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Jérémie Noyer Author Archive

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 […]


Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Pete Travers talks “wonderfood” VFX in Cloudy 2

The Visual Effects Supervisor discusses his role in crafting the entertaining and visually imaginative sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.


Jeffrey: the series to make its debuts January 28

Jeffrey: the series, a new animated web-series created by long time Disney animator Dan Lund is premiering Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Jeffrey is taking the midlife crisis and giving it a fabulous make over one animated webisode at a time. Beyond the weekly episodes, this character is alive and “in the moment,” having a presence […]


Disney historian Didier Ghez takes us for a “Grand Tour” with Walt

The new book, over two decades in the making, enlightens fans about the surprising significance of the Disneys’ 1935 European adventure.


Great songs never die: how director Dan Lund is giving a new life to Aria For A Cow

Read how a “lost” Howard Ashman song is getting the opportunity to get the audience it deserves – by being made into an animated film.


Director Luiz Bolognesi tells A Story Of Love And Fury

We have a chat with director Luiz Bolognesi of the intriguing Rio 2096, the Annecy winning animated film from Brazil.


Author Charles Solomon puts the chill to us with The Art Of Frozen

The well-known animation historian shares his insight on the making of Disney’s latest hit, from its accelerated production to its ultimate triumphs.


Pete Nash talks “wonderfood” animation in Cloudy 2

The director of the Sony Pictures Imageworks sequel speaks to AV exclusively about the film’s design and its breakout original characters.


Director Stephan Franck tells The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow

The director takes Animated Views’ Jérémie Noyer behind the scenes of the Smurfs’ latest “mini-movie” adaptation of a literary classic, set to hit stores next week.


Senior Technical Director Michael Muir mixes art and science in Smurfs 2

Muir explains the role of a technical director and reveals the challenges of working on CG characters versus live-action ones, for the Smurfs’ latest theatrical outing.


From Johan to Jordan: Peyo’s daughter tells the Smurfs’ story

Véronique Culliford recalls how her father, Peyo, created the original “blue man group” and examines how his legacy continues in The Smurfs 2.


Open the door to The Art Of Monsters University!

Author Karen Paik explains the creativity and technological advances Pixar used to make the blockbuster prequel and how Monsters, Inc. influenced that development process.


Great and Powerful concept artist Dawn Brown journeys to Oz!

Concept artist Dawn Brown leaves Kansas to speak with Animated Views about the the visuals of Oz The Great and Powerful and how this trip to the “merry ol’ land” is unlike anything audiences have seen before!


Dig in to the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 trailer!

The trailer of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is now available on Yahoo! Movies. In this brand-new story, Flint discovers that his most infamous machine – which turns water into food – is still operating and is now creating mutant food beasts. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Flint and his […]


Unique Props from ParaNorman auctioned

Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California is hosting the online auction of two props used in LAIKA and Focus Features’ comedy thriller ParaNorman, which is Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. The internet auction is coordinated through Profiles in History, from Friday, February 22nd to Monday, March 4th. All proceeds will help to […]


The Boxtrolls : LAIKA and Focus Features’ next project on the way!

Marking their third project together, LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature ParaNorman, announced today that LAIKA has begun production on The Boxtrolls, a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters. The new movie will be released […]


An author named Charles Solomon about a boy named Charlie Brown…

Fifty years of television specials are celebrated in Charles Solomon’s new book The Art And Making Of Peanuts Animation, and Jeremie delves into its pages to speak with its author!


Disney Historian J.B. Kaufman on the greatest Snow White books of all!

Jeremie speaks to Disney historian JB Kaufman about his two new books on Walt Disney’s Snow White, each of which present rare, never before seen artwork and stories from the film’s production!


Combustible wins Grand Prize

Akira and Steamboy director Katsuhiro Otomo’s film Combustible was just honored with the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival’s Grand Prize for Animation. “The fictional story, inspired by incidents such as the Great Fire of Meireiki (also known as the Furisode or Long-Sleeved Kimono Fire) and the Great Fire of Greengrocer Oshichi, is depicted in an […]


Don’t be a jerk! It’s a SpongeBob Christmas with Screen Novelties!

As SpongeBob prepares to make his stop-motion debut on television this Christmas, Jeremie goes behind the scenes to speak with his new animators!


Rise of an animator: Pierre Perifel reveals secrets of the Guardians

As DreamWorks’ fantasy epic rolls out on screens across the country, Jeremie speaks with Rise Of The Guardians animation supervisor Pierre Perifel about his craft.



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