• Features

    The intergenerational story between father and son, Mufasa and Simba, is a key to The Lion King’s longstanding emotional hold on audiences.

    Long Live the King

    On the 30th anniversary of The Lion King, TAG members recall working on this iconic film.

  • Features

    Visual Development Artist Emily Tetri created the drawings for the notebook Orion used to chronicle his fears.

    The Mind Matters

    Intention and expertise guide artists exploring mental health and emotional wellness in animation.

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  • Features

    Using a variety of techniques including depths of color, an artistic goal on Jessica’s Big Little World is to depict the physical environment from a preschooler’s point of view.

    Kidding Around

    Preschool shows are tasked with educating while entertaining a demographic known for its short attention span. Here’s how they do it.

  • Features

    Deal Memos 101

    Deal Memos 101

    Insiders offer insights and tips on how to negotiate your contract.

  • 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.

  • Member Mondays

    Mike Milo

    Mike Milo

    Emmy winner Mike Milo discusses the importance of learning more than one skill, his admiration for draftsmanship, and how the Guild protects artists.

  • Member Mondays

    Brandon Jarratt

    Brandon Jarratt

    General Technical Director and TAG Executive Board member Brandon Jarratt shares thoughts on industry highs and lows, the relationship between art and technology, and finding common connections through the Guild.

  • Member Mondays

    Daron Nefcy

    Daron Nefcy

    Writer and Executive Producer Daron Nefcy discusses developing her own projects, sharing her dad’s optimism, and the importance of getting involved in the Guild.

  • Member Mondays

    Kati Prescott

    Kati Prescott

    Background Supervisor Kati Prescott discusses learning to understand her own work habits, overcoming imposter syndrome, and valuing the connections she makes through the Guild.

  • Member Mondays

    Vinod Krishnan

    Vinod Krishnan

    Production Technical Director Vinod Krishnan shares his process for continuous growth, a desire to create work that transcends language barriers, and how being in the Guild has given him confidence in his career.

  • Member Mondays

    Cheng Guo

    Cheng Guo

    Vis-Dev Artist and Character Designer Cheng Guo reflects on job-hunting as an introvert, the importance of having fun while you work, and how the Guild gives him confidence to advocate for himself.

  • On the Job

    Ripple Effects

    Ripple Effects

    Head of Effects (or FX) requires technical know-how, creative thinking, communication skills, and a desire to nurture talent and watch it grow. Learn more from these TAG members about what it takes to get the job done.

  • 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.

  • Dialogue

    TAG Women Inspire TAG Women

    TAG Women Inspire TAG Women

    For Women’s History Month, Storyboard Artist and Episodic Director Leslie Park shares how two TAG women inspire her on the job.

  • 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.

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