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Annecy Favourites – one minute puberty

With the many new ways of animating, so much software to make the process easier and less time consuming, it’s rare to see a piece of really fluid, imaginative animation that really pushes the limits of drawings that move. One … Read more ⇒

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Annecy favourites – Animated… fish?

One of the things that is so exciting about animation, is the ability to bring pretty much anything to life. And by anything, I mean anything! One of the earliest animators, Vladislav Starevich used dead insects and other animals with teeny little … Read more ⇒

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Skwigly review – The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

One of the most exciting animated releases this year will undoubtedly by The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists from everyone’s favourite Bristol based stop motion studio. That’s Aardman by the way. The lucky s*ds at Skwigly have been lucky … Read more ⇒

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Animated Google Doodle celebrates Queen

If I had as much money as Google, this is exactly how I’d spend it too: making little films to celebrate important events and my favourite artists. A few weeks ago they surpassed themselves again with this GoogleDoodle to commemorate … Read more ⇒

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Dreamworks’ Megamind Film Review

Regular readers of this blog will know that our film reviews are sporadic at best. Basically a film has to be either really good, or really really bad to move us to write a blog (or sometimes it’s just a … Read more ⇒

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Making of Disney’s Tangled

Regular readers of this blog might remember my gushing over Disney’s Tangled a few months ago. It wasn’t gushing on the level of my Mary and Max review (which was in serious danger of embarrassing Niagra at one point) but … Read more ⇒

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Dreamworks… Oh Dear

I don’t like to simply copy other people’s words for this blog without at least giving an opinion or a personal twist on them. However, in this instance the author has so perfectly captured my feelings on the matter that … Read more ⇒

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Bradford Animation Festival 2010 Review

This years BAF has been a hugely enjoyable event, filled with great films, passionate debates and really quite excellent curry. Congratulations yet again to Deb Singleton and the team for putting on an event that showcased the extraordinary abilities, artistic … Read more ⇒

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Princess and the Frog Film Review

Most of my feelings about Princess and the Frog were those of relief that at last Disney had returned to what Disney do best (hand drawn animation telling heart-warming stories, preferably with the occasional song thrown in for good measure) … Read more ⇒

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Avatar Film Review

For the past month we’ve been allowing the hype surrounding Avatar build to a crescendo that was practically deafening us, and last night, finally, we succumbed. We put it off because we really wanted to see it in Imax, but … Read more ⇒

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