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Some nefarious ne’er-do-well is giving people around the galaxy the boot. But the heroic Captain Yajima is on the case!

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Why a Higher Frame Rate Doesn’t Automatically Make Animation Better


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We recommend a ton of movies to watch after you stream the Netflix animated feature.

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Double Take: ‘Shrek’ at 20 and the Iconic Legacy of DreamWorks’ “All Star”

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It’s the 20th Shrekiversary. Time to peel back the layers.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Rotoscoping


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The Morbid Delights of Jan Švankmajer’s ‘Food’


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