Alberto Vázquez’s Birdboy seeks a visual language for dealing with adult themes through traditionally childlike devices.
The First Animation Is Film Festival Showcases the Best of Today’s Animation
The festival presents exceptional films in all styles of animation, from anime to stop-motion.
A Trove of Early Japanese Animated Films Is Now Online
To celebrate the centennial of Japanese animation, the National Film Center of Japan recently uploaded over 60 films made between 1917 and 1941.
From a Suicidal Sheriff to a Scrappy Sandpiper, a Look at the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts
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.
Picasso and Matisse Trade Blows in a Cubism vs. Fauvism Bar Brawl
Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were the 20th century’s greatest artistic frenemies.
Animations that Show Their Material Roots
A silhouette of a horse is drawn mid-stride several times in layers to create the effect of motion.
A Taste of Four Decades on the Fringes of Animation
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.
Hypnotic Animations of Vintage Op-Art Book Covers
In the 1950s and ’60s, book cover designers borrowed from the aesthetics of the burgeoning Op art movement.
See 14 Minutes of Deleted Terry Gilliam Animations for ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’
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.
Mesmerizing GIFs of Japan’s Floating World
Centuries-old Japanese ukiyo-e have received a delightful update, transformed into animated scenes that sometimes include surprising, modern imagery.
A Brief Look at the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts
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.
Animating the Battles and Mythology of Greek Vases
Greek vases have some of the most lively of ancient art, and a duo called Panoply has been turning these vases into animations.