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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • 25 titles added to National Film Registry

    25 titles added to National Film Registry
    Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Students trade their front teeth for Mariah

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Students trade their front teeth for Mariah
    Nearly 70 years ago, a music teacher filling in for his wife’s second-grade class asked the children what they wanted for Christmas. When hearing the sibilant sounds erupting all over the room, it inspired the man, Donald Yetter Gardner, to compose...
  • Film Review: Terrific 'King and the Mockingbird' mixes old and new animation

    Film Review: Terrific 'King and the Mockingbird' mixes old and new animation
    Animator Paul Grimault is most famous for his one feature, “The King and the Mockingbird,” arriving in American theaters for the first time this weekend. The film’s reputation is all the more remarkable when you realize that it was...
  • Betsy Sharkey's best films of 2014

     Betsy Sharkey's best films of 2014
    The imprint of the auteur not only shaped the year, it very much influences each of my top 10 (or so) choices. 1. "Boyhood": From the marvelous musing mind of Richard Linklater, the film stands alone and apart for the grand ambition behind its...
  • Chicago critics pick 'Boyhood'

    Chicago critics pick 'Boyhood'
    In stride with its counterparts in New York, LA, San Francisco, Boston and other cities, the Chicago Film Critics Association named Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” best picture of 2014, the CFCA announced Monday. The 48-member Chicago...
  • 'The King and the Mockingbird' is a very French, playful tale

    'The King and the Mockingbird' is a very French, playful tale
    Marvelously colorful, casually inventive and completely wacky, "The King and the Mockingbird" just might be the best animated film of the year. Though it's making its American debut in 2014, this French film is a treasure that took decades to reach the...
  • 1980's 'The King and the Mockingbird' finally alights in U.S.

    1980's 'The King and the Mockingbird' finally alights in U.S.
    "The King and the Mockingbird" was released to acclaim in 1980 in France and has been cited as an influence on such renowned animators as Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki, but rights issues had prevented the film from opening in the U.S. — until now....
  • 'Lego Movie,' 'Into the Woods' might thrive in Oscar craft categories

    When it comes to the crafts categories, everything is awesome (or should be) if you're a member of the teams behind "Into the Woods" or "The Grand Budapest Hotel." And, yes, we're liking "The Lego Movie's" chances of winning animated feature. Here's how...
  • 'Song of the Sea,' 'Penguins,' 'Princess Kaguya' could make Oscar cut

    'Song of the Sea,' 'Penguins,' 'Princess Kaguya' could make Oscar cut
    In a year without a Pixar film — or "Frozen" for that matter — the animated feature Oscar race is as wide open as it's ever been. "The Lego Movie" is a sure nominee and "Big Hero 6," "The Book of Life," "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "The...
  • ‘Kingdom of Dreams and Madness': Watch a clip from Studio Ghibli documentary

     
    “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness,” a documentary that offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the famed Studio Ghibli in […]...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' wins slow weekend at box office

    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” stayed at No. 1 for the third weekend in a row in a traditionally slow weekend at the box office. Audiences tend to shy away from theaters the weekend after Thanksgiving to instead partakes in...