• Features

    Finding the right balance between humor, darkness, and emotion was a major goal for those working on The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

    Embracing Imperfection

    The Mitchells Vs. The Machines is a funny and surprisingly tender movie that explores the many roles technology plays in our lives.

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    The Art of Adulting

    The Art of Adulting

    With the help of streaming services, a new breed of executives, and creators who came of age with increasingly complex cartoons, adult animated series are experiencing a boom.

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    Greenhouse style inspired Poison Ivy's sophisticated city apartment.

    Gimme Shelter

    Architecture and design possess personalities as distinct as the characters that inhabit these noteworthy animation homes.

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    Raya and her sidekick Tuk Tuk travel on an epic journey through the fantastical land of Kumandra.

    A Raya of Light

    Raya and the Last Dragon takes its production team on an epic journey of communication and collaboration.

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    Kid Cosmic and his band of local superheroes: Papa G, Tuna Sandwich, Rosa, and Jo.

    Cosmic Cartooning

    Desert misfits turned flawed superheroes combine a sense of reality and offbeat humor in Craig McCracken’s Netflix series Kid Cosmic.

  • After Hours

    Best Shot

    Best Shot

    TAG and the Pasadena chapter of the NAACP have collaborated on posters promoting the COVID-19 vaccine to local African Americans.

  • Frame x Frame

    Notes to Self

    Notes to Self

    A life-changing moment inspired Christopher Vigil to write Surf Dudes, a kids book that gave him hope and liberated his creative spirit.

  • The Climb

    Ito in front of a mural she painted on the outside of the original location of Q Pop, a Japanese toy store and pop art gallery in Little Tokyo. After the building was sold, the mural was removed.

    The Power of Persistence

    Storyboard artist, writer, and director Elizabeth Ito shares how her personal journey has shaped her career.

  • Frame x Frame

    Bear Necessity

    Bear Necessity

    Career animator Bob Scott pursues creative freedom with his syndicated online comic strip.

  • The Climb

    Glitch Tech characters High Five and Miko Kubota.

    Against the Odds

    Eric Robles loved to draw as a kid, but he had no idea a career in animation was possible.

  • In Production

    Glen Keane as “Trash Truck Grandpa”, Henri Keane as “Hank” in Episode 1 of “Trash Truck”  NETFLIX © 2020

    From Trash to Treasure

    Max Keane discusses the inspiration behind his new animated preschool show Trash Truck.

  • On the Job

    Marvel Comics' Spider-Gwen

    Model Solution

    Before an object or character can be animated, it has to be built in a computer-generated environment. Three modelers share the unique art and techniques of this craft.

  • On the Job

    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - Storyboard art by Story Artist Luis Logam.

    Story Tellers

    Storyboard artists help weave a tale through images. Here, we speak to three artists on what drew them to the craft and how they stay inspired.

  • In Production

    The iconic character, Sam I Am

    Hand-Drawn Ham

    The new Green Eggs and Ham show transforms 50 words into an epic journey.

  • On the Job

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything

    What exactly do timing directors do? And what is an exposure sheet? We talked with three industry pros to find out more about the job.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Ryan Crego used his love of old-fashioned animated musicals to propel the story of an idealistic alligator-boy in search of his long-lost father.

    Pure of Heart

    Having nurtured the concept of a half-alligator/half-boy for ten years, director Ryan Crego found his creation a home at Netflix in Arlo the Alligator Boy. Here, he shares how his ideas evolved, why music is essential to his story, and why optimism is so important—especially now.

  • Final Note

    Ruthie shares a laugh with Walt Disney.

    Remember All the Good Things

    At 110, spunky Ruthie Tompson is a poker player, Disney Legend, and trailblazing artist.

  • Face Off

    In the Same Boat

    In the Same Boat

    Couple and collaborators Kristin Donner and Kyle Neswald put their own spin on drawing one another.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Image from the Bob's Burgers Emmy®-nominated episode "Pig Trouble in Little Tina". (Courtesy of Fox Animation)

    Emmy Spotlight: Rich Rinaldi and Greg Thompson

    Bob’s Burgers executive producers Rich Rinaldi and Greg Thompson discuss their best boss, dissecting pigs and the Emmy®-nominated episode “Pig Trouble in Little Tina”.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Image from The Simpsons Emmy®-nominated episode "Thanksgiving of Horror". (Courtesy of Fox Animation)

    Emmy Spotlight: Rob Oliver

    The Simpsons director Rob Oliver discusses learning on the job, turning Simpsons into turkeys and the Emmy®-nominated episode “Thanksgiving of Horror”.

  • The Local

    Jean Hersholt and Mary Pickford at the 1942 groundbreaking ceremony for the Motion Picture Country House, which would become the anchor of the Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills.

    100 Years of Service

    Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Motion Picture & Television Fund will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award—the first such Oscar for an organization in the award’s history.

  • The Local

    A Weingarten Rights card can be downloaded from The Animation Guild website. (See Additional Resources below.)

    Ensuring Fair Treatment

    If you’re worried questions from a supervisor might lead to discipline or even firing, Weingarten Rights protect you from being questioned alone. This this article breaks down what they are and how they work.

  • The Local

    Get to Know Jupey

    Get to Know Jupey

    Hailing from Minnesota, Jupey moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and within weeks landed a job at The Animation Guild.

  • The Local

    What’s  App-ening!

    What’s App-ening!

    The newly designed Express Scripts app lets you easily manage prescription needs.

  • The Local

    5 Things You Need to Know About Your MPI Health plan

    5 Things You Need to Know About Your MPI Health plan

    The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans are trust funds established by collective bargaining agreements between employers and unions in the motion picture industry.

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