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The 30th Anniversary McLaren Animation Awards

The annual McLaren Animation award screenings at the world’s oldest continually-running film festival have always been a personal favourite part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival for me. Named for famed Scottish pioneer Norman McLaren, who would later found the National Film Board of Canada, this 2019 edition was particularly special – this marked theContinue reading The 30th Anniversary McLaren Animation Awards

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In Review: One Frame at a Time – Aardman, an Epic Journey

By Peter Lord and David Sproxton, with David Gritten Simon & Schuster I’ve been in love with animation in all its forms (especially stop-motion) for as long as I’ve been in love with comics and books, but even for those who aren’t passionate about animated film, Bristol’s Aardman has established a very special place inContinue reading In Review: One Frame at a Time – Aardman, an Epic Journey

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx (Brownstone's Mythical Collection 2)

Joe Todd-Stanton’s Brownstone’s Mythical Collection optioned for film

Nobrow’s quite excellent imprint for younger readers, Flying Eye Books, has revealed that the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series by Joe Todd-Stanton has been optioned for film development by DreamWorks Animation. The series began with Arthur and the Golden Rope in 2016, taking our unlikely adventurer into Norse mythology, and more recently Marcy and the RiddleContinue reading Joe Todd-Stanton’s Brownstone’s Mythical Collection optioned for film

A scene from Junk Head 1 by Takahide Hori

WebFind: Junk Head by Takahide Hori

Japanese director Takahide Hori‘s stunning, award-winning debut animated film, Junk Head 1, above, which took four years to make, and was created as a largely solo effort in his spare time, with no budget and released in 2013. I’ve only just come across this (largely) stop animation quite by chance, but it’s a great SFContinue reading WebFind: Junk Head by Takahide Hori