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Hollywood Reporter Speaks to Indian Animator Gitanjali Rao at Cannes

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As part of their coverage of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to Indian animator Gitanjali Rao, who 2006 debut, “Printed Rainbow,” premiered at that year’s Cannes Film Festival where it won three awards including best short. Her latest film, “True Love Story,” is screening at Cannes this year. Among other […]

"Adventures in Plymptoons": Where Funny Ha Ha Meets Funny Peculiar

Bill Plympton is the poster boy for independent animation. Since his breakout in the mid- to late-1980s he has had an astounding career that combines an idiosyncratic style, an ambitious production slate, financial success, and genuine independence. The indie landscape is littered with compromised careers, from Ralph Bakshi to John Kricfalusi to Will Vinton, but […]

"Animation Express 2" - Back for More from the Great White North

About two years ago, the National Film Board of Canada released Animation Express, an anthology of their finest animated short films, as part of their celebration of their 70th anniversary. They must have been happy with the results, because they’ve just released Animation Express 2, which commemorates nothing except the NFB’s longstanding commitment to animation. […]

NYCC2011: "A Liar's Autobiography" - Spam, Spam, Graham Chapman, Spam, Animation, Spam, and Lobster Thermidor a Crevette

On Saturday afternoon, the IGN Theater at New York Comic Con hosted a panel dedicated to A Liar’s Autobiography, an upcoming 3-D animated feature film based on the life of the late Graham Chapman, one sixth of the famed British comedy troupe Monty Python. Attending the panel were filmmakers Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, and Jeff […]

National Film Board of Canada's "Animation Express": Here's to Another 70 Years

The residents of Canada are fortunate enough to receive a high-quality, state-funded resource that is critical to life in this modern world, making them the envy of the civilized world and clearly a model to be emulated as soon as practically possible in the United States. I am referring, of course, to the wonderful animation […]

Toon Zone Interviews Indie Animator Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels"

His parents relate a story that when he was a boy, Bill Plympton was given the princely sum of $25 to spend whatever he wanted on a trip to Disneyland. However, rather than spend it on candy or toys, Plympton insisted on spending the money on a book on how to do animation instead. It’s […]

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