Pixar and Dreamworks conquer Animasyros

 Cassidy Curtis (supervising animator, How to train your dragon) and Jim Capobianco (writer, Ratatouille) raised the bar of the 4th Animasyros festival in Greece.

The Little Boy and the Beast wins the Cartoon D' Or

The film by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschötter won Cartoon d’Or 2011, the award for the best European short film of the year.

Alois Nebel: an existential thriller for old times' sake

 The Czech director Tomáš Luňák adapts a graphic novel, and brings the intricacies of the Cold War era into animated focus.

Mononoke Shima no Naki: Friends from Japan

Forget Miyazaki! (if you can) Here comes the first 3D, CGI feature film from Japan, directed by Takashi Yamazaki.

Barry Purves presents Tchaikovsky

The acclaimed and Oscar-nominated Barry Purves gives us a glimpse of his forthcoming stop-motion work on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Watch a 'majestic' excerpt with the director at work.

Animasyros 4.0: the program

The Animasyros festival has revealed its full program for the September festival.

Paul Driessen returns: Oedipus

The Oscar-nominated Dutch director, and master of the absurdist humor, now goes back to the famous tormented Greek story of Oedipus.

Ottawa announces its film lineup: Chico & Rita, La Luna

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The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced its lineup for its 2011 edition.

Green Wave: the new war documentary-animation

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Ali Samadi Ahadi directs a documentary about the 2009 Iran uprising, called "The Green Wave", and shots it in live-action and animation.


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