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‘Tarzan’ & ‘Surf’s Up’ & ‘Frozen’

Chris Buck is an animator, writer, and director who studied character animation at CalArts and later went to work at Disney.  He worked as an animator on several films, including The Fox and the Hound, Oliver and Company, The Little … 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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‘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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‘Dragon Hunters’ & ‘Despicable Me’

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Mac Guff is a French visual effects company based in Los Angeles and Paris (where its main headquarters is located) that specializes in CGI for commercials, music videos, and feature films.  Its name was inspired by the term MacGuffin, a … 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