UK Animation

Syrian Artists Imagine More Peaceful Future In Wake Of Crisis

Julia Karlysheva | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Karlysheva

Conflict and displacement also carry with them the less visible scars of grief and trauma - feelings difficult to manage in adults, and even harder to manage in children. While it's unimaginable to ignore the effects of the war, can there really be reasons for optimism and hope? A group of Syrian artists believe so.

So You Want To Get Into Digital VFX Or Animation? Here's How...

Amedeo Beretta | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Tech
Amedeo Beretta

If you can display these attributes from the beginning of your course, your career in VFX is going to get off to the best possible start. But the learning, as any successful VFX artist will tell you, must continue beyond graduation.

My Top Ten Favourite Childhood Films

Aaron Vallely | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

Alright, let me keep this 100. I hate listicles. And this, ladies and gentlemen, damn sure is a listicle. If it looks like a listicle, barks like a li...

Finding Dory - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Anything centred around cute baby fish and lost parents is going to melt even the coldest of hearts on this exceptionally rainy August. Finding Dory truly is a recipe for waterworks, with the opening scene being pure Pixar magic.

'Finding Dory' Makes a Splash in the UK

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Finding Dory made a splash at its UK Premiere, as the rain began to pour with the arrival of the films main star, Ellen DeGeneres. Thankfully it didn'...

The Homophobic Jehovah's Witness Video Teaches Us Lessons in Parenting and Pluralism

Robert Sharp | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Robert Sharp

The Jehovah's Witnesses are going viral. Social media users have discovered 'One Man One Woman', a short animation about same-sex marriage. In the...

Women in Business Q&A: Jess Peterson, Founder and Creative Producer, Mighty Oak

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Jess Peterson (l) and Emily Collins (r.) Jess Peterson is Founder and Creative Producer of Mighty Oak, a micro-storytelling studio that specializes i...

To Infinity and Beyond - 20 Years of 'Toy Story'

Kelvin Wong | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kelvin Wong

"To infinity and beyond!" It's hard to believe that it's 20 years since Buzz Lightyear first crashed onto our cinema screens and uttered that iconic phrase. But here we are two decades, three films and 279 minutes later, and the words today seem more reflective of Toy Story's lasting influence on film and animation than its space ranger's complete lack of self-awareness.

Fascinating Animation Shows How A Fertilised Egg Grows Into A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents

An incredible animation has been released showing how a fertilised egg grows into a baby, over the nine months of pregnancy. Failed Science, a Twit...

Herbie Hound Spreading His Specialness Around the Globe

Vicky Brook | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Vicky Brook

We work hard at school, get jobs and have children. We always look on the bright side of life and rarely spend time planning for the unthinkable scena...

Legal Aid Team: An Animated Response to the Legal Aid Cuts

Jade Jackman | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jade Jackman

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Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson Can't Stop Kids Joining Isis, But These Characters Might

Tanya Silverman | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Tanya Silverman

With so much attention on the young girls flocking to join ISIS from the UK and elsewhere, surely a message like Jiya's that empowers girls and stands up to extremism should be spread.

This Perfectly Sums Up The Experience Of Going Through Passport Control In Airports

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy

We're afraid we have no idea who made this very amusing animation - but we thank Stanton Warriors for posting it to their Facebook page. Because it's ...

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

For those unfamiliar with the series, Adventure Time follows human Finn, a "mighty hero" who is compelled to protect good from evil - and he's just 12 years old. Mysteriously parentless, Finn scours the land of Ooo getting into all sorts of scrapes along the way.

This Animated Short Film Makes A Stick Figure Come To Life, And It's Utterly Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Talented high school student Alan Becker created his first Animator Vs Animated short - depicting the struggle between a stick figure and its creator ...

Combining Film and Poetry Is Child's Play

Robert Peake | Posted 14.09.2014 | 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 his ...

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.