Individual Frames From The Anime Hunter X Hunter Are Amazing, Revealing

It's always cool when animators give fans a look at the what it takes to create a TV show or movie, and these Hunter X Hunter frames prove it takes a lot of work. Takahiko Abiru, one of the animation directors, has been tweeting some of the 18,000 frames he drew for the show since it was rebooted in 2011. » 4/16/14 1:59pm Wednesday 1:59pm

Simpsons Couch-Gag Proves Hand-Drawn Animation Is Alive And Well

Simpsons fans may remember a particular couch-gag from last month's episode, "Diggs," created by French animator Sylvain Chomet. It was a stylistically distinct, hand-drawn take on the gag and it made quite the splash. And now, the production company behind the short, Th1ng, has just released a "making-of" feature. » 4/13/14 6:02pm 4/13/14 6:02pm

Making The Hobbit 2's barrel escape was its own epic adventure

When Bilbo and the dwarves escaped Thranduil's kingdom, they did so in empty wine barrels, rushing down the forest river, fighting wood elves and the rapids simultaneously. Their escape was a breeze compared to what director Peter Jackson and the actors went through to make the scene, as this Wired video reveals. » 3/03/14 4:00pm 3/03/14 4:00pm

Pacific Rim FX Reel reveals the bloody CG guts behind the Kaiju fights

Straight from the folks over at Industrial Light and Magic, here's an insanely detailed breakdown of all the wondrous action in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. This video is also proof that we shall never tire of watching giant robots fight giant monsters. » 1/07/14 3:20pm 1/07/14 3:20pm

45 Behind-the-Scenes Back to the Future images may teach you something

Every time we re-watch Back to the Future we pick up on something we missed before. This movie trilogy is a multi-layered wonder, and nothing better dissects the insane attention to detail than this crop of behind the scenes images. Seriously did you ever realize that the ice cream store from the future was actually… » 12/27/13 9:00am 12/27/13 9:00am

VFX reel breaks down Thor 2's epic prologue battle

The creators of the stunning Girl with the Dragon Tattoo title sequence were also the masters behind Thor: The Dark World's prologue battle. And now Blur Studio has unleashed a fantastic VFX that shows how the stunning battle between Malekith and Odin's father, King Bor. Watch the almost entirely CG creation come to… » 12/17/13 10:20am 12/17/13 10:20am

Holy Hell, everything Laika makes is SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL

From ParaNorman to Coraline, each movie from Laika shocks us with overwhelming amounts of talent. And it looks like their next feature, BoxTrolls, is continuing the legacy of being so beautiful, it almost kills you. Look at the tiny cheese mounds. LOOK AT THEM! THEY ARE TINY AND *clutches chest* MY HEART, MY HEART! » 11/26/13 2:23pm 11/26/13 2:23pm

Ridley Scott throws a giant stuffed Tiger at Russell Crowe

This behind-the-scenes photo from Gladiator reveals the giant fake tiger director Ridley Scott threw at actor Russell Crowe. Which looks like it was purchased from Toys R' Us. In other news, Scott cancelled his plans for a series of scifi shorts with Machinima. Which is a shame. Image via Univseral Pictures. » 11/22/13 12:42pm 11/22/13 12:42pm