The filmmaker and “Over the Garden Wall” art director reflects on his unusual career path.
The editor is one of the most important – and least understood – roles in modern feature animation filmmaking.
The Oscar-winning writer breaks down his storytelling process and reflects on the “nightmare” that was this project.
Fiery debates, deleted scenes, Dutch angles, and Sean Bean: all figure in Maidagan’s essay.
In a new documentary, animator Shingo Tamagawa explains the unusual back story to his indie short.
An effect made famous in live action also has application in animated filmmaking.
Oswald Iten looks beyond Disney’s famous songs to the six feature scores composed by George Bruns in the 1950s–70s.
All you need is a pitch outline and nerves of steel.
Want to learn a useful new skill: try virtual production.
“[It’s] kind of like the designs you remember them looking like, not so much what they actually look like,” says “Animaniacs” co-executive producer Gabe Swarr.
Vincent Alexander run us through the finest self-referential moments in animation, from Koko the Clown to “The Simpsons.”
Make this essential tool for hand-drawn animation using just a few basic supplies.
TV writer Jeff Lowell tweeted that his young colleagues know too few classic shows. His comments caused quite a stir.
Portuguese filmmaker Abi Feijó believes children should do more than just watch animation; they should also learn how to bring their own stories to life. And he’s been teaching kids how to create animated films for over 30 years.
Harvey Newman tells animators looking to enter the video game industry what to do — and what to avoid doing.
Colin Jack tells us why he started using the app — and why he published a tutorial to help others do the same.
The teams behind three projects pitched at Annecy’s MIFA market tell us what was gained — and lost — in the shift to virtual pitching.
Calderon’s Youtube channel Surviving Animation is a goldmine of tips on the business side of things.
What style has Glen Keane gone for in his first feature? Industry artist Kim Allen takes a look on his Youtube channel.
Learn to take criticism. Don’t assume you’ll learn much at school. And always think of the nose…