Animation | Anime

Kubo and the Two Strings

New TRAILER + Poster for KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Check out the new trailer and poster art work for KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, the epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA and Focus Features. Kubo’s quest begins nationwide August 19, 2016.

Duplass Brothers’ Animated Series ANIMALS to Debut on HBO | TRAILER

Duplass Brothers’ Animated Series ANIMALS to Debut on HBO | TRAILER

ANIMALS, the independently produced and animated series, which made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will debut exclusively on HBO Friday, February 5th @ 11:30PM ET/PT. ANIMALS features the Voices of Rob Corddry, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Molly Shannon. Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers Television, ANIMALS. focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning […]

10 Animated Short Films Advance in 2015 Oscar Race | TRAILERS

10 Animated Short Films Advance in 2015 Oscar Race | TRAILERS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®. Sixty pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Bear Story (Historia De Un Oso),” Gabriel Osorio, director, and Pato Escala, producer (Punkrobot Animation Studio) “Carface (Autos Portraits),” Claude Cloutier, director (National Film Board of […]

Watch the Full COSMIC SCRAT-TASTROPHE Short Featuring ICE AGE’s Scrat | VIDEO

Watch the Full COSMIC SCRAT-TASTROPHE Short Featuring ICE AGE’s Scrat | VIDEO

COSMIC SCRAT-TASTROPHE short featuring ICE AGE’s Scrat screened in 2D and 3D exclusively with The Peanuts Movie in theaters on November 6, and now Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox have released the full version online. Scrat journeys where no ICE AGE character has gone before in COSMIC SCRAT-TASTROPHE. The consequences of Scrat’s antics are always momentous, and this time he’s creating his own version of the Big Bang. Scrat’s epic pursuit of the […]

Complete List + TRAILERS of 16 Animated Feature Films Submitted For 88th Academy Awards

Complete List + TRAILERS of 16 Animated Feature Films Submitted For 88th Academy Awards

Sixteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Anomalisa” “The Boy and the Beast” “Boy and the World” “The Good Dinosaur” “Home” “Hotel Transylvania 2” “Inside Out” “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” “The Laws of the Universe – Part 0” “Minions” “Moomins on the Riviera” “The Peanuts Movie” “Regular Show: The Movie” “Shaun the Sheep Movie” (pictured above) […]

Animated Film ANOMALISA by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Added to Chicago International Film Festival

Animated Film ANOMALISA by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Added to Chicago International Film Festival

The animated film Anomalisa directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson has been added to the lineup for the 51st Chicago International Film Festival. The film will screen on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York) and Duke Johnson (“Community” episode, Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis […]

Studio Ghibli to Receive 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award

Studio Ghibli to Receive 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award

The 20th Busan International Film Festival selected Studio Ghibli as the recipient of the 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award. The Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award is presented to an Asian filmmaker or a group that has significantly contributed to the development of the Asian film industry and Asian culture. Studio Ghibli, celebrating its 30th anniversary, was founded in 1985 by animated film directors Takahata Isao and Miyazaki Hayao who are well known […]

Animated Feature Film ROCKS IN MY POCKETS Sets Release Date (Release Date UPDATE)

Animated Feature Film ROCKS IN MY POCKETS Sets Release Date (Release Date UPDATE)

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Zeitgeist Films will release ROCKS IN MY POCKETS, the debut animated feature by Signe Baumane. ROCKS IN MY POCKETS had its World Premiere at the 2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival where it was the first animated feature ever to take part in the Karlovy Vary International Competition. The film will open at the IFC Center in New York on September 3rd, NOT 5th, and at Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on September 12. A national release will follow.

In the animated gem ROCKS IN MY POCKETS Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval—all in the fight for her own sanity.

Terry Gilliam presents “Idiots and Angels” by Oscar nominated Director Bill Plympton

Terry Gilliam presents “Idiots and Angels” by Oscar nominated Director Bill Plympton

Kicking off its multi-city tour at the IFC Center in NYC on October, 6th, Screenings of “Idiots and Angels” (run time 78 mins.) will be presented along with Plympton’s new, multi-award winning animated short film: “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger”, which won the grand prize for animation at the Florida Film Festival. “Idiots and Angels” features a morally bankrupt man, who wakes up one morning to find wings sprouting from his back […]

Animated film – MY DOG TULIP – opens in NYC on Sept 1; in LA on Oct. 22

Animated film – MY DOG TULIP – opens in NYC on Sept 1; in LA on Oct. 22

New Yorker Films’ first theatrical acquisition (since reopening in March 2010) – MY DOG TULIP, will open in Los Angeles on October 22 at the Nuart (the film will open in NYC on September 1 at Film Forum).  MY DOG TULIP is an animated feature film based on the acclaimed best-selling memoir by author J.R. Ackerley, featuring the voices of CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, the late LYNN REDGRAVE, and ISABELLA ROSSELLINI.    A national release will follow. A […]