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Fantasia & Fantasia 2000

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was a symphonic poem composed by Paul Dukas in the late 1890s.  By 1936, the popularity of Mickey Mouse was starting to decline, so Walt Disney decided to produce an animated short set to the music of … Continue reading

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Jaws (1975)

“Slow ahead,” says Chief Martin Brody sarcastically.  “I can go slow ahead.  Come on down here and chum some of this shit.” With the summer movie season already upon us, I’m reminded of something that happened 40 years ago.  1975 … 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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‘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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‘Monster House’ & ‘ParaNorman’

Halloween is almost upon us.  It was tough finding the eight appropriate animated films for these Halloween-themed installments of Animation Corner, but I managed to not only find the eight I needed but several more.  Some weren’t used this month … Continue reading

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‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ & ‘Bambi’

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David Hand (1900-1986) was an animator and director who began his animation career in the 1920s working on the Out of the Inkwell cartoons.  In 1930, he went to work for Walt Disney Productions.  He worked mostly on Disney’s Silly … Continue reading

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NY Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Today the winners for the NY Film Critics Circle Awards were announced.  I’m always curious as to how this group of winners influences (or doesn’t influence) the Golden Globes and Oscar races. I would like to congratulate David France on … Continue reading