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#280 – May 2018


#280 – May 2018


May 2018 – Issue #280



4 May Planner


6 In Praise of the Underdog

Director Alexandre Espigares leads a noble effort to bring Jack London’s White Fang to CG- animated life.

By Michael Mallory

10 Tale of a Terrific Terrier

The new feature Sgt. Stubby uses CG animation to tells the true story of a heroic dog who helped U.S. soldiers during WWI.

By Ramin Zahed

12 The Right Spirit

Led by Denis Chernov, Riki Group’s new animated feature My Friend Finnick has all the makings of a big international family crowd-pleaser.

By Ramin Zahed

14 A Fantastic Fairy Tale from Ukraine

The director of Animagrad’s The Stolen Princess discusses the creative process behind the popular animated fantasy.

By Ramin Zahed


16 Cannes Film Festival’s Animation Connection

Check out some of the highlights of this year’s much-anticipated film event.


18 Look Who’s Back!

DreamWorks’ bizarre coffee-drinking, deal-making baby is back in the new Netflix show The Boss Baby: Back in Business.

20 Misfits of the Apocalypse!

Ballmastrz: 9009, Christy Karacas’ crazy futuristic show, puts a new spin on anime and sports movies.

By Ramin Zahed

22 A Big, Busy Decade for Big Jump

The Ottawa-based animation studio celebrates 10 creative years in the business!

By Ramin Zahed

23 A Jurassic Journey for Preschoolers

Cyber Group Studios’ Gigantosaurus isready to shake up the kids’ toon playground.

VFX & Tech

24 Gorilla Tactics

Visual effects supervisor Erik Winquist reveals some of the secrets of Rampage, a high-octane movie about a genetic experiment gone awry!

By Trevor Hogg

26 Tech Reviews

Wacom’s new Intuos line, HP ZBook x2 and ViewSonic’s VP3881.

By Todd Sheridan Perry


28 Supernatural Detectives at Work

Strange powers collide in Bungo Stray Dogs.

By Charles Solomon


30 Autonomous Animator

Your very own TV network is waiting.

By Martin Grebing

Final Shot

32 A Day in the Life of …

Suzanna Olson, DuckTales line producer.


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