From cel-drawn to AI-enhanced, we talk to the creators behind the finest ‘toons of the past few years in this month’s Animation Focus.
From a French cartoon classic to a symposium of animated shorts, animation experts reveal the work, people and events which first inspired them.
Tim Cumming meets a couple for whom magic is an everyday business in their combination of live-action and animated storytelling.
Trunk's Rok Predin has brought the Rolling Stones’ lyrics to life, journeyed through paintings and turned Buckingham Palace into a block party. Selena Schleh meets an animation sensation.
Whether it's making innovative, Grammy-nominated promos for virtual band Gorillaz or lush films for the BBC Olympics trails and The Beatles: Rock Band game, the Friends Electric director has his head in the clouds.
The Ambassadors Creative Director and Partner talks us through quirky items from around his workspace, including some top-notch 3D prints, a whole heap of crayons and an intricate miniature living room.
Animation is the format we turn to when telling difficult stories, and it can deliver new levels of human empathy and imagination, argues Kelsey Hodgkin, EVP, Head of Strategy at Deutsch Los Angeles.
Picasso Pictures director Frankie Swan would be lost without his laptop, thinks One Punch Man is a knockout show and loves getting lost in The Matrix.
The Coffee & TV colourist on astronomically good films, taking comfort from Martin Creed and the need for more diversification.
One fifth of animation-focussed creative studio Device, which is repped by 1stAveMachine, Marcello Buselli [far left] gets animated about a new synth, a mind-blowing Netflix series and a classic of Japanese anime.
From fantasyscapes to flying Chinoiks, the Psyop directing duo look back on their award-winning animated series for Coke.
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