Animation

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Star Trek Lower Decks

‘Star Trek’ Explores its First New Genre in 50 Years with ‘Lower Decks’

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The cartoon has the best chance yet for bringing new fans into the franchise.

Totoro Cas Van De Pol

More Cartoon Recaps and Fewer “Live-Action” Remakes, Please

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Why watch a redundant photorealistic remake when you can watch a charmingly irreverent recap video that’s under five minutes?

Rango Close Up

Animating Ugly: The Wonderful Weirdness of ‘Rango’

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Here’s a video essay celebrating the bizarre imagination of ‘Rango’.

Eli Short Film

Animating a Manic Episode: The Bold, Beautiful Sundance Short ‘Eli’

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What we’re watching: a true story that draws from the realms of high strangeness, magical thinking, and manic delusion.

Donald Mathmagic

Teaching with Disney Classics

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Having trouble homeschooling your children or keeping them occupied and educated this summer? The Mouse House can be of assistance.

Darth Vader

Vocal Performances Deserve More Recognition

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With the Golden Globes confirming no place for voice acting in their awards, we highlight why that’s the wrong decision.

Ponyo

The Power of Sound: Why a Hayao Miyazaki Film Feels Alive

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Here’s a video essay explaining how Miyazaki films use sound to bring animation to life.

In A Nutshell

The History of Humanity Condensed: The Manic Montage of ‘In A Nutshell’

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Here’s a short animated film that presents the history of the world…in a nutshell.

How Does Animation Work?

Frames in Motion: A Beginner’s Guide To How Animation Works

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how animation works, in under three minutes.