Animation Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

The power of nostalgia: Reflections on three childhood animated films

8th January 2023

Meriel ponders the appreciation you gain as an adult when looking back at the films that defined your childhood. The Incredibles gets better every time I watch it. Even though it was created before the second coming of cinematic superheroes (courtesy of Marvel), it still stands out as unique, due to director Brad Bird’s vision ...

The end of the line for hand-drawn animation

2nd September 2020

With the announcement of Studio Ghibli’s new CGI film, have we seen the last of traditional techniques? The first full-length traditionally animated film to be augmented with computer-generated (CG) animation was Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective, where cel-shading was used in one scene to produce the gears inside Big Ben. The animators were inspired by ...