Animation Category

Animation

Simon Robson’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ Brutally Confronts the Damage Caused by Plastic in the Ocean

Fully computer-generated, Simon Robson discusses the making of his urgent call to action animation, a potent metaphor for environmental wastefulness.

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Animation

Marnik Loysen’s Pokes Fun at the Divide Between Millennials and Baby Boomers in Stop-Motion Comedy ‘Brunch’

Aardman animator Marnik Loysen explains how he channelled his millennial angst into a stop-motion comedy short about generational conflict...and avocados.

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Animation, Premiere

A Hot Water Bottle Has an Existential Crisis in Jenny Wright & Jake Cunningham’s Animation ‘Blue Bottle’

Jenny Wright & Jake Cunningham break down the reflective sensibilities and minimal animation style of their charming short about independence.

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Animation, Music

Philipp Yuryev & Ivan Proskuryakov’s ‘Against Tortures in Russia’ Powerfully Condemns Police Brutality

Philipp Yuryev talks about giving voice to those victims the Kremlin tries to silence through a careful blend of live-action and storybook stop-motion.

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Animation

Jack Gray Examines the Absurdity of Everyday Routines in His Jam-Packed Looping Animation ‘Menagerie’

Jack Gray tells DN how his love of people watching informed the genesis of his animated paean to the cyclical nature of everyday mundane tasks.

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Animation, Documentary

Henna Välkky & Eesu Lehtola Create a Collective Subconscious With Animated Doc ‘We are in a Dream’

Co-Directors Henna Välkky and Eesu Lehtola tell DN how they sought to visually evoke the sensibility of dreams for their animated documentary.

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Animation

Olivier Lescot’s ‘The Rift’ is the Perfect High-Octane Tribute to the Myth of Tommy Lee Jones

Olivier Lescot discusses deploying flowing movements, an impressive one-shot, a fine sense of myth and a propulsive tone for his kinetic car chase short.

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Animation, Music

Matt Genesis Executes Pulse-Pounding Action in His John Wick-Esque Promo for Xavier Goodman’s ‘Tanjiro’

Matt Genesis reveals how he blended stylised animation with live-action stunts in his ambitious music video for Xavier Goodman.

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Animation

Les Mills & Joanna Quinn Return to Their Working Class Heroine for Oscar-Nominated ‘Affairs of the Art’

Les Mills describes the 35 year evolution of his creative partnership with Animator Joanna Quinn which led to their Oscar and BAFTA nominated short film.

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Animation

Antonin Niclass Forges a Magical Link Between Strangers in BAFTA Nominated Animation ‘Do Not Feed The Pigeons’

Antonin Niclass unpacks the challenge of blending drawn 2D characters into a fully-crafted stop motion set for his melancholic NFTS short.

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Animation

A Night’s Sleep Is Anxiously Interrupted in Ida Melum’s BAFTA Nominated Stop Motion ‘Night of the Living Dread’

Ida Melum guides us through the unique joys of the stop motion animation process of her film about a sleepless encounter with unwanted guests.

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Animation

Retaining Your Humanity Is Key In Tomek Suwalski’s Pulse-Pounding Trailer for ‘Dying Light 2 Stay Human’

Tomek Suwalski breaks down his live-action approach to CGI animation for the cinematic trailer of revered apocalyptic action-shooter Dying Light 2.

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