Acclaimed Japanese puppet animator Kihachiro Kawamoto died on Monday of pneumonia. He was 85. Active in the industry since 1945, Kawamoto’s works include Sangokushi, an eighties series adapting the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Amongst his other creations are experimental films such as Shijin no Shougai and Winter Days, and adaptations of Heike […]
The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation has announced its plan to donate the Ray Harryhausen Collection to the National Media Museum in Bradford, UK. The Collection consists of work produced by stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen throughout his career, including models, moulds, storyboards and concept art. The announcement was made on Tuesday 29 June 2010, Ray […]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 135 individuals, amongst them eight animators. The animators are as follows: Ken Bielenberg (Monsters vs Aliens, Shrek) Peter de Seve (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ratatouille) Steve Hickner (Bee Movie, The Prince of Egypt) Angus MacLane (Toy Story 3, WALL-E) Darragh O’Connell […]
Animator Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) will present at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 37th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony. Director Penelope Spheeris and actor Jeremy Renner will also present. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 12, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. [ Source: AWN ]
The mascots for the 2012 London Olympics have been revealed, reports the Daily Mail. They are two one-eyed creatures named Wenlock and Mandeville and were created by the London-based creative agency Iris. An animated short starring the two characters can be reports on the official London 2012 website.