“The race for realism is over [in cg animation]”, says Perifel, who took a more illustrative approach to character posing and other elements of Dreamworks’s The Bad Guys.
Awards season comes to a close this weekend with the Oscars, which makes it an ideal time to review some of our key coverage of this year’s Oscar-nominated features and shorts.
“Encanto” could have easily become a Mirabel and Bruno buddy story, but “from the beginning we knew we didn’t want to fall into that trope,” explained Byron Howard.
Jansen’s masterful integration of archival footage, audio recording, and animation was key to the success of three-time Oscar-nominated “Flee.”
The film was made during Chile’s recent social uprising. “We were making a short film about torture in the past, while this was happening again in our country,” says director Hugo Covarrubias.
The crew tell us how they set about adapting the hit game into an animated series with lush production values.
Think of Will Vinton fused with William S. Burroughs, with a dash of “Mad Max” and The Clash. Director Cesar Cabral tells us about the making of his wildly unique animated feature.
Morgan Galen King and Philip Gelatt started the film as a self-funded passion project. Eight years later, it’s in the running for an Oscar.
Watch directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, alongside co-writer Qui Nguyen, talk about developing the tone and style of the Disney film.
The French studio wants to avoid “the watered-down things” that result from Hollywood’s profit-seeking formula, says “Arcane” lead animator Alexis Wanneroy.
We speak to the directors and designers behind Mexico’s ambitious stop-motion series.
Eric Wong, a production designer on Mamoru Hosoda’s new fantasy epic, speaks about designing the film’s vast virtual world.
Have you ever given a brain massage before?
“I think that interesting things can be done in advertising,” Leo Campasso tells us.
We speak to Joe Mateo, director of Skydance Animation’s new short “Blush,” as well as revisit some of the month’s most interesting stories in the animation world.
As the French family film qualifies for an Oscar, its creators are working on two follow-up specials.
Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua talk us through their influences, from Mesoamerican sculptures to sword-and-sorcery characters to Miss Universe costumes.
The showrunner of Netflix’s new satirical series talks conspiracies and creative collaborations.
In the new short film “The Windshield Wiper,” Albert Mielgo attempts to uncover what it is about this thing called love that so enraptures humanity.
Dan Ojari and Mikey Please explain how they made their seasonal short at the storied stop-motion studio.