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Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons
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Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons

There are a number of essential elements that make an animated film come together and lift it from the mundane to the level of awesome. From story structure to character design these important elements dictate the quality of the final product.  One such essential piece of an amazing animated film is the film’s soundtrack, particularly the film’s score.  We’ve seen in the ...

Disney's D23 Expo 2011 teases The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs
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Disney’s D23 Expo 2011 teases The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs

When we’re done with Monsters, we’ll get Dinosaurs; so says Pixar at Disney’s D23 Expo 2011. This weekend, the company unveiled two new films with vague bits of teaser information, both scheduled to hit big screen after the Monsters Inc prequel, Monsters University, which hits on June 21st, 2013. The first of the two, set to be in theaters on November 27th, 2013, will focus ...

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales
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So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

In roughly two weeks, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD. As the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Tangled is a retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale Rapunzel. Though it generated over $500 million, it’s lofty $260 million budget makes it the second most expensive film of all time – perhaps enough so to have Disney avoid ...

Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review
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Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review

Disney has a large stable of animated tales in it’s long history. There’s the Disney Princess flicks (Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Mulan), the Animal films (the Jungle Book, Tarzan, Lion King, 101 Dalmatians), and even a CG category (Toy Story, The Robinsons, UP). Then, there’s a film like Alice in Wonderland… which fits no category. In Disney’s original, ...

Toy Story, Cars, Ratatouille, Up, and Wall-E get Stamped
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Toy Story, Cars, Ratatouille, Up, and Wall-E get Stamped

How much does a stamp go for nowadays? Is it still a quarter? Wait, what, 44 cents?! Geez. I guess with email being so common, we’re not writing too many regular letters. However, the latest effort from the United States Postal Service might get us to start writing snail mail letters more and more, as long as we can use those sweet new Pixar stamps! Together with Disney, the USPS is ...

Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney's build to The Little Mermaid
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Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney’s rebound to The Little Mermaid

Last week, fans were invited to learn one of the greatest Disney stories ever – not Rapunzel’s Tangled (though that was a great film!) – this time, it’s the story-behind-the-story that has us fascinated. Waking Sleeping Beauty notes Disney’s past 20 years, with The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, UP, The Princess and the Frog, ...

Superman Batman Apocalypse the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
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Superman Batman Apocalypse the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie

It’s difficult to imagine someone, or something, as powerful as Superman. I mean, come on, he’s the Man of Steel, for crying out loud! But, in Superman Batman Apocalypse, that’s exactly what Supes and The Dark Knight encounter when a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor. THere, a new Kryptonian emerges: Kara, Superman’s cousin, a.k.a Supergirl! With so much ...

Disney's Day & Night short before Pixar's Toy Story 3
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Disney’s Day & Night short before Pixar’s Toy Story 3

Pixar is not only world famous for it’s amazing CG feature length films, they’re also well regarded for their powerful animated shorts; brief, several-minute toons that can stand on their own at festivals, or, more recently, quick specials that appear before the longer movies. Through the Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Up, and Wall-E, we’ve seen shorts like Presto, For the Birds, ...

Warner Premiere presents Superman Batman: Apocalypse, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight versus Darkseid
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Warner Premiere presents Superman Batman: Apocalypse, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight versus Darkseid

Warner Premiere has been on a hot streak, releasing some of the greatest super hero films of all time in the span of just a few years. And, luckily for fans like us, they’re all animated creations, expanding the world of toons for us all. Whether its Green Lantern or Wonder Woman or even all of the Justice League, they’re always hitting home runs with top notch work. This time ...

115 million votes for Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards
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115 million votes for Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

Kevin James made one point loud and clear this past weekend: this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards was the largest ever. Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Awards show pulled in about 115 million votes for the various competitions and categories, all culminating in a single event this past Saturday on the Nick network. Twilight Saga: New Moon and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel were ...

Up takes home the Oscars
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Up takes home the Oscars

While it didn’t win the award for Best Picture (losing out to “The Hurt Locker”) Disney and Pixar’s summer blockbuster of 2009, UP, did get to take home the night’s most prestigious animated award, Best Animated Feature Film. The flick appeared in a group of some really amazing nominees; Coraline, The Princess and the Frog, The Secret of Kells, and the Fantastic ...

Waking Sleeping Beauty
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Waking Sleeping Beauty

The history of beautiful animated films is no perfect fairytale. Sure, now we have Finding Nemo, Coraline, Kung Fu Panda, and The Princess and the Frog. And yeah, it all stems from the rich heritage of golden age classics, like early Mickey Mouse reels, Snow White, Looney Tunes, and Sleeping Beauty. But the late 1970s brought a “dark age,” when animation studios were shut down, ...

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