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Check Out This Animated Short: “Zoo Terazia”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 15, 2016
Here’s a 2-D animated short that takes you to an otherworldly zoo full of crazy creatures of all kinds: short, tall, bright, loud, multilimbed, multiheaded, flourescent….Fun to look at, but there may be something sinister about it. Feel free to visit, just don’t do what this kid does! This short was created in France by […]

Check Out This Animated Short: “Glitch”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 14, 2016
Here’s a short that introduces you to a completely different world and only lets you stay in it for four minutes, but leaves an impression on you for hours afterward. There aren’t that many hints as to where “Glitch” takes place. It could be a future both highly advanced yet dystopian, or it could be […]

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Hearts Are Wild In This Crowdfunded Animated Short, “In A Heartbeat”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 13, 2016
There’s a saying that the heart wants what it wants. A new short under production by two students at the Ringling College of Art and Design takes that concept to its extreme. Sherwin is a shy, closeted boy who dreams of his crush object Jonathan but is too scared to make his feelings public. That’s […]

Check Out This Animated Short: “Brazey”

by Peter Paltridgeon October 25, 2016
Sometimes the simplest approach is the best. Take for example “Brazey,” a new animated short from animator Jared D. Weiss. To make this short, Weiss first improvised some music on the fly. Then, keeping the track as-is including the mistakes, he animated a little blobby guy in sync with the beats. There was no script, […]

Sundance Animated Shorts Coming To Theaters

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2014
Some of the best animated shorts of the 2014 Sundance Festival will be coming to theaters later this year. The 95-minute conglomeration of the eight animated shorts – four from the 2014 festival and four from previous festivals – includes this year’s best animated short winner “Yearbook”, as well as 2012 Philadelphia Best Animated Short […]

Animated Shorts At SXSW

by Alex Beanon February 5, 2014
Animated Shorts At SXSW The schedule has been released and the list of animated shorts is lengthy at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The animated short receiving the Grand Jury Award at the SXSW is eligible for a Best Animated Short Academy Award nomination for next year… ANIMATED SHORTS The […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: Shuhei Morita’s “Possessions”

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
In the run-up to the announcement of the nominees for the 2014 Best Animated Short Film, Toonzone is taking a look at some of the shortlisted candidates for the category. Out of the ten shortlisted films, three to five candidates will be nominated. Longtime Toonzone readers may recall Shuhei Morita’s name from the short film […]

The Oscar 10

by Alex Beanon November 7, 2013
Following on the heels of the announcement of the animated feature films up for an Academy Award comes the 10 animated shorts that will be up for consideration at the 2014 Academy Awards. The 10 shorts tussling for the golden boy statuette early next year will be, in alphabetical order… “Feral”, Daniel Sousa, director, and […]

Hold On To That Security Blanket, Linus – There’s More Peanuts News

by Alex Beanon October 25, 2013
Coming on the heels of the announcement of the first full-length animated feature movie with the entire “Peanuts” cast since 1973’s “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is yet another announcement that a collaboration between Normaal Animation Studios in Germany and Peanuts Worldwide will provide us with 500 animated shorts – essentially 90-second representations of the classic […]

PR: NFB Takes Audiences to New Dimensions with Stereoscopic 3D Animation at TIFF

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
PUT ON YOUR 3D GLASSES! NFB TAKES AUDIENCES TO NEW DIMENSIONS WITH STEREOSCOPIC 3D ANIMATION AT TIFF Short Cuts Canada to feature Claire Blanchet’s The End of Pinky, Bruce Alcock’s Impromptu, Theodore Ushev’s Gloria Victoria and Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password Toronto, August 7, 2013 – A world-renowned creative laboratory making breakthroughs in animation and stereoscopic […]