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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • Film Review: 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story'

    Who'd have thought that a documentary about scavenging would serve up so much food porn? In their hugely entertaining "Just Eat It," Canadian filmmaking couple Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer conduct an experiment to eat only discarded food for six...
  • 'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival

    'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival
    "The President," a Georgian- and English-language satire from Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, won the top prize Friday night at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Actress Kathleen Turner served as jury chair this year. Prizes for best...
  • Box Office: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Edges Out 'Book of Life,' 'Gone Girl'

    Brad Pitt and a squadron of up-and-coming actors held off "Gone Girl" at the multiplexes this weekend as "Fury" topped box office charts with a $23.5 million debut. Despite surrendering first place after two weeks wearing the crown, "Gone Girl" showed...
  • 'Book of Life' Director On Pitching Guillermo Del Toro, Mixing '1,000 Influences'

    It was the pitch from hell. Jorge Gutierrez had been granted entry to Guillermo Del Toro's Los Angeles home, hoping to convince the "Pan's Labyrinth" filmmaker to produce "The Book of Life," an animated fantasy centered around the Day of the Dead. He...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg Reflects on Career, Muses on Future at London Fest Talk

    DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was in a typically ebullient mood as he addressed an industry audience Oct. 14 with his keynote address at the London Film Festival's Industry Program. The keynote was timed to mark the 20th anniversary of...
  • Film Review: 'The Book of Life'

    The visuals outshine the story in "The Book of Life," a lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today's toon tropes. But what lovely visuals they are. The feature debut of smallscreen animator Jorge R. Gutierrez (co-creator of Nickelodeon's "El...
  • Even with Samuel Jackson, 'Kite' fails to take off

     Even with Samuel Jackson, 'Kite' fails to take off
    The dippy dystopian action film "Kite" isn't bad because Samuel L. Jackson is in it, but the ubiquitous star's umpteenth phoned-in badass is certainly an indication of how inconsequential the whole enterprise is. Adapted from a Japanese anime, the...
  • 'Alexander's' day isn't so terrible, film isn't so great

    Like so many family movies of the past, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" rests on the idea of the innocent and the unsuspecting caught in embarrassing, but amusing, situations. I believe it's technically referred to as the...
  • At Mipcom, Producers Bank on Publishing Houses for Children's Fare

    An Oscar nomination and a successful 2008 children's series couldn't help Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon sell its new kids show "Puffin Rock," but that didn't dissuade the animation studio from continuing to work on the idea. "We didn't want all that great...
  • Steve Carell and Gore Verbinski to team up in paranoid thriller

    Steve Carell and Gore Verbinski to team up in paranoid thriller
    When it comes to picking projects, actor Steve Carell and director Gore Verbinski have both shown themselves to be among the more unpredictable characters in Hollywood. In recent years, they've each bounced between genres with either intrepid or haphazard...
  • For indie's Miguel Arteta an excellent, good move to make kids' film

     For indie's Miguel Arteta an excellent, good move to make kids' film
    If you were looking for a director to take on a big-screen version of the much-loved 1972 children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," Miguel Arteta would seem at first glance like, if not a terrible, horrible, no good,...