#217 December 2011 / January 2012



December 2011 / January 2012 Highlights – Issue 217

A Grand Adventure.
Global sensation Tintin finally arrives in America, thanks to a spectacular movie directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson.

Once More, With Feathers.
George Miller’s Oscar-winning, soft-shoeing penguin crew is back in the new 3-D adventure, Happy Feet Two.

Haunted by the Past.
Alois Nebel, and impressive black and white work from the Czech Republic, stands out from the rest of the happy, shiny Oscar contenders this year.

How to Create a Spanish Gem.
Director Ignacio Ferreras discusses the joys and challenges of adapting the graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) into a 2D-animated film.

A South American Snapshot.
A survey of the emerging animation and tech scene in Colombia.

Divine Digital Intervention.
Raymond Gieringer, vfx supervisor of the current box office hit Immortals, discusses how he and his team created stunning battle sequences involving both ancient gods and mortals.

Revisiting the Rainbow Connection.
It took a lot more than just armature wire and polyfoam to prepare the Muppets for their triumphant return to the silver screen.

Anniversaries 2012.
Our annual look back at the accomplishments of studios, networks, software developers and other toon town titans celebrating milestones this year.

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