• Features

    For Encanto’s Luisa, a dance style was chosen that showcases her physical strength.

    Step into Choreomation

    The art of animation can’t be separated from the art of movement. But there are degrees of motion, and dancing requires an exciting elevation of artistry.

  • Features

    Building Bridges

    Building Bridges

    Inspired by her family’s own stories during WWII, Cinzia Angelini created her Oscar-qualifying short Mila with the help of more than 350 volunteers around the world.

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  • Features

    TAG’S Virtual Holiday Market

    TAG’S Virtual Holiday Market

    The fourth annual Virtual Holiday Market continues to showcase crafts and artwork by some of The Animation Guild’s talented members.

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  • 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.

  • After Hours

    Gatherings offer the opportunity for casual conversation and checking out cars.

    Animators in Cars Getting Coffee

    At the Cars & Coffee meet-ups, Guild members come for the cars and stay for the camaraderie.

  • Art & Craft

    ARTIST: Matt Jones TITLE:  Samitaur Building  MEDIUM: Gouache on Canson paper SIZE: 9” x 6”

    Happy Accidents

    Storyboard Artist Matt Jones uses his sketchbook to explore his surroundings.

  • The Climb

    Goldberg at work wearing one of his signature shirts designed and sewn by his wife, Susan.

    Creative Legacies

    Whether animating with his first Super 8 camera at age 13 or for a Cirque du Soleil show this year, Eric Goldberg pursues his passion with humor and dedication to the craft.

  • Frame x Frame

    Creative Solution

    Creative Solution

    A desire for more creative control led writer and story artist Aminder Dhaliwal to the world of graphic novels where her art and social commentary unite.

  • The Climb

    Vurbenova-Mouri designates Sunday afternoons for her oil painting and says, “Art is emotion. If you paint or draw something and there is no emotion, then you haven’t done your job.”

    Onward & Upward

    From a toddler drawing of a chicken to high praise from Chuck Jones, Nadia Vurbenova-Mouri’s talents led her from Bulgaria to a successful animation career in the U.S.

  • On the Job

    Max Beaudry, Meredith Kecskemety, and Paul Chang

    Write On!

    Tons of meetings, pitching wild ideas, and honing their craft—it’s all in a day’s work for these staff writers on animated TV shows.

  • 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.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Family Traditions

    Family Traditions

    Holiday family specials are an animation staple, and this year’s crop includes 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas. Set Model Designer Aric Cheng talks about working on a show he could turn into a holiday tradition with his daughter.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Outback Magic

    Outback Magic

    First-time Director Clare Knight and Director-Writer Harry Cripps discuss Back to the Outback, the tale of a ragtag band of Australian animals that prove being different isn’t a bad thing.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Artist Spotlight: Nicolette Ray

    Artist Spotlight: Nicolette Ray

    Storyboard Artist Nicolette Ray shares her thoughts on the need for more Native representation in animation and her hope for meaningful change at studios when it comes to mental health.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Kristal Babich

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Kristal Babich

    Story Artist Kristal Babich shares her thoughts on the importance of diverse mentorship, her desire to see more representation behind the scenes, and how the Union has helped her ask for what she deserves.

  • Artist Spotlight

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Juan Luis Bravo

    Animation Artist Spotlight: Juan Luis Bravo

    Storyboard artist Juan Luis Bravo shares his affection for legendary animator Bill Melendez, his wish for more nuance in stories by Latine artists, and his belief that being in the Union helps artists take ownership of their work.

  • The Local

    Unions Strong

    Unions Strong

    “Stronger together” is more than just a handy catchphrase—it’s the lifeblood of the IATSE Locals lifting each other up to support equity and fair treatment on the job.

  • 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.

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