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.
In the animation world, all voice actors know the drill.
While live-action films cast actors, then use costumes and makeup to achieve the look they want, animated productions get to design their characters, limited only by imagination.
While the animation industry carefully watches the fate of Disney's hand-drawn "The Princess and the Frog" to see if traditional toon techniques can compete in a CG-dominated industry, another…
"Topical animation" on TV sounds like an oxymoron, since animation typically takes so long that up-to-the-minute references are impossible. Not anymore.