Be Free

https://vimeo.com/236922258

Be free

In partnership with Psyop, nöbl created this quirky and humourous video clip. As a celebration of sexual freedom, it is thanks to the expertise of a talented team of contributors that we were able to bring this suggestive and fluid sequence to life. The project was initially commissioned by a brand, and has never been made available to the public.

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CREDITS
Client: It’s a Secret ;D
Creative direction: Trevor Conrad - Psyop
Animation direction: nöbl
Cell animation: Leyla kaddoura, Jakub Szczesniak, Laurent Box, Vic Chhun, Mathieu smorto, Wen Fan, Gaston Pacheco, Nicolas Toujan
Compositing: Julien Nantiec & Cyril Izarn
Soundtrack: Valentin Cassidy Feat Spectre - Till The End
Music Direction and Production: Mooders


Ramblers - Nick Animated Shorts

https://www.facebook.com/NickAnimatedShorts/videos/129386817786093/

A boy scout crash lands on Trash Planet to collect a valuable flower and earn his badge. Created by Morghan Fortier & Brett Jubinville.


Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation

Before she began researching and writing Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, author Mindy Johnson didn’t think it would be a long book. But once the research process started, she was amazed by how much she found. “This is an odyssey that has been under way for years,” she said when we got the chance to interview her about her upcoming book.

 

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“The research on this has been pretty crazy. The bibliography on this book is about 8 pages long.”

Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation tells the history of Walt Disney Animation from an under-told perspective. In the book, Johnson explores the story of women in cinema, from the dawn of silent cinema, to the very first women in Walt Disney’s Ink & Paint Department, and beyond.

Johnson says: “It’s not just about the department of Ink and Paint. Women were everywhere.”

Families of the women profiled in the book were eager to tell their relatives’ stories. Mindy pointed out that we’ve heard all about the stories of the men who drew at Walt Disney Animation, but we haven’t heard the stories of the women until now.

The book features “some things that have never been seen before,” including previously unseen images and documents that were literally found under the beds of relatives of some of these women. This is something that all Disney fans can get excited about!

It’s not just about the Ink & Paint Department, either! The book looks at women in stenography, Imagineering, and more. There’s even a look at the Studio cats, who were cared for by the women of the Ink & Paint Department.

Here are just a few of the women you can learn more about in Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation.

LILLIAN AND EDNA DISNEY

The wives of Walt and Roy, respectively, were “always on hand” in the Los Angeles houses where the Walt Disney Company got its start.

“Walt knew women were the tastemakers and always had that in mind in telling these stories.”

KATHLEEN DOLLARD

Kathleen was the first employee of the Walt Disney Company! Says Johnson: “She was hired on to do painting—blackening as it was called in those days—because as you’ll see the cartoons were really rather crude, basic. It was really blackening in the pencil lines to convey the story.”

MARY TEBB

According to Johnson, while Ub Iwerks did “the bulk of the animation” on the Silly Symphony short “The Skeleton Dance,” Mary Tebb “did all of the inking and painting on that.”

HAZEL SEWELL

“Hazel is a very pivotal key person who is completely overlooked in any of the books. [There are] very few mentions of Hazel Sewell or what her contributions were, but let me tell you, this woman was groundbreaking.”

She joined the studio in 1927, and was also the person who introduced the Disney men to Kathleen Dollard!

VIRGINIA FLEENER

Virginia started working in the Inking Department in 1942, and then moved on to cleaning cels before they went on to photography.

“Working with ink, it has spoiled me to watch a cartoon. Because I have to see: does the eyebrow land in the same place the same time? I still can’t enjoy cartoons!,” Virginia said jokingly at the D23 Expo panel. She also mentioned that she loved her time working at the Walt Disney Company.

JANE BAER

Jane worked in the Animation department, and recalled working with a few other female animators. Fun fact about Jane: she is the person responsible for animating the candles sliding off Aurora’s cake in Sleeping Beauty!

GRETCHEN ALBRECHT

Gretchen was in the Ink & Paint department in the 1970s. Gretchen eventually took over the department and oversaw the change from hand-rendered artistry into digital artistry. That’s a pretty big deal, if you ask us!

