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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 info@legendsanimated.org for details. Passes are limited so it’s first come, first served.

Indie Animation Spotlight

November 5, 2015

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.

This animated music video was created for one of Scarlett Parade‘s songs titled “White River”. The music video was animated by Manddy Wyckens, Anthony Lejeune, and Léa Justum, and co-directed by these 3 animators as well as Scarlett Parade.

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

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/

YourFaceBill Plympton has teamed up with Bella Fe Films to create Your Face Global Jam, a production where animators worldwide can reanimate and showcase a three second segment of Plympton’s Oscar-Nominated short film, Your Face.

Submissions are being accepted now until August 8th, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your work featured on this amazing international project.

Visit YourFaceGlobalJam.com for details; if you’re planning to attend Comic-Con this week, you can visit the Bella Fe Films booth for more information (Booth #1532).

Coming Soon to Theaters

April 26, 2014

Let's Go!

Thanks to Legends Animated’s talented and hardworking cast and crew, Detecter Pig is now in the film festival circuit! Stay tuned for festival screening updates from both Legends Animated and other companies that produce independent animation.