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Is ‘Marcel the Shell’ Animated Enough for the Oscars?

.A24’s acclaimed stop-motion/live-action hybrid “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” could be the wild card in the animated feature Oscar race — going up against such early favorites as Pixar’s “Turning Red,” Disney’s “Strange World,” and Netflix’s two stop-motion behemoths: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” and Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild” (the latter being the lone […]

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Oscars 2023: Best Animated Feature Predictions

.At the midway point of 2022, here’s the current state of the animated feature Oscar race: Pixar’s “Turning Red” is the early frontrunner, the studio’s “Lightyear” is still a contender after underperforming at the box office (especially if it heats up Disney+), GKids’ sublime “Inu-Oh” (from visionary director Masaaki Yuasa) is an impressive international entry, […]

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‘Cars On The Road’ Trailer: The Pixar Film Series Gets A Disney+ Spinoff Show On September 8

Pixar‘s “Cars” franchise may not be the most critically beloved of the animation studio’s films. However, all three movies did very well at the box office, so much so that Disney made the “Planes” spinoff movies and other “Cars” shorts. Now, Pixar looks to continue the adventures of Lightning McQueen in Mater in a new […]

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‘Lightyear’ Review: Pixar’s Lifeless Return to Theaters Is a Great Excuse to Stay Home

“Lightyear” is the first movie that Pixar has released in theaters since the start of the pandemic, a return to normal that would feel more exciting if “Lightyear” wasn’t also the first Pixar movie since the start of the pandemic that feels like it only belongs on Disney Plus. Bursting onto the big screen with […]

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The west misses the point of Everything Everywhere All at Once – it gets the Asian psyche

Failure to understand the film’s message is just another example of the way Hollywood continues to dismiss Asian achievement and storiesIt isn’t every day the Chinese community – or Asians for that matter – see their stories writ large in Hollywood. You have The Joy Luck Club in 1993 and, more than 20 years later, […]

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Star Rosalie Chiang Says ‘Turning Red’ Was Her ‘Guide to Puberty and Coming of Age’ While Making It

“Turning Red” marked a real turning point for Pixar this year. The Disney-owned animation studio debuted its first Asian-led film, and it was critically acclaimed upon release.Rosalie Chiang stars as Meilin, or Mei, a confident Toronto tween who, when she hits puberty, turns into a red panda when overcome by strong emotions. Chiang was cast […]

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‘The Bad Guys’: DreamWorks Embraces the Latest 2D Trend for Its CG Heist Comedy

The influence of “Into the Spider-Verse” continues to infiltrate the Hollywood mainstream, with DreamWorks’ latest heist comedy, “The Bad Guys,” following in the footsteps of “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” “Luca,” and “Turning Red” to subvert CG animation with a handmade, illustrated look. First-time feature director Pierre Perifel definitely wanted to break through the “boring” […]

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Why Turning Red Is The Perfect Film To Teach Young Audiences About Queer Identity

In the wake of the controversy surrounding Disney’s financial donations to the Republicans behind the passing of Hb 1557, Aka the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s constant fumbling of the situation, the conversation regarding what is or is not appropriate to be teaching children regarding Lgbtqia+ themes has come into the […]

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