The March Should-Have Listing | 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 fantastically crafted 2D venture took wing on Netflix in November. Adapting Ruth Stiles Gannett’s traditional books gave the artists beneath 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. Writer Ramin Zahed takes us behind the scenes to uncover the scaly secrets and techniques of the movie’s storybook-inspired 2D animation, with pretty imagery and unique interviews with Twomey, producers Tomm Moore and Meg LeFauve and extra. Producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Photos penned the foreword. [Abrams | $45]

Animation Masterclasses

Animation Masterclasses: From Pencils to Pixels
Discover ways to turn into a “Grasp Animator” with this creative fundamentals-first information, conceived and honed by veteran animator and teacher Tony White. The e-book is split into 4 sections, starting with core ideas of motion (squash & stretch, timing, stroll cycles, and so forth.), taking you thru apply these ideas to digital rigs, venture pre-production and manufacturing. Having skilled beneath 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 into a traditional textual content alongside The Animator’s Workbook and Leaping By 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 true 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 associates and enemies. [Warner | BD $30, 4K $40 | Feb. 7]