Animation

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Alita Battle Angel CGI Skin

Pore Than Meets the Eye: Why It’s So Hard to Make CGI Skin Look Real

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Looks like the uncanny valley was only … skin deep.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Why the Living Animation in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Works So Well

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They’re not bad. Quite the opposite. They were drawn to maintain an eye-line.

Robin Hood Disney

The Cinematic Life (and Death) of Robin Hood: How Realism Kills Legends

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“Rob? That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.”

Soviet Animation History

From Agitprop to Artistic Rebellion: A Brief History of Soviet Animation

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Art is always political. But especially when you’re an animator in the Soviet Union.

Wish Dragon Netflix

How ‘Wish Dragon’ Traces The Story of Aladdin Back to Ancient China

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From ancient China to the modern cinema, the new Netflix animated feature has centuries of storytelling tradition in its bones.

Empire Strikes Back Hoth Go Motion

How the Special Effect of “Go Motion” Works

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The things we do for motion blur.

Captain Yajima

Drop What You’re Doing and Watch ‘Captain Yajima’

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Some nefarious ne’er-do-well is giving people around the galaxy the boot. But the heroic Captain Yajima is on the case!

Castlevania Netflix Final Season

‘Castlevania’s Final Season is a Blood-Filled Delight

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TV series may come and go, but ‘Castlevania’ is forever.

Spider Man Into The Spider Verse animation frame rate

Why a Higher Frame Rate Doesn’t Automatically Make Animation Better

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Sometimes less is more.