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  • Animation: Five awards-contending directors take us behind the lines

    Animation: Five awards-contending directors take us behind the lines
    Part Pablo Picasso, part George Patton, animated filmmakers must possess an unusual mix of artistic vision and managerial savvy. Five directors who recently came together for the Envelope Animation Roundtable discussed the unique demands of the medium. In a conversation at the Los Angeles Times, Graham Annable (“The Boxtrolls,” with Anthony Stacchi), Dean DeBlois (“How to Train Your Dragon 2”), Don Hall (“Big Hero 6,” with Chris Williams), Jorge Gutierrez (“The Book of Life”) and Christopher Miller (“The Lego Movie,” with Phil Lord), tackled such topics as the pitch that goes wrong, the virtue of studio negligence and solutions for decision fatigue.
  • Complete list of Annie Award 2014 nominees

    The 42nd Annie Award nominations, presented by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, cover film, TV production, commercials, short subjects, video games, student films and honorary and achievement awards. The newest category --...

    'Big Hero 6' actors and directors look ahead to 'Toy Story 4'

    Legions of Pixar fans heard news this month that the animation studio plans a fourth installment of the blockbuster "Toy Story" franchise, to be directed by John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation and Disneytoons. Among...

    Animating a hero's journey

    Animating a hero's journey
    When Disney staged the premiere this week of its new animated film “Big Hero 6” — with a traffic-stopping red carpet and towering replica of the film’s beloved robot star Baymax — at Hollywood’s El Capitan, the film&...

    Disney's 'Big Hero 6' wins weekend over 'Interstellar'

    Disney’s “Big Hero 6” soared past Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” at the box office this weekend, as both big-budget films had strong launches. According to studio estimates, the animated action comedy grossed $56....