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“How Saving Mr. Banks Saved Emma Thompson” — Ramin Setoodeh at Variety profiles a stellar performer who was in a rut before Mary Poppins came along.
“Disney’s new rendering technique could usher in a new era of animation” — Robert T. Gonzalez at io9 explains the insane difficulty of animating dust and why it’s about to become a lot easier.
“The Hobbit‘s Gandalf almost proved a greenscreen too far for Ian McKellen” — According to this Guardian interview, it wasn’t just fans who hated the non-location shots.