation as the first strand did. It is incredible to see the variety of work on display here from students, professionals and people who just animate for themselves and …

  • Annecy 2015 – Commissioned Films in Competition

    Annecy 2015 – Commissioned Films in Competition

    One of the many great things about this particular list of films from Annecy 2015, is that pretty much all of them can be watched online already. Its a great mix of music videos, adverts, shorts and TV stings. So …

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