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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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Is there Room On The Broom for the Best Animated Short Oscar?

Directors Max Lang and Jan Lachauer revisit the making of Room On The Broom, as the short flies into awards season already with Annie and BAFTA recognition.


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.


Director Jimmy Hayward talks turkey about Free Birds

Hayward takes Animated Views behind-the-scenes of Reel FX’s first animated feature, from its conception as Turkeys to the casting of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.


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.


Rise of the Guardians director Peter Ramsey assembles the Guardians of Childhood

Ramsey talks Guardians’ direction, box office and odds on a sequel, also reflecting on making history as the first African-American to helm a major CGI feature.


Directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco introduce The Croods

In our AV Exclusive, Sanders and DeMicco reveal the evolution of DreamWorks’ The Croods, from its earliest conception as the John Cleese-scripted Crood Awakening to the finished, critically-acclaimed film!


William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg read The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore!

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg reflect on how Hurricane Katrina and the passing of friend William Morris inspired their recent Oscar-winning short.


Chris Miller discusses his Oscar nom and Puss In Boots

Jeremy Sollie speaks with Puss In Boots director Chris Miller on being Oscar nominated, the film’s story development, Guillermo del Toro, and his voice cast.


Director Gore Verbinski wrangles up Rango!

Gore Verbinski shares his unique process for directing the awards season favorite Rango, the first animated feature from visual effects powerhouse Industrial Light and Magic.


Animation supervisor Jamie Beard captures The Aventures of Tintin!

Weta Digital’s Jamie Beard offers an inside look at the performance capture process for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, from director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson.


The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol : maxi-director Troy Quane on Sony’s mini-movie!

Jeremie speaks with The Smurfs’ Christmas Carol director Troy Quane about their return to traditional animation!


Lion King D-rectors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff: 2D’s for a 3D hit!

With The Lion King a hit again on 3D screens and a sure-to-be massive Blu-ray release just a few days away, Jeremie joins a roundtable discussion with the movie’s directors, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers!


Au clair de La Luna with director Enrico Casarosa

As Pixar’s latest short film begins its journey around the world’s international film festivals, Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively with director Enrico Casarosa about this uniquely personal project.


Mars Needs Moms, but Earth needs Director Simon Wells!

As the final venture from Robert Zemeckis and Disney’s ImageMovers hits Blu-ray, Josh Armstrong speaks with Mars Needs Moms’ director Simon Wells about his film’s creation and reception.


Winnie The Pooh’s Directors Stephen Anderson and Don Hall: Back to the Hundred Acre Wood

Josh Armstrong pops inside the storybook to meet the directors of Disney’s return to the world of Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh!


Gnomeo & Juliet’s director Kelly Asbury Opens His Secret Garden!

Ahead of May 24’s release of Gnomeo & Juliet on DVD and Blu-ray, Jeremie Noyer joins a roundtable interview with director Kelly Asbury, who reveals his new-found fascination with garden gnomes!


The Princess And The Frog‘s Directors John Musker and Ron Clements take us to “the other side” of animation!

In celebration of the international home video release of their latest film, Jeremie Noyer joins a roundtable interview with Disney directors Musker and Clements!


Up:rising with Story Artist and Dug’s Special Mission‘s Director Ronnie del Carmen!

Jeremie Noyer joins a roundtable discussion with Pixar Story Artist and Shorts director Ronnie del Carmen on how Dug’s Special Mission was created for DVD and Blu-ray!


A Christmas Carol: director Robert Zemeckis’ season’s greetings!

Director Robert Zemeckis speaks about his latest film, the computer generated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.


Ponyo, or Hayao Miyazaki’s Inner Child

Hayao Miyazaki speaks about his latest film, Ponyo.



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