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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic).

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TAIKO Takes One Small Step

TAIKO studios is preparing to present their first project, an animated short film titled One Small Step, on film festivals all over the world. The short film is the result of a collaboration between Student Academy Award-winner Shaofu Zhang and veteran Disney animators Bobby Pontillas and Andrew Chesworth. One Small Step’s story focuses on a […]

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WATCH: Singaporean Short Animated Film, Baozha!

In case you are in a hankering to see what the industry’s budding young animators are capable of, the beautifully crafted Singaporean student short film titled “Baozha!” has been released online, and it’s the full short film, not just the teaser so you’re getting the full story here. The official synopsis: “Tasked with protecting hapless […]

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New Pixar Short Film: Lou

People who took the time to watch Cars 3 in theater may have been treated to one of the best installments in the Cars franchise, but they also received a bonus – a new short film from Pixar titled “Lou.” The short has been garnering praise from viewers recently for its anti-bullying message, and of […]

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WATCH: Award Winning Short Film – Proximity

Bent Image Lab has recently posted the award winning short film Proximity on Vimeo. The short, which was directed by Joshua Cox, is notable for being mistaken for a live action video even though it was created entirely in CG, with the exception of two props – a feather duster and a hand. Proximity delves […]

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Yusuke Kozaki’s Donyatsu Adapted into Series of Animated Shorts

This spring, theaters all over Japan started running a series of animated shorts based on illustrator/designer Yusuke Kozaki’s manga Donyatsu, which features a bunch of Doughnut/Cat hybrids populating a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. The short has just been posted online for your viewing pleasure:

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Watch Athena’s Stop Motion Short, Peanut Butter

Athena Studios has recently produced and released a brand new stop motion animated short film titled “Peanut Butter.” The project started when Athena studios CEO and founder Jon V. Peters challenged his in-house production team to create a stop motion animated film, primarily because he himself has an extensive background as a professional model-maker. “I […]

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Kickass Star Wars Short Film

As further proof that Star Wars fans know better what to do with the franchise than its creator, Youtube user Otaking77077 has recently uploaded a short fan film depicting the epic space battle between the imperials and the rebels. The animation style used seems reminiscent of old 80s animated space operas and Peter Chung’s works. […]