Whether you’re looking for something beautifully animated to watch, or simply need something to drown out the screams of your insufferable offspring, 2014 has much to offer. Whether hand-drawn, computer-generated or stop-motion, here are nine animated movies to watch out for in the coming months.
Spread out over 11 days in multiple venues, with 300 animations from over 30 countries, the LIAF prove that cartoons aren’t just for kids. Featuring documentaries, workshops and stop-motion mindfucks from the jovial to the disturbed, this year’s festival has something for just about everyone.
Pixar announces not one but TWO new feature length animations.
For the longest time animation was simply perceived as something for kids, and wasn’t taken seriously by adults. If an animated film did in anyway achieve the hallowed ground of ‘appealing to kids and grownups alike’ it was considered a pretty rare thing. Today, animated films about toys are getting Oscar nominations and reviewers like to deal out their opinions based on one neat bit of criteria: is it any good?
Revisit a galaxy far, far away… with the action-packed animated adventures of STAR WARS™: THE CLONE WARS™ on DVD. To celebrate the release on 21 March we have the Volume 2 Season 2 DVD to give away! Competition ends 29 April 2011.
Animated short The Incident at Tower 37 qualified for the 2011 Oscars – and it was been released for free online yesterday (World Water Day). It follows the lone steward of a water processing station which siphons every drop of water from a once-pristine lake. When two unexpected guests arrive, the tower’s operator learns the high cost of his ignorance…
The Terrible Thing of Alpha 9, directed by Jake Armstrong, is a madly cool animated short film that will make you gulp back your man tears in a testosteroneous way. Are you ready for our monstrously cute short film of the week?