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.
The Oscars are coming up this Sunday, which can only mean one thing … Best Animated Short Film! OK, fine, I do care about Best Picture, and whether Ellen will pull off her hosting duties, but Best Animated Short Film is one of those off-the-radar categories that seems less predictable and thus more enticing.
Stephen and Timothy Quay became filmmakers entirely by accident. As Stephen recounted during the remarks that concluded the press preview for the artists’ retrospective, which opens tomorrow at the Museum of Modern Art, they were on their way to Amsterdam to take jobs as illustrators when fate intervened in the form of a schoolmate, Keith Griffiths.
This Sunday January 16th, Outpost Artists Resources will be hosting a night of retro animated advertising curated by Willy Hartland, a distinguished New York City animator. The event, Fresher, Smoother, Creamy, and Delicious: Adverts and other Animated Weirdness from the 50s & 60s, begins at 6pm.