#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 →

#262 August/September 2016

Puppet Masters LAIKA again pushes the boundaries for stop-motion and delivers scope, humanity and action in its fourth feature Kubo and the Two Strings.   Illumination Runs Wild ... Continue Reading →

#261 June/July 2016

      A Tentacle Spectacle Pixar digs deep to make a septopus named Hank — arguably the studio’s most technically complicated character ever — a convincing ... Continue Reading →
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#260 May 2016

#260 May 2016   Playing to Win Rainmaker and Blockade hope animation smarts turn the Ratchet & Clank game series into a hit movie.   Friendly Festivals France’s top ... Continue Reading →

#259 April 2016

April 2016 Issue #259   A Brand-New Book Director Jon Favreau and his crew go for emotion and humor with extensive VFX and mo-cap in Disney’s hybrid update of The Jungle Book.   A ... Continue Reading →

#258 March 2016

  Animal Nation Building The crew behind Disney’s Zootopia digs in and does its homework to create a convincing and modern new take on the talking-animal movie.   A Third ... Continue Reading →
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#257 February 2016

  Force Correction ILM goes back to the beginning to find inspiration for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the long-awaited next chapter in the beloved saga.   Animation Architects Industrial ... Continue Reading →
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#256 January 2016

Home on the Range Environment plays a key role in a tale that puts a twist on the classic boy-and-his-dog premise 
in Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur.   Into the Melting Pot Cultures ... Continue Reading →
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#255 December 2015

  Finding the Line Blue Sky Studios strives to recreate the authenticity of Charles M. Schulz’s comic strips in 3D CG animation for The Peanuts Movie. Stop-Motion For the Soul Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →