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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 →

#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 →