PATTY PERAZA

Patty worked in special effects animation, and started out at Disney in a program through Cal Arts (where she was classmates with John Lasseter and Tim Burton!). She was the first woman to receive s screen credit as a special effects animator. Epic!

And so many more (check them out below!). We can’t wait to dive into our copy and learn more about all of these women once Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation is released!


The Story of Martin Luther

https://vimeo.com/234805044

After 500 years, Martin Luther finally gets his own animated film! A completely and utterly accurate history lesson about Martin Luther
The film was produced on the occasion of the 500-year anniversary of the church reformation.

For more please visit our website: tumblehead.com


Ferdinand Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=37&v=n7RkOfN8KvE


Emotions Of Pixar

https://vimeo.com/129634826

In anticipation of "Inside Out", I made a video showcasing the emotions in Pixar movies.
Hope you like pop music and mush!

Edited By Lindsay McCutcheon
Music: Breathe Me - Sia & You Know We Can't Go Back - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Movies:
Toy Story
A Bug's Life
Toy Story 2
Monster's Inc
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Cars
Ratatouille
Wall-E
Up
Toy Story 3
Brave
Monster's University

Thanks to Rishi Kaneria's "ROYGBIV" for the title screen idea.


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword | VFX Breakdown | Framestore

https://youtu.be/Gpvx4swiFcg

Framestore was pleased to join the voyage to Medieval England for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, reuniting the studio with British director Guy Ritchie and his team. Conjuring giant elephants, magical serpents and the out-of-this-world CG environments, our Art Department worked on detailed concepts for key scenes, with VFX teams contributing a total of 437 shots.


The Easter Surprise

https://youtu.be/N0ifqLgu33Y

 

Working closely with Jung von Matt, Mill+ helped to create this enchanting piece for Netto starring a series of adorable hyper-real, animated creatures to explore the origins of the Easter bunny.

Director:
Jimmy Kiddell

Production Company:
Mill+

Agency:
Jung Von Matt

Jung von Matt and Mill+ explore the origins of the Easter bunny in Netto ‘The Easter Surprise’. Directed by Mill+’s Jimmy Kiddell, the ad features a series of adorable hyperreal, animated creatures who take viewers on a journey through an enchanting and heart-warming story. Learn more: http://www.themill.com/portfolio/3573...


PLAY-OFF

https://vimeo.com/230594644

Our facebook page : facebook.com/MegaComputeurAnimation

Director : MegaComputeur
Production: Passion Animation Studio
Soundtrack: clearcut sound
Grading : RUSHES

Short film made in 4 weeks at Passion Animation Studio London, during our summer internship.
A special thanks to Erika, Nina, Kate, Jason, Nia and Colin.


The Lion King | Inside The Story Room

https://youtu.be/YKTuUgYEGXk

The Lion King Roars To Its Rightful Place In The Walt Disney Signature Collection. Celebrate the glory of The Lion King as this magnificent coming-of-age masterpiece takes its rightful place as the reigning star of the acclaimed Walt Disney Signature Collection! With humor and heart, breathtaking animation, soul-stirring Academy Award®–winning music*, and revealing new Bonus Extras, this much-beloved story transports you to the Pride Lands and inspires generations of fans to find their places in the “Circle Of Life”. Create memories that will transcend time with Disney’s The Lion King—a treasured classic that belongs in every family’s collection!


How-To Draw Judy Hopps From 'Zootopia' | Disney Parks

https://youtu.be/jyUSu4SFiKg

Walt Disney Studios just shared this great step-by-step tutorial on how to draw Judy Hopps from new film, “Zootopia”. Grab a pencil, paper and get ready to check it out! To read more, visit the Disney Parks Blog:http://bit.ly/1Q9pDYR


PUPPY - A Hotel Transylvania Short - Sneak Peek

https://youtu.be/oT-EsNKpwS8

PUPPY! I am a little late on this, but it's still cute!


The Last Bastion

https://youtu.be/to8yh83jlXg


ROLLIN' WILD

https://vimeo.com/222541843

Remember Rollin Safari?

This is Rollin Wild!

