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Jim Henson: An Appreciation

Jim Henson (1936-1990) was a puppeteer, writer, producer, and director.  Henson attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he created Sam and Friends as a freshman.  After struggling with a few programs that he created, he would find success … Continue reading

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‘Monsters, Inc.’ & ‘Up’

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Pete Docter is an animator, screenwriter, producer, and director who, inspired by Chuck Jones and Walt Disney, created flip books and homemade animated shorts while growing up.  He studied philosophy and making art for a year at the University of … Continue reading

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‘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