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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!

Hotel Transylvania composer Mark Mothersbaugh’s DEVO-tion to animation

As Hotel Transylvania arrives on screens and breaks box-office records, the man behind the film’s music speaks about his approach to Sony’s Animation projects!

ParaNorman: an art in the making, with filmmakers Chris Butler and Sam Fell

The ParaNorman directors talk stop-motion zombies and other aspects of their new production, including their involvement with The Art and Making of ParaNorman book!

Director Barry Cook remembers the Peoples of Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida

Barry Cook recalls how WDFA-F was to bridge the transition from traditional to CG animation with My Peoples, only to find the project canceled and the studio shut down.

Brave: Into the open air with songwriter Alex Mandel

From Emeryville to Ancient Scotland, Pixar’s Alex Mandel speaks to Jeremie Noyer about his songwriting journey for the Studio’s latest animated adventure, Brave!

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!

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.

Bob Hilgenberg and Rob Muir on the Rise and Fall of Disney’s Circle 7 Animation

Screenwriting duo Bob and Rob recall Disney’s defunct Circle 7 Animation, where they wrote canceled sequels in the Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. franchises.

Lady and the Tramp’s Peggy Lee on the right side of the (sound)tracks!

With Lady And The Tramp’s debut on Blu-ray, Jeremie looks back and speaks with granddaughter Holly Foster-Wells about singer-songwriter Peggy Lee’s career and involvement in Walt’s canine masterpiece.

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!

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.

Arthur Christmas supervising animator Seamus Malone: from Bristol to the North Pole!

With Arthur Christmas now in theaters, Jeremie speaks exclusively with the film’s Supervising Animator Seamus Malone about Aardman’s first collaboration with Sony.