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Ice Age: Collision Course

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

It's official. This is the year of animation. So many films from the genre are sprouting up like spring daisies that it's making the Oscar race for Best Animation Feature Film a nail-biter. And it's only midyear. Add to the list of strong contenders the fifth chapter in the Ice Age franchise, a doozy of a yarn that couples the creation of the planets with earth's impending doom by a runaway meteor.

The Secret Life of Pets - Humor, Great Cast, Beautiful Animation and Original Story

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.07.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

The producers of Despicable Me, The Lorax and Minions bring us another family-friendly animated film in this story about a terrier named Max whose qui...

The Secret Life of Pets

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The race for the Best Animation Feature Film Oscar is on. Finding Dory may be the most touching and sentimental contender. On the other hand, The Secret Life of Pets has got to be the coolest of the challengers so far. It's a thoroughly amusing comedy thanks to the over-animated Kevin Hart and dour sarcastic Louis C.K. Those two make the lead characters vibrant. They make you want to get your bark on.

Pixar Films Ranked From Worst to Best

Collider | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Collider

Pixar's masterpiece "Wall-E" is bold in every sense of the word. No dialogue for the first half hour, cinematography full of imperfections, and a major location change for the final two acts.

If You Like Crazy Ducks, Silly Henchmen And A Love Story, This Will Quack You Up

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.14.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Produced by the Russian animation studio Rome, Quackerz is a comical, animated story about the Chinese legend of the Sun Duck who protects the sun. A ...

Lucia Love Brings 'Ren & Stimpy' Levels Of Weird To The Art World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts

Lucia Love describes her characters as "mixtures of flesh and pudding." Indeed, the New York-based multidisciplinary artist has a penchant for creatio...

For World Oceans Day, Let's Make the World a Better Place

Advertising Week | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Advertising Week Have you ever thrown a plastic bottle into a gutter? Most of us have. Have you ever stopped to wonder where that bottle eventuall...

'Angry Birds' - A Laugh-Out-Loud Kind of Movie

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 05.17.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Loosely based on the hugely popular app which has had billions of downloads, this film holds its own. In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie...

From Brooklyn to Cannes: Everything's OK With Filmmaker Ace Salisbury

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2016 | New York
Xaque Gruber

Twenty-eight-year-old, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Ace Salisbury was taking a shower (because that's where all great ideas originate) when he was struck ...

Lily's Driftwood Bay -- Starring the Adorable Lily and an Unlikely Cast of Characters

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 05.07.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This adorable new show certainly charmed our KIDS FIRST! reporters. It follows the life of the adorable Lily, a five-year-old who lives with her dad and she creates a cast of characters in her imagination that live in Driftwood Bay.

Directors of the Angry Birds Movie Reveal the Challenges of Turning a Game Into a Movie and Why These Birds Are So Angry

Quora | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Movie Review: Belladonna Of Sadness

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.04.2016 | New York
Robert Brenner

You can see Belladonna of Sadness--or Kanashimi no Belladonna, as it's known in Japanese--in all its erotic glory at the Metrograph from May 6th through May 12th in a beautiful restored print, including eight minutes of expurgated material.

Pixar Animator Reveals The Magic Ingredient That Adds Soul To Stories

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion

How do animators convey personality, atmosphere and even soulfulness in their stories? Danielle Feinberg, director of photography at Pixar, delivered ...

What a Crazy, Quirky, Funny Adventure! Albert Up, Up and Away

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.29.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Inspired by the beloved children's book, Albert by Ole Lund Kirkegaard, this lively, animated tale whisks you on a journey that has to be seen to be b...

The Little Prince: The Planet of Bamalias - Not Your Average Fairytale!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.27.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

On Planet Bamalias, the Little Prince will go through a terrible experience - he loseshis memory. And can't remember where and why he is there! Planet...

Alisa Knows What to Do: The Mystery of the Last Truenox

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.26.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on the supremely popular stories by Soviet science fiction writer Kir Bulychov, Alisa Knows What to Do is a 3D series produced by Russian studio...

Lego Marks Anniversary Of Shakespeare's Death In Typically Awesome Way

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts

Lego has given a very modern twist to William Shakespeare's classic plays. The Danish company recreated scenes from "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth" and "A...

This Nigerian Animator Is Bringing Diversity To Kid's Cartoons In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.04.2016 | Black Voices

Talks about diversity in the entertainment industry very rarely include children's programming, but a new crowdfunding campaign is attempting to chang...

The Adventures of Gumby: The Complete 60s Series - A Step Back in Time

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.25.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This 1960s Gumby claymation series is perfect fun for young children.

Guess How Much I Love You: The Song of Spring -- Wonderfully Cute and Perfect for Spring

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.23.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Join Little Nutbrown Hare and his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, as they romp through more charming adventures!

Superhero Memorabilia | The Dawn of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Auctionata | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts
Auctionata

From the sewers of New York fighting criminals and evil overlords, to saving the world from alien invaders, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have beco...

Tom Kenny: The Voice Behind Our Favorite Yellow Sea Sponge

Cristy Bertini | Posted 03.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cristy Bertini

You might not recognize his face, but you've certainly heard his voices. Tom Kenny has voiced hundreds of animated characters, including villains, rob...

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Darkwing Duck With Creator Tad Stones

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

After a brief gap, we're back with an all-new episode of the Nostalgia Theater show! This week, we're talking about Disney's Darkwing Duck, which cele...

From Fixing Computers To Voice Acting: An IT Cinderella Story Behind The Scenes Of Sony Animation's Open Season: Scared Silly

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology
Alejandro Rojas

Sony Animation IT guy Will Townsend never imagined he would end up having an opportunity to do voice acting. Let alone taking over a character who had...

Disney Animator Shares the Secrets for Constructing the World of "Zootopia"

Leah Singer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment
Leah Singer

Every kid has that moment of awe when they're sitting in the movie theater watching their favorite animated movie come to life before their eyes. From...