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Pixar ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Third edition invites animated submissions in multiple categories including feature films, shorts, and this year for the first time, video game animation; deadline set for December 12.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Go Behind the Scenes with the Hatchlings of ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:47pm

Take a peek as the feathered tykes are launched into outer space, and channel their inner Cowpoke; the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds,’ is available now on Digital, and November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston to Receive VIEW 2019 Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:33pm

Prolific production designer and Oscar-winning director of animated short, ‘For the Birds,’ to be honored at upcoming October 21-25 conference.

feature film animation ANIMATIONWorld

Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

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Frenemies Unite Against an Icy Foe in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:20am

Production designer Pete Oswald discusses the challenge of creating Zeta, an engaging new villain, and her sub-zero Eagle Island lair in Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ animated comedy sequel. 

FXX ANIMATIONWorld

Workplace Dysfunction in Zero Gravity: ‘Archer: 1999’ Has Arrived

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:06pm

Chad Hurd and Justin Wagner share artwork and creative insights on our favorite FXX animated misfit ensemble that has taken its incessant backbiting to the Cosmos in a new season of robots, aliens, space battles, excessive drinking and boner references.  

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:52am

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film. 

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Bringing Cartoons Back for ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:34pm

A longtime collaborator with director Genndy Tartakovsky, production designer Scott Wills helps bring a 2D sensibility to CG production in Sony’s latest animated comedy feature.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Lynne Naylor Talks Character and Conceptual Design at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:24pm

The DreamWorks TV Animation veteran artist talks about her different approaches to character and conceptual design projects, the dynamic of realizing a strong director’s vision, such as Genndy Tartakovsky, and challenges she faced on shows such as ‘Samurai Jack.’ 

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Sony Pictures Animation’s Shannon Tindle Talks Directing Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:30pm

The creator of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ teases his new animated feature film at SPA, shares his insights on the difficulties of the creative process, and gives advice for young artists looking for a career in the industry. 

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Esben Toft Jacobsen Talks Post-Apocalyptic Series ‘The Rain’ and More at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00pm

The creator and visual supervisor discusses his world-building and design work on the upcoming VFX-driven Netflix Original Series.

VIEW Conference Blogs

WATCH: Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn Talk ‘Trolls’ Production at VIEW

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00am

The co-directors discuss design and production challenges on DreamWorks Animation’s fuzzy animated musical comedy, Trolls.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Pixar’s Jay Shuster Talks ‘Cars 3’ Production Design and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:08pm

The veteran designer details his work as production designer and art director on Pixar’s third offering of their hit ‘Cars’ franchise.

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: ILM’s Kevin Jenkins Talks ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Art Direction at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:50pm

ILM's supervising art director discusses the concept and production art pipeline on Walt Disney Pictures and J.J. Abrams' epic space adventure.

Previs VFXWorld

Visualizing the Fantastic Worlds of ‘Doctor Strange’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:55pm

The Third Floor’s previs and postvis supervisor Faraz Hameed describes the challenges of more than two years of work on Marvel’s hit supernatural superhero adventure.

Video Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Watch: Production Designer Michael Kurinsky Talks ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8:30pm

The 2016 VIEW Conference kicks off next week in Turin - watch AWN's two-part interview with the Sony Pictures Animation artist from the 2015 edition.

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