Animation

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Toyko Godfathers

What Makes ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Such a Modern Christmas Classic

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“I always wanted to die drunk in a nice, old house. I’m halfway there.”

Sing 2 review

‘Sing 2’ is a Hollow, Meandering Sequel

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We review the animated sequel, which runs away from any real meaning or emotional depth.

Triplets Of Belleville

Bizarre and Brilliant: The Absurd Optimism of ‘The Triplets of Belleville’

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Why be wholesome or disturbing when you can be both?

The Adventures Of Tintin

The (Many) Cinematic Adventures of Tintin

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Time to praise one of the few fully mocap animated films to clear the uncanny valley.

Alita Battle Angel CGI Skin

Pore Than Meets the Eye: Why It’s So Hard to Make CGI Skin Look Real

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Looks like the uncanny valley was only … skin deep.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Why the Living Animation in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Works So Well

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They’re not bad. Quite the opposite. They were drawn to maintain an eye-line.

Robin Hood Disney

The Cinematic Life (and Death) of Robin Hood: How Realism Kills Legends

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“Rob? That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.”

Soviet Animation History

From Agitprop to Artistic Rebellion: A Brief History of Soviet Animation

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Art is always political. But especially when you’re an animator in the Soviet Union.

Wish Dragon Netflix

How ‘Wish Dragon’ Traces The Story of Aladdin Back to Ancient China

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From ancient China to the modern cinema, the new Netflix animated feature has centuries of storytelling tradition in its bones.