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PR: A Backstage Look at Animation's Big Night

Royce Hall from the stage A Backstage Look At ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards  The after-party featured a gourmet meal and the music of the Blue Hawaiians We aren’t your typical paparazzi. It was only six months ago that our creative aspirations drove us out of Orlando, Florida to pursue careers as animated filmmakers. It is conventional […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was […]

Panda Bests Robot at Annie Awards: "Kung Fu Panda" Takes 10 Awards

Kung Fu Panda dominated the 36th annual Annie Awards, taking home 10 trophies including Best Animated Feature, beating out films like WALL-E, Waltz with Bashir, and Bolt. It also won the Annie in the feature film categories for Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Directing, Music, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting (for Dustin Hoffman as […]

"The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection" Is Terrifyingly Good

There are a few cardinal rules in the world of entertainment. One is the principle that adaptations between modern media almost always result in abject failure. Whether it’s movies based on video games or video games based on movies, movies based on TV shows or vice versa, something always seems to get lost in translation. […]

Seattle Times on "Waltz with Bashir"

The Seattle Times has profiled the Israeli animated documentary film Waltz with Bashir, interviewing its director Ari Folman over the phone. Based on Folman’s own experiences as a soldier in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, Folman discusses why he turned interviews with fellow veterans into animated footage, how breaking through his own […]

Briefly: Hatcher on "Coraline;" WALL-E Award; "Raven" Update; 3-D Eye Diagnosis

* Teri Hatcher has discussed her role as the Other Mother in Coraline, noting that most of her other work is “inappropriate” for her 11-year old, and joked that several parents she knew declared ‘No more sleepovers at Hatchers’ house’ after watching a screening of the movie. [Women’s Wear Daily] * The Producers Guild of […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Rewards the Faithful

Wolverine and the X-Men is a show that is determined to eat its cake and have it, too. It cherry-picks from the best elements of the two previous cartoon series, the live-action movies, and decades of comic books to ensure that the show feels familiar, but it also wants to strike out in different directions […]

"Ghost Hunt" Bags a Trophy

I am, I’ll forthrightly declare, a sucker for a good ghost story. The operative word, of course, is “good.” Anyone can stick a phantom or spirit into any old yarn, and come up with something as crass and incompetent as xxxHOLIC. (cough cough). But it takes a deft hand to fashion a spook story that […]

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