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Oscars: How Animators Brought an Optimistic Bunny and a Muscular Demigod to Life

The filmmakers behind all the nominees — from 'Zootopia' to 'Moana' — reveal what they most enjoy about their job and the secrets behind their star characters.

Oscars: How VFX Pros Brought a ‘Star Wars’ Star Back to Life

The visual effects gurus behind 'Rogue One,' 'Deepwater Horizon,' 'Doctor Strange' and more nominated films dish on how they conjured the unbelievable.

‘The Jungle Book’ Takes Top Visual Effects Society Honors

The film won five awards including the top category for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature.

Annies: ‘Zootopia’ Wins Big With 6 Awards Including Best Animated Feature

'Kubo and the Two Strings' won three trophies, while 'Moana' took home two.

Annie Awards Preview: What to Know About the Animation Community’s Big Night

'Zootopia' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings' are among the contenders for best animated feature.

Oscars: Indies ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle’ Make the Cut in a Crowded Animated Feature Race

They're nominated alongside 'Zootopia,' 'Moana' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings.'

Oscars: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is Rare Animated Feature to Be Nominated in VFX

The VFX category also includes 'The Jungle Book,' 'Arrival,' 'Deepwater Horizon' and 'Rogue One.'

‘La La Land,’ ‘Jackie’ Among Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

'Kubo and the Two Strings' collects a nomination in the fantasy film category, a first for an animated movie.

‘Rogue One’ Leads Visual Effects Society Feature Competition With 7 Nominations as ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Jungle Book’ Grab 6 Each

'Kubo and the Two Strings' earns six nominations in the animated feature categories, while 'Game of Thrones' collects 11 in the TV categories.

How ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Merged Stop-Motion Animation and 3D Printing (Plus a 400-Pound Puppet)

Several modeling techniques were used to marvelous effect in the directorial debut of Travis Knight, the head of Portland, Ore.-based Laika studios.

Animation Roundtable: Seth Rogen and 6 More on Avoiding Ethnic Stereotypes and How to “Break the Mold” of Princesses

A panel of top toon creators — including Byron Howard ('Zootopia), Garth Jennings ('Sing'), Travis Knight ('Kubo and the Two Strings'), Mike Mitchell ('Trolls'), John Musker ('Moana') and Mark Osborne ('The Little Prince') — reveal their surprising inspirations, when to avoid having certain characters kiss and why you have to "kill yourself" when working in animation.