Sad news:

Acclaimed animator who created Roger Rabbit dies aged 86

Richard Williams, who worked on hit films such as The Pink Panther, won three Oscars and three Baftas

theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/

Pondering “Pocahontas”

"I must admit that when Pocahontas was first released, I was very disappointed in the film for a variety of reasons but primarily because of some story related elements. I don’t think I have ever run into a Disney fan who claims it is his favorite Disney animated feature or even in the top five even though just about every Disney animated feature is someone’s sentimental favorite. "

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'Promare', the new feature film from renowned studio , looks interesting to say the least!

And GKIDS just picked it up too!

Just received a copy of Tito and the Bords from Shout! Factory. Can't wait to watch it but am too busy until next week to do so.

The website looks cool though: titoandthebirds.com/

The First Fleischer Superman
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A great, in-depth article from Larry Larson on some the finest animated shorts ever committed to celluloid.

And if you're looking for short films, then you're spoiled for choice. Here's a playlist of some of the best.

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4

The Song of the Sea is by the same studio as the Secret of Kells and it's just as beautiful.

The Secret of Kells is the quintessential Irish film and it's animation is top notch too!

The Troubled Birth of Roger Rabbit
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This a great insight into the background of how the film managed to get off the ground.

I rarely go for the psychological thrillers but can 100% recommend 'Perfect Blue' by Satoshi Kon.

Shout! Factory were nice and sent a review copy of the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray and I'm very glad they did.

If like me, you have not seen it, then check it out because it is a must-have for any animation fan's collection.

Just finished watching 'Liz and the Blue Bird' and its a great film.

Visually it's amazing and a sure sign that digital tools can make traditional animation really shine. Musically, you will need your ears tuned since its forms a major element of the plot.

Yet it's the story and the characters that stand out. This is not your average film, and takes its time exploring the incredibly complex entity that is a personal relationship between friends.

Highly recommended.

This picture of live-action Aladdin is marked NSFW to help prevent shattered childhoods.

I'll admit that I haven't paid attention to comic book films for a while, but the new Spider-Man film looks a good deal more interesting than what's been released recently.

youtube.com/watch?v=tg52up16eq

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