Kubo creator Shannon Tindle shares the heartbreaking story of how he had the rug pulled from under him on what was almost his feature directorial debut.
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“I didn’t initially know that ‘Gatchaman’ was a Japanese production,” says Tindle, “but I could sense that it was different.”
Animating fur in “Missing Link” required a combination of old-fashioned craftsmanship and tech-savvy vfx.
Who’s going to be nominated for a vfx Oscar? And who might slip in through the back door? We do a comprehensive breakdown of the category.
Travis Knight is coming aboard the Transformers franchise.
Here’s our coverage of the 15 contenders who are competing for an animation/vfx Oscar next week.
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ beat three Disney animated features for the BAFTA feature animation prize.
Despite losing five of its six nominations, “Kubo” still managed to do something no other non-Disney film has done in the last five years.
Watch the Annie Awards live on Cartoon Brew tonight.
This year’s Oscar-nominated vfx supervisors name their toughest shots—and they’re not all what you might think.
The Producers Guild of America likes Disney Company animated films—A LOT.
Reactions from the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers!
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The Walt Disney Company has won every VES animation honor for the last four years. Can “Kubo and the Two Strings” break the streak?
The BAFTAs expanded the feature animation category this year, a move that benefitted the Walt Disney Company.
Disney’s “Zootopia” takes the Golden Globe!
This is what you clicked on the most in 2016.
A ‘hacked’ bowling ball helped Laika’s animators create a crucial underwater scene for the film.
Stay up-to-date on which animation and vfx films are winning end-of-year honors.
The vfx shortlist includes the expected (“Doctor Strange,” “The Jungle Book”) and the unexpected (“Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Arrival”)
The Golden Globes animation category is much more interesting than we thought it would be!
A Laika animator shares his process for bringing the Moon King to life.
A handy tracker to keep up with who’s winning all the feature animation accolades in 2016.
Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name” wins its first significant American honor.
The 20 films in contention for the vfx Oscar have been announced.
“Kubo and the Two Strings” has earned its first major honor of the film award season.
Nominations for the 44th ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards were announced this morning, and Disney’s Zootopia led the way with 11 nominations. …
“Storks” didn’t connect with audiences. Was it simply a poor film or another WB marketing goof-up?
Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets” also set a new all-time record this weekend.
Laika has some very different projects planned for the future.
We go behind-the-scenes to learn how Laika animated one of the biggest stop motion puppets ever constructed.
The impressive craftsmanship of “Kubo and the Two Strings” is currently on display in Los Angeles.
SIGGRAPH can be overwhelming, so here’s an animation and VFX-focused look at what not to miss in Anaheim.
It happened! Animated features broke a major box office record this weekend.
Will Laika score big with “Kubo and the Two Strings”?
A new trailer is out for Laika’s next film.
From new visions to revivals of lost wonders, next year’s incoming animated features reach far and wide.
Laika’s fourth film, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” is an honest-to-goodness action-adventure film set in a mythic Japan.
Laika’s next film, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” will mark the directorial debut of animator Travis Knight.