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

FLEE Janus Billeskov Jansen, editor Writer-director Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated documentary Flee — a contender in categories including feature animation, documentary and international feature (representing Denmark) — was edited by Janus Billeskov Jansen, a veteran editor whose award-winning work in features, documentaries and shorts includes Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which won the Oscar for best […]

How ‘Luca,’ ‘Vivo’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Sound Designers Created Sonic Landscapes of Animated Worlds

One of the “great things” about doing sound design for animated films is that one is involved from the early stages of production, says sound veteran Randy Thom, an Academy Award winner for The Incredibles and sound designer and rerecording mixer on Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo. “The filmmakers really need sound in their early experiments […]

THR’s Full Animation Roundtable Now Available on ‘Behind the Screen’

The Hollywood Reporter‘s complete Animation Roundtable is presented in a new episode of THR‘s Behind the Screen podcast. Recorded remotely on Nov. 5, the discussion features Elaine Bogan, director, Spirit Untamed; Enrico Casarosa, writer-director, Luca; Carlos López Estrada, director, Raya and the Last Dragon; Quiara Alegría Hudes, writer, Vivo; Phil Lord, producer, The Mitchells vs. The Machines; Jonas […]

Annecy: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Unapologetic” Animated Musical ‘Vivo’ Previewed

Director and co-writer Kirk DeMicco says he wanted to make his upcoming animated feature Vivo an “unapologetic musical” during a Monday session at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The voice cast is led by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also wrote the film’s original songs. “It’s a musical about music, so we wanted everything — every […]