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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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‘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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‘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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‘Jetsons: The Movie’ & ‘The Simpsons Movie’

It’s not that often that an animated TV series gets an animated full-length feature film (and even less often when it gets a theatrical release).  The Jetsons originally aired from 1962 to 1963, then again from 1985 to 1987 as … Continue reading

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‘Ice Age’ & ‘Robots’

Chris Wedge is a producer and director who first became interested in animation when he was 12 years old.  After graduating from Fayetteville-Manlius High School, he attended Purchase College in NY, where he received his BFA in Film.  He went … Continue reading

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‘Corpse Bride’ & ‘Frankenweenie’

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Tim Burton, while known for his live action films (including 1989’s Batman, 1994’s Ed Wood, and 2010’s Alice In Wonderland), actually started out working in animation.  He attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation, and his classmates included John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John … Continue reading

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‘Bolt’ & ‘Tangled’

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Byron Howard is an animator, producer, and director at Walt Disney Feature Animation who turns 45 this year.  He worked as an animator on 1995’s Pocahontas, 1998’s Mulan, 2002’s Lilo and Stitch, 2003’s Brother Bear, and 2006’s Brother Bear 2.  His work … Continue reading