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The Forward-Looking, Retro Visual Style of ‘What If…?’

Head of Visual Development and Character Design Ryan Meinerding talks about early twentieth-century influences for the character designs in Marvel Studios’ acclaimed new animated series, now playing on Disney+.

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For ‘Loki’ VFX, Time is On Method Studios’ Side

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1:04pm

The leading visual effects studio delivers 450 shots, including key Time Variance Authority, Gobi Desert and The Expanse sequences requiring digital characters, CG set extensions and live-action plate integration, on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s raucous new MCU outing.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Nailing the Unique, Stylized Animation of ‘What If…?’

Animation Supervisor Stephan Franck talks about how the production’s creative ‘toys’ were all employed to mix 2D and 3D effects, backgrounds and characters into a visual style never seen before in Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking animated series, now playing on Disney+.

This is the Anime You’ve Been Looking For! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: Visions’ Takes Japanese Culture and Anime to a Faraway Galaxy

Lucasfilm’s new animated short film anthology showcases top animation producers from Japan, all huge ‘Star Wars’ fans, who’ve drawn upon their own heritage to create an exciting and beautifully designed set of stories, now streaming on Disney+.

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Patrick Osborne Takes Billie Eilish on a Dreamy Iconic LA Tour

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:42pm

Given only three months, the Oscar-winning animation director worked quickly to capture the Grammy-winning artist’s signature moves, weaving a hazy, noirish 80s journey through her hometown into ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,’ her cinematic concert experience performed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, now streaming on Disney+.

The Emmy Goes to? Headline News

TV Academy Announces Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners

‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘Love, Death + Robots,’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ are among the honorees at this weekend’s three separate awards ceremonies; FXX will broadcast edited highlights on Saturday, September 18, with the 73rd Emmys telecast airing September 19 on CBS.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Lasaine Talks the Not So 3D World of ‘What If…?’

The production designer on Marvel Studios’ and Disney+’s first-ever animated series discusses the difficult, tireless work his ‘five-headed Hydra’ team performs poring over every detail of the stylized, mostly 2D show’s environments, lighting, color, and cinematography.

Another Great SparkShort ANIMATIONWorld

‘Twenty Something’ Plumbs Adulthood Insecurities… in a Good Way

Director Aphton Corbin explains how a love of drawing and a fear of imposter syndrome led to her funny and poignant 2D short for Pixar’s SparkShorts program.

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Walt Disney Animation Taps Cinesite for ‘Iwájú’ 3DCG Work

Directed by Kugali co-founder Ziki Nelson, the new animated series will feature authentic stories inspired by African culture; show is set to premiere in 2023 on Disney+.

animated shorts ANIMATIONWorld

Carl and Dug Return: ‘Up’s Beloved Canine Gets His Own Miniseries

Writer/director/voice actor Bob Peterson and producer Kim Collins talk Pixar’s ‘Dug Days’ and the joys and challenges of reviving two legendary characters.

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ILM is Up to its Void in Alligators with ‘Loki’ VFX

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:35am

The visual effects giant delivered 500 shots on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure, creating the pyroclastic-like trans-temporal monster, Alioth, along with Alligator Loki and the cloudy, ambiguous world where everything pruned by the TVA is deposited.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Disney Channel Renews ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’ Ahead of Season 1 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 2:00pm

Trailer also dropped for the 2D animated comedy that just snagged second season greenlight ahead of October 1 series debut; first season guest stars include Kelsey Grammer, Natasha Rothwell, Greta Gerwig, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jane Lynch.

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FuseFX Has a Grand Old Time Variance in Marvel’s ‘Loki’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 12:47pm

The award-winning visual effects company tackles the time-stage theater, time turner effect, time collar and time door, along with set extensions, meteors and dust effects from the destruction of Lamentis, on Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

ILM’s VFX Help Marvel Studios ‘Wing It’ in ‘Black Widow’

The storied visual effects studio delivers 800 shots, tackling the high-octane opening small plane escape scenes, a Budapest shoot-out and car chase across the city, and the widows fight in villain Dreykov’s flying HQ, in Marvel Studios’ most recent MCU action-thriller.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Designing the Infinite Possibilities of Marvel Studios’ ‘What If…?’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2:00pm

Executive producer Brad Winderbaum knew right away that the limitless creative canvas his new anthology series needed to explore any story, at any place in time, could only be achieved in animation.

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Steven Clay Hunter Reclaims His Childhood in Pixar’s ‘OUT’

In the studio’s first film featuring an openly gay main character, storyline, and on-screen same-sex kiss, the SparkShorts director tells his highly-personal story of a life spent dealing with the challenges of coming out.

This is the Anime You’ve Been Looking For! Headline News

First Epic Trailer Drops for ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Anime Anthology Series

The otherworldly series features nine stories by seven Japanese anime studios, all underscored by musical legend John Williams, set to release September 22 on Disney+.

The Clones Returns! Headline News

'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2 Coming in 2022

Disney+ announces Lucasfilm Animation’s fan favorite CG animated series, about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, will be back for another season of soldiering next year.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Marvel Studios Reimagines the MCU in ‘What If…?’

Debuting today on Disney+, the studio’s first animated series, inspired by their 1977 comic anthology, tantalizes fans with alternate, hypothetical new versions of favorite stories, all observed and discussed in ‘Twilight Zone’ style by ‘The Watcher.’

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Gigantosaurus’ Season 3 Launches on Disney Junior and NOW

The hugely popular preschool series from Cyber Group Studios treats fans to new Dino characters, catchy songs, and colorful Cretaceous-period locations; Season 3 launches August 9 on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW – Season 2 hits Disney+ on August 25.

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WATCH: Scanline’s ‘Black Widow’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 6, 2021 at 2:07pm

Leading visual effects studio delivers 163 shots across 4 sequences, including Natasha Romanoff’s car exploding and rolling across a bridge in her fight with Taskmaster, for Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action adventure.

I’ll Stop the World and Melt with You! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney’s ‘Once Upon a Snowman’: How Olaf Became Olaf

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:42pm

For writers / directors Trent Correy and Dan Abraham, discovering the source of heart, humor, and empathy in the ‘Frozen’ franchise’s irascible, loveable optimist was a passion project that began almost a decade ago; nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program, the film is available on Disney+.

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