• Features

    Clockwise from left: Jane Baer, Jim Kim, Dale Mayeda, Mark Henn, and Fawn Veerasunthorn.

    The Wish Makers

    Walt Disney Animation Studios is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and TAG members have been a part of the magic for 70 of those years.

  • Features

    Creating realistic dance movements with the limitations of the Trolls’ bodies required in-depth knowledge of dance theory.

    Season’s Screenings

    Leo and Trolls Band Together showcase artful approaches to the importance of movement in creating realistic characters.

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  • Features

    Visual development art
for Wish was inspired by early Disney artists such as Eyvind Earle, who was responsible for the
atmospheric colors and styling of Sleeping Beauty.

    Wishing on Stars

    Using inventive technology, Wish is an original fairy tale that fully embraces the Walt Disney legacy.

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  • Features

    Hand-drawn and CG characters were placed in the real lobby of the Walt Disney Animation Studio.

    Memory Lane

    Disney animators distill 100 years into a nostalgic short film.

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  • Features

    Visual development drawings of Fright Krewe’s Maybe (left), horror buff Soleil, and Pat explore levels of fear in facial expressions.

    Behind the Scream

    What makes horror animation work? A spine-tingling balance of emotional buy-in and edge-of-your-seat chills.

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  • Member Mondays

    Leo Matsuda

    Leo Matsuda

    Director and Story Artist Leo Matsuda shares his thoughts on finding his voice, telling stories from his own experiences, and the Guild’s protection of artists’ talents.

  • Member Mondays

    Jennifer Wood

    Jennifer Wood

    Character Designer Jennifer Wood strives for a work-life balance, aspires to bring joy through her work, and appreciates the Guild’s support during down times.

  • Member Mondays

    Cameron Woodard

    Cameron Woodard

    Story Artist Cameron Woodard discusses discovering his unique strengths, the thrill of learning behind the scenes, and how the Guild helps him keep going.

  • Member Mondays

    Natalie Arenzon

    Natalie Arenzon

    Natalie Arenzon discusses her non-traditional path to animation, her desire for stability in her career, and how it felt to be able to join TAG on the East Coast.

  • Member Mondays

    Lee Ann Dufour

    Lee Ann Dufour

    Art Director Lee Ann Dufour shares the challenges of getting started in animation, her desire to tell diverse stories, and her gratitude for the Guild’s strength in numbers.

  • Member Mondays

    Andrea Joan Cabral

    Andrea Joan Cabral

    Andrea Joan Cabral reflects on overcoming setbacks, her passion for the creative process, and how the Guild supports careers in the arts.

  • After Hours

    Kristin Donner at the Seyitömer Höyük Rescue Excavation in Turkey.

    Digging Deep

    Kristin Donner explores her passion for human experience at the crossroads of animation and archeology.

  • The Climb

    Course Correction

    Course Correction

    Former Lawyer Mercedes Valle has found her calling as an animation writer—case closed!

  • Art & Craft

    Artist: Keneth Leoncito | Title:  Fabula | Medium:  Procreate, Photoshop, and graphite | Size: 16" X 31"

    Folklore Fantasy

    Creating Imagery for role-playing games helps Keneth Leoncito find new avenues of inspiration through his friends and the games they play.

  • The Climb

    Gadea often works on animal animation, but he prefers drawing humans. When it comes to people, he finds it important to capture bodies of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

    Big Breaks

    When it comes to staying creative, time spent not drawing plays an important role for Character Designer Luis Gadea.

  • Frame x Frame

    An incident with Oswald’s sons inspired The Noise Inside Boys.

    Emotion in Motion

    Animation industry veteran Pete Oswald explores stereotypes about boys and their emotions in his new picture book.

  • Art & Craft

    ARTIST: Teri Hendrich C.TITLE:  Manifesting  MEDIUM: Acrylic paint and gold embossing on wood panel SIZE: 9” x 12”

    Manifesting Destiny

    Creating personal art has become a priority for Color Designer and TAG Vice President Teri Hendrich Cusumano.

  • On the Job

    Keeping It Together

    Keeping It Together

    As more animation production crews join TAG, three new members share what it’s like to be a production coordinator on an animated series.

  • Short Story

    In the audience for an art house film, Musker included publicists, long-time animation colleagues, friends, and family. Also in the crowd are Storyboard Artist and Character Designer Harry Sabin (Musker’s CalArts roommate) and I’m Hip Layout Artist Jennifer Yuan and her husband Mark Kalesniko.

    Hip Cat

    An Official Selection at this year’s Annecy Festival, John Musker’s short film I’m Hip is a love song to classic hand-drawn animation and free-form jazz.

  • In Production

    Tracking Laughs

    Tracking Laughs

    For their new series Hailey’s on It!, Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton leaned on the importance of the writers’ room.

  • Story & Vision

    As viewers use interactive technology to make decisions for the characters in We Lost Our Human, the story branches in seemingly countless different directions.

    Decision Makers

    For their interactive feature, We Lost Our Human, focusing on character was the most important choice for creators Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt.

  • On the Job

    Running the Show

    Running the Show

    Showrunners drive their series’ vision and ensure every part of the show collaborates seamlessly. Here, four TAG showrunners share typical workdays, on-the-job challenges, and words of advice.

  • Story & Vision

    When Moon Girl accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into modern New York, the two team up to fight crime.

    Super Humanity

    Old-school New York City, power blackouts, and a 10-ton T-Rex set the stage for a teen superheroine in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.

  • Dialogue

    Mentoring Mindset

    Mentoring Mindset

    January is National Mentoring Month, celebrating and recognizing the impact of mentors and encouraging the development of mentorship programs.

  • Final Note

    You’re Invited

    You’re Invited

    Three TAG members reflect on what the honor of being inducted into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences means to them.

  • Final Note

    A quarter century of Nickelodeon Animation Studio has produced a legacy of fan favorites including SpongeBob SquarePants (above), The Legend of Korra, and The Loud House.

    Nick Names

    As Nickelodeon Animation Studio celebrates its 25th anniversary, TAG members reflect on working on beloved “Nick” shows.

  • Final Note

    Animation veteran Dave Brain 
remembers Friz Freleng by way of an old-fashioned pencil sketch.

    Live and Learn

    On the 60th anniversary of the founding of DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (1963-1981), retired TAG member Dave Brain reminiscences about meeting co-founder Friz Freleng over the years.

  • Dialogue

    A Bridge to Change ©Bryan Turner

    Art Matters

    TAG members share how art can illuminate the past, explain the present, and inspire hope for the future.

  • Final Note

    A New Kind of Heroine

    A New Kind of Heroine

    Screenwriter Linda Woolverton reflects on the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award.

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