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SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Klaus’ Uniquely Combines CG Lighting Techniques with Traditional 2D Animation

Production designers Szymon Biernacki and Marcin Jakubowski helped create an innovative, distinctive 2D aesthetic for Sergio Pablos’ delightful new Christmas film, now showing on Netflix.

Feature VFX VFXWorld

Driving ‘Mortal Engines’: Weta Crafts a Dystopian World for Universal’s YA Adaptation

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.

Marvel Studios VFXWorld

Capturing Thanos: How the Ultimate ‘Avengers’ Adversary Was Brought to Life

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.’

Disney ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters Abound in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

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.

Warner Bros. Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Warner Bros. Animation Ramps Up for the Streaming Age

With a new ‘Animaniacs’ reboot and a Harley Quinn series in the works, WBA series VP Audrey Diehl reveals what she looks for in new talent and what gives a pitch that special spark.

Academy Awards ANIMATIONWorld

‘Garden Party’ Leads to an Oscar Nom for French Students

A team of graduating students from MoPA garner accolades for hyper-realistic animated short with a noir twist.

GKIDS ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales’ Gives a Light-hearted Take on Life on the Farm

Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt graphic novel for the big screen in a set of charming and gentle 2D-animated fables aimed at audiences of all ages.

Sony Pictures Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Cinesite Delivers Christmas Story ‘The Star’ for Sony Pictures Animation

Animated retelling of the nativity story from the point of view of the stable animals marks the first collaboration between SPA and Cinesite Animation.

Google Spotlight Stories ANIMATIONWorld

Jorge Gutiérrez Wrestles with the Limitations of Virtual Reality in ‘Son of Jaguar’

Google Spotlight Stories teams with Reel FX to debut new VR short that builds on the Mexican director’s past work from ‘El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera’ and ‘The Book of Life.’

Screen Novelties ANIMATIONWorld

Screen Novelties Delivers Spooky Thrills and Chills for ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Halloween Special

Stop-motion specialists Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh delve into the making of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom,’ airing on Nickelodeon on Friday, Oct. 13.

Feature Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Zooming in to the Scale of ‘LEGO Ninjago’

Animal Logic animation director Matt Everitt, FX supervisor Miles Green and CG/VFX supervisor Greg Jowle discuss the unique challenges of crafting ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie.’

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