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Drawing inspiration between the lines of animation
Drawing inspiration between the lines of animation

As feature animation becomes an increasingly crowded field, the pressure to create appealing and enduring characters with thrift and speed has intensified. Five directors recently came together for the Envelope Animation Round Table to discuss the artistic and business forces driving the medium today. In a conversation at the Los Angeles Times, Jennifer Lee ("Frozen"), Chris Renaud ("Despicable Me 2"), Chris Sanders ("The Croods"), Dan Scanlon ("Monsters University") and Chris Wedge ("Epic") tackled such topics as the challenges of female characters, the effect of celebrity voice actors and the changing economics of feature animation. Here...

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