Triplets Of Belleville

Bizarre and Brilliant: The Absurd Optimism of ‘The Triplets of Belleville’


Why be wholesome or disturbing when you can be both?

The Adventures Of Tintin

The (Many) Cinematic Adventures of Tintin


Time to praise one of the few fully mocap animated films to clear the uncanny valley.

Alita Battle Angel CGI Skin

Pore Than Meets the Eye: Why It’s So Hard to Make CGI Skin Look Real


Looks like the uncanny valley was only … skin deep.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Why the Living Animation in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Works So Well


They’re not bad. Quite the opposite. They were drawn to maintain an eye-line.

Robin Hood Disney

The Cinematic Life (and Death) of Robin Hood: How Realism Kills Legends


“Rob? That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.”

Soviet Animation History

From Agitprop to Artistic Rebellion: A Brief History of Soviet Animation


Art is always political. But especially when you’re an animator in the Soviet Union.

Wish Dragon Netflix

How ‘Wish Dragon’ Traces The Story of Aladdin Back to Ancient China


From ancient China to the modern cinema, the new Netflix animated feature has centuries of storytelling tradition in its bones.

Empire Strikes Back Hoth Go Motion

How the Special Effect of “Go Motion” Works


The things we do for motion blur.

Captain Yajima

Drop What You’re Doing and Watch ‘Captain Yajima’


Some nefarious ne’er-do-well is giving people around the galaxy the boot. But the heroic Captain Yajima is on the case!