Alberto Vázquez’s Birdboy seeks a visual language for dealing with adult themes through traditionally childlike devices.
The festival presents exceptional films in all styles of animation, from anime to stop-motion.
To celebrate the centennial of Japanese animation, the National Film Center of Japan recently uploaded over 60 films made between 1917 and 1941.
The five films nominated for this year’s Academy Award for the best animated short film use a range of animation and storytelling styles to shuttle characters and viewers across time and space.
Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were the 20th century’s greatest artistic frenemies.
A silhouette of a horse is drawn mid-stride several times in layers to create the effect of motion.
A lonely pink figure walking down a shadowy track amidst glowing neon shapes is a poignant moment in Brian Smee’s “Sports” (2014). The scene also serves as an allegory for the genre of experimental animation.
In the 1950s and ’60s, book cover designers borrowed from the aesthetics of the burgeoning Op art movement.
Snails with beards, rectal trumpeting, and ditties about King Arthur abound in Terry Gilliam’s never-before-seen deleted animations for Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Centuries-old Japanese ukiyo-e have received a delightful update, transformed into animated scenes that sometimes include surprising, modern imagery.
Often lost amid the Oscar season hype parade, the Academy Award–nominated short films are the lagniappe of the affair, a little extra dose of movie popcorn to munch on and enjoy, even if you skip out on the actual award show.
Greek vases have some of the most lively of ancient art, and a duo called Panoply has been turning these vases into animations.