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‘Princess Power’ Introduces Marvelously Multi-Dimensional Young Royals

***This article originally appeared in the March '23 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 328)*** The idea of what it means to be a princess has...

Mission: Pawsible! Disney Junior’s ‘SuperKitties’ Are Ready to Save the Day

***This article originally appeared in the February '23 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 237)*** Cat lovers of all ages will have reason to celebrate when...

Director Stephen Donnelly Re-Animates a Dickens of a Tale in ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’

***This article originally appeared in the January '23 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 326)*** Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol is by far one...

‘Strange World’: Don Hall and His Disney Team Explore Family Dynamics in Uncharted Territories

***This article originally appeared in the December '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 325)*** Disney Animation’s 61st feature release Strange World is inspired by the...

‘Batwheels,’ Start Your Engines!

***This article originally appeared in the November '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 324)*** You’d be hard-pressed to find a more iconic comic character than Batman. Whether...

A Boy and His Fire Truck: Craig Gerber’s ‘Firebuds’ Is Ready to Roll on Disney Junior

***This article originally appeared in the Sept./Oct. '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 323)*** Creators of stand-out animated shows for younger kids have to make...

Exclusive: How Mo Willems & Mr. Warburton Took ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’ from Live Stage to Animated Screen

***This article originally appeared in the 35th Anniversary issue of Animation Magazine (June-July '22, No. 321)*** In the wildly popular children’s book Naked Mole Rat...

Exclusive: Disney Junior’s ‘Eureka!’ Invents a Prehistoric Whiz Kid

***This article originally appeared in the 35th Anniversary Issue of Animation Magazine (June-July '22, No. 321)*** Another brilliant young explorer is expected to brighten the...

‘Sketchbook’ Draws Attention to Disney’s Hand-Drawn Animation Artists

If you’ve ever dreamt of sitting with a master animator to learn how they made the magic that was part of your childhood, Sketchbook,...

‘Turning Red’: The Making of Domee Shi’s Transformative Tweenage Adventure

***This article originally appeared in the April '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 319)*** Pixar’s 25th animated feature Turning Red dares to go where few...

‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’ Whips Up a Topsy Turvy Treat

***This article originally appeared in the March '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 318)***   A very merry unbirthday To me? To you A very merry unbirthday For me? For you Now...

‘Big Blue’: First-Time Show Creator Gyimah Gariba Makes a Big Splash!

***This article originally appeared in the February '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 317)*** When show creator Gyimah Gariba started putting together his upcoming series...

‘Back to the Outback’ Directors Clare Knight & Harry Cripps on Their Entertaining Aussie Adventure

***This article originally appeared in the January '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 316)*** You might think that a fuzzy, adorable koala makes for a...

Fear of a Deadly Virus: Bill Plympton & Danny Leonard Profile Pandemic Life in ‘Demi’s Panic’

***This article originally appeared in the December '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 315)*** At the start of the pandemic, Danny Leonard and Lorena Hernández...

Magnificent Malfunction: How the ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Creative Team Programmed Locksmith’s Debut Feature

***This article originally appeared in the November '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 314)*** Navigating the challenging and at times cruel world of middle school...

‘My Little Pony: A New Generation’ – Galloping to Greatness Again

***This article originally appeared in the Sept./Oct. '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 313)*** My Little Pony has been such a consistent part of pop...

‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ Offers a Puppy Treat for Theaters & Paramount+

***This article originally appeared in the August '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 312)*** When a team of filmmakers set out to make PAW Patrol:...

Equine Majesty: Elaine Bogan and Her DreamWorks Team Bring Artistic Horsepower to ‘Spirit Untamed’

***This article originally appeared in the June-July '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 311)*** Throughout the years, noble equine companions have been a popular staple...

Rabbit Love: ‘The Runaway Bunny’ Hops to HBO Max

Margaret Wise Brown’s lyrical and popular children’s book The Runaway Bunny tells the story of a baby bunny who desperately wants to break free...

Diversity in TV Animation: Finally, Some Progress!

***This article originally appeared in the February '21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 307)*** In recent years, we’ve witnessed a much-needed effort to have women...
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