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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.

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

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/

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.

Indie Comic of the Month

November 30, 2013

http://reneecalvert.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/eotm-promo.pngThis month we’re featuring Renee Calvert’s webcomic called The Epic Odyssey of Thomas McLean, which is based on her animated thesis project. While discussing its fantasy RPG influences at the CTN Animation Expo, Renee expressed that she has big plans for Thomas McLean’s adventures, which she hopes will be told in both animated and comic form with the help of her upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

Amara Gets A Makeover

August 31, 2013

Amara There has been some interest about the warrior in our old logo, and since she recently underwent new character designs by Acacia Torres, we’d like to take this time to introduce you to Amara: Warrior Priestess of the Nri Kingdom.

There are plans to create a graphic novel and a hand drawn animated feature about her story in the future, but for this year first things first: obtain 501(c)3 status, then release Detecter Pig for your viewing pleasure.