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James N.

Oscar Nominated Shorts and Features

February 28, 2014 in Featured Posts, News, Reviews

This year’s Oscar nominations have a pretty good crop of hand-drawn animated films in both the shorts and features categories. There are two hand-drawn features, one fully hand-drawn short, and one hand-drawn/CG hybrid. Here’s a little more information: Hand-Drawn Shorts: Feral  Feral is a very interesting hand-drawn short film in a painterly style by Daniel […]

James N.

2013 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

February 24, 2013 in Featured Posts, Reviews

Since the Oscars are going to start up in a few hours I’d like to give a quick review of the animated shorts that are nominated for an Academy Award this year. Let’s jump right in! ADAM AND DOG  (Minkyu Lee) Consensus:  Featuring beautiful hand-drawn animation by the likes of James Baxter, Jennifer Hager, Mario Furmanczyk, Austin Madison, […]

James N.

A Cat in Paris Review

May 22, 2012 in Reviews

I saw A Cat in Paris, directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, at the 2011 Florida Film Festival and was completely and utterly blown away by how amazing this film is. The festival screened it at the Garden Theater in Winter Garden, FL (home to the famous Theme Park Connection shop which, unfortunately, I didn’t get a […]

James N.

Lion King 3D – Box Office Takeover!

September 16, 2011 in Feature Films, Featured Posts, News, Reviews

Hey look! A traditionally animated film is #1 in the box office again… so much for the “hand-drawn animation is dead!” logic eh? I’ve seen it in 3D twice and I must say it looks GREAT! It’s the first time in many many years that I’ve seen it on the big screen (I was five […]

Lavalle Lee

Rock-a-Doodle Review

August 7, 2011 in Reviews

A delightful film. Interesting to note that this is one of the few movies at the time that combined animation and live action, which was not something new to the trio made up with Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and John Pomeroy who worked on Pete’s Dragon together. On to the review! Our main character, Chanticleer, […]

Lavalle Lee

Winnie the Pooh – Movie Review

July 16, 2011 in Feature Films, News, Reviews

It was fun to watch from the beginning short film, The Ballad of Nessie, till the credits at the end of the feature… the last gag was great! Awesome animation. My favorite character, who I thought stole the show, was Piglet. I was just laughing so many times at things he did or said. The […]