Archives For 2D animation

Behind many independent animation productions are unique and inspiring stories of how they came into existence, and Andrew Ambrose Lee’s story about creating Tabloids: The Animated Web Series is no exception:

Thankfully we will soon enjoy its 1st season since Tabloid‘s reached its initial fundraising goal, but its cast and crew still needs support for future seasons, so please spread the word by sharing this post and consider making a contribution at the web series’ Indiegogo page.

Canadian animator Lynn Dana Wilton is visiting Los Angeles and screening a program of animated shorts (including some of her own) from the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) with whom she frequently works.

Join us at the Echo Park Film Center (http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/) at 8pm on Saturday, June 6th for the screening and a discussion afterwards on the challenges of independent filmmaking in the changing cultural landscape, as well as the benefits of surviving long enough to see your favorite techniques fade in and out of (and in) fashion.

Visit http://www.tais.ca to learn more about TAIS!

The Let’s Play Hollywood Foundation is seeking someone who would like to teach an introductory animation class for 12-17 year old students; if you’re interested in this teaching position please email info@legendsanimated.org for more details.

Today’s featured indie animated project is the lovable Quipsters, an upcoming animated show for both children and children at heart. Its first season will begin this summer and the show features various fun and mischievous characters like the creepy cool Spooksters:

The creators of Quipsters (Joe Plascencia and Thomas Corkran) will be continually updating its Facebook page with new characters, videos and news, so stay tuned by liking its page at https://www.facebook.com/QuipstersTV

Here is a jolly short that was animated by James Neal from BezFilm Studio, which features the lovely and classic Betty Boop: enjoy!

book-of-lifeThanks to Fox and Reel FX, if you’ve missed your chance to watch the Book of Life in theaters, Legends Animated is offering another opportunity to see this visually stunning film on the big screen. If interested, please send an email to info@legendsanimated.org.

The screening is next Wednesday, December 17th (check-in and refreshments are at 7pm; the screening starts at 7:30pm). The address of this industry screening will be provided via email: act now to find out why the Book of Life is on Animation Magazine‘s Oscar Watch List!

Dreamworks is hosting a special screening of Until Sbornia Takes Us Apart (b.k.a. Até que a Sbórnia nos Separe); after the screening there will be a Q & A session with its director & writer Ennio Torresan and animation director Fabiano Pandolfi. If you and your friends are interested please send an email with your full names to info@legendsanimated.org so that tickets will be reserved under your names.

The screening is on Friday, December 5th at 6:30pm (the screening’s specific address will be provided via email): hope you can attend!

Film Festival Update

November 8, 2014 — Leave a comment

Legends Animated’s Detector Pig trailer was recently accepted in the International Movie Trailer Festival, whose mission is to provide an outlet for filmmakers to share their ideas to the online community, as well as support these filmmakers by offering prizes and awards that would assist in transforming those ideas into films.

If Legends Animated wins, IMTF’s cash award will go towards the production of Detector Pig‘s fully animated 2D film: please support independent animation by clicking the link below and voting for us today!

http://www.internationalmovietrailerfestival.com/all-trailers/detector-pig/

 

The 16th Animation Show of Shows by Acme Filmworks will be held at DreamWorks Animation on Thursday, September 18th at 7pm.

This year Acme Filmworks has an amazing lineup that consists of roughly 100 minutes of animated short films from major studios such as Pixar’s Lava and Disney’s Feast, as well as independent shorts from award winners like Mikey Please’s Marilyn Myller,  The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs, and Julien Bisaro’s Bang Bang!

You can RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/kk4bft7 and receive an email confirmation (bring it along with a photo ID): enjoy the show!

 

Indie Animation Spotlight

August 27, 2014

Hullabaloo
If you had to choose one film project to help support this year: Hullabaloo is definitely worth a look. A passion project of Disney veteran James Lopez, this talented animator and his colleagues have spent their free time over the past few years developing a beautifully hand drawn steampunk film with its eclectic characters. Although these animators took on this endeavor for their obvious love of animation, their goal is to also send a strong message to the major studios that 2D animation is far from a dying art form.

Hullabaloo‘s Indiegogo campaign launched this week and has many perks for funders that range from T-shirts & digital copies of Hullabaloo to original artwork and animation courses, so please check out the website and help prove that 2D animation is here to stay via donations and link sharing.