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Animation (Movie Genre)

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Top Animation (Movie Genre) Articles

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  • Animated Features Hunt for Respect in Crafts Awards

    Animated features are a vital addition to Hollywood's balance sheets, and are contenders for the best animated feature Oscar and on occasion even compete for the best picture gold. But in some crafts, animated features remain ghettoized. Features that...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • Review: 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'

    Review: 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'
    "Heaven must have sent her to me as a blessing," says the awestruck woodcutter who finds a sparrow-size infant nestled in a bamboo sprout in "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya." The movie, too, feels heaven sent, or near enough. It is a commercial...
  • Review: 'Penguins of Madagascar'

    Review: 'Penguins of Madagascar'
    Charming in small doses, the "Penguins of Madagascar" prove altogether less irresistible in their feature-length starring debut. The latest example of DreamWorks Animation's franchise mania is a frantic, peppy, in-your-face slice of irreverent toon...
  • Oscar race shapes up for best director, cinematography nominees

    Since the film academy began handing out the best director Oscar in 1929, you can count the number of women who have been nominated on one hand — Lina Wertmüller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 2 stars. Ed Oxenbould plays the boy who unintentionally jinxes his parents (Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner) and siblings. Comic mayhem ensues ... predictably. An adequate if artificial kids'...
  • 'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz

    'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz
    Brad Bird, director and producer of the upcoming Disney adventure film “Tomorrowland,” and his wife, Elizabeth, have purchased a home in Los Feliz for $4.05 million. The seller of the pedigreed residence designed by architect John William...
  • 'Frozen Fever' short to play before 'Cinderella'

    Here's some news that should warm the hearts of "Frozen" fanatics: "Frozen Fever," Disney's animated short reuniting the cast and creators of the blockbuster musical film, will play before the studio's live-action "Cinderella" movie opening March 13....
  • 'Boyhood' wins best film of 2014 honor from N.Y. Film Critics Circle

    "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's acclaimed coming-of-age drama shot over a 12-year period, was named best film of 2014 on Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle. "Boyhood" also won awards for director Linklater and supporting actress for Patricia...
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' hit by a blizzard of puns

    It's hard to go wrong with penguins. They can be elegant and emotionally engaging in real life, as the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" beautifully captured. They can also be toe-tapping hysterical and wildly musical, as they proved...