It was 15 years ago today that the terrorist attacks on the US occurred on September 11 2001. "Through The Dust" reflects upon the hardships that many of the first responders face as a result of the collapse of the twin towers in New York City. Specifically the health issues they struggle with. In this video there's about 1:30 of animation starting at :45. It was created by NYC based Casey Drogin.
This is the latest in the StoryCorps series which is intended to preserve American history through the animated medium. "School's Out" spotlights a sad episode in a small Arkansas town in the 1950's as integration of the public school system was underway. A simple style and excellent animation directed by Julie Zammarchi underscores the eye witness narrative.
For the third year in a row a collaborative effort by New York based Family Camp has resulted in Anijam III involving the eclectic efforts of many highly creative animators backed by the somewhat hypnotic music of Matt Cascella and James Downes. Family Camp is a collective of talent. You can find out who the artists are here.
Among my happiest motion picture experiences recently was watching "The Peanuts Movie" from Blue Sky. It was very well produced and charming with a high level of fidelity to the theme and feel of the original animated specials from the 1960's.