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Watch: Wonderful 15 Years of Laika Animation Celebration Featurette

"We wanted audiences to feel like they could reach through the screen and touch this world." One of the best stop-motion animation studios is celebrating 15 years this year! Laika Animation originally opened in 2005 and worked on their first feature film Corpse Bride. The first film made entirely by the studio was Coraline, which opened in theaters in 2009. They followed up with four more outstanding stop-motion animated films: ParaNorman in 2012, The Boxtrolls in 2014, Kubo and the Two Stri...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Kubo, Paranorman, To Watch, Featurette

TNG's 'Lower Decks' Episode Is a Perfect Peek Behind Star Trek's Curtains

This week, Star Trek returns to the world of animation with Lower Decks, a new series dedicated to the motley officers who make up the bottom rungs of Starfleet’s finest. It’s a chance to goof on the series at large from the perspective of its unsung heroes—but going back to The Next Generation episode that inspired…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Animation, Streaming, Cbs, Nostalgia, Cbs All Access, Starfleet, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Lower Decks

Seth Rogen’s New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Will Lean More into the “Teenage” Angle

Back at the end of June, we got some surprising news about the future of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The heroes in a half-shell are getting rebooted yet again, but this time as a computer animated movie from Nickelodeon Animation Studios and Paramount Pictures. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are on board as creators and producers through their Point Grey Pictures production banner, and the former recently opened up about how this iteration of the turtles will be different. Colli...
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First Trailer for Beautiful Ghibli-Inspired South African Series 'Isaura'

Holy turtle! This looks absolutely gorgeous! Lucan Studio, an animation studio based in Cape Town, South Africa, has released an official trailer for an animated series they are developing entirely in-house. The show is called Isaura - an animated kids series set in Mozambique with strong conservation messaging wrapped up in an epic tale of good vs evil. The story is about a young girl who discovers a talisman, which in her possession allows her to become a guardian of the ocean. This defini...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Mozambique, Studio Ghibli, Cape Town South Africa, To Watch, Isaura, Lucan Studio

Cool Stuff: ‘The Simpsons’ Is Launching Vans Apparel and Accessories This Week

There has been so much merchandise based on The Simpsons that you could probably fill an entire museum with it all. Most of it isn’t anything that you want to keep forever, but this new collection of Vans apparel and accessories inspired by the animated series is quite a stylish set of clothing that you can wear for years. Check out The Simpsons Vans collection below. The Simpsons Vans Shoes First up, since this is Vans we’re talking about, The Simpsons shoe collection is outstand...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Fox, Animation, Gear, Cool Stuff, Springfield, Otto, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Vans, The-Simpsons, El Barto, Krusty Burger

Teaser Trailer for Don Hertzfeldt's 'World of Tomorrow Episode Three'

Surprise! Look who's back with something to help make 2020 better! Out of nowhere, beloved Austin, TX-based animation filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt has debuted a teaser trailer for his latest project - World of Tomorrow Episode Three. The full title, as revealed in this trailer, is officially World of Tomorrow Episode Three: The Absent Destinations of David Prime. Which is a reference to Emily Prime from the previous episode. Yes, he's back with another World of Tomorrow animated short film and t...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Austin TX, To Watch, Don Hertzfeldt, Hertzfeldt

A Young Girl Becomes One With the Sea in This New South African Animated Series

Thousands of miles away from Hollywood, a new heroine is being born. Her name is Isaura. She’s from Mozambique, can breathe underwater and talk to turtles, and wants to save the planet.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Africa, Animation, Mozambique, Lucan, Isaura, Isaura She

A Young Girl Becomes One With the Sea in This New African Animated Series

Thousands of miles away from Hollywood, a new heroine is being born. Her name is Isaura. She’s from Mozambique, can breathe underwater and talk to turtles, and wants to save the planet.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Africa, Animation, Mozambique, Lucan, Isaura, Isaura She

A Third Chapter in One of Animation's Greatest Franchises Is On the Way

Oh wow, a highly anticipated third film in a big-time animated franchise? What could it be? The Incredibles? There are two of those. A third Frozen? That would make sense. The Secret Life of Pets 3? Dare to dream.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Short Films, Don Hertzfeldt, Secret Life of Pets, World of Tomorrow, World Of Tomorrow 3, World Of Tomorrow Episode Three

‘Green Hornet’ Animated Series From Kevin Smith Raises Kato’s Daughter From Sidekick to Superhero

Green Hornet is introducing a new generation of superheroes, with some help from Kevin Smith. The Jay and Silent Bob filmmaker is teaming up with WildBrain, the kids entertainment company behind Peanuts, to develop a Green Hornet animated series which will follow a new Green Hornet and Kato, the kids of the original heroes who are now crimefighting partners, not just hero and sidekick. The Green Hornet animated series will follow the son of the original Green Hornet and the daughter of the o...
Tags: Television, Movies, Animation, Seth Rogen, Batman, Bob, Bruce Lee, Smith, Jay, Kevin-Smith, Lee, Kevin, Jay Chou, Kato, Comic Book/Superhero, Green-Hornet

