The Morning Read: Saving Emma Thompson, Why McKellen Almost Quit Acting and Game-Changing Animation

By  · Published on November 20th, 2013

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“How Saving Mr. Banks Saved Emma Thompson” – Ramin Setoodeh at Variety profiles a stellar performer who was in a rut before Mary Poppins came along.

“Disney’s new rendering technique could usher in a new era of animation” – Robert T. Gonzalez at io9 explains the insane difficulty of animating dust and why it’s about to become a lot easier.

“The Hobbit’s Gandalf almost proved a greenscreen too far for Ian McKellen” – According to this Guardian interview, it wasn’t just fans who hated the non-location shots.

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