#276 – January 2018

Ferdinand’s Triumphant Journey How director Carlos Saldanha and his team at Blue Sky delivered a lovely CG-animated movie with a powerful message inspired by the classic children’s ... Continue Reading →

#275 – December 2017

  Under the Spell of Mexico Pixar’s Coco, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s music-filled valentine to Mexican culture, offers stunning colors, fantastic CG animation and a joyous ... Continue Reading →

#274 – November 2017

  November 2017 – Issue #274 Brick by Brick Animators use new and old techniques to get mini figures to jump, kick, punch and spin their way through The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The ... Continue Reading →

#273 – October 2017

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 ... Continue Reading →

#272 – August-September 2017

August-September 2017 – Issue #272 Gru Crew’s New Moves Illumination doubles the trouble by giving Steve Carell’s reformed villain a brother and a 1980s-inspired antagonist ... Continue Reading →

#271 – June-July 2017

A Serious Turn Lightning McQueen faces his most existential moment yet as Pixar again ramps up the realism and emotional stakes for Cars 3. A Kids’ Eye View DreamWorks Animation ... Continue Reading →
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#270 – May 2017

A Big Payoff Disaster movie meets teenage cartoonists in Dash Shaw’s hand-drawn feature My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea Serious Professional Development Cyber Group Studios’ ... Continue Reading →

#269 – April 2017

Blue and All-New Sony Pictures Animation’s new feature Smurfs: The Lost Village goes back to the characters’ Euro-comic past to craft an adventure sure to surprise even the little ... Continue Reading →

#268 March 2017

  Clicking Into Place The makers of The LEGO Batman Movie bring to the big screen an action-packed and emotional take on the life of the Caped Crusader. International Education ... Continue Reading →

#267 February 2017

  Hitting a High Note The journey is everything for the talent on screen and off in Illumination Entertainment’s heartfelt musical-competition comedy Sing. A Head Trip for the ... Continue Reading →