#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 →

#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 →

#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 →

#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 →

#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 →

#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 →