Animation Link Roundup: January 29, 2022
A teaser for Guillermo's Pinocchio, behind the scenes of an Apple II classic, feature film announcements, and a first glimpse at Studio Ghibli's theme park
• AWN interviewed the Iranian-born director of the brilliant (and Oscar shortlisted) cut-out animation, The Musician
• The 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards has announced its 2022 nominees, which includes some fantastic animated features and series, like The Mitchells vs. the Machines (up for Outstanding Film), Flee (Outstanding Documentary), criminally underappreciated series City of Ghosts and Summer Camp Island (Outstanding Children's Programming), and plenty more. See Animation Magazine's breakdown for a summary
• The studio behind Ron's Gone Wrong has optioned Marissa Meyers' best-selling YA series The Lunar Chronicles for a feature adaptation
• Distributor Asian Shadows has acquired experimental animator Lei Lei's new animated feature in advance of its debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam
• In sadder news, Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, commit suicide at age 65 after a long battle with bipolar disorder
• And also via Catsuka, one to watch out for—French director Jan Kounen is directing an animated adaptation of Ludovic Debeurme's "Epiphania"
• Lastly, Cartoon Brew's series of Oscar shortlist interviews tackles a question near and dear to our heart: What would you change about how animated shorts are distributed and watched?
I regret to inform you that we are once again talking about how great an upcoming Netflix animation looks. Nothing in the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio looks as dramatic as its concept art, but we're still excited to see it.
This isn't a new video, but this 20-minute breakdown of the art and design of the original Prince of Persia is an incredible behind-the-scenes look at a classic of video game animation.