Talk to anyone who makes visual-effects movies and they'll tell you that shortened schedules and budget pressures are squeezing the quality of vfx in unprecedented ways.
The latest sign of volatility in the visual effects business is the news that effects legend Richard Edlund is launching duMonde Visual Effects in New Orleans.
Last year's animated features took us flying through the skies in "How To Train Your Dragon" and "Legend of the Guardians" and vaulted us across rooftops in "Tangled." Animated films' camerawork is…
While Pixar's "Toy Story 3" remains one of the best reviewed films of the year, competition in the category is deep and the top prize is far from assured.
When Lee Unkrich graduated from USC film school and became an editor, he couldn't imagine that his solo directing debut would be a 3D-animated feature that would break B.O. records and generate Oscar…
"The Brain Trust" has popularly described the core creative group at Pixar Animation -- a group that notably expanded beyond animation veterans when the studio tapped Michael Arndt (pre-"Little Miss…
In Disney's "Tangled," the heroine Rapunzel has painted her fantasies on her tower's walls.
If this year's crop of acclaimed animated features have a distinctly 3D-CG edge, such as Pixar/Disney's "Toy Story 3" and Dreamworks' "How to Train Your Dragon," a peek beneath the surface reveals…
Great work involves high risk. Several of the year's most lauded filmmakers and creatives talk about the big challenges in the movies they made -- and what kept them up at night, until they got it…
If oddsmakers are right, at least two female-produced films will compete for animated feature honors at the 2011 Oscars ceremony: Pixar's "Toy Story 3," produced by Darla Anderson, and Dreamworks…
The term "hand-drawn" evokes images of pencil-wielding artists painstakingly flipping from one drawing to another to create the illusion of life and movement.