Animation has historically been led and shaped by the Western world, but this is about to change as African artists are making waves in this space.
Netflix Divided the waves to reveal the trailer Triggerfish “s Third animation feature, Seal team.. This feature will be available for streaming from December 31, 2021.
Africa’s creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent’s youth out of poverty, Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank), said at the two-day Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, South Africa.
I’m not crying, you are! Disney has just released its 2021 Christmas Advert “Stepdad” and it features the incredibly talented Loyiso!!!! Johannesburg, South Africa (03 November 2021) – Disney has today released a magical new festive advert to mark the start of the Holiday season. “The Stepdad” is a three-minute animated tale about family togetherness and […]
by ADAM WOODGATE DUBIT Exclusive article (2021) You’ll hear a lot in 2021 about the ‘metaverse’ – an immersive, global, always-on, omni-experiential space for entertainment, learning, play, creation, communication, socializing and more. The concept is still emerging, but all signs point to the metaverse being inherently engaging for children and teens, solving some of the big problems they […]
Glen Keane, the Oscar-winning artist behind such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid (1989), was once described by Ed Catmull the former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Studios as “one of the best animators in the history of hand-drawn animation”. But when he sat down to design Ariel, or indeed the beast from Beauty […]
Animation, while often thought of as a more or less modern medium, has been being used in different forms since 1906! Throughout the last century, we have used it to entertain, as propaganda, and to tell stories that invoke emotion. Written by Dylan Gibson The earliest known animated film was made in France in 1906, […]
From Mickey to Moana — Disney treasures at ACMI tell the story of animation’s evolution over almost a century
Disney is one of the longest running animation studios in the world. As a result, the studio’s nearly 100 year legacy also provides a substantial insight into the history of the animated film. Review by: Dan Torre, RMIT University Disney: The Magic of Animation features 500 items — original sketches, drawings, paintings, concept art and […]
BoJack Horseman, the show about an anthropomorphic horse struggling with depression and addiction, has come to end. The animated Netflix series gained a devoted following over its six-year run, earning praise for its empathetic exploration of adult themes. Written by Julian Lawrence, Teesside University Since cartoons are often associated with children’s entertainment, it may seem […]
The release of Toy Story 26 years ago marked a paradigm shift in animation and cinema history. It was the first full-length feature by Pixar Animation Studios and the world’s first fully computer-animated film. Yet, from our present-day perspective, Toy Story can be seen as evolutionary rather than revolutionary – a marker of already developing […]