The March Should-Have Record | Animation Journal

The Art of My Father's Dragon

The Artwork of My Father’s Dragon
Followers of five-time Oscar-nominated Irish studio Cartoon Saloon had been thrilled when one other superbly crafted 2D mission took wing on Netflix in November. Adapting Ruth Stiles Gannett’s basic books gave the artists below director Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner) a extra up to date setting than their Irish folklore trilogy, whereas nonetheless presenting a young story at a refreshingly mild tempo. Creator Ramin Zahed takes us behind the scenes to uncover the scaly secrets and techniques of the movie’s storybook-inspired 2D animation, with beautiful imagery and unique interviews with Twomey, producers Tomm Moore and Meg LeFauve and extra. Producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Footage penned the foreword. [Abrams | $45]

Animation Masterclasses

Animation Masterclasses: From Pencils to Pixels
Learn to turn out to be a “Grasp Animator” with this inventive fundamentals-first information, conceived and honed by veteran animator and teacher Tony White. The ebook is split into 4 sections, starting with core ideas of motion (squash & stretch, timing, stroll cycles, and many others.), taking you thru the best way to apply these ideas to digital rigs, mission pre-production and manufacturing. Having educated below toon legends like Artwork Babbitt and Richard Williams, White is an enthusiastic and passionate trainer of the craft, and his newest title is bound to turn out to be a basic textual content alongside The Animator’s Workbook and Leaping By way of Hoops. [CRC Press | $60]



Strange World

Unusual World
Take residence the entire Clade clan on disc this month! The Don Corridor/Qui Nguyen-directed Disney journey comes packaged with transportive bonus options, together with behind the scenes featurettes on the making-of the movie, a highlight on the actual science that impressed the artists, the creature of the Unusual World and extra, plus outtakes and deleted scenes. [Disney | DVD, BD, 4K | Feb. 14]


Legion of Tremendous-Heroes
Journey to the thirty first century with Supergirl (Meg Donnelly) within the newest DC Universe Film, directed by Jeff Wamester. Demoralized by the tragedy of Krypton and the troubles of adjusting to a brand new planet, our heroine takes her cousin Superman’s recommendation and jumps via spacetime to go to the Legion Academy, the place she makes new pals and enemies. [Warner | BD $30, 4K $40 | Feb. 7]