Monthly Archives: March 2012


The End Of An Era For Disney

Veteran animator Glen Keane yesterday resigned from Walt Disney Feature Animation, signalling his desire to seek out animation’s “endless new territories to explore” beyond that one studio’s walls. Previously, Keane has animated many of Disney’s greatest characters, perhaps most notably the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, and he initiated the Rapunzel movie that mutated […]

“The Cartoon Grows Up” – Mark Mayerson

  Excellent interviews found on Mark Mayerson’s blog “Mayerson on Animation”  regarding how animation in North America is continually pigeon-holed as a medium primarily for “children’s entertainment” . “TV Ontario recently ran two animated features, Perspepolis  and Mary & Max, on Saturday Night at the Movies on March 17.   As usual, between features, they ran […]

Ottawa Int Animation Festival- Deadline May18th

OTTAWA (February 8, 2012) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2012 festival, taking place September 19 to 23 in Canada’s National Capital Region. Animators are invited to submit their recent work into five major categories including: Independent short films, feature films, commissioned films […]

ANIMAYO- Deadline approaching

    International Festival of Animated Films, Visual Effects and Video Games May 9 – 12, 2012 The call for entries for Animayo Festival 2012 is open! Submit your short film, feature film, music video and animated or visual effects spots by March 23. This year, for faster previews, contestants can upload their work to […]

Alex Nino at 540 Powell

“The Box” by Dadomani

TheBox – Poltergeist from dadomani on Vimeo. The Box: Poltergeist is a delighful throwback to older animated films where personality animation and movement itself were often the source of entertainment. The film, the first in a proposed series by Milan-based Dadomani Studio, barely has a setup. For a three-minute short though, I’m perfectly happy with […]

The Story of Animation – an educational film

I saw this posted on the TVPaint Animation Forum. Nice , humorous (slightly exaggerated) explanation of the production process.  Made as an educational piece for clients wanting to use animation who know nothing about the way animation actually produced.   The Story of Animation from David Tart on Vimeo. What is “The Story of Animation”? […]

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