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Animation

Like good children of Danish ancestry, my brother and I grew up with Lego building blocks. We had a dresser drawer full of the plastic interlocking pieces, and often had an entire functioning town (ca…
Despite their reputations as being oh-so-cute, have you ever met a city squirrel that was, well, kind of a jerk? Maybe he was a little mangy, or maybe just threw an attitude, but there was something a…
At first you may see glimpses of Coraline in this film (the stitching of the doll/robot at the beginning), or any Terminator movie (the apocalypse was caused by a war between machines and the humans w…
Just as one might wonder how the United States might have been different if our national symbol was the turkey (as Ben Franklin wanted) instead of the bald eagle, I'm sure turkeys themselves might won…
Technically they're spectacular, but entertainment-wise they could be stronger. I think of myself as someone who really likes animation, so I'm a bit baffled as to why I'm not more charmed by Pixar's…
The Simpsons have become such a ubiquitous part of pop culture that it's easy to forget that new episodes are still being made, deliberately, with the same edgy humor and attention to detail as ever. …
101 Dalmatians is what I consider to be one of Disney's Dodgy Classics. It's cute and familiar, but it doesn't have the substance of the Classic Classics, which offer up catchy songs, complex characte…
It's easy to imagine a little child passing a quiet afternoon in the company of The Beatrix Potter Collection. It smacks of rainy days spent with toys strewn over the floor and the TV on, and the anim…
It seems like there was a moment of head scratching when The Polar Express tanked. It was as though all the CG wizards and Hollywood bigwigs just couldn't believe that no one wanted to look at their b…
Anyone who grew up in the 70s or 80s has a soft spot for the educational cartoons Schoolhouse Rock! Now that complete sets of all the original shorts have been packaged and re-packaged for Gen X consu…
As Disney movies go, The Jungle Book will never be my favorite. Like Peter Pan, it lacks a linear storyline, and consequently feels messy and neverending. It's the kind of movie that leaves me thinkin…
I'm never sure whether I should admit that I totally didn't get a children's movie. It either means I'm simple and have no attention span, or it's a red flag that the movie is kind of a convoluted sti…