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The Making of “Toy Story 3”

A years-old concept got chucked at the very first meeting as the Pixar brain trust looked to reinvent its beloved franchise — and give it a fitting finale.

Female Perspective on Hot Guys, Mean Moms Powers Disney’s ‘Tangled’

To update the classic tale of Rapunzel, the director sought advice from staffers to make the CG film feel real.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Key to Balancing Hero and Villain in DreamWorks’ ‘Megamind’

Filmmakers Behind Year's Top Animated Features Talk Shop

Professors mentor film’s next gen of animators

These animation professors share their expertise with Hollywood's next generation of artists.

Awards Watch: Animation III

While a certain Pixar film looks like the one to beat, the animation race is anyone's game.

Animated feature cheat sheet

A look at the nominees for best animated feature film.

Competitive year for Oscars’ animated short films

This was a good year for shorts and all the nominees are competitive.

Drawn Together

Helmers of this year’s top animated features talk about the hurdles they overcame.

Awards Watch: Animation II

Writing animated films requires patience, flexibility and an imagination larger than life.

A look at the 20 animated films in contention this season

A look at the 20 animated films in contention this season