Trailer released for Netflix/Nickelodeon’s ‘The Casagrandes Movie’
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by Skwigly
3d ago
Netflix have today released the official trailer for their upcoming 2D animated feature The Casagrandes Movie. Based on the Nickelodeon Loud House spinoff series The Casagrandes which ran from 2019-2022, the movie is set for a streaming release on March 22nd. After a surprise family trip to Mexico derails Ronnie Anne’s birthday plans, she is determined to prove that she’s old enough to do her own thing – even if it means confronting an ancient preteen demigod whose angst has apocalyptic potential! Directed by Miguel Puga and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc, The Casagrandes Mov ..read more
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Full Line-up Revealed For Belfast XR Festival With Top Extended VR Experiences
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by Skwigly
3d ago
XR Festival Black Box (Source & Credit: Belfast XR Festival) An innovative arts festival is set to once again merge technology and art to create a unique virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experience for attendees. Belfast XR, now in its third year, specialises in curating world-class immersive technology content that takes the art of storytelling to a new level. Extended Reality or ‘XR’ is the collective name for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). VR is a computer-generated artificial environment with scenes that appear to be real, while AR is a digital overla ..read more
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The Sixth Edition of the CEE Animation Workshop Announces Its Selection
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by Skwigly
3d ago
The CEE Animation Workshop has entered it’s sixth year with a new selection of participants and animated projects in development. The programme is again welcoming projects and participants from different countries, while still maintaining focus on the CEE region and low production capacity countries. Among 38 applications from 26 countries, the organizers have carefully selected 12 projects and 28 participants from 13 countries who will attend the 2024 edition of the CEE Animation Workshop. We are looking forward to starting the new edition of the CEE Animation Workshop with such a diverse g ..read more
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Drawn This Way | BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival
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by Ben Mitchell
4d ago
Image: BFI FLARE: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival DRAWN THIS WAY is a shorts programme made up of entirely animated films, the love and craft that goes into each shines through in these films, which aim to engage, educate – and even titillate – audiences about queer lives. AIKANEA shape-shifting octopus rescues a wounded warrior and an unlikely love subsequently blossoms. Directors Daniel Sousa, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson. Screenwriter Dean Hamer. USA 2023. 14min, No dialogue 27On her 27th birthday, a young woman allows her deepest sexual fantasies to embolden her life. Director-Screenwriter Fl ..read more
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Blinkink signs new director: Ng’endo Mukii
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by Skwigly
4d ago
London-based production studio Blinkink proudly welcomes Ng’endo Mukii to their roster for global representation. This comes off the back of Boston-based Mukii’s Annie Award-winning collaboration with the studio on Disney+ anthology series, Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire. Ng’endo Mukii (Photo courtesy of Blinkink) Executive produced by Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey, Variety Magazine referred to Kizazi Moto as a “watershed moment” for African animation. The anthology introduces 10 diverse stories from across the continent, including Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabw ..read more
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Annecy announce Wes Anderson as 2024 special guest
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by Ben Mitchell
5d ago
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival have announced that this year’s special guest will be celebrated filmmaker Wes Anderson. Presently working on his newest upcoming feature The Phoenician Scheme, Anderson’s distinct approach to filmmaking (through such acclaimed works as The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Darjeeling Limited and The French Dispatch) has earned him high critical praise and multiple Academy Awards for writing and directing. Wes Anderson (Photo: Ernesto Ruscio, image provided by Annecy International Animation Film Festival) Within the world of anim ..read more
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Movie Night!
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by Matt Partridge
1w ago
Movie Night! is a nostalgic nod to the 90’s and shows a family heading off to their local video store to grab their weekends entertainment. The post Movie Night! appeared first on Skwigly Animation Magazine ..read more
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Crab Day | Q&A with Ross Stringer
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by Ryan Gaur
1w ago
Crab Day © NFTS Among this year’s crop of BAFTA-nominated animated shorts is Ross Stringer’s Crab Day, the story of a sensitive boy forced to find his own path in a macho environment. Developed during Stringer’s time at the National Film and Television School (NFTS), Crab Day’s themes of masculinity and coming of age are expressed through a minimalist, sketchy art style with very little colour or background elements.  Crab Day finds its brilliance in the range of emotion conveyed by mouthless stick-men and an increasingly large crab, as well as the propulsive rhythm propagating througho ..read more
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ANIMASYROS 2024 Want Your Films! Submit Until June 1st
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by Skwigly
1w ago
Claim your spot at the largest animation festival in Greece!  With a spotlight on Africa and a groundbreaking collaboration with the Annecy Festival, embracing the latest trends in international animation, ANIMASYROS 2024 is back with renewed vigor and invites creators worldwide to submit their films until June 1st, 2024. ANIMASYROS artistic programme features 8 competitions sections, with respective awards: the International Competition Section, the TV & Commissioned Film Competition Section, the Student Competition Section, the ..read more
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Samantha Moore Unravels the Making of Visible Mending
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by Steve Henderson
1w ago
Visible Mending is the latest film from director Samantha Moore. Known for mixing subjects with their material, Sam’s previous work Bloomers interviewed workers at a lingerie factory and animated their words directly onto the knickers they made. With Visible Mending Moore returns to the documentary format and explores the curative world of knitting and how it has been employed by people to counter, escape or reflect upon their own lived experiences. The film itself explores the quaint perception of knitting by putting the words of the interviewed subjects to charming knitted characters. The d ..read more
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