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‘Turning Red,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Animators on Their Characters’ Design Inspirations

Ethan (Strange World) French and Belgian comics inspired the characters in Disney Animation’s Strange World, which follows three generations of explorers, including teen Ethan. “He’s designed to have more realistic proportions, in contrast to other, wiry Disney teens like Hiro Hamada or Mowgli,” explains director Don Hall. “He’s biracial, and we wanted his skin tone […]

Henry Selick Found Solace in ‘Wendell & Wild’ After He Says John Lasseter Helped Sink ‘The Shadow King’

As Henry Selick prepares to debut his well-reviewed film Wendell & Wild, the filmmaker is looking back on why his earlier project The Shadow King was never completed by Disney/Pixar. “I got the rights back,” Selick reveals in the latest episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen podcast, where he says the film could […]

Animation Is Film Festival Announces Competition Lineup

My Father’s Dragon, the next movie from Wolfwalkers animation studio Cartoon Saloon, and Little Nicolas, which last spring won the top prize at Annecy, are among the films named to the competition lineup of the Animation Is Film Festival, which kicks off Oct. 21 in Hollywood. Little Nicolas, helmed by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre, is […]

Jordan Peele’s Stop-Motion Horror Fantasy ‘Wendell & Wild’ Gets Delightfully Wicked Trailer

Something wicked this way comes in the first look at Jordan Peele and Henry Selick’s upcoming stop-motion movie Wendell & Wild. Co-written by Peele and Selick, with the latter also serving as director, the film features an all-star voice cast led by Peele and frequent collaborator Keegan-Michael Key as a demon duo who must face […]