Here to hoping that 2016 brings forth more animated bands like the Gorillaz and Studio Killers; the latter recently released their latest music video “Jenny”, which was animated by Eliza Jäppinen and her creative team:
CTN Animation Expo is this weekend and there are opportunities to receive free passes to attend in exchange for some volunteer service.
If interested please contact us at email@example.com for details. Passes are limited so it’s first come, first served.
Don Bluth and Gary Oldman are teaming up once again to produce Dragon’s Lair: The Movie, which is based on a well loved 1980’s arcade game. The two creators have provided audiences with some great animated films like An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Anastasia and many others, so it will be exciting to see what they have planned for their next venture.
You could get a great sense of what they have in store by viewing the film‘s Kickstarter campaign, which launched last week; here Bluth and Oldman present their goals for the film and provide many perks for backers that range from limited animation drawings & Blue-ray copies of Dragon’s Lair: The Movie to character maquettes and animation master classes.
If you had to choose one film project to help support this year, Dragon’s Lair: The Movie is definitely worth a look; please check out the campaign and help independent animation via donations and link sharing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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 email@example.com 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!