Nancy Phelps reports on the first Annecy International Animation Festival under the leadership of new creative director Marcel Jean.
Fred Patten explores Disney Legend Floyd Norman’s colorful and informative history of working at the legendary studio.
After merging with The Foundry, can Luxology and their new release compete with Maya, Softimage and Lightwave?
Tom Sito’s new book is the definitive take on computer animation history and CG’s rapid rise to creative content technological hegemony.
Fred Patten reviews the comprehensive coffee table book showcasing the beautiful artwork from Pixar’s Monsters University.
Fred Patten looks at this visual feast of concept art, sketches, storyboards and other digital art from Blue Sky’s latest animated feature.
A stellar Motion Picture Academy VFX Convergence program shines a welcome spotlight on the world of previsualization.
James Gartler takes us through key visual effects-driven films still waiting to hit theatres this winter.
Digital compositor Daniel Molina takes a look at the Foundry’s latest Nuke release.
Charles Solomon’s new book provides an extensive history of the beloved Peanuts franchise’s 46 year history of TV specials and theatrical features.
In Part 1 of his 3-part review of Hayao Miyazaki’s book, Peter Tieryas looks at the early life of the pioneer animation director.
Lou Scheimer’s autobiographical Filmation history is a must read for anyone interested in the formative years of "Saturday Morning Cartoons."
Mark Salisbury’s new book provides in splendid detail Ridley Scott’s storyboards, film stills, concept art and other visual materials from his sci-fi epic, Prometheus.
Key rendering, modeling and camera enhancements along with new sculpting tools make this a robust and worthy upgrade.
Karl Cohen discusses the art of Ben Ridgway, Zeitguised, Max Hattler, Andrew Jones and PES as examples of a new aesthetic in animation.
Fred Patten reviews Robert McKimson Jr.’s richly detailed new book about the life and career of his prolific father and uncles.
Jennifer Lee and Maggie Malone take an in-depth look at the visual development stages of Disney’s latest animated feature.
Fred Patten looks at Giuseppe Cristiano’s comprehensive new guide book for storyboarding professionals.
This lush new book is a must have for fans and for anyone looking to dig deep into character design progressions.
Fred Patten takes an in-depth look at a new book chronicling the history of animation under the Third Reich.