#281 – June-July 2018
A Mouth-Watering Short
Domee Shi’s Pixar short Bao satisfies artistic appetite.
10 Questions for Nina Paley
The acclaimed flmmaker, artist and self-described hermit discusses her new feature Seder-Masochism.
Surviving the Taliban
Les Armateurs’ upcoming 2D-animated movie The Swallows of Kabul paints a frank picture of the harsh realities of life in Afghanistan.
Animation at the Movies: 2018 and Beyond
As the summer blockbuster season arrives, we undertake to give you a quick, comprehensive guide to the tentpole toons, eye-opening imports and underdog entries coming to theaters in the next couple of years.
Score One for Animation
Some of the top composers working in the animated feature arena discuss the essentials of their craft.
Music to Soothe the Toon Beasts
The talented composers behind some of today’s best-loved animated shows discuss their creative process.
A Few Words from Monsieur le Directeur
Marcel Jean, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival’s artistic director, shares a few trade secrets about this year’s amazing line-up.
A Sneak Peek from Paramount and Ilion
DreamWorks to Unveil New Shorts at Annecy
10 Minutes with Pierre Sissmann
CEO of Cyber Group Studios,
Six Short Gems to Catch at Annecy
We had the chance to interview some of the diverse animation artists from around the world who are screening their colorful and highly entertaining projects at the world-class event.
A Pilgrimage to the Home of Astro Boy
Our correspondent pays a visit to Tezuka Productions in Saitama.
Riding the Toon Boom in Brazil
The animation sector is benefiting from the growing appetite for content in the country.
The Cry of the Long-Haired Camel
TV animation veteran Josh Selig takes us along on his recent trip to China and tries to decipher the country’s new government content policies.
Modern Moose and Squirrel Madness
Jay Ward’s beloved characters are back in DreamWorks’ clever new reboot of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
An Animated Guide to City Life
Shane and Chris Houghton’s Big City Greens lands on Disney Channel this month.
Cloudy with a Chance of Friendship
Michael Dudok de Wit and Christophe Erbes’ best-selling book about a boy’s friendship with a cloud becomes a charming new animated show.
Having His Cake and Eating It, Too!
Jan Pinkava and Mark Oftedal talk about the making of their brilliant new Google Spotlight VR short, Piggy.
Immersed in the Magic of Méliès
Google Spotlight’s Back to the Moon VR short pays homage to the wonderful illusions of the French cinema pioneer.
Up Close with Dogs and Puppets
Hot VR studio Felix & Paul is not afraid to experiment with bold new visuals.
Riding with Mickey, Minnie and the Minions
New attractions at Universal and Disney parks use state-of-the-art animation to elevate the ride experience.
More Magic from the Merc with a Mouth
Visual effects supervisor Dan Glass discusses the secret formula behind Deadpool’s second unpredictable cinematic outing.
Meet the New Hybrid Dinosaurs
With the arrival of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the summer vfx season officially kicks into high gear.
Your job as a business.
Now Enrolling Young Superheroes!
My Hero Academia blends two popular anime genres: Superhero action and high school drama.
A Day in the Life of …
The feline force behind Simon’s Cat.