Tag Archives: Animation Corner


Happy 3rd Birthday To ‘The Cinematic Frontier’

I was so busy trying to enjoy my 3-day trip in Washington D.C. that I almost forgot that my little blog, The Cinematic Frontier, turned 3 today (also the same day my review for Journey To Italy, my entry in The Wonderful World of Cinema‘s … Continue reading


Howl’s Moving Castle & Ponyo & The Wind Rises

(For Miyazaki’s first eight films, check out The Castle of Cagliostro & Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle In the Sky & My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service & Porco Rosso, and Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away) Hayao Miyazaki … Continue reading


Happy Birthday To ‘The Cinematic Frontier’

That’s right!  My little film blog, The Cinematic Frontier, turns 1 today.  It has certainly evolved quite a bit in the last twelve months, and I am thankful to all who’ve followed me (96 and counting) as well as enjoyed … Continue reading


‘Gulliver’s Travels’ & ‘Hoppity Goes To Town’

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Dave Fleischer (1894-1979) was an animation producer and director.  Around 1913-1914, he began working as a film cutter for the American branch of Pathé, the world’s largest film production and distribution company (which was based in France).  In 1921, he … Continue reading


‘Heavy Traffic’ & ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Ralph Bakshi is an animator and director who will turn 75 this October.  He began his career at the Terrytoons TV studio as a cel polisher, working his way up to director.  He then worked at Paramount Pictures’ animation division … Continue reading


‘The Secret of Kells’ & ‘Brave’

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I’ve always had a longing for the U.K. region of the world; British culture and history (not just cinematic) have fascinated me for years and my ancestral roots trace back to Ireland.  I’ve also taken two trips to the U.K. … Continue reading