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‘Tarzan’ & ‘Surf’s Up’ & ‘Frozen’

Chris Buck is an animator, writer, and director who studied character animation at CalArts and later went to work at Disney.  He worked as an animator on several films, including The Fox and the Hound, Oliver and Company, The Little … Continue reading

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‘Antz’ & ‘A Bug’s Life’

It’s not that often that animated films share some similar concepts (and even rarer when both similar film are released in the same year).  Examples of such films include 1987′s The Brave Little Toaster and 1995’s Toy Story, 2010′s Despicable … Continue reading

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‘The Brave Little Toaster’ & ‘Toy Story’

It’s not that often that animated films share some similar concepts (and even rarer when both similar film are released in the same year).  Examples of such films include 1998’s Antz and A Bug’s Life, 2010’s Despicable Me and Megamind, … Continue reading

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‘Dragon Hunters’ & ‘Despicable Me’

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Mac Guff is a French visual effects company based in Los Angeles and Paris (where its main headquarters is located) that specializes in CGI for commercials, music videos, and feature films.  Its name was inspired by the term MacGuffin, a … Continue reading

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‘An American Tail: Fievel Goes West’ & ‘The Prince of Egypt’

Simon Wells is an animator, storyboard artist, and director who is also the great grandson of famed author H. G. Wells (The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds).  Simon studied audio-visual design at the Perse School … Continue reading

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‘Jetsons: The Movie’ & ‘The Simpsons Movie’

It’s not that often that an animated TV series gets an animated full-length feature film (and even less often when it gets a theatrical release).  The Jetsons originally aired from 1962 to 1963, then again from 1985 to 1987 as … Continue reading

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‘Ice Age’ & ‘Robots’

Chris Wedge is a producer and director who first became interested in animation when he was 12 years old.  After graduating from Fayetteville-Manlius High School, he attended Purchase College in NY, where he received his BFA in Film.  He went … Continue reading