'Rollin' Wild' la serie à succès de Kyra & Constantin s'invite sur France 3.
Les réalisateurs créent l'habillage été de la chaîne pour un résultat hilarant.
passion-paris.com/kyra-and-constantin

Credits
CLIENT : France Télévisions
PRODUCTION : Passion Paris & NMC Productions
DIRECTOR : Kyra & Constantin


Despicable Me - Top-Grossing Animated Film Franchise Ever Worldwide

Illumination’s Despicable Me series of films has surpassed the Shrek movies to become the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time worldwide. A $21.2M international weekend on Despicable Me 3 has pushed the franchise to a $3.528B global total for Gru and theMinions. That tops the Shrek stable of five pics (including Puss In Boots) at $3.51B global.

Read more @ Deadline

  1. Despicable Me (4 films): $3.55 billion
  2. Shrek (5 films): $3.51 billion
  3. Ice Age (5 films): $3.21 billion
  4. Madagascar (4 films): $2.25 billion
  5. Toy Story (3 films): $1.97 billion
  6. Finding Nemo (2 films): $1.96 billion
  7. Kung Fu Panda (3 films): $1.81 billion
  8. Cars (5 films, includes Planes): $1.70 billion
  9. Monsters, Inc. (2): $1.32 billion
  10. How to Train Your Dragon (2): $1.11 billion

A List Of Animated Features Currently In Development From Cartoon Brew

The list is not entirely accurate, but seems to be the only one of it's kind out there.

Alcon Entertainment
  • Darkmouth (more)
    In development – cg feature
    Directors: David Pimentel, Doug Sweetland
    Writer: Lloyd Taylor
    Producers: Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove (Alcon), Simon Brooks (Canyon Creek Films), Kira Davis (8:38 Productions), Craig Peck
Amazon Studios
  • Emily the Strange (more)
    In development – cg feature
    Creator: Rob Reger
Columbia/Sony Pictures
  • Untitled Sony Pictures Animation Film
    In development – cg feature (Sony Pictures Animation)
    Director: Shannon Tindle (creator of Kubo and the Two Strings)
  • Untitled Sony Pictures Animation Film
    In development – cg feature (Sony Pictures Animation)
    Director: Michael Rianda (creative director, Gravity Falls)
  • Untitled Sony Pictures Animation Film
    In development – cg feature (Sony Pictures Animation)
    Director: Jon Saunders (commercial director, Passion Pictures)
  • Vivo (more)
    In development – cg feature (Sony Pictures Animation)
    Director: Kirk DeMicco (co-director, Croods; director, Space Chimps)
    Writer: Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights)
    Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
    In development – cg/live-action hybrid (Sony Pictures/Marza Animation Planet)
    Executive producer: Tim Miller (Deadpool, Blur Studio co-founder)
    Director: Jeff Fowler, (Gopher Broke)
  • Untitled Angry Birds Sequel (more)
    In development – cg feature (Columbia Pictures/Rovio)
    Director: Thurop van Orman (creator, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack)
    Co-director: John Rice (supervising director, King of the Hill)
Dreamworks Animation
  • Scary Jack
    In development – cg feature
    Writer: Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum)
    Producer: Damon Ross (development executive, Captain Underpants: The First Movie, Troll, Turbo)
Fox
  • Escape From Hat
    In development – cg feature (Fox Animation)
    Director: Mark Osborne (director, The Little Prince; co-director, Kung Fu Panda)
    Writers: Adam Kline, Mark Osborne
  • Puff the Magic Dragon (more)
    In development – cg feature (Fox Animation)
    Director: Mike Mitchell (director, Trolls, Sky High)
  • The Dam Keeper
    In development – cg feature (Fox Animation)
    Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi
    Writer: John Henry Hinkel
    Producer: Kane Lee
    Development executive: Darlene Caamano Loquet
  • The Girl Who Drank The Moon
    In development – cg/live-action hybrid (Fox Animation)
    Creator: Kelly Barnhill
    Writer: Marc Haimes (Kubo and the Two Strings, Nimona)
    Producers: Carlos Saldanha, Maresa Pullman
  • The Memory Thief
    In development – cg/live-action hybrid (Fox Animation)
    Producers: Perrin Chiles, Marshall Lewy (Adaptive Studios), Shawn Levy, Dan Levine (21 Laps)
  • The Witch Boy
    In development – cg feature (Fox Animation)
    Creator: Molly Knox Ostertag
    Development executive: Darlene Caamano Loquet
  • With Kind Regards from Kindergarten
    In development – cg feature (Fox Animation)
    Writers: Adam Kline
  • Zita the Spacegirl
    In development – cg feature (Fox Animation/Chernin Entertainment)
    Creator: Ben Hatke
    Writers: Morgan Jurgenson (Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil), Alex Ankeles
    Development executive: Darlene Caamano Loquet
Illumination Entertainment
  • Johnny Express (more)
    In development – cg feature (Illumination/Mofac Alfred)
    Creator: Kyungmin Woo
Paramount Pictures
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
    In development – cg/live-action hybrid
    Creator: Norman Bridwell
    Writer: Justin Malen (Bastards)
Skydance Media
  • Luck (more)
    In development – cg feature (lion Animation Studios)
    Director: Alessandro Carloni (co-director, Kung Fu Panda 3)
  • Split (more)
    In development – cg feature (lion Animation Studios)
    Director: Vicky Jenson (co-director, Shrek, Shark Tale)
Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

