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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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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+.

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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.

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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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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.’

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Marvel’s Animated ‘What If…?’ Already Wowing Critics

The multiversal, hypothetical scenario exploration series rolls out August 11 on Disney+ with nine mind-bending episodes, including a super soldier Peggy Carter, T’Challa as Star-Lord, Marvel zombies, and more.

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Surreal and Psychedelic: The Foo Fighters ‘Chasing Birds’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:34pm

Inspired by ‘Yellow Submarine’ and dreamy 60s visuals, Emlyn Davies and Josh Hicks first take viewers to a vibrant euphoria, then a distorted hellscape, in the animated short supporting the ‘Medicine at Midnight’ album.

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Jon Bokenkamp Shines Light on Animated ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7 Finale

During Comic-Con panel, showrunner explains decision on integrating live-action with comic-style toon-shaded animation to finish episode halted due to the novel coronavirus.

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How Proof’s Fully Animated Previs Helped Save the ‘The Blacklist’ Season Finale

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:57pm

With production shutdown due to COVID-19, the hit NBC series finished its final Season 7 episode by integrating 20+ minutes of toon-shaded animation with live-action.

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Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

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Netflix Sets February 15 Premiere for ‘The Dragon Prince’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:25pm

Nine new episodes of animated fantasy series will continue the adventures of the show’s young heroes in their quest to stop an historic conflict from escalating into all-out war.

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Humans, Elves and Dark Magic Collide in New Netflix Original, ‘The Dragon Prince’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 14, 2018 at 3:01pm

Wonderstorm’s creative team of Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond and Giancarlo Volpe delve into the making of the first season of their epic series centered around three unlikely heroes and their quest to stop an all-out war.