#235 December 2013

#235 December 2013

#235 December 2013

December ’13 Highlights – Issue 235

Disney on Ice
Frozen, the studio’s 53rd animated feature, puts a modern spin on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

The Tale of an Unlikely Friendship
Director Benjamin Renner discusses the making of his beautifully crafted, 2D feature Ernest and Celestine.

Khumba Earns Its Stripes
The scoop on South African indie Triggerfish’s second feature.

A Heartwarming Message
Hiroyuki Okiura’s long-awaited A Letter to Momo comes to U.S. theaters thanks to GKIDS.

Plympton Goes Noir
The New York indie darling puts the finishing touches on Cheatin’, his quirky homace to hard-boiled Hollywood thrillers.

The Best of Both Worlds
How director Lauren MacMullen and her team crafted the wonderful new Mickey Mouse short, Get a Horse!, showcasing a remarkable marriage of 2D and CG.

Swept Away
The team behind the two Gruffalo specials delivers another family gem, the charming CG-animated special Room on the Broom.

The View from the Top: 2013 Edition
We tracked down some of 2013′s big-shot animation directors and asked them a few questions about their movies, the state of the industry and what keeps them passionate.