Breaking the Rules
Ryan Quincy ignores the norms of time-travel storytelling in pursuit of character-driven action and humor for Disney XD’s hit Future-Worm! By Tom McLean.
For the Love of the Art
Quality and creativity are the keys to longevity — and global popularity — for Aardman Animations on its 40th anniversary.
Free to Roam
Animators at Weta Digital looked to animals but were mostly in- spired by imagination in keyframe animating the star of Disney’s revamp of Pete’s Dragon.
A Two-Way Game
Ex-college basketballers bring authenticity to benchwarm- er daydreams in Comedy Central’s new animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights.
Mip Jr 2016
Henson mixes digital puppetry and animation to grand educational effect for its MIP Junior World Premiere series Splash and Bubbles.
Carton Forum 2016
Cartoon Forum honors the studios of The Emerald Isle for their creativity and quality.
Titmouse chief Chris Prynoski’s ode to fame for fame’s sake in Hollywood lands in the feature spotlight at the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Plus: A Q&A with artistic director Chris Robinson on the festival’s 40th anniversary.
VFX crews set the ground rules for the firefights, weapons and supervillain antics for Warner Bros.’ most-recent DC Comics adaptation, Suicide Squad.
Captured to Scale
Weta Digital uses motion-capture and simul-cap to give convinc- ing size and scope to The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book.
A Spiritual Update
Sony and Iloura dig up hints of the past while putting a new twist on the effects behind the rebooted Ghostbusters.