2016 Guide to Animation from Spain

Discover ANIMATION FROM SPAIN

ICEX – Spain Trade and Investment – in collaboration with DIBOOS – the Spanish Association of Animation Producers – is proud to present the 2016 Guide to ANIMATION FROM SPAIN, the perfect way of discovering Spanish content and companies at a glance.

The SPA Studios is just one of the 200 companies, producers and distributors of animation in Spain that figures in the Guide.

The publication offers you a picture of Spain’s animation industry and highlights its values and talent, as well as introducing you to companies of various sizes.

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Don’t hesitate to take a look to discover more. 

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“Klaus”, first project to be produced by Cinesite’s new animation studio

Cinesite opens major animation studio in Montréal, Canada.

These days, “Klaus” has been the talk of many. Wondering why? Many press releases came out revealing it will be the first project to be produced by Cinesite’s new animation studio in Montreal.

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Cinesite announced it will produce nine animated movies in Montreal in five years, with the help of the Quebec government. The first of these nine films will be Sergio Pablos’s “Klaus”.

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“Drawing on the sophisticated techniques developed over the last 20 years in the visual effects industry, we wanted to build a new creative home for the world’s best storytellers, writers, directors and animators,” said Eamonn Butler, Cinesite’s Head of Animation. “Whether you are an established filmmaker or an emerging writer, we want you to think of our studio as a new destination where your work can be nurtured and flourish.”

It is now public that Comic Animations will join The SPA Studios and Atresmedia Cine to co-produce the animated feature Klaus at the new facility. The holiday season film will be written and directed by Sergio Pablos (Despicable Me, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan) and produced by Jinko Gotoh (The Little Prince, Finding Nemo). The project will be a treaty co-production with Spain.

Want to know more?

Check out the full articles:

-Variety: Cinesite to Produce Nine Animated Movies in Montreal in Five Years

-CartoonBrew: Cinesite’s New Montreal Mega-Animation Studio Will Employ 500 and Produce 9 Features, Including ‘Klaus’

 

Sources:

Variety. Written by Leo Barraclough
http://variety.com/2016/film/global/cinesite-to-produce-nine-animated-movies-in-montreal-in-five-years-1201699817/

– Cartoon Brew. Written by http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/cinesites-new-montreal-mega-animation-studio-will-employ-500-produce-9-features-including-klaus-135813.html

Cinesite.
http://www.cinesite.com/cinesite-opens-major-animation-studio-in-montreal/

Business Facilities
http://businessfacilities.com/2016/02/cinesite-opens-major-animation-studio-in-montreal-canada/

Entrevista a Sergio Pablos, Borja Montoro y Juan Pablo Navas

Post in Spanish
 ArteyAnimación ha estado de visita por The SPA Studios y han realizado esta entrevista a Sergio Pablos, Borja Montoro y Juan Pablo Navas, con motivo del Programa Avanzado de Animación 2D que se impartirá allí el próximo mes.

“Además de hablarlos del interesantísimo curso que han organizado junto con U-tad, nos hablan de temas tan importantes como la formación del artista y las dotes creativas necesarias para llegar a ser un buen animador”.


Haz click aquí para más información sobre el curso.


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Animateducated: Sergio Pablos Interview

Sergio Pablos Interview

To kickoff 2016, Jim Richardson, from Animateducated Blog has interviewed Sergio Pablos on his animation carreer.

Just the beginning:

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I was wondering if you could let us know how you first discovered the process of animation?

Sergio Pablos: “My parents tell me I was five years old when I first decided I was going to become an animator. I was always mesmerized by the idea that you could breath life, movement and soul into drawings. At the time, I knew nothing about the process, but it was always fascinating to me.”

 

Read full interview at Animateducated Blog:

http://animateducated.blogspot.com.es/2016/01/sergio-pablos-interview.html 

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Chris Buck, Craig Maras, John Ripa, Sergio Pablos, Dean Wellins, Randy Myers, and Randy Haycock. 

Programa Avanzado de Animación 2D

The SPA Studios y U-Tad se unen para ofrecerte un programa sin precedentes.

U-tad y The SPA Studios se han unido para ofrecer a jóvenes profesionales y estudiantes un Programa Avanzado de Animación 2D.

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El programa proporciona a los alumnos todos los conocimientos artísticos y técnicos necesarios para dominar el Acting avanzado de los personajes en su aplicación a la animación tradicional. El enfoque del programa avanzado de animación 2D es eminentemente práctico, de forma que la formación recibida en las sesiones teóricas a lo largo del programa será aplicado a ejercicios complejos, corregidos y supervisados por los profesionales que imparten el mismo.

El programa será impartido por animadores de The SPA Studios, en activo, cuya extensa trayectoria profesional incluye producciones de animación 2D nacionales e internacionales. Así mismo, los alumnos recibirán a lo largo del programa 3 Master Classes complementarias a su formación y al menos una de estas será impartida por Sergio Pablos.

El programa será impartido en las instalaciones de The SPA Studios y constará de clases teóricas, prácticas, Master Classes y proyecto final supervisado. Los estudiantes vivirán de cerca el ambiente de un estudio de animación, al mismo tiempo que se forman en los métodos de animación 2D, aprenderán los procesos y métodos de trabajo junto a los mejores profesionales dentro de uno de los estudios más prestigiosos del sector. Para ello, contarán con un puesto de trabajo propio en el estudio (Cintiq y Workstation) con disponibilidad absoluta en horario laboral del estudio.

