Article Type: Interview
Pete Docter remembered me – or at least my Route 66 pin. I have a whole collection of them, shiny metal lapel pins I’ve gathered over the years. Pete arrived and our chat began. I started by mentioning I’d last seen him way early in the year at Disney’s New York screening room. “And you were wearing the Route 66 pin,” Pete said without a pause. “A different jacket, but I remember the pin.” When you’re in charge of a $175 million film, you develop an eye for details.
Rick DeMott had a chance to ask CTN Animation Expo organizer Tina Price a few questions about the event so you'll know what to expect.
Rick DeMott talks with Fanboy and Chum Chum creator Eric Robles about his first series and his 15 years in the animation business.
In the second part of our Iron Giant tribute, Artistic Coordinator Scott Johnston discusses the technology that helped match the 3D to the 2D so smoothly.
In her next two columns, Nancy Cartwright has a revealing conversation with legendary casting director, voice director and voice actress Andrea Romano.
The second in the seasonal Tinker Bell movies comes to Blu-ray and DVD today from Walt Disney Home Ent., and we find out what's new with our favorite fairy.
Prime Focus has a new tool for converting 2-D to 3-D more quickly and efficiently, and Mike Fink tells us all about it.
Traditional animation is definitely back at Disney and the directors of The Princess and the Frog give us a sneak peek.
The director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars discusses "Rise of the Bounty Hunters" and a host of new animated wrinkles in season two.
Rick DeMott had a chance to chat with Heather Kenyon, Head of Sales and Project Development at Starz Animation, to find out more about the growing studio.
Rick DeMott talks with producer Tom Klein about the challenges of creating the R-rated, 2D animated film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, directed by Rob Zombie.
Sony's new CTO Rob Bredow discusses cutting edge technology on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alice in Wonderland and Arthur Christmas.
James McQuaide tells us what it was like working on Gamer with the directing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, makers of Crank.
The hot Russian director Timur Bekmambetov gives us his take on 9 and an exclusive sneak peek of his other projects, including the supernatural Moby Dick.
Shane Acker discusses how he pulled off his long-awaited feature directorial debut as well as his latest short at Gnomon and future projects.
Whether you’re at Anime Expo LA, Comic-Con, or any of the various cons around the country young artists are intrinsic to the landscape; they are the future of the biz. The artist alley is always lined with individuals “hocking their wares” and producing impromptu sketches. These streets are teeming with creative, hungry talent.