“Love Ain’t Enough” & “Spinners” will be screened at this year’s 6th annual Supertoon International Animation Festival in Šibenik, Croatia July 24- 29, 2016!

3:21pm on Tuesday 5th July 2016

Animation Hotline, will be at Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank Middle School, NJ!

Screening will be held on Thursday July 7th @ 6:00 PM as part of the Life is Animated Program.

3:10pm on Tuesday 5th July 2016

German public television is in German.

3:40am on Saturday 2nd July 2016

Feather art project for upcoming #animationhotline

3:58pm on Thursday 30th June 2016

Hey everybody! It’s summer time again and we have a little extra time and energy to start making new Animation Hotline videos. My brother Drew, Drew Grella, came out and stayed with me for a month, he’s an illustrator so he drew most of this one. I think I know who left this message also (Brenda), I think I can recognize her voice, but maybe I’ll let her chime in and let me know if it’s her.

Because we are starting new animations we will also need new voicemail messages. So please call in and leave a little story, a poem, thought, memory, or any kind of message that is shorter than a minute and we will choose one as often as possible to try to animate. Thanks for participating! :)

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3:38pm on Wednesday 29th June 2016

Huge thanks to l’Oeil de Links and Canal+ for running this piece about the Animation Hotline.  When I first watched it I thought they were making fun of me, but then I asked someone who understood French and they said they weren’t.  I have no choice but to trust them. 

9:01pm on Monday 20th June 2016

Had the luxury of sitting on my balcony and meditating in the French alps this morning. Feeling honored to be alive today. #luxuryproblems #annecy2016 #annecyanimationfestival (at Lake Annecy)

9:01am on Tuesday 14th June 2016

Leif Erikson statue in Reykjavik. Flight got cancelled in Iceland because of an air traffic control strike so got a day of exploring. #lemonsintolemonade (at Reykjavík, Iceland)

11:13pm on Sunday 29th May 2016

@franklinfurnace asked me to teach art in the public schools and I needed a #haircut so figured I would just combine the two. #stopmotion #animation #ps217 (at Ps 217 Colonel David Marcus School)

10:50am on Wednesday 25th May 2016

Machine tool chest works as the perfect pastel organizer. #latenight #lovemyjob❤️ (at Dusty Studio)

12:43am on Saturday 30th April 2016

Oh my goodness! The sun is starting to warm everything up and the blood is flowing again and although I absolutely love winter, the change of seasons always feels so refreshing. I hope I don’t fall into the “creepy guy” category.


We are starting a new season of hotline videos and although we have a bunch of really great messages, if you have a story, please give us a call and we’ll try to animate it. smile emoticon
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9:56pm on Thursday 21st April 2016

Animation Hotline, 2015 will be at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina!

Screenings will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 1pm and on Friday, April 15th at 5pm in the Animation Shorts Program 1. 

2:50pm on Tuesday 15th March 2016

Animation Hotline, 2015 will be at the 4th Annapolis Film Festival from March 31st - April 3rd in Annapolis, Maryland!

Screenings will be held at St. Anne’s Parish House, Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m & Annapolis Elementary School, Saturday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m.

6:36pm on Tuesday 8th March 2016

“Animation Hotline, 2013″ will screen at the SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival to be held April 19-23 in Providence, Rhode Island! 

9:02pm on Wednesday 2nd March 2016

“Animation Hotline, 2015 (Documentary Version)” is screening at the 2016 Media Film Festival! 

Check it out on Friday, April 1st at 7pm. Media Theatre Building (104 E. State St.) in Media, Pennsylvania.

9:31pm on Tuesday 1st March 2016

“Animation Hotline, 2015 (Documentary Version)” will be screened at the 2016 Silver Springs International Film Festival! April 4th-10th in Ocala, Marion County, Florida.

8:21pm on Wednesday 24th February 2016

Three music videos that were animated by Dusty Studio will be screened at the 2016 Twister Alley Film Festival!  May 5th-7th, 2016 in Woodward, OK.

Selected music videos:

“Spinners” - The Hold Steady

“Love Ain’t enough” - The Barr Brothers

“Wait for Your Love” - Bay Uno

9:39pm on Friday 5th February 2016

“The Night Witch” will be screened in the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival! Friday, March 24th-27th in Los Angeles

3:46pm on Friday 5th February 2016

“Animation Hotline, 2015 (Documentary Version)” and “The Night Witch” will be screening at the 2016 Love Your Shorts Film Festival!  February 11-14 2016 in Sanford, Florida

10:07pm on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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