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Cruising with Hotel Transylvania 3 vis dev artist Lizzie Nichols

Set sail with Animated Views as we trek through the mind and reveal the talent of a key figure at Sony Animation in this exclusive interview.


Composer Toby Chu gives us an appetite for Pixar’s Bao

Read how Chu used music to help mix east and west in this celebrated short film, now appearing with The Incredibles 2.


Pixar Shading Art Director Bryn Imagire reveals the “incredible” art behind I2

Jeremie finds out what is new and what isn’t in the design of The Incredibles 2.


Muppet Babies Composers Andy Bean & Keith Horn Make Your Dreams Come True

We speak with the musical team behind the new Muppet Babies and find out how they kept it sounding classic yet contemporary.


Of Rabbits and Ducks: a chat with composer Dominic Lewis

Rising star in the film music sphere Dominic Lewis has found success in feature films, TV, and animation. AV speaks with him about his current projects: Peter Rabbit and DuckTales.


Revolving around Revolting Rhymes with directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Read about the conception of the Oscar-nominated short, adapting the work of Roald Dahl, in our exclusive interview.


Director/writer Robin Joseph satisfies our curiosity about Fox & The Whale

As we look forward to the Oscar nomination announcements, learn more about one of the shorts in the running, in an AV exclusive!


Production Designer Carlos Zaragoza puts a smile on The Emoji Movie

We have a chat to learn about the inspirations and the challenges for this interesting film project.


Pixar Production Designer Harley Jessup “remembers” Coco

Our exclusive interview with the veteran Pixar team member also gives a peek at the gorgeous imagery from the upcoming film.


Disney historian Didier Ghez reveals the hidden art of Disney’s late golden age

We discuss the third volume in this important book series, in an exclusive interview with the author.


A tribute to X. Atencio

We acknowledge the recent passing of a Disney legend by re-presenting a series of interviews that Jeremie completed with the fondly remembered artist and Imagineer.


“With a smile and a song” with music historian James Bohn

Find out more about the Music In Disney’s Animated Features, a new book addressing this under-represented aspect of Disney research, in our exclusive interview!


VIEW Conference 2017: an interview with director Maria Elena Gutierrez

Jeremie has an exclusive interview with the director of this important graphics and animation conference.


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.


Welcome…to Moana orchestrator and song arranger Dave Metzger!

Learn how the Disney tradition and the sounds of the Pacific combined to form the masterful soundtrack to Disney’s Moana, in our exclusive interview.


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: 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.


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.


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.



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