Watch Trailers For Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Inu-Oh’ And Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’


"Inu-Oh," "Mad God"
Teasers for two highly anticipated animated features have dropped ahead of the films’ world premieres. Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh will premiere at Venice Film Festival (September 1–11), in the Horizons section. The feature is a musical period piece set in 14th-century Japan, starring a cursed Noh performer and a blind biwa lute player. It will come...

Fantasia Fest Adds ‘The Deer King,’ Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ To Lineup


The Deer King, Mad God
Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has announced the final batch of titles in its animation line-up. The event runs August 5–25, mostly virtually, with screenings geo-locked for Canadian viewers. There will be select films screening in Montreal. Fantasia’s lifetime achievement award is going to special effects legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), whose experimental...

Ottawa Animation Festival Announces Selections For Its 45th Edition, Including 7 Animated Features


The shorts/series lineup includes Joe Hsieh’s Night Bus, winner of this year’s grand prix at Animafest Zagreb; Špela Čadež’s Steakhouse, whose trailer we recently premiered; and an episode of Death Hacks, whose creator Aaron Augenblick we interviewed last year. It also features the latest work from major talents of today, including Yoriko Mizushiri,...