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William Joyce

Joy to the World!

George Heymont | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

What if you want something more substantial than a glorified commercial to tickle your fancy? What if you're craving something more satisfying than a severely overpriced bucket of popcorn?

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Epic

Dan Persons | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Epic represents another cinematic betrayal of master children's storyteller and illustrator William Joyce, but this time with visuals that, while lush, don't do much to carry Joyce's distinctive style to the screen.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Rise of the Guardians

Dan Persons | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney succeeded in extending the holiday film season from the beginning of November to the end of the year. Now, DreamWorks has upped the ante with Rise of the Guardians.

Review: Rise of the Guardians

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Imagine Bryan Singer's X-Mencrafted in a fashion where you were already expected to have read the comics and/or watched the 1990s cartoon before entering the theater and you have an idea of how this film plays out.

The Fine Art of Imbuing Motion With Meaning

George Heymont | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-05-07-Screenshot20120507at9.24.50AM.jpgOne of the greatest send-ups of ballet can be seen in Fantasia. With its chubby-chasing zeal, Disney's comic treatment of the Dance of the Hours never fails to elicit laughs.

The Other Silent Film To Win An Oscar At This Year's Academy Awards

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Did you know that The Artist wasn't the only silent film to take home an Academy Award at this year's Oscars?

Oscar-Nominated Short Celebrates Books & It's an App, Too! (Video)

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

In addition to books, the Louisiana-based children's author and filmmaker William Joyce was inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton and The Wizard of Oz when writing this film that was nominated for an Academy Award as an animated short.