#219 March 2012



March ’12 Highlights – Issue 219

Arrietty: A Tale Twice Borrowed
How Disney brought Studio Ghibli’s take on The Borrowers to U.S. audiences.

Saving the Truffula Trees of Life
How the team at Illumination Entertainment put a shiny new 3-D polish on Dr. Seuss’ cautionary, environmentally themed The Lorax.

Bravo, L’Europe!
Lyon’s Cartoon Movie cuts the ribbon for 50 eclectic titles created for both young and mature audiences worldwide next month.

Sunday Afternoon with Patrick
Canadian indie Patrick Doyon’s subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life.

A Chicken’s Tale Told in Three Acts
Grant Orchard’s clever first short A Morning Stroll combines various animation styles to tell a delightful story with a twist.

An Eye-Popping Homage to Jules Verne
How Journey 2 director Brad Peyton and his vfx team crafted the thrilling visuals of the 3-D fantasy adventure.

The Kinder, Gentler Robots Are Here!
The Hub’s Transformers Rescue Bots opens the door to a more peaceful universe for younger fans of the franchise.

Meet the Toy Whisperer
Disney Junior’s multinational project Doc McStuffins offers young viewers a charming heroine who helps cure stuffed animals.

Your Animation and Visual Effects Oscar Ballot!
Our special hand-picked Oscar ballot, narrowed down to the awards relevant to the animation and visual effects categories.