Nominated in two categories for this year's Academy Awards "Kubo and the Two Strings" is a masterpiece of stop motion animation. The creation of Laika Studios in Portland Oregon this promotional video produced for Academy member consideration gives us a glimpse into some of the amazing artistry that went into the film. The Oscars will be presented on February 26 2017. Here's the list of the Animated Feature nominees and the also rans.
Here comes the future! As the growth of streaming media progresses we can expect to see more original animated content produced for venues such as Netflix. Content that would normally air on broadcast TV is now finding an alternative market sponsored by companies that in years past have created for TV and are now shifting towards streaming services.
The upcoming stop-motion series "Buddy Thunderstruck" is a prime example. Sponsored by American Greetings (Care Bears in the 1980's) and animated by Stoopid Buddy Stoodio in Burbank all episodes will be released on March 10 2017.
An excellent creative exercise in animation basics is exemplified in this assignment by Alexander Shevchenko who is a student at the Sasha Dorogov Animation School in Moscow which offers online classes. Very talented animators come from this program who are well versed in the fundamentals of the art.
Animation is no longer a realm exclusive to the Hollywood studios. It's a worldwide global feast of amazing visual art of the highest order. The best way to experience what humanity is creating on a monthly basis is with Stash. The online publication that indulges the vast array of incredible content our community produces on an ongoing basis. You can try Stash for free for 30 days and see what it's like. You'll also have access to the vast archive of the Stash Permanent Collection. Enjoy this month's preview of Stash 121...
Hello AnimationNation and a Happy 2017 to one and all! Let's get the New year off to a positive start by showcasing a project on Indiegogo. This is the trailer for "Dawgtown". It's an independent feature in progress looking to shore up some funding in the next 10 days. You can back Dawgtown at this link. The project is the brainchild of Justin Murphy.
Each year I make a trip to visit Walt Disney's grave site. A personal tradition I've been doing since 2008. Yesterday December 5 2016 was Walt's 115th birthday.