How ‘Klaus’ Uniquely Combines CG Lighting Techniques with Traditional 2D Animation


Director Sergio Pablos’ heartwarming animated Christmas film, Klaus, tells the story of a bumbling postman named Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) stationed in the fictional town of Smeerensburg on a frozen island high above the Arctic Circle, where the locals have been feuding for years. He befriends a teacher named Alva (Rashida Jones) and Klaus (J.K....

Chinese Culture Takes a ‘Bao’


*** SPOILER ALERT: This article contains references to characters and story points in the Academy Award-winning animated short film Bao. *** The accomplishment of Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi in garnering an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards has prompted a variety of reactions: the joy of Domee’s friends and...