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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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‘The Incredibles’ & ‘Ratatouille’

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Brad Bird is an animator, writer, producer, and director who developed a love for animation at an early age.  He was mentored by Milt Kahl (one of Disney‘s legendary “Nine Old Men”).  He attended the California Institute of the Arts … Continue reading

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Monsters University (2013)

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“I’ve been waiting for this my whole life!  I’m gonna be a scarer!” exclaims Mike Wazowski. Having seen 2001’s Monsters, Inc. this past January in 3D at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, I was curious how its prequel Monsters University … 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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‘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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‘The Secret of Kells’ & ‘Brave’

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I’ve always had a longing for the U.K. region of the world; British culture and history (not just cinematic) have fascinated me for years and my ancestral roots trace back to Ireland.  I’ve also taken two trips to the U.K. … Continue reading