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Movie Review: The Wind Rises

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having announced his retirement, Hayao Miyazaki's made one final feature: The Wind Rises. It's an animated film for adults, but I can't imagine adults -- let alone kids -- sitting still for it.

Why Stephan Franck Was Drawn to Use Hand-drawn Animation on The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

Jim Hill | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Mind you, Franck wasn't willing to settle for the sort of half-hearted hand-drawn animation that you used to see on Saturday morning television back in the late 1970s / early 1980s. He wanted to do something richer, far more highly detailed.

The Online Premiere of Disney's Paperman

Jim Hill | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

2013-01-30-Paperman Now don't let this charming, deceptively simple-looking film fool you. Though Paperman may have a limited color palette (i.e. grey, white, black & red), the sky's the limit when it comes to the innovative technology that actually made this animated short possible.

An Animated Masterpiece 15 Years In The Making

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

The stand-out aspect of Chris Sullivan's animated film "Consuming Spirits" is its insanely meticulous construction. The animation took 15 years of wor...