‘New Yorker’ Makes Animator Profiles Available For Free

As part of their website redesign, the New Yorker has made every article they’ve published since 2007 available for free on their website. This release of material includes some longreads about animated films and filmmakers, some of which are better than others. The recent profile on Paul Debevec is particularly interesting if you want insights on where animation is headed. If these whet your appetite, remember that subscribers to the magazine get the full archives, including their 2005 profile on Hayao Miyazaki and the 1975 profile of Donald Duck’s voice Clarence Nash.

Paul Debevec profile: “Pixel Perfect: The scientist behind the digital cloning of actors”

by Margaret Talbot
April 28, 2014

Seth MacFarlane profile: “No. 1 Offender: Seth MacFarlane has success. Can he now get respect?”

by Claire Hoffman
June 18, 2012

Andrew Stanton profile: “Second-Act Twist: Andrew Stanton, the director of Finding Nemo and Wall-E, faces the complications of live action”

by Tad Friend
October 17, 2011

Pixar profile: “The Fun Factory: Life at Pixar”

by Anthony Lane
May 16, 2011

William Kentridge profile: “Lines of Resistance: William Kentridge’s rough magic”

by Calvin Tomkins
January 18, 2010

Wes Anderson profile: “Wild, Wild Wes: A master of high style goes looking for adventure”

by Richard Brody
November 2, 2009


  • Rufus

    They made poor Stanton look huge.

    • Barrett

      Yeah, I don’t get the caricaturist’s choice there. Maybe they were working for a bad photo? That drawing looks like a Star Trek transporter accident that merged Andrew Stanton and George Lucas.

  • GW

    I enjoyed the Paul Devebec and Seth Macfarlane profiles. I’m not too interested in checking out the others.