Early Man, the new stop-motion epic from director Nick Park and this team at Bristol-based Aardman Animations, centers on a soccer-playing caveman with a heart of gold. By Karen Yossman
Studio Ponoc’s First Magical Journey
Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi looks back at the making of his studio’s first movie, Mary and the Witch’s Flower. By Cameron Koller
How to Make an Indie Angsty Critters Movie
Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero discuss the arduous journey of making their highly original feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children. By Ramin Zahed
Oscar’s Short Film Shortlist
The top 10 toons advancing to nomination voting for the 90th Academy Awards Best Animated Short Film race. Five final nominees will be announced January 23.
Meet the Final 10 VFX Oscar Contenders
The Academy narrows down the visual effects feature players to 10 remarkable titles.
The Forgotten Crafts
In the past, animated features have often been shut out when it comes to below-the-line awards, but the tide may be turning. By Karen Idelson
The Blockbusters of 2017
In case you are keeping tabs, here is the list of the past year’s top 10 animated and vfx-driven movies at the U.S. box office.
The Night of a Thousand Toons
The Annie Awards will celebrate another year of brilliant achievements in animation and visual effects by indie artists and studio teams alike.
State of the Art: How Game Engines Shape the Future of Television
The Future Group melds real and virtual worlds in its multiscreen game show experience Lost in Time. By Stig Olav Kasin
Hot Streets, Adult Swim’ crazy, off-center new toon, is everything we need this winter. By Ramin Zahed
Producers Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder share the secrets of Warner Bros. Animation’s brightly colored Unikitty! By Ramin Zahed
The wizards of The Third Floor reveal a few of the secrets of their work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. By Trevor Hogg
Framestore makes Paddington Bear’s second cinematic journey a marmalade-filled feast for the eyes. By Ramin Zahed
Five recent anime movies offer fully realized, complex women as their central figures. By Charles Solomon