Team AFA are joined by Dani Abrams to discuss 40 years of Aardman Animation .
AFA's review of LAIKA's new stop-motion epic.
Gkids announces the dates and locations of the Phantom Boy's US release.
AFA looks into the beta of Craft, a new resource for animators to look at early sketches, storyboards and backgrounds of animated feature films, such as Cartoon Saloon's "Song of the Sea".
Friday, September 30, 2016
This will give the show-runners plenty of time to finish the story properly, tie up loose ends and hopefully give the series the send-off it deserves. The remaining seasons will also apparently contain special episodes and mini-series (in the vein of Stakes).
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Noticeably (despite what you may read elsewhere) neither Disney or Favreau are describing this film as 'live-action'. In interviews Favreau was not shy in admitting that his Jungle Book was pretty much an animated film, with Mowgli being the only truly live-action element in the film. In this case-assuming that the remake is faithful to the source -the cast will feature no human characters at all. The new Lion King will therefore be a straight-up animated film. Just one that will use the latest CGI technology to bring it to life.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
In This Corner Of The World is a highly anticipated anime feature from Sunao Katabuchi,- director of Mai Mai Miracle and assistant director of Kiki's Delivery Service. Adapted from a manga by Fumiyo Kouno, it follows a young girl named Suzu in war-torn Japan, who moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband's family. The film has recently screened in Japan to considerable acclaim, and now UK company Animatsu (who obtained global rights to the film earlier this year) have released the first English trailer for the film.
On the strength of this trailer, this is looking to be rather special. The film is brought to life with beautiful pastel-style visuals, with sumptuous looking backgrounds. The trailer does an impressive job of contrasting the bucolic ideal of rural/small-town Japanese life and the harsh realities of war.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
First we talk about the upcoming ANNY Best Of Fest, then preview the Manchester Animation Festival (0:05) and Milo Murphy's Law (0:12) Then it's on to the newest Moana Trailer (0;18) and the announcement of more One Punch Man (0:37) Then we round up What We've Been Watching (0:44) which this week includes South Park, Digimon Tri, Pokemon Generations and Transformers The Movie.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Advances in technology and the spread of the internet has made it easier than ever for animators to get their stuff out there. This also means it's easier than ever for the good stuff to get lost in the crowd. How do you know what's worth watching? That's where we come in! Welcome back to Web Animation Watch.
Friday, September 23, 2016
MAF will shine the spotlight on British animation studio Aardman, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton will be attending, and The festival will be awarding them the Fellowship Award as well as dedicating an evening's programming to their past works.