Category Archives: animated features

Is Pixar’s best behind it? I hope not.

To be fair, I haven’t seen the new Monster’s Inc. film, so maybe I’ll love it. But my gut tells me something isn’t the same anymore. Here’s an interesting article by Steven Zeitchik from the LA Times about the possible … Continue reading

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Frankenweenie

Wow. Frankenweenie opened soft. I’m not 100% sure why. I think it’s possible that Tim Burton has sort of run his course with audiences, but I expected a top 2 opening at least. Was it too dark in mood for … Continue reading

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You can say it all with stick figures

Don Hertzfeldt’s back with a feature length animated film (or a combo of several shorter films that qualify as a feature for the Academy I guess). Don’s latest appears to definitively place him as the the Terrence Malick of animated … Continue reading

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Paddington Bear is in the house. Call the police.

It was just yesterday that I was telling my cat, why doesn’t someone take Paddington Bear (he who has kept the rain hat in fashion these past 60 years) and re-boot him? I mean it’s sooo old, like all watercolor and … Continue reading

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Animation Monday- Paperman

Paperman is an animated short produced by Disney Feature Animation, I think. I’ve heard a bit about it, and its blending of traditional and 3D, but I have not seen any art, but what’s on this poster. According to the … Continue reading

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Animation Monday

Mark Kennedy has an excellent post about using space in a drawing (he’s discussing storyboards) to create an attitude. How you design the composition of your scene can help define it for an audience as serious or funny, sad or … Continue reading

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Animation Monday

To continue a discussion from last week, there have been quite a few feature films based on picture books. At first this seems an odd combination. A picture book is constructed to be short, clean, almost zen like. These days … Continue reading

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