4 Stuff We Love
This month’s on-disc and in-print essentials.
6 November Planner
8 Illuminating Dr. Seuss’s Mean One!
The new CG-animated feature The Grinch digs deeper into the world of the favorite holiday curmudgeon.
By Michael Mallory
12 The Force Is Alive and Animated
The team behind Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Resistance discuss the making of the stunning new show.
By Ramin Zahed
16 Et le Boom Continue…?
Despite the government’s plans for France 4’s shutdown, TV and feature studios continue to thrive in France as animation becomes the country’s top content export.
By Cameron Koller
22 Meet the Global Animation Buyers
We would all love to know more about the all-powerful animation gatekeepers and execs who attend the content markets all over the world. What goes on in their busy minds and what makes them happy?
32 MIPCOM Market’s News Bytes
October is a busy month for TV and digital content producers, buyers and distributors as the MIPCOM market kicks into gear at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes (Oct. 15-18).
38 Wait … Is that Total Drama in Daycare?
Fresh TV and Cartoon Network’s Total DramaRama brings back the cast of the popular animated teen reality show spoof, but makes them younger — a lot younger!
By Ramin Zahed
40 The New World of Copernicus
Halifax-based Copernicus Studios celebrates 15 years of delivering top-notch 2D animation.
46 Autonomous Animator: Employee vs. Independent Animation Professional?
By Martin Grebing
State of the Art
47 The Evolution of a VFX House
By Adam Stern
48 The Art of Producing Perfect Parasites
Two-time Oscar-winning vfx supervisor Paul Franklin shares the secrets of creating super symbiotes for the hot fall movie Venom.
By Trevor Hogg
50 Tech Reviews
Creation Effects, 3DCoat 4.8 and the HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation.
By Todd Sheridan Perry
52 Japanese High School Kids vs. Alien
Adapted from Yusei Matsui’s manga, Assassination Classroom is a sci-fi coming-of-age story with everything on the line.
By Charles Solomon
54 Emotional Reality
Directed by Jeff Gipson, Disney’s first original VR short Cycles follows the lives of a family in a mid-century home.
By Tom McLean
56 A Day in the Life of … Ceri Barnes!
This month, we catch up with the lovely showrunner of popular British kids’ show Floogals.