2014 Issues

2014 Issues

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      Issue #243 October 2014

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      Features

      Friends in Low Places - LAIKA pushes stop-motion to the cutting edge as it sculpts contrasting worlds to explore family and identity in The Boxtrolls.

      Cheatin' Doesn't Lie - Bill Plympton gets honest -- and a bit weird -- about love and sex in his seventh animated feature, all while sticking with pencil and paper.

      Festivals & Events

      Growth Spurt — Canada's deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual effects work.

      People

      Rising Stars of Animation - Our yearly look toward the future of original animation talent with up-and-coming, first-time series creators.

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      Issue #242 August / September 2014

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      Features

      Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to Turtles - ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways to live up to the mix of comedy and thrills that define Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

      Television

      BoJack Horseman - Netflix gets animated with BoJack Horseman, a comic take on a washedup former sitcom star that is the streaming service's first original toon.

      VFX

      Animals and Plants — In Space! Framestore and MPC each faced distinct challenges in animating Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket and Groot.

      Home Video

      Heist Style - The Suicide Squad takes center stage in Batman: Assault on Arkham, which mixes the gritty world of the hit video game with a stylish take on the big crime genre.

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      Issue #241 July 2014

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      Burning Brightly - DisneyToon Studios does its homework to make Planes: Fire & Rescue a theatrical release worthy of real-life firefighters' courage.

      Animation with a Mission - Filmmaker and activist Kelly Gallagher combines her love of art and passion for social justice in her collage animation Pen Up the Pigs.

      Television

      Little Stars, Big Voices - An all-star cast of the top voice talent in the industry comes together to bring a modern, comic spin to Snow White's diminuative pals for Disney Junior's The 7D.

      VFX

      A Whole New Dawn - Director Matt Reeves talks about putting the focus on Andy Serkis' Caesar for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

      Pitch Party 2014

      The Results Are In! - See which projects landed atop our esteemed judges' list of the best pitches in this year's batch. Plus: Online voting results and the Animation Magazine staff's picks!

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      Issue #240 June 2014

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      Building Up to Epic - Writer-director Dean DeBlois steers into trilogy territory on a large scale with How to Train Your Dragon 2.

      Passion Play - Documentary Between Frames uncovers hidden gems in Brazil's animation history.

      Television

      Bending Time and Space - Veteran Family Guy Producer Kara Vallow and Six Point Harness talk about developing a style worthy of the grand scale of Cosmos: A Spacetime Oddyssey.

      VFX

      42 MPC Adds Menace to X-Men's Sentinels - The secrets of animating the mutant-menacing future Sentinels.

      42 Obeying Gravity - Animators learn the physics of being a superhero for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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      Issue #239 April/May 2014

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      Return to Rio - Director Carlos Saldanha and Blue Sky Studio fly Blu, Jewel and friends into the unknown territory of the Amazon in Rio 2.

      Connecting to a Classic - DisneyToons' The Pirate Fairy steers the Tinker Bell franchise into familiar territory that closes the gap with its origins in 1953's Peter Pan.

      Television

      CN's New Bundle of Joy - Creator Skyler Page and creative director Nelson Boles spread good vibes with their original series Clarence for Cartoon Network.

      Events

      Turn it Up to Eleven - A list of 10 plus 1 shows to watch out for on the floor at MIPTV during the annual market.

      A Big Relief - New tax credits are giving an immediate jolt to the U.K. animation industry.

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      Issue #238 March 2014

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      Features

      The Past Ain't What it Used to Be! - How Rob Minkoff and his team at DreamWorks assembled a shiny, new version of Jay Ward's classic cartoon Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

      Minifigs Meet the Big Screen - Phil Lord and Chris miller team up with Aussie studio Animal Logic to construct WB's The LEGO Movie.

      Meet the Shiny Future of Law Enforcement - VFX supervisor Jamie Price and production designer Martin Whist reveal some of the details behind Sony's RoboCop.

      Events

      In Pursuit of Art and Quality Content This year's Cartoon Movie in France will highlight bold, new features which aren't afraid to tackle tough, non-commercial subjects.

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      2014 Trade Show Calendar

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      Animation Magazine's 2014 Trade Show Calendar

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      2014 School Guide

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      Animation Magazine's 2014 School Guide

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      Issue #237 February 2014

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      There Be a Cunning Dragon! - Joe Letteri, the Oscar-nominated vfx supervisor of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, discusses the fine art of crafting the dragon, those spiders and other visual treats of Peter Jackson's epic movie.

      Smooth Criminal - Toronto's ToonBox and Korea's Redrover tell the tale of a critter heist in the year's first new CG-animated feature, The Nut Job.

      A Toon of Love and Fury - Rio 2096, Brazil's entry in the Best Animated Feature Oscar race, explores the country's history and the transcendence of love through animation.

      Television

      This month, the cable network debuts Chozen, an intriguing new animated series about a white, gay rapper--and showcases a diabolically different new season of Archer.

      Schools

      2014 School Guide - Listings for schools offering animation, fx and gaming programs around the world, plus special animation education editorial.

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      Issue #236 January 2014

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      Features

      Miyazaki's Magnificent Coda - The Japanese master's final feature, The Wind Rises, is a beautiful, mature work of art as well as a deeply personal one.

      Pachyrhinos' Stirring Saga - Walking with Dinosaurs puts a family feature spin on BBC's acclaimed CG-animated documentaries about the Jurassic giants.

      A Bittersweet Biography - Comicker and filmmaker Jung Henin's autobiographical Approved for Adoption tells his complex story with animated memories.

      Television

      Intergalactic Travels with Grandpa! - Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon's quirky new sci-fi toon, takes viewers along for a fantastic ride.

      Festivals and Events

      Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race - Our special Oscar season coverage continues with a look at how top composers scored some of the year's biggest animated titles.