UK Animation

Combining Film and Poetry Is Child's Play

Robert Peake | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Peake

As part of this year's Poetry International festival, London's own Southbank Centre teamed up with the bosses of Filmpoem, PoetryFilm, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival to launch, a competition for short films based on poems.

WATCH: The Book Of Mormon Comes To South Park

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Comedy

If, like us, you love both 'South Park' and 'The Book Of Mormon', then here's a treat for you. Fan Simon Chong (creative director of London design ...

EXCLUSIVE: Hayao Miyazaki On Rising For His Final Film

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Hayao Miyazaki has announced that 'The Wind Rises', out today, will be his final feature film. 'The Wind Rises' tells the story of Jiro, with hi...

Warren United - A Sign of Things to Come for UK Animated Comedy?

Elliot Gonzalez | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elliot Gonzalez

OK, so ITV4 may not be the most high profile channel of them all, and Warren United may not be high profile enough to kick-start a movement towards more British animated comedies on television... but at least it's a start.

FIRST LOOK: Snoopy And Charlie Brown Back On The Big Screen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang from Charles Schulz's timeless 'Peanuts' comic strip will be making their big-...

We Are Most Amused: Giggles Live

Roger Crow | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Headlined by Howard, the event also boasts terrific sketches from four-part troupe Jolly Mixtures, who have extensive experience writing for radio, as well as rising star Jack Gleadow, C69 Hull Comedian of the Year 2013.

Frozen - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Frozen looks terrific (I saw the 2D version), boasts great songs (Let It Go belted out by the peerless Idina Menzel is an instant classic), and features some witty touches.

A Fitting Tribute To The Inventor Of The Etch A Sketch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Comedy

The inventor of Etch A Sketch, André Cassagnes, passed away this year. And in fitting style, The New York Times has produced this delightful illustra...

WATCH: 2013's Best Maker Of Vines?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Comedy

"People are doing some incredible and funny things with it and testing its capabilities," writes artist Moose Allain about Vine. And there's no greate...

An Animated Debate on Furthering the Scope of Animation

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

We need to ask ourselves why is it that animation studios in the west do not take risks like they do in Japan.

Why Are Five Million Kids Watching Henry Hugglemonster?

Janis Curry | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Janis Curry

Head of Disney Nancy Kanter and I have been chatting about the meteoric success of Disney Jr's latest children's TV series, Henry Hugglemonster. Starring the voice talents of Brenda Blethyn, Brian Blessed and Geri Halliwell, the show has been watched by a staggering 5.1 million viewer -the success of the show is unheard of in the industry.

WATCH: Ageing Simulation Takes Girl From Six To 60 In Five Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech

Depending on your point of view, and possibly your age, Anthony Cerniello has just showed us the elegant transition from youth to wisdow -- or the ter...

WATCH: A Tale Made Of 1,556 Instagram Photos

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Tech

There are a lot stop-motion videos out there - but this one is pretty special. Creative duo FriendsInFaux, Paul B. Cummings and Eriq Wities, used 1...

WATCH: 10,000 iPhones Domino Run

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Comedy

What do you do with a spare 10,000 iPhones? Why, set them up like dominoes and knock them over, of course! That's what animation wizards Aatma Stud...

Engage, Empower, Effect - Making a Difference With Online Video

Detlev Weise | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Tech
Detlev Weise

Charities are faced with a unique challenge compared to most businesses. They must not only encourage people to visit the website but, rather than convert these clicks to sales, charities need to engage with potential supporters, long enough for them to make a donation.

The Digital Reinvention of Comics

Dave Morris | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech
Dave Morris

Comics have always been storyboards. In the absence of today's tech, writers and artists had to find ways to nudge the reader's attention to the right word balloon, to make them parse and run the images cinematically in their mind without the intrusion of a storyboard's zoom lines and motion arrows.

Ripe for the Picking: Why Vine Offers Marketers a New Platform for Engagement

Detlev Weise | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Tech
Detlev Weise

If business has learned anything from social media, it will know very few people today have the time (or inclination) to plough through heaps of sales material. But show them something quirky, fun and fast and there's a good chance they will take notice.

WATCH: Brilliant Graveyard Sketch Wins Comedy Shorts Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Comedy

It may be less than a minute long, but this wonderful animated sketch by comedian Richard Woolford has been crowned the winner of Comedy Shorts, the o...

WATCH: God's Official Statement On Pope Resignation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the mitre to comedian, animator and all-round clever chap Howard Read for this brilliant cartoon that he's produced following the news that t...

Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

Wreck-It Ralph peddles the perfect brand of retro nostalgia. Bursting at the seams with references to the golden age of gaming, it cleverly navigates the balance between childish, yelping nostalgia and an appealing sense of technological progression

WATCH: Disney's Adorable New Animated Short

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Need a bit of wonder in your life? Got six minutes to spare? Then just click play on the video above... This new Disney animated short film 'Paperm...

Delivering your message in an age of short attention spans

Detlev Weise | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
Detlev Weise

Since the first commercially operating printing press ran paper through its wheels in the late fifteenth century, the art of communicating a message h...

Studio Ghibli and Pixar: Two Big, Beautiful Giants

Daley James Francis | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daley James Francis

The more Hollywood relies on remakes and pours money into superhero franchises that are safer bets at the box office, the more people will turn up to watch these beautifully drawn animated worlds brought to life. As long as Studio Ghibli and Pixar are open for business, it will be worth our effort and money every time.

Going for a Chinese in Venice

Rollo Ross | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

Every year in Venice, the Chinese invade the film festival with their massive army of delegates to launch a movie they hope might permeate through to make it big in the West. It's always a massive gamble, and often they don't succeed. But this year, with Tai Chi 0 I think they're finally onto a winner

How The Face Forms In The Womb (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

Looking like the gently pulsing contents of a lava lamp or the various angles of an ancient gargoyle, this video actually shows the development of a c...