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Tom and Jerry Best Cartoons Hbo Max

The 10 Best ‘Tom and Jerry’ Cartoons

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With the HBO Max release of ‘Tom & Jerry: The Movie’, we rank the ten best episodes depicting the savage conflict between cat and mouse.

Nate Milton Cassini Short Film

Identifying With Space Probes: The Cosmic Solitude of ‘Cassini’

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Here’s a short animated film about loneliness, unlikely company, and the quiet beauty of a solitary space probe.

Blue Sky Animation

Remembering the Animation of Blue Sky Studios

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As Disney shutters the 20th Century Fox animation division, we look back fondly on what they did best.

Pixar Lighting Soul

The Real Fake Lighting of Pixar’s ‘Soul’

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Here’s a video essay on the development of Pixar’s ray tracing technology and its importance (and beauty) in their latest film.

Fantasia Ave Maria Sequence

How Animators Created the Elaborate “Ave Maria” Sequence for ‘Fantasia’

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You know what doesn’t help an already challenging multiplane camera set up? An earthquake.

Lupin The Third

Reimagining an Icon in ‘Lupin III: The First’

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Lupin III is one of the first icons of manga and anime history. A new film that takes the character into 3D animation for the first time lives up to all the expectations that come with that legacy.

Pixar Soul

The Middle-Aged Protagonist of ‘Soul’ is the Hero My Child-Self Needed

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Pixar’s latest endeavor is a crushing confrontation of self, but it offers tools to battle the inevitable onslaught of doubt.

Best Animated Series 2020

The 20 Best Animated Series of 2020

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With their fantastical escapes and beautiful worlds, these shows served as much-needed reprieves from a dark year.

Best Animated Movies of 2020

The 20 Best Animated Movies of 2020

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This year’s gems sprung from both the expected and unexpected corners of the medium.