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Iran’s Animation Industry Holds First-Ever Tehran Cartoon Sessions

“We intend to reveal the black box of animation making, in order to show the audience and the enthusiasts what is going on behind this mysterious curtain,” wrote the organizer of the event Ashkan Rahgozar, who is also the founder of Hoorakhsh and director of the upcoming feature The Last Fiction. “We do not want […]
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Aardman Launches New Youtube Hub Aardboiled

“We decided to offer Weirdy Rhymes for distribution on Aardman’s new Youtube channel, because we believe in the Aardman family,” Percival said in a statement. “Terry Brain worked with Aardman for many years and would be proud to have his work represented by them.” Aardman says that ten producers are already on board, including a […]

The Humble Roots Of The Mega-Hit Franchise ‘Despicable Me’

The idea he came up with – Evil Me – was driven by a simple question: What happens if it’s in a main character’s nature to be bad? As he developed the idea, he was also dealing with the creative and financial challenges of running his own company. “The money was running out, no jobs […]

Summus Render Jumping Into Virtual Animation Studio Space With Simple Animation

The virtual animation studio space Simple Animation will join a number of companies already looking to take advantage of cloud rendering and virtual collaboration on animation projects. Nimble Collective, for example, has been pushing its virtual studio as one which is done entirely through a web browser (ie. no local software or storage is required). […]

Moms In The Hollywood Animation Industry Speak Out

Cartoon Brew talked with the moms, via Skype, about the difficulties they encounter, how they make it work, and what is needed to let women, their work, and the industry thrive. It’s the first time this topic has been discussed publicly at length within the animation industry, and it’s incredibly important that it’s happening. “A […]