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Production Designer Paul Harrod’s Journey to Isle of Dogs

April 9, 2018 | By
Production Designer Paul Harrod’s Journey to Isle of Dogs

  As a teen, Paul Harrod felt destined to enter the world of animation. A co-production designer along with Adam Stockhausen on Wes Anderson’s stop motion feature, Isle of Dogs, Harrod’s youthful Super 8 vignettes led him to a career in prop building and miniature-making. “I tried my hand as an animator,” said Harrod.... »

Hayao Miyazaki’s Kemushi no Boro Premieres in March 2018

March 16, 2018 | By
Hayao Miyazaki’s <em>Kemushi no Boro</em> Premieres in March 2018

Hayao Miyazaki’s first movie in five years is making its grand début this spring. The Studio Ghibli Museum website announced that the celebrated director’s short film, Kemushi no Boro (Boro the Caterpillar) will première at the museum on March 21, 2018.  The CGI film is Miyazaki’s first movie since 2013’s The Wind Rises.   Miyazaki is credited as... »

Mary and The Witch’s Flower back in theaters for Two Day Special Encore Screenings

February 13, 2018 | By
Mary and The Witch’s Flower back in theaters for Two Day Special Encore Screenings

Mary and The Witch’s Flower is set to be back in theatres for 2 days of encore screenings on February 24th and 26th The debut title from Studio Ponoc, Mary and The Witch’s Flower, will get a special encore screening following its successful January 18 premiere. Grossing more than $1.1m for the special premiere with Fathom Events... »

The 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

January 28, 2018 | By
The 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

The 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Award – January 27, 2018 Checking in to the Art Directors Guild 22nd annual event was a moment I won’t be likely to forget anytime soon! With the Dolby’s towering elephant statues to the right, and the bustling red carpet to the left, I truly felt like I stepped into the old world of Hollywood. Not the people... »

The 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards Winners

January 27, 2018 | By
The 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards Winners

    “The ADG Awards is one of the awards season’s premier events and we are thrilled to be sharing the news live from the red carpet with audiences around the world,” said ADG President Nelson Coates. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creative excellence and the ADG is looking forward to... »

GKIDS Acquires 3 Titles For Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa

January 17, 2018 | By
GKIDS Acquires 3 Titles For Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa

Gkids Acquires 3 Titles From Acclaimed Anime Director Masaaki Yuasa    Cult Classic Mind Game  Plus Two Award-Winning New Titles Lu Over The Wall Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Coming in 2018!  GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired the North American distribution... »

Alchemy Post Sound Steps Up Its Game with Welcome to the Wayne

July 25, 2017 | By
Alchemy Post Sound Steps Up Its Game with <em>Welcome to the Wayne</em>

The animated series Welcome to the Wayne recently debuted on Nickelodeon, becoming the network’s first original series to move from digital to broadcast, having originally launched in 2014 as a series of shorts on Nick App and Nick.com. Created by Billy Lopez, the show centers on two 10-year-old boys living in a Manhattan high-rise, dubbed The... »

ADG Film Society Celebrates Bambi and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

June 20, 2017 | By
ADG Film Society Celebrates <em>Bambi</em> and Honors Legendary Artist Tyrus Wong

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque have announced that on Sunday, June 25, 2017, they will present Oscar-nominated animated classic Bambi (1942), to celebrate its 75th year, and Pamela Tom‘s 2017 documentary Tyrus, a film tribute to legendary artist Tyrus Wong. This event is part of the 2017 ADG Film Society Screening... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

February 8, 2017 | By
Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

Put on by ASIFA-Hollywood, animation’s top organizational body, the February 5 Annies, again held at UCLA’s Royce Hall, showcased the best in the many media across which animation has its demonstrable wingspan. For one, Max Karli, the Annie and Oscar-nominated My Life as a Zucchini producer, explained the 10-year journey to get his film... »

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