10 Advance in Shorts Race

  Academy narrows field for animated short from 60 to 10 contenders. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Nov. 19 that 10 animated short films will advance ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #256

The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie By Jerry Schmitz [Titan Books, $34.95] This fall, Blue Sky’s painstakingly reverent treatment of Charles Schulz’s beloved comic-strip characters ... Continue Reading →

Gallery: The 2015 World Animation & VFX Summit

DAY 1 – Monday, November 2 Animated Movie Spotlight: The Prophet The New Reality of the ... Continue Reading →

#254 November 2015

Hatching a Hit Transition to CGI opens up a world of success for Huevocartoon and its surprise U.S. box office hit Un gallo con muchos huevos. FALL TV PREVIEW Cosmic Confidence Marvel ... Continue Reading →

View From the Top

Directors of awards-contending animated features weigh in on the key moments in making their movies and careers. By Karen Idelson. Directing a feature film is a life-long goal for ... Continue Reading →

#253 October 2015

Highlights October 2015 #253 All Hands on Drac Genndy Tartakovsky draws up a graphic approach to 3D animation in directing the Sony Pictures Animation sequel Hotel Transylvania ... Continue Reading →

A CG Cold War Redux

RISE recreates the not-so-distant past of a divided Germany for Guy Ritchie’s stylish The Man from U.N.C.L.E. By Karen ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #253

They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age By Didier Ghez [Chronicle Books, $40] In the first half of the 20th century, as Walt Disney Studio prepared to tackle ... Continue Reading →

#252 August-September 2015

Highlights August-September 2015 #252   Artists United Indie animators bring their unique styles to one of the world’s most famous works of poetry in Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.   A ... Continue Reading →

#251 July 2015

Highlights July 2015 #251 Leaders of the Pack The makers of Minions had to figure out ways to bring the little yellow helpers into the spotlight without losing their considerable charms.   A ... Continue Reading →