Category Archives: Animation

Global Advent: Day 21

The Film: Lola rennt [Run Lola Run] – Germany It begins by telling you there is a philosophical question, but this film won’t answer it. It’s a game, and the game has begun. The first time I watched this film, … Continue reading

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Download Scripts of Award Contenders

Download scripts of award contenders: “Anonymous” by John Orloff (Sony) “The Artist” by Michel Hazanavicius (The Weinstein Company) “Beginners” by Mike Mills (Focus Features) “Bridesmaids” by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (Universal) “Cars 2” by Ben Queen; Story by John … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 8

The Film: Les triplettes de Belleville [The Triplets of Belleville] To paraphrase Brad Bird — animation is not a genre, it is a style of storytelling through which you can have every genre. And The Triplets of Belleville gives a … Continue reading

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What makes Hitchcock’s Films Great: An Animated Recipe

Hitch from Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco, and Torsten Strer on Vimeo via Brain Pickings

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Tokyo Godfathers

In 2007 it was Russia and Ukraine. 2008 was the year for India and Pakistan. 2009 brought a Dickensian Christmas. For 2010 Korea, China and Japan are the adopted countries. As I’ve been crafting decorations for my Tokyo-Pop Christmas, making … Continue reading

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Dhal/Dahl

Yeah. It happened. Dahl/dahl night. Fantastic Mr. Fox is such a unique movie, I’m glad I was prepared to be unprepared. As with most Wes Anderson films, the characters were charming, so tightly packed with a collection of normal behaviors … Continue reading

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Ratatouille – A Fortuitous Start

Ra·ta·touille 1. –noun a vegetable stew of Provence, typically consisting of eggplant, zucchini, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, served hot or cold. 2. –noun a 2007 computer-animated film produced by Pixar about a rat who dreams of becoming a … Continue reading

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