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Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

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+.

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+.

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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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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.

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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.

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.’

Hey Mickey! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ Revives Classic Disney Designs in All New Adventures

Art director Alan Bodner pays homage to iconic sets and styles from Disneyland rides and the 1955 ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ show on Disney Junior’s new CG series, premiering today.

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Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation Gets Underway

The event kicked off May 10 with a full slate of online and onsite events including meetings, conferences, workshops, and presentations; the Best Shorts finalists will be available for home viewing through May 23 via the Retiana Latina and Filmin platforms.

Technology Headline News

Innovative Virtual Production Helps The Third Floor Deliver Ambitious ‘The Mandalorian’ Visuals

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:23pm

With Disney+’s long-awaited October 30th Season 2 premiere of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Star Wars’ series, Lucasfilm and ILM again team with the leading visualization company to create cinematic quality visuals on a tight TV series schedule; watch the phenomenal previs showreel!

The Future of Humanity ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Last Prophecy’ Sci-Fi Short Examines AI as the Savior of Humanity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:56pm

Romain Demongeot’s new CG animated film explores the role of religion in our world’s future, and whether people can exist without icons and gods.

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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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