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  • Cartoons We Love as Adults

    Why do we love cartoons? They’re art, they’re short, and they make us laugh and cry and experience a rainbow of emotions. And most of all, they help us reconnect with our inner child. Here’s what to add to your watch list this long weekend.


  • White New Year: Soviet Cartoons Sparkling with Snow

    The winter wonderland in St. Petersburg can melt in a minute but the magic of old Soviet cartoons where snow is setting the stage has withstood the test of time. Turn on translation subtitles or practice your Russian as you gear up for real snow. 


  • 5 Animated Movies to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

    Trick or treat! With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate all things creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. And what better way to do that than turn this day of mischief into a dusk-to-dawn movie marathon? Let’s spice it up with some werewolf bunnies, haunted houses with living and breathing monsters, and giant spider-like creatures with buttons for eyes (yuck!) for some chills and laughs.


  • Love, Death & Robots: Deadpool Director’s Love Letter to Nerds

    On March 15, Netflix launched its new animation anthology Love, Death & Robots. Produced by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and David Fincher (Fight Club), this series of 18 Sci-Fi shorts is a brainchild of teams from 11 countries. Such a potpourri of ideas boiled down to a kind of animation speed dating with no plot strings attached, instead opting to woo the hearts and minds of spectators with its dazzling visual effects and spectacular genre variety.


  • Ins and Outs of Modern Animation

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominees for the 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. Shortlisted in the Best Animated Feature are Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, and The Incredibles 2. The winner will only be announced on February 24; for now, let’s dive into the inner workings of how these stories are brought to life.


  • VR and the Future of Digital Art: The Fourth International Animation Assembly in St. Petersburg

    In late October, the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design hosted the Fourth International Animation Assembly. One of this year’s main topics of roundtable discussions, lectures and workshops was the use of digital technologies. ITMO University showcased virtual reality tech in a special demo area at the event. ITMO.NEWS learned how students create thesis projects at the intersection of art and science, and put down the highlights from a lecture by digital artist Rinat Khabirov.


  • 15 Popular Science Cartoons on Anything and Everything

    October 28 is the International Animation Day. On this day in 1892, French artist and inventor Emile Reynaud publicly presented his Théâtre Optique”, the first animation technology. Among other things, animation has often been used to explain science in a simple and comprehensible manner. In order to commemorate this ground-breaking invention, we propose you watch some popular science cartoons!