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Montreal Stop Motion Film Fest - Sept 26-28 2014
Written by Charles   
Friday, 29 August 2014 18:53

The Sixth Annual Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is the first of its kind and has been promoting stop motion animation since 2009.

In addition to the 60 films in official competition, the talks and the many guest artists who'll be in attendance, the festival offers an up close and personal look at a large array of handcrafted puppets from major stop motion productions.

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is a unique venue for enthusiasts of the art of stop motion animation with many high profile events. It'll be taking place from September 26 through 28 2014.  For more information visit the Festival's website here: Enjoy the trailer...

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'Hullabaloo' - Indiegogo - James Lopez - Oct 1 2014
Written by Charles   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:56

Word is that Manel Gil-Inglada has joined the team of "Hullabaloo" as a composer of the soundtrack for the project.

Hullabaloo is a #Steampunk Adventure by James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator who is dedicated towards keeping the art of traditional hand drawn animation alive and thriving.

Take a look at the video below and consider supporting this very worthwhile project. The art is great and I'm sure you'll be impressed with what you see.

Deadline for the Hullabaloo campaign on Indiegogo is October 1 2014. Let's help James Lopez and his team make it happen! You can also assist by spreading the word and awareness of the project through you own networks.

This is what AN has always been about friends! The day when we would see the artistic talent in our industry taking control of our collective destiny! It's manifested in the crowdfunding process and in projects like this one! 

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'Dripped' - ChezEddy - Paris
Written by Charles   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:11

There are no bounds to the brilliance of the French when it comes to animation. Once again they've shown themselves to be remarkable for their creativity and conceptual innovation in a homage to Jackson Pollock. This vibrant, imaginative and captivating short was produced by the Paris based studio ChezEddy. Directed by Leo Verrier with original music by Pablo Pico.You can follow ChezEddy on Facebook.

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'Tales of Stuff' - New animated series online
Written by Charles   
Monday, 25 August 2014 17:50

On August 4 2014 Netherlands based animator David de Rooij launched his own independent Web cartoon series called "Tales of Stuff".

Known for his whacky short Slim Pickings and creatively inspired by Roger Ramjet and Jay Ward cartoons, Tales of Stuff centers upon a bunch of medieval characters and their silly adventures. High quality production values and offbeat story lines mark Tales of Stuff as an exceptional new animated offering.

Follow along on the Youtube channel and enjoy the show! Here's the trailer and the first episode to get things started. You can also catch up on the latest just released episode at this link.

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'What Is Art?' - Stanley Ka Chun Chan - Sheridan
Written by Charles   
Monday, 25 August 2014 02:55

How many times have we asked ourselves that question? In this video Stanley Ka Chun Chan explores his personal concept of art in a unique and creative way with vibrant animation. This is a 4th year thesis film from Sheridan College in Ontario Canada...

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