#280 – May 2018

May 2018 – Issue #280   Frame-By-Frame 4 May Planner Features 6 In Praise of the Underdog Director Alexandre Espigares leads a noble effort to bring Jack London’s White ... Continue Reading →

#279 – April 2018

4    April Planner 6   Apocalypse Bow Wow Wes Anderson’s amazing new animated feature Isle of Dogs delivers wonderful visuals, a clever cast of canine puppets and a thoughtful ... Continue Reading →

#278 – March 2018

Pulling Rabbits Out of Hats How director Will Gluck and his team at Animal Logic brought the furry creatures of Peter Rabbit to life. The New French Connection Ankama and Planet Nemo ... Continue Reading →

#277 – February 2018

  Prehistoric Plasticine Perfection Early Man, the new stop-motion epic from director Nick Park and this team at Bristol-based Aardman Animations, centers on a soccer-playing ... Continue Reading →

#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 →