#230 June 2013

June ’13 Highlights – Issue 230

Blue Sky Goes Green
Epic, the new animated adventure from director Chris Wedge and his gifted team at Blue Sky Studios, opens the door to a world inhabited by fantastic creatures hidden from plain sight.

Mike and Sulley’s College Adventure
Pixar’s much-anticipated Monsters University raises the bar on big feature prequels this summer.

Oz Revisited
Roger S. Baum’s further adventures of his great-grandfather’s beloved characters are given a new animated life in Summertime’s Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.

The Animated Feature Guide
Our annual dossier of toons in the global pipeline.

Illuminating Shorts
Our reporter zeroes in on four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year.

Ode to a City in the Rain
Director Saschka Unseld awakens hidden characters and tells a unique love story in Pixar’s latest short, The Blue Umbrella.

The Tale of a Boy and His Snake
Sanjay and Craig, Nickelodeon’s eccentric and hilarious new animated series, is exactly the kind of show we love to see on the kid’s cabler.

Lights! Camera! Summer Eye Candy!
How two of the season’s biggest blockbusters Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness delivered their spectacular CG Visuals. Plus, a look at the world-bending FX of After Earth.