#266 January 2017

266_AniMag_January17_960

Issue #266 January 2017

A Voyage of the Heart
Visits to the people and places of the South Paci c inspired the crew of Disney’s Moana to dig deeper and use every tool at its disposal make a movie that lived up to the reality.

Persevering, with Delicacy
Director Claude Barras faced technical and emotional challenges in adapting a heartfelt and sensitive tale into the award-winning feature My Life as a Zucchini.

Shooting for Evergreen Status
Nickelodeon Animation Studio pours the quality into the original animated TV movie realm with its new Christmas special, Albert.

Up in the Air
With Oscar’s picks for VFX in recent years running a wide gamut, the race for this year’s trophy is wide open with everything from traditional space drama to heartfelt children’s tales.

On Top of the World
The industry’s best and brightest come together to communicate, celebrate their accomplishments at the fifth annual World Animation & VFX Summit.

Animation Magazine Turns 30!
A look back at our early years presages an anniversary year of surprises and celebrations.

The Doctor Is In
VFX artists prescribe a dose of Steve Ditko and a dash of Inception to create the unusual mystical dimensions that form the backdrop for Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

A Magical Menagerie
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them recruits multiple visual effects companies to bring to life the creatures populating J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel.