Animation Articles: April 12, 2020

A selection of the best animation articles including news, opinions, and features from around the world for the week beginning the 12th of April, 2020.

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Even More Irish-Themed Annecy Films!

So I feel like a bit of a doofus for missing this last week when I posted the Matches short, but thanks to great animation website On Animation who posted them earlier this week, you can see the entire series of Irish-themed Annecy 2012 films!

As I mentioned in the original post, the films play on both the cultural and political spheres of Ireland and they do so with comedy for the former and logic for the latter, pointing out that even though there are two sides to the island, they are still one island and one people.

Very well done and highly polished by the students of Gebelins, these siren films are a series to remember.

Now that you’ve watched all of those great shorts, here’s one of the actual competition films, the hilarious 80s cartoon spoof, Space Stallions!

 

The Annecy Siren Film: Matches

The 2012 Annecy Film Festival is currently under way and the focus this year is on Irish animation. My twitter feed is currently jammed with tweets from folks either at, going to or complaining that they are not at, the festival. Nonetheless, it’s nice to see renowned animation school Gobelins tackle one of the more devastating aspects of life in Ireland over the last 40 years; that being the Troubles, in their siren film for the festival.