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Admisión y seleccion de candidatos

El programa está dirigido a alumnos con conocimientos previos de animación 2D y dominio de las técnicas de dibujo.
1.- Enviar su demo reel y/o porfolio a programa2DSPA@u-tad.com o bien adjunto con un tamaño no superior a 10MB, o bien vía link de descarga sin caducidad (p.e. Dropbox).
2.- Rellenar la solicitud de admisión. Imprescindible acompañar la reel con los siguientes datos:
– Nombre y Apellidos
– E-mail de contacto
– Teléfono
– Fecha de nacimiento
– Dirección
El proceso de revisión de demo reels será realizado por Sergio Pablos y los profesionales que imparten el Programa. Finalmente los candidatos seleccionados realizarán una entrevista de admisión. El número de plazas disponibles está limitado a 16 personas.

Información del Programa de Animación 2D

Fecha límite de recepción de demo reels y solicitud de admisión
5 febrero.

Selección de los candidatos
10 de febrero. Los seleccionados serán contactados antes de esta fecha.

Fechas del Programa
Comienzo del Programa: 22 de febrero
Final del Programa: 10 de Junio

Horario de clases
Clases teóricas: Lunes a viernes de 10.00 a 12.00 de la mañana. Revisión de ejercicios a lo largo de la jornada.
Disponibilidad de puesto de trabajo: Durante el horario laboral del estudio de 10.00 A.M. a 6:00 P.M.

Precio
6.500€

 

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Sergio Pablos and Klaus in the 40 most popular Cartoon Brew posts of 2015

We are glad to hear Sergio Pablos and Klaus are in Cartoon Brew’s ranking of their most popular stories from the past year.

“Sergio Pablos Talks About His Stunning Hand-Drawn Project ‘Klaus’”, from January 2015, was one of the most clicked posts of Cartoon Brew with over 150 comments.

Check out their latest post: “The 40 Most Popular Cartoon Brew Posts of 2015“.

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The 40 Most Popular Cartoon Brew Posts of 2015

On the other hand, Sergio Pablos stunned the animation world with his Klaus trailer, Anomalisa pushed stop motion storytelling to new heights, and the Chinese animation/vfx industry scored big wins with Monkey King: Hero is Back and Monster Hunt.

The animation industry is expanding globally at an unprecedented rate — just take a peek at some of next year’s animated features. Animation software is more accessible than ever before and portable tablets are becoming indispensable for many artists. Animation is growing in other ways, too, as the American industry struggles to be more inclusive and address the glaring lack of women and minorities in key creative positions.

Cartoon Brew remains committed to its role as the only industry resource that covers the ever-evolving global animation scene with integrity and transparency. We’re growing, too, adding more contributors to the site this year than ever before, and we’re committed to continued expansion in 2016.

In the meantime, here’s a look at our stories from the past year that you clicked on the most:

1. DreamWorks Will Shut Down PDI/DreamWorks Studio; 500 Jobs Will Be Eliminated

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2. Bra Maker Spoofs Disney Musicals In New Commercial

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3. Proof That Oscar Voters Are Clueless About Animation

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4. Sony Has Killed Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye

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5. Japan’s Animation Industry Isn’t Just Tough, It’s “Illegally Harsh” Says American Artist

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6. EXCLUSIVE: Sergio Pablos Talks About His Stunning Hand-Drawn Project Klaus

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7. Gravity Falls Creator Alex Hirsch Explains Why He’s Ending the Show After 2 Seasons

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8. Animation Is Not A Genre: Oscar Edition

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9. Pixar Announces Day of the Dead Film Coco

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10. The Good Dinosaur Could Make $400 Million, And Still Become Pixar’s First Flop

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11. Shaun the Sheep Movie Opening is Baaaaa-d

12. Disney’s Strange Magic Has Record-Breaking Bad Debut

13. Nickelodeon’s ’90s Nostalgia Block The Splat Launches Tonight

14. DreamWorks Execs Have An Incredible Reason For Why Their Films Are Unpopular

15. L.A. Animation Artist Tired of Explaining To Fans He Didn’t Attend CalArts

16. Studio Ghibli Does Cute Cats As Well As Anyone

17. Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Just Got Fat

18. CGI Pioneer ReBoot Reboots With The Guardian Code

19. 4 Potential Oscar Upsets in the Animated Feature Category

20. Drawing Tablets Head-to-Head: iPad Pro/Pencil vs. Surface Pro vs. Wacom Cintiq Companion

21. Want to Own Coraline? Laika to Auction 250 Pieces From Its Films

22. Tomm Moore on Song of the Sea, Reinventing 2D, and Dodging the Studio System

23. Cartoon Network Plays It Safe with Their 2015-’16 Lineup

24. Pixar Artists Test Drive The Apple Pencil — What Do They Think About It?

25. Brad Bird: ‘I Want to Do Another Hand-Drawn Animated Feature’

26. LEGO Movie Co-Director Phil Lord’s Perfect Response To Not Getting an Oscar Nomination

27. Watch the First Trailer for China’s Little Door Gods

28. Judge Rules Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony, and Other Studios Can’t Evade Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

29. Disney’s Descendants Imagines the Offspring of Disney Villains

30. Sanjay’s Super Team Is Pixar’s First Project to Star Non-White Lead

31. Magic of Disney Animation, R.I.P.

32. Harvey Beaks Creator C.H. Greenblatt on How to Break Into The Biz and Why Artists Should Post on Tumblr

33. This “WETA Effect” Video Is The Dumbest Thing You’ll See All Week

34. Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios Encourages Children To Create Original Ideas

35. Powerpuff Girl Actress On Being Shut Out of Reboot: “A Stab in the Heart”

36. Crashing the Boy’s Club: Women Speak Out About Gender Inequality in Animation

37. Associated Press Reports That Yogi Bear Has Died

38. Toon Boom Launches Harmony 12 and Introduces Subscription Pricing

39. One Corporation Cannot Own the Animated Feature Oscar

40. Adobe Kills Flash Name, Rebrands It As Animator-Friendly Animate CC

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