#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 →
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#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 →
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#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 →
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#266 January 2017

Issue #266 January 2017 A Voyage of the Heart Visits to the people and places of the South Paci c inspired the crew of Disney’s Moana to dig deeper and use every tool at its disposal ... Continue Reading →
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#265 December 2016

Open Play: Trolls jumps from a well-known but undefined toy store staple to the big screen with a big splash of color and music via DreamWorks Animation. Dreams, Made Real: The chance ... Continue Reading →

#264 November 2016

Impromptu Delivery The makers of Warner Bros. Animation’s Storks tapped into the improv skills of its voice actors and animators to  nd the right tone. Finishing Strong First-time ... Continue Reading →

#263 October 2016

  Breaking the Rules Ryan Quincy ignores the norms of time-travel storytelling in pursuit of character-driven action and humor for Disney XD’s hit Future-Worm! By Tom McLean. For ... Continue Reading →