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From Storyboard to Screen: How Editors From Animated Oscar Hopefuls Helped Craft Their Films’ Stories

Editors of 'Flee,' 'Luca,' 'The Mitchells vs. The Machines' and 'Vivo' describe the unique process of editing an animated feature and how it differs from live-action moviemaking.

Designing Characters From Gabi in ‘Vivo’ to Dr. Armstrong in ‘Boss Baby: Family Business’

"It was important for us to showcase a strong independent female character," says 'Vivo' director and co-writer Kirk DiMicco of 9-year-old Gabi.

‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee’ and ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Artists Detail How They Designed Their Animated Characters

This season's animation award contenders reveal how a character’s look reflects their inner world and reinforces the themes explored in their respective films.

How the ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Sequel Team Gave the Sci-Fi Genre Heart and Quirky Humor

The stop-motion wizards at Aardman Animations marked the character's 25th anniversary by dreaming up the sci-fi-inspired adventure sequel 'A Shaun the Sheep Movie:  Farmageddon,' which is full of genre-friendly Easter eggs.

Making of ‘Soul’: How Pete Docter Helped Pixar Explore the Meaning of Life

The Oscar-winning director's midlife crisis sparked a groundbreaking film for Disney's animation hub as well as a story featuring the studio's first Black protagonist.

Critic’s Notebook: Can Emmy Voters Look Beyond ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ in the Animation Race?

After 'Adventure Time,' 'BoJack Horseman' and 'Big Mouth' earned their first animated program noms last year, new shows including 'Big Mouth,' 'Central Park,' 'Tuca & Bertie' and 'Undone' offer voters the opportunity to clear the remaining cobwebs off the category this year.

Josh Gad on How ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Frozen’ Influenced the Music of ‘Central Park’

Josh Gad describes how ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Frozen’ influenced the music of his Apple TV+ animated musical ‘Central Park.’

Aardman Debuts First Clip From New Wallace & Gromit Adventure ‘The Big Fix-Up’

Aardman Animations debuted the first clip from an new Wallace & Gromit AR adventure, 'The Big Fix-Up.'

From ‘Toy Story 4’ to ‘Klaus’: 5 Animation Directors Break Down Creating Their Main Characters

The directors of these Oscar-nominated features describe how they used details to capture their protagonists — be they a dragon, toy, yeti, Santa or even a severed hand.

Oscars: Hear From the Nominated Animated Feature Directors on ‘Behind the Screen’ Series

The animated feature Oscar nominees discuss their films on The Hollywood Reporter's 'Behind the Screen' podcast series.

How ‘I Lost My Body’s’ Director Made a Love Story About a Disembodied Hand

Jérémy Clapin says his animated tale 'I Love My Body' explores memory and "what we lost with childhood" by following a hand searching for its body in Paris.

How Santa Origin Story ‘Klaus’ Came to Netflix

To tell the origin story of Santa Claus, Sergio ?Pablos found himself on a journey that took him to northern realms and new animation territory en route to Netflix’s first in-house animated film.