One-off teams vie with entrenched, but evolving, studios
Directors of 2011's animated features found their sensibilities shaped by their parents, world literature, classic cinema -- and Saturday morning cartoon shows.
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.
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…