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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.


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.


O Brother Bear, Where Art Thou?: Why Disney Channel turned down Brother Bear: The Series

With Brother Bear hitting its 10th anniversary, director Pete Michels and writer Bart Jennett recall making the ultimately-rejected pilot for its TV series spinoff.


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.


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.


Mike Disa and The Seven Dwarfs: How the Snow White prequel became a Dopey movie

In an AV Exclusive, Director Disa recalls why DisneyToons cancelled plans to give Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Doc, Happy, Bashful and Sleepy their own CG-animated franchise.


Free Birds creators explain why Reel FX’s first theatrical feature is no turkey

Director Jimmy Hayward and Reel FX President of Animation Aron Warner offer an exclusive sneak preview of Free Birds, coming to theaters in November.


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.


From Snow Queen to Pinocchio II: Robert Reece’s animated adventures in screenwriting

Reece recalls his journey thus far as a screenwriter, having co-penned Disney projects Tin Man of Oz, The Emperor’s Nightingale and Dumbo II.


Director Bergeron, actress Paradis talk A Monster in Paris

Director Bibo Bergeron and actress Vanessa Paradis share insight into their critically-acclaimed French hit A Monster in Paris, now available to own on Blu-ray.


Superman Classic creator Robb Pratt unveils Flash Gordon Classic

In an Animated Views exclusive, Robb Pratt talks Planes, sequels to his visionary Superman fan film – and gives us a sneak peek at Flash Gordon Classic!


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.


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!


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!


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!


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!


Artist Bob Camp recalls the ill-fated Space Jam 2

Storyboard artist Bob Camp recalls how the Looney Tunes and NBA superstar Michael Jordan almost re-teamed for another out-of-this-world game of basketball, against the villainous Berserk-O!


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.


Disney Director of Development Maggie Malone on The Art of Wreck-It Ralph

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Maggie Malone speaks to Jeremie Noyer about the unique approach the visual artists took to the Studio’s latest animated feature.


Frankenweenie: Cinematographer Peter Sorg’s shades of grey

Sparky returns to screens in Tim Burton’s stop-motion update of his own 1984 live-action featurette and here Jeremie speaks with cinematographer Peter Sorg to see how they brought the visuals to life!


Secret Of The Wings Composer Joel McNeely gives wings to Tinkerbell’s latest adventure!

As Tinkerbell returns to screens in the fourth entry in the Disney Fairies series, composer Joel McNeely reveals his inspiration for the films’ musical scores!


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


Down Under with Rescuers composer Bruce Broughton

With The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under recently debuting on Blu-ray high-definition for the first time, composer Bruce Broughton revisits the sequel’s adventurous music!


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!



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