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One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island & The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese film animator, screenwriter, and director.  He studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art and went to work at Toei Animation as an animator.  Some of his early directorial work included two Digimon animated shorts (which … Continue reading

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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

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‘The Flight Before Christmas’ & ‘Santa’s Apprentice’

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Christmas will soon be upon us.  Crazy Christmas shopping has already ensued.  Christmas TV specials will be airing soon (if they haven’t already), particularly animated ones.  There are so many classics out there, especially ones that were made by Jules … Continue reading

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‘Princess Mononoke’ & ‘Spirited Away’

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(For Miyazaki’s first six films, check out The Castle of Cagliostro & Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle In the Sky & My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service & Porco Rosso) Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film animator, … Continue reading

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‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ & ‘Porco Rosso’

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(For Miyazaki’s first four films, check out The Castle of Cagliostro & Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Castle In the Sky & My Neighbor Totoro) Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film animator, producer, screenwriter, and director.  He joined Toei … Continue reading

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‘A Town Called Panic’ & ‘Ernest and Celestine’

Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar are Belgian writers and directors who met at the Institute of Fine Arts Saint-Luc Liege in 1986.  They then attended the Graduate School of Visual Arts de la Cambre in Brussels, Belgium.  They worked on … 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