#273 – October 2017

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October 2017 – Issue #273

A Hand-Painted Valentine to Van Gogh
Billed as the world’s first fully oil-painted animated feature film, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent is a stunning achievement and a marvel to behold.

Back in Action
Disney TV Animation relaunches fan-favorite series DuckTales, remixing Carl Barks’ iconic adventures with a modern sensibility.

Colorful Solutions Offered Here!
The new Netflix preschool series True and the Rainbow Kingdom centers on a smart, problemsolving heroine in an eye-popping digital universe.

Playing to Win
The creator of Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes chats about his hot new show and the secrets of his success.

Full Circle
Sprung from the comics biz, Man of Action has flourished as animation hit-makers ready to cement their signature creation Ben 10 as an evergreen franchise.

The Toon Pitch Parade of Toulouse
The projects featured at this year’s Cartoon Forum offer a dazzling diversity of visuals and subject matter.

Double Exposure
Two highly original, new films by Japanese auteur Masaaki Yuasa will be showcased at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival.

No Time for Conventional Narratives!
The 2017 Edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival promises to deliver a fresh slate of inspiring, highly original and irreverent toons.

Viva El Festival!
The annual Mexican animation event from Pixelatl ups the ante with more high-powered stars and inspiring panels and programs.

The Art of Curbing CG Noise
How a UCSB computer science student helped Pixar develop a new noise-eliminating solution.