Star Trek Lower Decks

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


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


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’


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

Eli Short Film

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


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


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


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


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


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’


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


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