Animation

Chris Renaud interview: Secret Life Of Pets, Despicable Me

Ben Mortimer Interview
Feb 2, 2016

Chris Renaud on animation, getting trailers right, Gru in Despicable Me and The Secret Life Of Pets...

The Peanuts Movie – working hard to keep it simple

Louisa Mellor Feature
Dec 21, 2015

The makers of The Peanuts Movie went against the grain of 3D animation to produce a film that looks deceptively simple…

The Peanuts Movie – finding the Sparky line

Louisa Mellor Feature
Dec 14, 2015

Here’s how The Peanuts Movie creators tried to honour the look and feel of Charles ‘Sparky’ Schulz’s original comic strips…

Less-known Christmas movies: The Great Turkey rescue

Jenny Morrill Feature
Dec 8, 2015

Have we found a previously little-heard of Christmas movie classic with The Great Turkey Rescue? Er...

Charlie Brown And Snoopy: The Peanuts Movie animation cheats

Louisa Mellor Feature
Dec 18, 2015

The Peanuts Movie animators had to devise some sneaky cheats to make the film and its characters work…

The Peanuts Movie – Blue Sky’s million-dollar gamble

Louisa Mellor Feature
Dec 10, 2015

The Schulz family was once adamant it didn’t want to make a Peanuts movie. Here’s how Blue Sky Studios changed their minds…

The Peanuts Movie: keeping it in the Schulz family

Louisa Mellor Feature
Dec 8, 2015

“At least let’s do one right.” The Peanuts Movie is a Schulz family affair. Here’s how they fight to keep Peanuts their own…

Rick And Morty: Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland interview

Joe Matar Interview
Sep 9, 2015

Our US chums chatted to the creators of Rick And Morty, season 2 of which starts in the UK on FOX this week...

How Pete Docter’s student films anticipate his Pixar work

Louisa Mellor Feature
Aug 20, 2015

Three 80s student shorts by Pixar director Pete Docter contain the seeds of his later work on Toy Story, Up, Monsters Inc. and Inside Out…

Bill Fagerbakke interview: SpongeBob, Starship Troopers, Statham

Simon Brew Interview
Aug 8, 2015

The voice of Patrick Star, Bill Fagerbakke, explains SpongeBob to us...

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