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Book-Based Films Offer Evergreen Entertainment in a Soft Way

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 11.20.2016 | Teen

The Snowman is one of my all-time favorite pieces of animation. Directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by Jonathan Coates, this non-narrative film truly is filled with wonder. The haunting music by Howard Blake, "Walking in the Air," stays with me for days every time I watch this film.

The Squirrel King Aims for All-Ages Transmedia Artcraft

Scott Thill | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

But beyond the best laid plans of squirrels and humans is the primary goal of bringing creative, interactive, handcrafted entertainment to 21st-century viewers who are increasingly being fed a steady diet of desensitized programming.

Harry Potter Vets Lend Their Voices to Aardman Animations' The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Jim Hill | Posted 07.01.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's kind of a weird way for a relationship to start. This great big Irishman falling for a wee small man made out of clay and his silent, long-suffering dog. But that's exactly how Brendan Gleeson wound up working on The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

ReThink Review: Arthur Christmas -- A Repellant Christmas Wish

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Pro-materialist junk like Arthur Christmas is evidence that something like A Charlie Brown Christmas would never be made today.

Director Sarah Smith Delivers a Very Merry Arthur Christmas

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Holiday movies and whimsy go hand in hand (unless they don't), and frankly this year Arthur Christmas knocks my stockings off.

Gulp! It's The Largest Stop-Motion Animation Set Ever

Posted 10.03.2011 | Home

From the group that brought us the smallest stop-motion animation ever recorded last year-- now comes the largest set. On 11,000 sq ft of Pendine Beac...