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Jérémie Noyer Author Archive

Some time with Borrowed Time directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Time and redemption figure into this moving western tale, from two Pixar animators, who exclusively tell us about developing their film.


Animated short Borrowed Time makes its online debut

“A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.” That’s the story of Borrowed Time, a new, independent short directed by Pixar artists […]


Around the world with Mila: interview with art director Alexandra Kavalova

As the production of the promising independent short surges ahead, we have an exclusive chat with the project’s Bulgarian-Canadian art director.


How Disney historian Didier Ghez wrote (twice) as he pleased…

We talk to Ghez about the second book in his series that sheds light on unsung Disney artists and their work.


Around the world with Mila: interview with Visual Development Supervisor Cesar Alejandro Montero Orozco

Our latest update on the development of Mila focuses on the look of this ambitious independent short.


The Art of Moana cover art revealed

Chronicle Books has just revealed the cover of their latest title in their series showcasing artwork from the creation of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest releases. The 160-page-book, written by The Art of Wreck-It Ralph author Maggie Malone and The Art of Zootopia author Jessica Julius is scheduled for November, 15. The stunning artwork in […]


Legendary Imagineer Rolly Crump documentary website now live

The Whimsical Imagineer, a new documentary on legendary Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump that premiered at the prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival several months ago and was honored with the Audience Favorite Award, is continuing to attract attention, screening this month at Walt Disney Imagineering, the Walt Disney Family Museum and the film festival circuit. Coinciding […]


Around the world with Mila: Additional Character Designer Matthew Bates

Our exclusive look at Mila continues with another key member of the production team.


Around the world with Mila: Writer (and Director) Cinzia Angelini

The driving force behind this special project tells AV how she translated family memories into a short film, in this exclusive interview.


Composer Mark Watters on Disney’s Silly Symphonies music

We learn about the music from the classic shorts, and how it was arranged for the upcoming LACO concert, in this exclusive interview.


Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi talk about “rising” Moom

The creators of The Dam Keeper found new challenges in adapting a Japanese book for their latest project.


Around the world with Mila: Producer Andrea Emmes

Our exclusive series, detailing the unique production of a very special film, begins with interviewing its producer.


Into The Forest Of Enchantement – A Disney Musical Adventure at Disneyland Paris

Our exclusive interview with the creatives behind Disneyland Paris’ new show sheds light on creating entertainment for the parks!


Into The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Studio Cast Recording with Music Supervisor Michael Kosarin and Orchestrator Michael Starobin

The pair discuss their contributions to the stage version of Alan Menken’s musical.


The Art Of The Good Dinosaur and Funny! 25 Years Of Laughter From The Pixar Story Room

A peek at Chronicle’s two most recent Pixar art books.


Sanjay Patel talks about his Super Team

Any film is served best if its story can be told from a personal perspective. Read to find out how Patel’s heritage informed his short film, which precedes The Good Dinosaur.


Inside Animation Supervisor Victor Navone’s mind

Our exclusive interview spotlights one of the key talents behind Pixar’s masterpiece Inside Out.


Animation visionary Glen Keane talks about Nephtali

Our exclusive wide-ranging interview focuses on Keane’s new short, touching on dance, music, faith, and the new technologies shaping animation in unimaginable ways.


How Disney historian Didier Ghez wrote as he pleased…

Ghez tells AV how his new book sheds light on previously overlooked artists of the Disney studio, and why fans should be excited about his discoveries.


How concept artist Dawn Brown transformed into a director for House Of Monsters

Our exclusive interview with the creator of the acclaimed web series examines her path from Oz to web stardom.


Oscar-nominated short The Dam Keeper to become a graphic novel

Of pigs and men – Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi talk about The Dam Keeper

Our exclusive interview looks at how two former Pixar artists created a singluar style for their new animated short.


A Duet with Glen Keane

The legendary animator discusses how new technology mixed with traditional craft to form his breakthrough Google animation.


Animator/Director Nassos Vakalis invites us to his Dinner for Few

Nassos Vakalis discusses his short film Dinner for Few, an allegorical take on how every system so far created by man inevitably ends with a few eating while the rest struggle to survive.


Ratatouille: The Adventure at Disneyland Paris: Pixar Creative Director Roger Gould talks about an “animated” attraction

Just as the exciting new ride opens, we have an exclusive interview direct from France about this innovative and unique attraction.


Great songs never die: how animation students are bringing a fresh touch to Aria For A Cow

We continue our look at the production of the short based on the Howard Ashman song, by meeting the students who are making a major contribution to the project.


Upcoming Smurfs movie blog

Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), director of Sony Pictures Animation’s brand new all-animated computer-generated Smurfs feature film, launched his official blog this morning at www.SmurfsProductionBlog.com The blog, called The Blue Print, will chronicle his journey directing the animated comedy, feature guest contributors and offer exclusive glimpses at the making of film. First up […]


Great songs never die: how art director Amos Sussigan is crafting the look of Aria For A Cow

We check in on the production of the short based on the Howard Ashman song, and look at its visual style.


Composer Frode Fjellheim on Frozen‘s native spirit

We speak with the Norwegian composer about helping to give the Disney hit its own unique sound.


Sony Pictures Animation unveils updated production slate

SPA has just announced their production slate. It includes Kelly Asbury (Shrek2, Gnomeo & Juliet) directing an all-animated new Smurfs film with new designs and environments, scheduled for August 2015, and Genndy Tartakovsky directing Hotel Transylvania 2 eyeing September 2015, Popeye and developing an original idea entitled Can You Imagine?. The first concept art of […]



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