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#226 January 2013
#226 January 2013 – Highlights
• A Valentine to a Vanished Era
Goro Miyazaki’s delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies..
• A New House of Horror
Spanish helmer Raul Garcia pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe in the CG-animated short, The Fall of the House of Usher.
• In the Beginning…
Minkyu Lee discusses his Annie-winning, Oscar short-listed, Genesis-themed short, Adam and Dog.
• Oscars ’13: The Winning Scores
The composers of some of the best animated soundtracks of the year discuss their craft and inspirations.
• The Return of a Seasonal Friend
Channel 4 and Lupus Films revive Raymond Briggs’ beloved characters in a new animated special The Snowman and the Snowdog.
• Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob
How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in the It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! special.
• Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger
VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.
• 2013 Anniversaries
We celebrate the toon old-timers (and some fresh faces) celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.