Hayao Miyazaki – Combining and Imagination and Animation

"Creating animation means creating a fictional world. That would soothe the spirit of those who are disheartened and exhausted from dealing with the sharp edges of reality." - Hayao Miyazaki While there certainly are a lot of animated films and shows that come from America, it is certainly not the only country that produces great… Continue reading Hayao Miyazaki – Combining and Imagination and Animation

Andreas Deja – Giving Characters Personality

"I use antlers in all of my decorating!" - A really conceited guy What makes a character interesting? Personality. Whether they're good, bad, funny, serious, a good character has to have a strong personality or else people will not care about them. One animator who excels at putting a personality to animated characters is Andreas… Continue reading Andreas Deja – Giving Characters Personality

Eric Goldberg – Making Wacky Wonderful

"You ain't never had a friend like me." - A pretty magical character Animation has indeed matured as time as gone on, as we're rightfully getting more stories with some excellent drama. However, it is important to remember that people have used animation for comedy for a reason, it works extremely well. One animator that… Continue reading Eric Goldberg – Making Wacky Wonderful

Andrew Stanton – Making You Care About Cartoons

"Probably the most important story commandment is 'make me care.'" - Andrew Stanton Animation is an illusion. It's taking something that isn't alive like a bunch of pencil drawings or some computer data and making you believe they are alive and worth caring about. One animation filmmaker who recognizes this truth and applies it to… Continue reading Andrew Stanton – Making You Care About Cartoons

Brad Bird – Making Animation Incredible

"Animation is an art form, and it can do any genre." - Brad Bird If there is any animation director that could be considered an auteur genius, it would be Brad Bird.   In addition to making three modern animated classics, he has directed a few live-action films as well.   And he's currently working… Continue reading Brad Bird – Making Animation Incredible