These studios only announce films targeted for or already in production, but no longer make their development slate public.

Warner Bros.
  • Bone (more)
    In development – cg feature (Warner Bros./Animal Logic)
    Director: Mark Osborne (director, The Little Prince; co-director, Kung Fu Panda)
    Creator: Jeff Smith
    Writers: Adam Kline, Mark Osborne
    Executive producers: Mark Bauch (Lin Pictures), Mark Osborne
    Producers: Dan Lin (Lin Pictures), Zareh Nalbandian (Animal Logic)
  • Billion Brick Race
    In development – cg feature (Warner Bros./Animal Logic)
    Director: Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life)
  • Space Jam 2
    In development – cg/live-action hybrid
    Director: Justin Lin (director on The Fast and the Furious franchise)
Independent Studio Productions
  • Bubbles (more)
    In development – stop-motion feature (Starburns Industries)
    Directors: Mark Gustafson, Taika Waititi
    Writer: Isaac Adamson
    Executive producer: Isaac Adamson, Lee Stobby
    Producers: Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak (End Cue), Dan Harmon (Starburns Industries)
  • Danny and the Dinosaur
    In development – cg/live-action hybrid (Branded Pictures Entertainment)
    Writer: David Bowers, Brian Sawyer, Gregg Rossen
  • Kung Fu Space Punch (more)
    In development – cg feature (ReelFX)
    Director: Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life)
    Writer: Doug Langdale
  • Pet Robots
    Pre-production – cg feature (Blue Dream Studios)
    Director: Scott Christian Sava (Animal Crackers)
    Writers: Scott Christian Sava, Audry Taylor, David Wise
    Art director: Armand Serrano (visual development artist, Zootopia, Big Hero Six)
  • The Book of Life 2
    In development – cg feature (ReelFX)
    Director: Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life)

Stone Age

PRODUCTION : ULF
ANIMATION STUDIO : SUPAMONKS
LEAD PRODUCTION : Pierre de CABISSOLE
PRODUCTION MANAGER : Marlene RANCHON, Quentin JUILLARD
DIRECTOR : LAN12
SCRIPT : BAKERS
STORYBOARD : Walt MAZOYER
CONCEPT : Sébastien LE DIVENAH
CG SUP : Nicolas PERRAGUIN
ANIM 2D : Walt MAZOYER
DESIGN : Maxime MARY, Loic BRAMOULLE
MODELING : Pedro CONTI, Laurent DAVENE, Guillaume KERFRIDEN, Basile ARQUIS, Pascal KUOCH, Stéphane MA, Laurent GUITTARD, Anouk ARMAND
TEXTURING / SHADING : François DEBONNET
SET DRESSING : Nikita GUINE, Franck TOPIC, Michael GOYEC
SET UP : Simon REYNAUD, Daniel QUINTERO, Guillaume ENGRAND, Christelle GIRARD
HAIR : Pascal HAN KWAN, Romain CARLIER, Guillaume KERFRIDEN
LEAD ANIMATEUR : Barth MAUNOURY
ANIM 3D : Florian SAUZET, Quentin RETIF, Kevin PHOU, Vincent DONAZ, Zwib HÔ, Florian LANDOUZY
MATT PAINTING : Sébastien LEDIVENAH
LIGHTING : Emma DEGAY, Claire BESSON, Maxime CARON
FX : Touly WAYO, Niels PRAYER
COMPO : Niels PRAYER, Alexis BECHET, Fabrice FERNANDEZ, Bertrand DE BECQUE
R&D : Damien COUREAU, Pierre-Edouard LANDES
SOUND : AOC


