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5 Technologies That Are Changing Creative Work

Nalden | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology

Technology has always changed the way we do creative work, and it will continue its impact on creativity long after the technologies we name here are a normal part of everyday life.

Can Animated Rap Videos Inspire Young People to Participate in the Political Process?

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Like many young people, my roommates don't feel connected to the political process. They view American politics as a corrupt system controlled by big money, which serves the interests of big money, and functions this way with or without their participation.

The Little Prince: The Planet of Bubble Gob -- Fun, Exciting, Vibrant Animation, Bit of Suspense

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 02.03.2016 | Teen

The universe is in grave danger of extinction! The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom.

I'm Kickstarting a Series of Animated Rap Videos About Bernie Sanders and the 2016 Election

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

* If you're more of a skimmer, you can find my Kickstarter here. About a month ago, I created an animated rap video about the 2016 election. Now,...

Discover What It's Like to Visit Pixar Animation Studios

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs: An Epic Classic Now On Blu-Ray and Digital HD

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 01.20.2016 | Teen

This film was designed for all ages and I still agree. I recommend it for ages 6 to 13 specifically. Younger kids will enjoy the bright colors, dancing and singing. Older kids can appreciate how difficult it was to make this film and the storyline itself.

The Biggest Movies Of 2015, If They Were Legos

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

Warning: The above video does have a pretty big "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" spoiler. Ever wondered what a Lego version of BB-8 rolling...

-The Complete 50s Series - A Throwback that Still Charms

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 01.15.2016 | Teen

Gumby: The Complete 50s Series features Gumby and Pokey, television's legendary claymation, living one great fantasy after another in a timeless wor...

Norm Of The North - Laughs, Appealing Characters, Yet Represents Something Bigger

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 01.15.2016 | Teen

From our friends at Splash Entertainment comes the new animated feature, Norm of the North. This delightfully friendly story features a polar bear named Norm along with his three lemming friends who end up in New York City where Norm becomes the mascot of a corporation he soon learns is tied to the fate of his homeland, the Arctic.

Hotel Transylvania 2 Set Design, Although Animated, Is Still Serious Business

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 01.14.2016 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

This week, Sony Animation released a video on the production design of their Dracula-based animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 2. Even though the movie...

Best Animated Science Videos of 2015

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 12.30.2015 | Science
Jonathan Ezer

2015 was fantastic year for the dissemination of science. So many scientists have used creative animation to tell the world what they do, and why it matters. Here are my nominees for the Best Animated Science Videos of 2015.

Seth MacFarlane's 'Bordertown' Takes On Latino Stereotypes In New Teaser

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.22.2015 | Latino Voices

Ernesto Gonzalez, one of the main characters in Fox’s new Animation Domination offering, “Bordertown,” proves that as a cult...

Bernie Sanders Takes On Trump, Wall Street and Citizens United in This Epic Animated Rap Video

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

You couldn't have scripted it any better. On one hand you have Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, and on the other, Donald Trump, a multibillionaire. Where Sanders inspires hope, Trump instills fear.

6 Important Life Lessons From Animated Movies

Mihai Herman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mihai Herman

What I love the most about them is that they teach valuable life lessons in such a simple way. Although these motion pictures seem to be only for children, I strongly believe that adults have much more to learn from these "ordinary" movies than kids.

Why I Still Love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Paul Kraly | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Kraly

I must have been about two or three years old. I remember sitting under a Christmas tree, opening a present, and it was night-time, and I'd just manag...

Why Experimental Animation Is Better (And Weirder) Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts

You may remember being glued to the TV screen as a kid, watching "Looney Tunes" on repeat until your parents switched off the set with a directive of...

Mike The Knight: Mike's Bravest Mission - A Great Role Model for Pre-schoolers

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.08.2015 | Teen

Mike the Knight is a Canadian/British animated TV series created by Alexander Bar and Written by Marc Seal. It airs on Nick Jr in the US and it is av...

The Secret Themes Behind All Pixar Movies

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment

Join us as we explore how many of these connected themes apply to The Good Dinosaur, why such Pixar themes resonate with audiences so much, and how screenwriters can apply such themes to possible great success in their own projects.

The Good Dinosaur: Fantastically Funny Family Film, Perfect for Sharing

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 11.26.2015 | Teen

The Good Dinosaur, which opens this weekend, asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?

Book-Based Films Offer Evergreen Entertainment in a Soft Way

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 11.20.2015 | Teen

The Snowman is one of my all-time favorite pieces of animation. Directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by Jonathan Coates, this non-narrative film truly is filled with wonder. The haunting music by Howard Blake, "Walking in the Air," stays with me for days every time I watch this film.

The Secrets to Writing Successful Movies for the Whole Family

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.21.2015 | Entertainment

Four-Quadrant scripts and movies are Hollywood's bread and butter. These are the projects that have the most outreach in regards to which audiences embrace them most.

A Texas Startup Is Bringing Kids' Drawings Of Monsters To Life

The Huffington Post | Riley Arthur | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts

Combating the decline of arts in schools, a Texas-based start-up has set out to destroy this monstrous trend, by challenging school child...

Inside Out (DVD) - Meet the Little Voices Inside Your Head

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen

Our youth reporters have called this Disney / Pixar film, Inside Out a "masterpiece" of animation. They love the storyline which explores the bumpy ...

Fortune 500 Company Seeks Parrot. Must Be Funny

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.04.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Whenever I have my children's full attention, meaning they are only performing two simultaneous tasks on their cell phones, I attempt to offer fatherly advice on subjects ranging from drugs to fashion choices to not spending money like a Kardashian

Space Babies, Riker, Tea and Jean-Luc Picard

Carl Pettit | Posted 11.02.2015 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Jan Van Den Hemel, who puts his TNG collages together using open-source 3-D animation tools, set some time aside to discuss Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes, tea, space babies and the animated feature he's trying to get off the ground.