BOXTROLLS Oregon-based Laika is heading into awards season with the stop-motion "The Boxtrolls." Having earned Oscar nominations for its first two efforts, "Coraline" (2009) and "ParaNorman" (2012)…
Some people go on vacation in June. Bill Plympton goes to Annecy. The man dubbed the King of Indie Animation is a popular draw at the famed French animation festival, which he's attended since 1985…
If Pixar's "Monsters University" scores an Oscar nomination for animated feature, producer Kori Rae will be celebrating with a spouse who knows firsthand what that feels like.
Though tiny toons face tough road, creators take opportunity to shine
Oscar is smiling on the Mouse House this season, bestowing no fewer than four nominations on Disney-branded animated films. A nod to Pixar's "Brave" isn't surprising, given Pixar's track record, and…
Lensers adopt live-action techniques to make stop-motion more animated
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One-off teams vie with entrenched, but evolving, studios
With adaptations and sequels, toon studios win by keeping things fresh while protecting the brand
When actor Andy Serkis approaches the security gate on a studio lot, he probably should have his photo ID ready.