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  • OSCAR WATCH: An In-depth Q&A with Kubo and the Two Strings Animator Jeff Riley
    By: Animation Mentor

    Feb
    2017
    22
    Jeff Riley, Kubo and the Two Strings

    While stop motion animation is, in many ways, a completely different world, there are actually some surprising similarities with 3D animation as well! Still we had some questions, and Jeff Riley—animator for LAIKA’s Annie- and BAFTA-Award-winning, Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings—was kind enough to give us an in-depth behind-the-scenes peek at what it’s like to work in stop motion animation. Whew, that was a mouth-full list of awards. Go Kubo!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Movies Coming Out in 2017: What to Watch
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jan
    2017
    23

    Everyone knows that 2016 was an AMAZING year for the movies. Just in case you need a refresher, here's our round-up of the best animation of 2016. Okay, now that you’re up to speed, it’s time to look to the future! 2017 looks like it’s going to be another mind-blowing year in entertainment, so to help you keep track here’s a list of some highlights to look forward to in the year to come. You'll want to bookmark this one!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • The Best Animation of 2016: Animation Mentor Staff Picks
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jan
    2017
    11

    For all the trials and tribulations that 2016 brought us (RIP Princess Leia) it’s important to think back on all the good moments we had as well. There were so many inspiring and groundbreaking animated moments over this past year that we had a seriously hard time choosing our favorites—but we ultimately decided we were up to the task! So start the year off right and get inspired by these incredible animated works. Here are our favorite films, games, shorts, and characters of 2016.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • 5 Animated Movies to Watch on Netflix Over the Holidays
    By: Animation Mentor

    Dec
    2016
    08
    DreamWorks Penguins of Madagascar

    When the weather is colder and the days are shorter, nothing feels better than curling up with a good book—or a good animated movie! Even if your holiday season is too hectic to spend the whole time kicking back, you can always put a movie on while you’re wrapping or cooking or whatever you’re doing!

    It’s the time of the year to treat yo’ self! And we’ve got a great list of 5 ways to do that—all available via Netflix. As an added bonus, all of these movies were worked on by Animation Mentor alumni and/or mentors! Just grab some popcorn and enjoy.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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