The tech of the art of The Peanuts Movie

Converting a beloved and iconic comic strip into a 3D animated feature is a considerable task – Blue Sky Studio opens up and shares some of their processes in bringing Peanuts to the Big Screen. ‘When in doubt, go back to the strip.’ That was The Peanuts Movie director Steve Martino’s mantra during production on Blue Sky Read MoreRead More

The Fascinating History of Animation

Long before Pixar and today’s CGI special effects extravaganzas, early animators of the silent era experimented and introduced new techniques into filmmaking. Mark Quigley gives us a tour of the silent animation collection at UCLA’s Film & Television Archive – one of the few places in the world that captures this rich history of early Read MoreRead More

Visiting the ‘Archer’ Offices: How the Sausage is Made

Come along for a tour of the “Archer” production offices, courtesy of series creator Adam Reed. FX’s “Archer” — one of the most anarchic and foul-mouthed animated cable series ever made — gets made in a mall. Pop music blasts from speakers set into the ground outside; a multiplex is a stone’s throw away. You Read MoreRead More

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