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One of the greatest animated films of all time is Disney’s Pinocchio, possibly the most beautiful hand-drawn film of all time. It is remarkable to think that it was made just three years after the groundbreaking but much simpler “Snow […]

“Sing” is an often-adorable, often-puzzlingly off-kilter animated film about animal singers putting on a show despite many obstacles, for the love of music and performing. What’s best about the film is simple — seeing a wild assortment of animal characters […]

Disney has kept the best of its reliable formula and freshened it up with a spirited story inspired by the ancient myths of the Pacific Islands and a spirited heroine who dreams of adventure, not finding a prince. It is […]

Israeli “sand artist” Ilana Yahav creates works that are part art, part ballet, part animation, with story/pictures accompanied by music that draw in the viewer.  The original soundtrack for this film is composed, played and sung by Jeanne Rabin.

Google’s short animated Spotlight films, available via an iPhone app, are immersive 360-degree stories. As you move your phone around, you can explore the world of the film so that what you see is different every time. Here one of […]

“Trolls” is pure delight, lots of jokes, great music, and a surprisingly wise take on the elusive quest for happiness. It’s tricky to make self-consciously adorable characters happy without being sugary, but it works because they understand the difference between […]

Michael Cavna, who covers comics, graphic novels, and animation for the Washington Post writes about Peanuts’ classic Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” The family favorite celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Cavna writes: Their swift narrative certainty […]

Bring LEGO Scooby-Doo home for Halloween! Scooby-Doo Haunted Hollywood is set in a LEGO world. the Scooby gang try to rescue an old movie studio, which is not only threatened by developers who want to tear it down, but by […]

The animation is quite good in “The Wild Life,” with exceptional use of space designed to make the best use of 3D and cleverly constructed mechanics. But the voice talent is poor, the characters are dull, and the story and […]