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5 Grown Up Lessons from Your Favorite Animated Movies

Inside Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvMxhza4myY Lesson: Embrace sadness, it’s a healthy part of life. Inside Out, written and directed by Pete Docter, was an instant hit and considered a new Pixar classic from day one. The story follows a young, fun-loving girl named Riley on the brink of the toughest challenge of her life: growing up. The audience is taken inside Riley’s mind to ...

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS bring Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away to U.S.
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Studio Ghibli and GKIDS bring Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away to U.S.

Anime isn’t always that easy to come by in the North American region. Though the internet and imported DVDs have made the process easier, often times large groups are unable to see the toons that don’t have licensing within the U.S. and other Western regions. Thankfully, companies like GKIDS and Studio Ghibli, and icons like Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, are looking to address ...

Discuss Disney's Tangled with Byron Howard and Nathan Greno
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Discuss Disney’s Tangled with Byron Howard and Nathan Greno

We’re lucky. We’re smack dab in the middle of a golden era of animation. There are dozens of cartoon channels, all types of animated films, and even a variety of animation formats, from CG to stop motion to traditional cel animation. As fans, this is a glorious time for all of us. So just imagine how amazing it must be to be part of the animation process! That’s just what ...

The Borrowers becomes Karigurashi no Arrietty (Arrietty Borrows Everything)
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The Borrowers becomes Karigurashi no Arrietty (Arrietty Borrows Everything)

Studio Ghibli, Japan’s famed animation studio, is in the midst of adapting Mary Norton’s 1952 classic book, The Borrowers, as an animated feature film. The project, which is being titled Karigurashi no Arrietty (Arrietty Borrows Everything), is headed up by Hayao Miyazaki. The studio is aiming for a release this summer, distributing through Toho. Studio Ghibli’s previous ...

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Ponyo debuts today

Anyone hitting the local theaters tonight? If so, you might be one of the lucky first few to catch Disney’s presentation of Ponyo on the big screen as it debuts across America this weekend. Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid,” which Disney also featured roughly 20 years ago, a wily goldfish abandons her magical underwater world to become a ...

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