VOD Release Date
November 7, 2023
From Strikeback Studios and Hideout Pictures comes Pencils vs. Pixels, a new documentary that showcases the animators that bring your favorite characters to life.
A celebration of 2D hand-drawn animation, the transformative journey from the Disney Renaissance to the computer animation revolution, and the inspiring future yet to come.
Pencils vs. Pixels is directed by Bay Dariz and Phil Earnest and narrated by Ming-Na Wen. Animators featured in the documentary include Seth MacFarlane, Alex Hirsch, Peter Docter, John Musker, and many more!
Bay Dariz • Phil Earnest
Tom Bancroft • Bay Dariz
Dustin Supencheck • Michael Delano
• Chris Haggerty
Shannon Houchins, Noor Ahmed, Christopher Joe
Running time: 72 min
SYNOPSIS: Pencils Vs. Pixels is a celebration of the unique magic of 2D hand-drawn animation and an exploration of how the Disney Renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s led to an animation boom that was quickly upended by the computer animation revolution that followed. Narrated by Ming-Na Wen, PENCILS VS PIXELS features many of the legendary artists who brought these now-classic films to life as they guide us through the last few decades of animation and into the future that’s yet to come.