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Production Designer Bill Cone feels at “Eze” in the world of Cars 3

To get behind-the-scenes of one of summer’s most anticipated films, we met with Bill Cone, who was instrumental in giving Cars 3 its visual identity and soul.


For Smurfs: The Lost Village‘s art department, it’s great to feel blue!

We discuss the new design of the Smurfs and their world, with the new film’s character designer and production designer, in this exclusive interview.


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.


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.


Around the world with Mila: Additional Character Designer Matthew Bates

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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!


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.


Hotel Transylvania Art Director Noëlle Triaureau sheds light on the monsters’ domain

As Hotel Transylvania continues its monstrous box-office run, the film’s art director talks vampires, monsters and things that go bump in the light


Hotel Transylvania Production Designer Marcelo Vignali’s “Suite” Time!

Check in as Marcelo Vignali speaks with Jeremie about how his Imagineering career was a plus in bringing Dracula’s guest house to…er…life!


The Art of Brave: an interview with author and Pixar story artist Jenny Lerew

Jeremie Noyer speaks with Pixar story artist – and author of the Studio’s latest Art Of… tome – Jenny Lerew about the wonderfully atmospheric images of Brave!


Margaret Kerry – The Original Tinker Bell

Margaret Kerry, the reference model for Tinker Bell, has led a pixie-dusted life, as she says herself. With a career that spans Hollywood movies to Peter Pan to the early Syncro-Vox cartoons, she is absolutely right!


The Art Of Pixar – The Complete Color Scripts And Select Art From 25 Years Of Animation: an Interview with author Amid Amidi

Jeremie speaks with animation historian and author Amid Amidi about his latest book, a peek at Pixar’s wonderful color scripts.


Cars 2’s Victor Navone takes the wheel!

With Cars 2 racing onto home video, Jeremie catches up with one of the movie’s Directing Animators, Victor Navone, who speaks about returning to the animated automobile world!


Lion King animator Tony Bancroft takes “warthog”’s share on Pumbaa!

As The Lion King roars again on the big screen, Jeremie Noyer joins a virtual roundtable with supervising animator Tony Bancroft, who recalls bringing Pumbaa the warthog to life!


Tangled: Illustrator David Gilson’s dream come true!

Celebrating the release of Disney’s first computer animated traditional musical fairytale on Blu-ray this Tuesday, Jeremie speaks with Disney artist David Gilson!


David Couchariere: from Blue Sky to DreamWorks, an Animated Career

Jeremie Noyer exclusively reminisces with Blue Sky and DreamWorks CG animator David Couchariere about the many projects he’s brought his unique talents to!


Bambi Diamond Edition: an interview with Donnie Dunagan, the original “Young Prince of the Forest”

Jeremie Noyer joins a roundtable discussion with Donnie Dunagan, the voice of Young Bambi in Walt Disney’s enduring classic.


Tangled : An Interview with Disney Designer Laurent Ben-Mimoun

Tangled designer Laurent Ben-Mimoun speaks with Jeremie Noyer in an exclusive interview that explores the art of the film’s French Renaissance inspirations.



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