As the film was being developed, it went through several big narrative changes. Sohn knew the kind of story he wanted to tell, but there was still work to be done to nail down the specifics. Early versions had villains, but Sohn says that turned it into basically another superhero movie, and that’s not the kind of story his team was trying to tell.
Originally a side character from Shrek 2, Puss in Boots quickly became a fan favorite and spun off into his own feature in 2011’s Puss in Boots. The director of the sequel, Joel Crawford, explains how the team figured out where to go in this next chapter and the unique artistic and narrative choices made in the production.
Del Toro discusses the stunning work done by Pinocchio’s crew – and talks about how North American animation often falls short in addressing adult themes.
“There’s something about real objects,” says Selick, “being hand manipulated and brought to life, that is always gonna bring me back. It’s the oldest type of animation and I think it has the strongest magic.”
“Humans are obsessed with luck,” says Luck director Peggy Holmes in our discussion about the concepts at play in Skydance Animation’s first animated feature.
On the 20th anniversary of Lilo & Stitch, the directors of the film reminisce over the creation, development, production, and enduring legacy of the Disney classic.
We speak with the makers of Netflix’s The Cuphead Show: Game creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, fellow executive producers Dave Wasson and C.J. Kettler, co-executive producer Cosmo Segurson, and art director Andrea Fernandez
Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King started The Spine of Night as a self-funded passion project. Eight years later, it’s in the running for a Best Animated Feature Oscar.