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A tough story becomes a triumphant gem in The Breadwinner

Janet Smith<b>Featuring the voice of Saara Chaudry. Rated PG</b><i>The Breadwinner</i> brings gorgeously wrought animation and Afghan music to the story of a girl …

Roving

Lucas the Spider – It’s Cold Outside

Lucas the Spider, a.k.a. the cutest animated spider you’ll ever see, is back. In a new short from Joshua Slice, Lucas is stuck outside on a frigid …

Box Office: Blue Sky's 'Ferdinand' Needs A Christmas Miracle

In most circumstances, a $111 million-budgeted animated feature snagging a $13.4m opening weekend would be an outright disaster. And, to be fair, <i>Ferdinand</i> might very well be dead in the water. Even with good reviews, the film is going to face a lot of competition for family moviegoing dollars over …

Movies

Refugee mother shares family's journey to the U.S. in powerful animated video

Layla's journey has been anything but easy.<p>She's a refugee from the eastern Somali Region of Ethiopia, which she and her husband fled because of …

Refugees

Stop-motion animator uses humans and it's hilarious and amazing

In the wonderfully amusing short film “Sleepy Steve,” the man of the title steps out of bed and makes his way to the bathroom to get ready for the day. Except nothing about this process looks quite <i>real</i> because it’s filmed in stop-motion animation — that slightly hiccupy form of animation that uses …

Sisak - The First Indian Short Film to Win 34 International

Awards<p>(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the …

Haruki Murakami

14 things you didn't know about The Nightmare Before Christmas

<b>1. Tim Burton didn't actually direct it</b>. Despite the fact that is very much says 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' everywhere. Tim was tied up with <i>Batman Returns</i> so got his pal Henry Selick to make his feature directorial debut with this bad boy. In fairness though, Tim did produce, and …

The Disney/Fox Deal Should Spark An X-Men Animated Revival

It’s been more than five years since Marvel Comics’ X-Men have starred in their own animated television series. Despite being one of the publisher’s …

Comics

'Trollhunters' Part 2 Arrives on Netflix

“A Powerful Force… A Dark Side…” Plus Mark Hamill in a cloak? Must be the new season of <i>Trollhunters</i>!<p>That’s DreamWorks Animation having a little fun …

Netflix

Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' Animated Short is Here

Kobe Bryant will finally get his jersey retired tonight. Correction: Kobe Bryant will get <i>*two*</i> jerseys retired tonight. That’s right, No. 8 and No. …

Developing the Character of Penny

5 hours ago - By Andreas Deja<p>I believe this early sketch of Penny from The movie The Rescuers is by Ken Anderson.<br>When child actress Michelle Stacy …

Animation

Stop-Motion Will Lead Animation in 2018

After a year without a major stop-motion film, 2018 will start the year off with two, which might turn out to be some of the year’s best.<p>Stop motion …

Animation

Under the radar: Animation with meaning and hand-drawn beauty

<i>Our</i> <i>annual compilation of overlooked films. Each reviewer chose five films to highlight.</i><p><b>“The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales”:</b> This delightful, slapstick comedy won a Special Jury Award at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival for its “celebration of the joys of traditional cartoon animation.” (Full …

Animation

Why Were So Many 2017 Animated Movies So Bad?

When I sat down to compile a list of the best animated movies of 2017, I realized that the selection was shockingly meager. Outside of Pixar and …

Movies

Side-By-Side Examples Of How Disney Recycled Animation In Later Films

Disney animators literally wrote the book on creating incredibly lifelike animation and characters that come to life on the screen, it's called <i>The</i> …

Walt Disney Company

Dear Satan, An Animated Short About a Girl Who Accidentally Writes Letter to Satan Instead of Santa

<i>Dear Satan</i> is a hilarious animated Christmas film, created by Anomaly London, about a young girl who accidentally writes a heartfelt letter to Satan, …

Animated Movies

No FOX Given: 15 Reasons Disney's Purchase Of FOX Is A Terrible Idea

If you went by the buzz among superhero movie fans, the main takeaway from Disney’s $52.4 billion purchase of 21st Century FOX is that the X-Men and …

Movies

BILAL: A NEW BREED OF HERO: Check Out A New Teaser For The Award-Winning Animated Film

A new trailer for the film <i>Bilal: A New Breed of Hero</i> has been released ahead of the movie's U.S. premiere in February. Check out the teaser for the …

Movies

Pop! Animation: Rick and Morty Series 4 in February

This series of Pop! features new characters and variants from season 3 of <i>Rick and Morty</i>! Including Prison Break Rick, Sentinent Arm Morty, Warrior …

Pop Culture

Bob Givens, Designer of the Iconic Bugs Bunny, Dies at 99

Bob Givens, a key member of the team of animators that created the iconic Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd characters, has died at the age of 99.<p>One of the …

Animation

The First Glimpse Of Netflix/Dreamworks’ ‘She-Ra’ Has Surfaced

Just weeks ago, word arrived that Dreamworks and Netflix were teaming up again, after the success of ‘Trollhunters’, their first joint endeavor. …

Netflix

EXCLUSIVE: Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia – The Secret History of Trollkind

From Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation comes a graphic novel with further adventures for teenage Jim Lake, Jr., and the trolls from …

Guillermo del Toro

When 'Batman' Bombed On Christmas: On 'Mask Of The Phantasm' At 24

Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of the theatrical release of <i>Batman: Mask of the Phantasm</i>. Even if you’ve seen the film over the years, there’s a good chance you didn’t see it in theaters. The film opened in 1,506 theaters on Christmas Eve and was met with a resounding “Nope.” Sans much in the …

Batman

The Best Animated Films of 2017 That Weren't Made by Pixar or Disney

From high school trauma to epic biopics, here are 2017's best indie 'toons.<p>Disney bought Pixar in 2006. Since 2007, the only year Disney or Pixar hasn't won the Academy of Film Arts and Science’s Best Animated Feature Award was 2001—the one year neither production company had released an eligible …

Animation

What’s your favorite Best Animated Feature Oscar winner of the 2000s: ‘Shrek,’ ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Finding Nemo’ … ? [POLL]

The Oscar for Best Animated Feature is the newest of the academy’s 24 categories, initially honoring films from 2001. Its first decade of existence …

Animation

How Anime Has Changed Over The Past 100 Years

<b>Video:</b> Can you believe it? Japan has been making animation for over a hundred years. Let's see how things have changed!<p>As <i>Japan Trends</i> points out, the …

Anime

The Moving Pictures of “Loving Vincent”

THERE IS AN intense, monastic energy to <i>Loving Vincent</i>. The 90-minute animated feature consists entirely of oil paintings stylized after — and …

Art History

Videos: Top 10 Controversial Moments In Animated Movies

This is a new video from WhatCulture that lists the top 10 controversial moments in animated films. We normally think of animated films as being for …

Pop Culture

19 Canceled Disney Sequels We’ll Never Get To See

Ah, Disney. Arguably the greatest studio in the history of movie making (and becoming more powerful every day), they have brought joy and toys to …

Walt Disney Company