• Features

    Maya begins her journey as a warrior, but her role will evolve. “So from the very beginning of her design,” says Equihua, “we have to make her look like she’s on her way. A foreshadowing, almost.”

    More Is More

    Transcending history, myth, and legend, Maya and the Three takes viewers on an adventure through a fantastical imagining of ancient Mesoamerica.

  • Features

    Intellectual Property

    Intellectual Property

    The nuances of intellectual property are complex and ever-changing, but there are some basics for handling original work that every creative person ought to know.

  • Features

    An electric fan eventually bonds Dave and Benson in Kipo and the Wonderbeasts’ “Requiem for a Dave.”

    Daytime Delights

    We challenged TAG members to pick their favorite episodes from their past season’s work. Plus, we found out what inspires them.

  • Features

    Leaning into the Curve

    Leaning into the Curve

    Director Kirk DeMicco discusses the making of Vivo—a journey that mirrors the movie’s own story.

  • Features

    Wonderfully Weird

    Wonderfully Weird

    Telling the story of a war horse plunged into a wacky musical world, Writer and Director Megan Nicole Dong had a great time stepping outside of her comfort zone.

  • The Climb

    Illustration from Holliday's children's picture book, Fish Out of Water.

    Acts of Faith

    A Lifetime Achievement Award is just one of many successes for multi-talented Carole Holliday.

  • After Hours

    Each poster is credited as being created by the youth, whose names are withheld for privacy, and designed by the artist. Creators and artists (from left): Ali Strong by by A. (age 21) and Danny Ducker. Kyree the Hulk by K. (age 4) and Julia Srednicki. Supergirl G by G. (age 4) and Danny Ducker.

    Everyday Heroes

    TAG artists use their talents to help youth with serious illnesses and special needs discover their inner superheroes.

  • Art & Craft

    ARTIST: Grace "Grey" Chen TITLE: Sunset on Flower MEDIUM: Digital SIZE: 12” x 5.5”

    Painting With Light

    Temporary creative burnout caused Grace “Grey” Chen to put what remaining energy she had into peaceful experiences outside of work and art.

  • 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.

  • On the Job

    Left Brain, Right Brain

    Left Brain, Right Brain

    More and more talented women are pursuing career opportunities in CG and excelling in the technical side of the industry.

  • 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.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Michelle Eloren

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Michelle Eloren

    Storyboard artist Michelle Eloren discusses what motivates her to be a team player, the importance of nurturing underrepresented artists from day one, and the sense of security she feels from being part of the Union.

  • Final Note

    In the Running

    In the Running

    Big Mouth: “The New Me” Director: Andres Salaff “There is a part where Natalie, a character who comes back to camp after having come out as transgender, […]

  • Artist Spotlight

    Less Is More

    Less Is More

    As the second season of Disney Animation’s experimental shorts program “Short Circuit” premieres, the films’ five directors share production highlights and behind-the-scenes insights.

  • Final Note

    Standing Strong

    Standing Strong

    Eighty Years Later: Looking Back on the Disney Artists Strike of 1941.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Bryan Bae

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Bryan Bae

    Prop/EFX and character designer Bryan Bae discusses being deaf/HoH (hard-of-hearing), his gratitude for those who have supported his animation career, and how he works with TAG’s group for Deaf, Disabled, and Neurodiverse (DDNV) to help individuals with disabilities feel safe and supported.

  • The Local

    Crystal Kan’s illustration to publicize Portfolio Review Day captures the event’s spirit of mentorship and paying it forward.

    Support System

    With more than 600 submissions this year, TAG’s annual Portfolio Review Day leaped from passion project to industry essential in just three years.

  • The Local

    A sampling from the Showrunner Training Series, Fazal, Hollingsworth, and Hoang represent a few of the types of jobs showrunners work with.

    Showrunner Training Series

    Presented by TAG’s Writers’ Craft Committee, the Showrunner Training Series features interviews with people in various roles a showrunner might interact with during the course of a production.

  • 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

    Members of the Color Designers Committee show their support for their #ColorIsDesign initiative.

    Common Ground

    TAG’s “better together” ethos is enriched by its many volunteer-run committees.

  • 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.

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