• Features

    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.

  • Features

    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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  • Features

    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.

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  • Features

    The Boss Baby interactive episode offered 16 different
outcomes.

    You Have 10 Seconds to Decide

    More complex and engaging interactive projects are coming. Here’s a look at the creative challenges of putting together a nonlinear story.

  • Features

    A visual development painting of the sleep pile by Production Designer Nate Wragg.

    A New Age

    As production on The Croods sequel moved from the studio and into the home office, staying connected became a bigger challenge than simply a plot point in the film.

  • 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.

  • Art & Craft

    ARTIST: Sarah Soh TITLE: Birds MEDIUM: Clay and Underglaze paints SIZE: 3 3⁄4”(w) x 3 3⁄4”(l) x 4 1⁄4”(h)

    Wheel of Sanity

    When Sarah Soh started taking pottery classes at Cobalt & Clay earlier this year, she had a very simple goal: to make a cup that she could […]

  • Frame x Frame

    The cover of Zach Smith's new middle grade graphic novel.

    Fast Food Inspiration

    Storyboard artist Zach Smith’s first graphic novel was finished during quarantine with the help of lots of coffee.

  • The Climb

    Original artwork by Latoya Raveneau

    BREAKING ARCHETYPES

    Director Latoya Raveneau talks about storyboarding, writing for kids and adults, and her animation superpower.

  • 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

    Mari Alizor

    Mari Alizor

    “There are so many stories and takes on stories that can be told by people of color and queer creators, and not all of them have to be an after school special or focused on trauma.”

  • Artist Spotlight

    Eunsoo Jeong, creator of Koreangry

    Eunsoo Jeong

    Born in South Korea, Eunsoo Jeong has a bold art style and deep sense of social justice.

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