Surreal face morph animation from a 1973 episode of Sesame Street

YouTube comment: "I feel like it's Sesame's Street's goal to have all of their shorts pop up into people's minds when they get older and ask themselves "Did I actually see that, or was it a dream?'" [via r/ObscureMedia]
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Pixar's Next Film, Luca, Will Be an Adventure in the Italian Riviera....With a Twist

Though we’re still a ways out from the premiere of Pixar’s next movie Soul, the studio’s already hard at work on its next animated feature Luca, a sun-drenched, summertime adventure inspired by director Enrico Casarosa’s childhood.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Italy, Pixar, Luca, Sea Monsters, Enrico Casarosa, Enrico Casaros

Pixar Announces ‘Luca’, a Coming-of-Age Adventure Set in the Italian Riviera

Even though Pixar Animation is still sitting on the release of their next film Soul, the animation studio has already announced their next project, and it will arrive next summer. Pixar’s Luca is a coming-of-age story said to follow as young boy as he and a new friend experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. This sounds like Pixar’s version of Call Me By Your Name, though probably with a lot less peach eroticism. Luca was announced today in an of...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Italy, Oscar, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Concept Art, Luca, Italian Riviera, Pixar Animation, Disney/Pixar, La Luna, Family Films, Release Dates, Enrico Casarosa, Andrea Warren Lava Cars

8 TV Shows to Remind You of When Game of Thrones Was Good

It’s almost surreal to go back and remember when Game of Thrones was the best show on television. It was the topic of every water cooler conversation and jumpstarted a new era in fantasy television. Nowadays, its legacy is marred by how the series ended but there are plenty of TV shows to bring that spark back.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Syfy, The Magicians, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Expanse, Dark, Avatar The Last Airbender, Amazon Studios, The Leftovers, The Witcher

‘Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story’ Trailer Looks at the History of the Wild Nickelodeon Cartoon

Ren & Stimpy was a groundbreaking cartoon from Nickelodeon that helped put the kids cable network on the map. But when you look back at the animated series created by John Kricfalusi, you’re left wondering how this was something kids were ever allowed to watch at all. Because of the show’s unique nature, the history of Ren & Stimpy is an interesting one to say the least, and soon you’ll be able to learn all about it thanks to the new documentary, Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story, and...
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Watch: Amusing Animated Short Film 'Cyclists' from Veljko Popovic

"From the first moment… I discovered a whole world of stories and characters inside [of] Vasko's work." Another award-winning animated short has finally made its way online and it's a must watch. Cyclists is an amusing animated short by Croatian animation filmmaker Veljko Popovic, inspired by the art of Vasko Lipovac. This originally premiered at the Annecy Film Festival in 2018, and won Best Short Film that year. The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, To Watch, Vasko, Annecy Film Festival, Veljko Popovic, Vasko Lipovac

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Still Works Like Gangbusters

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: You know those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid? In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, all those cartoons actually happened and were shot on sound stages with cartoon actors who occupy the same world as live-action humans. That’s the backdrop for this ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Hoskins, Chinatown, Noir, Mickey Mouse, Fantasia, Roger, Hoskins, Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Roger Rabbit

‘Red Shoes’ Korean Animation Steps out in Post-Coronavirus Theaters

South Korean animation “Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs” opens Wednesday in some 300 cinemas in France, giving the fairy tale derivative a further chance demonstrate its resistant to coronavirus. Using the fairy tale format to tell a story about the true meaning of beauty, the film was written and directed by Hong Sung Ho […]
Tags: Asia, News, France, Global, Animation, Korea, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, Hong Sung Ho

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Teaser Reveals September Premiere Date for Animated Netflix Series

A Jurassic World animated series for kids? Sure, why not. Nothing screams family-friendly like a couple dozen dinosaurs running wild in a Netflix animated series trying to devour a group of spunky kids on the “most amazing camp” trip ever. That’s the premise of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, a new animated series from executive producers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall and showrunners Scott Kreamer and Aaron Hammersley. Watch the Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous teaser bel...
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Wars for Cybertron, Ranked

The myriad Transformers continuities are united by many things—mostly robots that transform into vehicles (and or prehistoric creatures, depending), but also: war. War, specifically not just on Earth, but for their homeworld. We’re about to see the battle for Cybertron rage all over again in Netflix’s new …Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Movies, Video Games, Netflix, Animation, Cartoons, Hasbro, Marvel Comics, Paramount, Nostalgia, Transformers, Activision, IDW

Watch: Alex Widdowson's Fantastic Animated Short 'Music & Clowns'

"I don't think he wants to be a clown, I think he likes what they portray: which is a nice and simple mime of life." What a gorgeous little film. British animation filmmaker Alex Widdowson introduces Music & Clowns perfectly: "My brother, Jamie, has a profound learning disability. Despite being close to nonverbal, he demonstrates charisma, a sharp sense of humour, and emotional sensitivity. I team up with my parents to discuss what it is like caring for someone with Down syndrome. We piece t...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Alex, Jamie, To Watch, Alex Widdowson

The Best Disney Soundtrack You're Not Listening to Just Got Alan Menken His EGOT

Alan Menken helped define Disney animation’s sound for decades—helping score some of the most beloved films of the company’s renaissance, and changing its soundtracks forever with The Little Mermaid’s establishment of the “I Want” song. But the legendary composer has only just snagged an Emmy for his work with the…Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Disney, Awards, Animation, Little Mermaid, Tangled, Emmys, Disney Channel, Alan Menken, Soundtracks, Rapunzels Tangled Adventure

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Debuts a New Ghostly Short with Daffy Duck and Porky Pig [Comic-Con 2020]

Looney Tunes Cartoons surprised longtime fans of the classic Warner Bros. animated shorts that used to grace the big screen. The new iterations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Wile. E. Coyote, The Road Runner, and more are all back in a big way on HBO Max, and the masterminds behind the triumphant return of Looney Tunes got together for a Comic-Con at Home panel to talk about what goes into the series that captures the spirit of the classic cart...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Animation, Warner Bros, Comic-Con, Spurgeon, Looney Tunes, Kirwan, Daffy Duck, Featured Stories Sidebar, HBO Max, Pete Browngardt, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Browngardt

Unfinished ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Clip Introduces Rick’s Nemesis, Season 6 Already Being Written

With Comic-Con at Home making the world’s biggest pop culture convention a virtual event, we’ve been covering as much as we can from the pre-recorded panels for all the movies and TV shows who decided to participate. However, Adult Swim decided to have their own virtual shindig outside of Comic-Con at Home, and Rick and Morty was among the shows having panels to tease upcoming episodes. Since Rick and Morty is currently in production on the show’s fifth season, series co-creator could only shar...
Tags: Comedy, Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Earth, Animation, David Bowie, Pope, BoJack Horseman, Video Clips, Jessica, Morty, Rick, Beth, Rick And Morty, Pepperidge Farm

‘Hoops’: Watch the Opening Scene of the Foul-Mouthed Netflix Animated Comedy [Comic-Con 2020]

Netflix is hitting the court next month with Hoops, a new animated series starring Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who’s delusional enough to think that if he can lead his garbage team to victory, his entire pathetic life will start improving. The series comes from writer/comedian Ben Hoffman (Archer, The Ben Show) and is executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with animation from Bento Box, the same company tha...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Netflix, Mtv, Animation, Bob, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Johnson, Hoops, Comic-Con, Chris, Jake, Phil

Nescafe Hong Kong Animated Commercial

Enjoy this lovely animated commercial for Nescafe Hong Kong, with the animation done by the talented artists from the studios FILMONY (Pokémon: Twilight Wings) and CoMix Wave Films ( Weathering with You ) – The commercial is directed by Yusuke Takase, who previously helmed the One Piece Hungry Days CMs, and the background art director is Tasuku Watanabe (Your Name). This is not the first time that Comix Wave has taken on commercials work; also check out these other animated commercials tha...
Tags: Hong Kong, Commercials, Animation, Anime, Commercial, Nescafe, YT Industries Bikes, CoMix Wave, Filmony, Nescafe Hong Kong, Nescafe Hong Kong Animated Commercial, Twilight Wings, Yusuke Takase, Tasuku Watanabe

‘Archer’ Season 11 Brings in Jamie Lee Curtis and Simon Pegg As Guest Stars [Comic-Con 2020]

For the past three seasons of the FXX animated comedy series Archer, the dashing dolt and lead character Sterling Archer has been in a coma. That allowed the show to change up its style, shifting from a slick spy comedy to completely imagined adventures taking place in Archer’s subconscious, inspired by film noir, pulpy Pacific island stories, and science fiction movies. But as explained in the Archer Comic-Con panel 2020, the show is returning to its spy roots after Sterling Archer woke up in ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Animation, James Bond, Archer, Hulu, Jamie Lee Curtis, FXX, Simon-Pegg, Comic-Con, Jamie, Charleston, Jon Benjamin, Curtis

In the First Look at Rick and Morty's Fifth Season, Rick Has a New Nemesis

He’s not Aquaman. He’s way more pathetic.
Tags: Adult Swim, Science, Animation, Cartoon Network, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, San Diego Comic Con, Comic Con 2020

Bob's Burgers Cast and Crew Drop Hints About Season 11 (But Not Much About the Movie)

Like most restaurant owners, the Belchers are taking a break from serving burgers during the pandemic, but the team behind Bob’s Burgers has been hard at work. In fact, the show “never stopped being in production,” show creator Loren Bouchard revealed at today’s San Diego Comic-Con panel.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Animation, San Diego, Bob, San Diego Comic Con, Loren Bouchard, Bobs Burgers, Comic Con 2020

Spellbinding CGI animation of an evolving, walking figure

Three months ago Kevin Kelly gifted me with a 3-month subscription to The Browser daily newsletter. I got hooked and paid for a subscription as soon as my gift sub ran out. From today's newsletter, I learned about" Transfiguration," a 6-minute animation of a walking figure that slowly changes into different kinds of matter (plastic, rock, water, fire, plants) over time.
Tags: Video, News, Animation, Kevin Kelly, 420 Entertainment