Head of character animation Simon Otto helps bring more than 65,000 fantastical dragons to life for one of the biggest sequences in the culmination of the studio’s ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ trilogy.
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‘Dog Days Are Over’ for ‘BoJack Horseman’ and ‘Tuca and Bertie’ director: Amy Winfrey dishes on her ‘Free Churro.’
The acclaimed director of ‘Wolf Children’ and ‘The Boy and the Beast’ paints an intimate portrait of a young boy’s vivid imagination and how it helps him accept the arrival of his baby sister in one of the last Japanese animated features to employ hand-drawn animation.
Director Gustavo Steinberg and producer Daniel Greco tackle adult themes of political fear and media distortion in their critically acclaimed independent animated feature aimed at young audiences.
From concept art to finished frames, production designer Pierre-Olivier Vincent brings a singular touch to the final film in the blockbuster ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ trilogy.
VFX supervisor Ken McGaugh and animation supervisor Dennis Yoo face the challenges of creating a steampunk-inflected dystopian world inhabited by giant, predator cities on wheels for Oscar-winning VFX artist-turned-director Christian Rivers’ feature adaptation.
In the second part of AWN’s two-part interview, the director of Paramount’s new ‘Transformers’ sci-fi action adventure discusses the magic behind a compelling and emotional digital character performance.
VFX producer Kimberly Nelson LoCascio wrangles two VFX supervisors and multiple VFX houses to help deliver more than 2,300 visual effects shots for director James Wan’s take on the DC Comics super hero.
VFX supervisors Dan DeLeeuw and Kelly Port discuss the challenges of capturing the nuanced performance of Josh Brolin as the philosophical antagonist in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
Annie-nominated character designer James Woods details the development of a host of characters for the animated sequences in the Disney sequel, including a new look for the iconic four penguins.
The veteran producer shares insights on trusting her team of artists, producers and Phil Lord’s original vision in Sony Pictures Animation’s new hit animated adventure about an alternative, and highly stylized Spider-Man universe.
Four-time Oscar winner maximizes more organic, stone-age look with targeted CG and no 3D printing on Aardman Animations’ Annie Award-nominated stop-motion feature.
Dive into enlightenment with the first project to emerge from the studio’s newly-launched shorts program in AWN’s exclusive video and accompanying interview with director William Salazar.
Taking virtual reality onto the high seas, Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Paperman’ delves into the making of Google Spotlight Stories’ longest, most visually complex virtual reality experience to date.
Making its online debut as a Vimeo Staff Pick, Oscar-qualified short film ‘Sonder’ uses the power of real-time graphics inside the Unity game engine to achieve a distinctive 2D ‘toon-shaded visual style.
Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Chris Lawrence and animation director Michael Eames oversee 727 VFX shots -- including 677 featuring creature animation -- for director Marc Forster’s heartwarming return to the Hundred Acre Wood.
Oscar hopeful Trevor Jimenez breaks down a surreal dream sequence designed to evoke heightened emotions in his painterly short film ‘Weekends.’
Story artist-turned director Ted Mathot brings the iconic Edna E. Mode out of her comfort zone and into the spotlight in a new short film created for the home entertainment release of ‘Incredibles 2.’
Encounters animation programmer Kieran Argo delves into this year’s Oscar-qualifying international competition.
The Ottawa International Animal Festival’s director of industry programming discusses highlights of OIAF’s annual industry-driven event, The Animation Conference.
The Oscar-winning duo behind ‘Bob’s Birthday’ returns to the NFB with a new short film exploring the animal side of human nature.
Writer and directors Kevin Adams and Joe Ksander discuss the making of the Chinese-Canadian animated co-production about the bittersweet power of memories.
From the international competition to this year’s Collideoscope program spotlighting collage animation, the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival is packed with screenings, talks, master classes, parties and more.
We’ve been grooving all summer with the Pointer Sisters and Paley’s animated stone goddesses dancing to the infectious “You Gotta Believe” by Norman Whitfield -- now let’s see how they were made.