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‘The Polar Express’ & ‘A Christmas Carol’

Robert Zemeckis is a writer, producer, and director who first desired to go to film school not long after seeing Bonnie and Clyde with his father when it came out in 1967.  Zemeckis attended USC, where he met Bob Gale … Continue reading

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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ & ‘Arthur Christmas’

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Santa Claus is an essential part of Christmas.  Who hasn’t sat by the TV and watched the Rankin/Bass classic holiday special Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town?  There have been many interpretations of Kris Kringle on the big screen, ranging … 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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‘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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‘Lilo and Stitch’ & ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

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Chris Sanders is an animation character designer and director who got his start working on Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies for television.  Sanders then moved to Disney, where he worked as a storyboard artist, production designer, and character designer on films … Continue reading

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‘Chicken Run’ & ‘Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’

Founded by Peter Lord and David Sproxton in 1972, Aardman Animations is a successful British animation company whose work consists mostly of stop-motion clay animated projects using plasticine (in the 2000s they successfully added CG animation to their methods of … Continue reading

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2012 Writers Guild of America Nominations

Original Screenplay: Flight written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures Looper written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures The Master written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company Moonrise Kingdom written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola; Focus Features Zero Dark Thirty … Continue reading