Jorge Gutierrez on board to develop LEGO spinoff The Billion Brick Race Read

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Warner Bros. has tapped “The Book of Life” director Jorge Gutierrez to develop the “Billion Brick Race” project in a studio off-shoot from its Lego franchise.

“Billion Brick Race,” which has not yet been greenlit by the studio, was previously in development with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee. Chris McKay and Jill Wilfert of Lego are executive producing.


Francis Francis Scene Progression

Progression of a scene Bryce McGovern animated for Dreamworks 'The Boss Baby'.

From the layout that we get launched on, through final animation and lighting. Of course, all images are copyright Dreamworks Animation, and intended for educational purposes only.


ANIMAL CRACKERS Official Trailer (2017) Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen Animated Movie HD

https://youtu.be/eeZly7ml5Ms

One of my animation students is very proud to announce he was part of making this film happen! Congrats! Gabriel Martinez!

ANIMAL CRACKERS Official Trailer (2017) Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen Animated Movie HD

PLOT: A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

CAST: John Krasinski, Ian McKellen, Emily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone


Ferdinand | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

https://youtu.be/HBXVM7oUPVk

FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.


Coco - Official US Trailer

https://youtu.be/xlnPHQ3TLX8


Pixar reveals an all-Latino cast for Coco (and a new poster!)

Along with a beautiful new poster, Pixar released details today of the large cast of characters that we can look forward to seeing in Coco later this year, all voiced by actors of Latino descent (including Gabriel Iglesias, Renée Victor, Sofía Espinosa, and Edward James Olmos). It’s worth remembering that Pixar put a lot of effort into making the cast of Brave entirely Scottish or of Scottish descent (save a few lines of dialogue, like the now-essential John Ratzenberger cameo), so it’s great to see them doing the same and more for Coco.

 Read More Here...


Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment is getting into the booming, competitive animation business

From the LA Times by Ryan Faughnder

Hollywood producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are stepping into the animated film business in hopes of taking advantage of the booming — and increasingly competitive -- market for family movies.

Grazer and Howard’s production company Imagine Entertainment has teamed with Australian animation firm Animal Logic to develop, produce and finance six movies during the next five years, they said. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Animal Logic, based in Sydney with offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, is best known for doing the animation for hit films including Oscar-winner “Happy Feet” and “The Lego Movie,” both of which were released by Warner Bros.

The move comes amid animation’s continued dominance at the box office. Four of the top 10 movies last year were computer animated -- “Finding Dory,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Zootopia” and “Sing.” The grown-up mid-budget movies Imagine has built its brand around face growing difficulties at the box office.

Imagine, based in Beverly Hills, is best known for live action adult-oriented fare, including “The Da Vinci Code” trilogy and “Apollo 13.” The company has long wanted to dive into animation, but couldn’t afford to take the gamble, Grazer told The Times.

read more here...


Welcome To My Life | Cartoon Network Mini

Cartoon network Mini: Welcome To My Life

Short about a day in the life of Douglas aka T-Kash, a monster trying to fit in at his high school.

Elizabathe Ito says: My senior year project. An animated documentary about a family of monsters trying to lead a normal american life. The voices are really my family... This won the Producer's Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival, was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2004, and has been in various festivals around the world.

Soundtrack is here.


David Blaine “Spectacle of The Real”

Client: David Blaine
Director: Buck
Music & Sound Design: Antfood


Buck's Sherwin-Williams “Safari”

In 2009, we were asked by our friends at McKinney to explore a world made of color, literally. The Sherwin colors themselves are the cast of their own story of infinite possibility, taking us places that spark our sense of curiosity, exploration, and expression. The campaign's success has brought a level of charm and nostalgia to the brand through quiet storytelling, a respite from the cacophony or modern advertising. After over a dozen iterations of the campaign, We continue to collaborate with our friends at McKinney to tell stories that capture the essence of "home." Your walls are the quintessential blank canvas for your next adventure.
For full credits visit buck.tv


Despicable Me 3 - In Theaters June 30 - Official Trailer #2

Despicable Me 3 - Official Trailer
http://www.despicable.me

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.


SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE - Official "Lost" Trailer

What if the Smurfs were never alone? Watch the new SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE trailer now and see it in theaters April 7! #SmurfsMovie 🍄

Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive video content: http://bit.ly/SonyPicsSubscribe

Follow the Smurfs on social:
https://www.facebook.com/SmurfsMovie/
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In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!


Aardman's Early Man Official Teaser Trailer!

From the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, watch the new teaser trailer for Early Man! In cinemas 2018 A.D.
Subscribe to Early Man: https://goo.gl/MTLHVO

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Currently in production in Bristol, Hiddleston and Maisie Williams (Goona) will be joined by additional voice cast playing characters from the Bronze Age city to be announced in the coming weeks.

Join the Tribe!
Website: http://www.earlymanmovie.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/earlymanmovie
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/earlymanmovie
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/earlymanmovie


‘Pear Cider and Cigarettes’ Vimeo Original is an Academy Award Contender

Vimeo On Demand

Director Robert Valley teams with Passion Pictures to bring his gritty graphic novel to the screen, garnering an Oscar nod and Annie win along the way.

Duration: 35 minutes
Subtitles: 3 languages + Show
Availability: Worldwide

For the Script 2 Screen book for Pear Cider and Cigarettes, please visit robertvalley.com.

Drink and smoke…that’s what Techno Stypes really likes to do, and fight. He was in no condition to fight. He was sick, really sick. His disease had whittled him down to a shadow of his former self. He was crippled from a car accident when he was 17 but that’s not how he lost his big toe. He lost that in a motorbike accident, yeah he was broken alright… what the hell was he fighting for anyway and what was he still doing in China? His father had given me two clear instructions: 1. Get Techno to stop drinking long enough to receive the liver transplant, and 2. Get him back home to Vancouver. This was not going to be easy.

The 35-minute film, which Valley describes as “a documentary that happens to be animated,” is quite unique. This film, which won an Annie award for best animated special production this past weekend, began life as a graphic novel five years ago as a way for the director to tell a very personal, true story about his efforts to save a self-destructive longtime friend named Techno, who had finally hit rock bottom and called out for help from a military hospital in China.

More about the film here at AWN


Pixar's new 'Lou' short tackles playground bullying

I'm so excited to announce that I'm directing Pixar's next short film "Lou"! #insidepixar #himom

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Not many studios could get mainstream audiences excited about a new short film, but Pixar isn’t most studios. The company has just released a cute little teaser announcing their next new short: Lou, directed by longtime Pixar animator Dave Mullins.

Lou will be Mullins’ first directing credit, but he’s an old hand when it comes to Pixar magic. He’s been with the animation studio since 2000 and has worked on many of their features including Monsters Inc.Finding Nemo, The IncrediblesRatatouilleUp, and both Cars movies.


From USA Today By Brian Truitt...

For its latest animated short, Pixar takes one of its tried-and-true treasure tropes — a box filled with toys and other goodies — and brings it to life.

An unseen creature in a school’s lost-and-found bin helps teach a bully a lesson in Lou, a six-minute short directed by Dave Mullins, produced by Dana Murray and showing in front of Pixar’s next feature film, Cars 3 (in theaters June 16).

With baseballs for eyes and cloaked in a red hoodie, the title monster keeps a watchful eye on the kids on the playground in secret from his box. A boy named J.J. is a real terror, snatching a video game from his classmate and kicking a girl’s stuffed animal into a basketball hoop, and Lou decides it’s time for a high-jinks-filled comeuppance.


2017 Academy Award Animation Nominees

Here are the animation nominees for the 89th Academy Awards, airing Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Animated Feature Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Animated Short Film
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper


The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney

A new compilation of gorgeous shots throughout the history of Disney animation has been edited together by Jorge Luengo Ruiz.