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"Let It Go" gets the LEGO treatment as a whole new Disney Frozen story unfolds across books, TV & digital with "Frozen Northern Lights"

Jim Hill | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

What with "Frozen - Live at the Hyperion" opening in late May at Disney California Adventure Park and Epcot's "Frozen Ever After" attraction opening i...

Compassionate Mexican Documentary Screens at the Istanbul Film Festival: "No Place Like Home"

Karin Badt | Posted 04.17.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is a gentle film, one that draws the spectator in with its paradisal atmosphere of tranquility and harmony, set among verdant trees, with calm conv...

Why Experimental Animation Is Better (And Weirder) Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts

You may remember being glued to the TV screen as a kid, watching "Looney Tunes" on repeat until your parents switched off the set with a directive of,...

How Walt Disney Animation Studios Kept Feast From Looking Like a Dog's Dinner

Jim Hill | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

In the end Patrick Osborne and his storyboard artists did finally find a way to deliver on Feast's initial promise. But a lot of that was because of many of the behind-the-scenes creative decisions that they made as they rushed to put this new animated short together. Take, for example, Winston, the cartoon canine who serves as Feast's central character.

How Comic-Con Helped Create Fans for Disney XD's Star vs. The Forces of Evil Six Months Before Its First Episode Airs

Jim Hill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

There's a way that things used to work in the television animation universe. First a new show would go on the air. Then viewers would sample a few episodes and decide if they actually liked a program. If that were the case, then the fan base for this new animated series would slowly build over time.

Will This Eye-popping CG Animation Test Power Up Genndy Tartakovsky's Popeye ?

Jim Hill | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

What was this Sailor Man like before he discovered that those leafy greens gave him amazing strength? And what were Popeye's early days at sea like? And where exactly did he get that anchor-shaped tattoo?

Mickey, Meet Moe: How the Three Stooges Influenced Disney's New Emmy Award-winning Series of Mickey Mouse Shorts

Jim Hill | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For decades now, Mickey Mouse has been the corporate symbol of The Walt Disney Company. Nice, safe and bland. But there are those at the Mouse House who remember when Disney's corporate symbol used to be really funny.

'I Said, Goddamn!'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

For a lot of Quentin Tarantino fans, "Pulp Fiction" is a favorite. In fact, this film is so good, it's easy to watch over and over again. But all t...

Mickey Mouse Gets a Retro Makeover for the Disney Channel's New Series of 2D Animated Shorts

Jim Hill | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Expect to see a pie-eyed Mouse starring in all-new animated adventures that will take these classic Disney characters from Paris to Tokyo to the Alps and NYC and all points in between.

A Festival Darling You Can Watch

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

Award-winning animated shorts are rarely seen outside of the festivals where the awards get handed out. That's part of why Alexandra Hetmerova's film ...

Play-Doh Pornos On "Parade"

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

Considering her animated videos mostly incorporate some cocktail of torture, bestiality and sexual abuse, Nathalie Djurberg was quite shy in person. S...

Academy Awards 2012: Animated Shorts

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

I have to recuse myself from giving objective opinions of this year's animated shorts nominees because one of them is so close to my heart that I'm not a proper judge of the others. First, here's a look at the other four.

Academy Awards 2011 -- Animated Shorts

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

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Academy Awards: Animated Shorts 2010

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

For the last five years, the Animated Short category has been won by a film that told a serious story. Happily, this will not be the case this year, as all five nominees are comedies or satires.