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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

”That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?  That’s what it’s always been about.  Gifts, gifts… gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts!  You wanna know what happens to your gifts?  They all come to me.  In your garbage.  You see what I’m … Continue reading

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History Part 2

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During my recent trip to Washington D.C., I checked out several historical sites and museums.  One of the places I re-visited was the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (check out my original post here).  Among the new film-related items … Continue reading

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Inside Out (2015)

“Congratulations San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza!  First the Hawaiians, and now you!” yells Anger, reacting to the sight of slices of pizza with broccoli. With the exception of 2011’s Cars 2, the films made by Pixar Animation Studios represent high … Continue reading

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What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones Exhibition

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY is currently playing host to an exhibition called What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones (which will be there through January 19, 2015; check here for the exhibition’s itinerary).  The exhibition … Continue reading

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Gremlins (1984)

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“Will you sign this petition?  They’re trying to close Dorie’s Tavern,” says Kate.  Billy responds, “Sure. That’s where my dad proposed to my mom, you know.”  Kate replies, “That’s where everyone’s dad proposed to their mom.” One of my favorite … Continue reading

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‘Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown’ & ‘Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!!)’

(For the previous two Peanuts films, check out A Boy Named Charlie Brown & Snoopy, Come Home) Phil Roman is an animator, producer, and director who got his start working for Disney on the film Sleeping Beauty.  He then went … 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