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
Directors of 2011's animated features found their sensibilities shaped by their parents, world literature, classic cinema -- and Saturday morning cartoon shows.
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.
As traditional helmers adapt to animation, they bring techniques from the live-action side along.
Both parties benefit when outside artists visit studio
When Hollywood studios make animated features, they make them for a world audience. For example, Fox's "Rio" premiered in Rio de Janeiro, rather than the U.S., and bowed in numerous international…
Techies have long predicted that the kind of videogame technology used to render animation that runs in real time would soon surface in other arenas of animation production.