“‘Poppy Hill’ is the second feature directed by Goro Miyazaki, the son of the Studio Ghibli co-founder and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.”
Bill Plympton is one of our all-time favorite animators and he has a Kickstarter project with 3 days to go.
This looks like it is going to be an absolute treat. Aardman Animation, The Tate and the children of Briton are making an animated movie.Â Here is a link to video that describes everything that went into making this movie from idea to script to art to actors to music and all the kids that made it possible.Â Here is a link to The Tate Movie Project.
From the BBC:
An animated documentary about a massacre in the Middle East is the current frontrunner to win the coveted Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Waltz with Bashir is a daring and provocative attempt by director Ari Folman to bear witness to an atrocity committed during his stint in the Israeli army in 1982.
Waltz with Bashir is 2D animation paired with 3D effects. Here’s the official trailer:
It looks like a beautifully made movie.
Annecy is one of the greatest of all the animation festivals and it’s coming next month from June 9 to June 14 in Annecy, FR. Every type of animation from short film to television to theatrical feature animation will be represented at Annecy. Toondra.com is offering a great sampling of some of the films at this year’s Annecy Festival. Dimples is going to qualify this by saying that the Annecy site says the films are previewed on toondra.com but the toondra site seems to have only films from 2007. We’re a bit confused but the animation is great and worth a look whether it is from this or last year’s Annecy festival. Meanwhile back at dimples, here is a sampling of animation from Annecy 2006. Here is L’Enveloppe Jaune:
It’s been a long wait since Dimples first posted on the new 2D animated series from Nickelodeon, The Mighty B, but it is finally time for the premier episode this Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 AM. This looks like a great series with a great lead character in Bessie Higgenbottom, great voice actors and excellent animation. Take a look at some clips from The Mighty B. First is a rough animation of a scene and the second is a promo for the series.