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Entries from November 29th, 2011

ASIFA-Atlanta’s Best Animated Shorts of 2011

November 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Screenings, Short films

For those in the Atlanta area, ASIFA-Atlanta will be hosting two programs of international animated films on Saturday, December 10th, at the High Museum of Art’s Hill Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta. The announcement says to Expect an outlandish assortment of stop-motion, 3D, mixed-media and claymation shorts from Atlanta and beyond. A  Q&A  with  […]

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Cinephile’s Reassessing Anime Issue

November 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Anime, Film history and criticism, Magazines and journals

The good folks at Cinephile, the student journal put out by the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, recently sent me a copy of their special Reassessing Anime issue. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but its list of international contributors is certainly impressive — though I’m surprised there’s no UBC students […]

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Martin Scorsese’s Hugo

November 25th, 2011 · 4 Comments · American cinema, Film history and criticism, Filmmakers, French cinema, Special effects

Martin Scorcese makes a cameo appearance in Hugo. Right off the bat, let me say that Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is a wonderful film which I cannot recommend too highly. In a sense,it’s one of those generic, loving homages to the movies that come along every so often; though Hugo is in a class all by […]

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Museum of the City of New York’s Collections Portal

November 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Filmmakers

The Biograph blog  brought to my attention the Museum of the City of New York’s Collections Portal, which has been up and running since December and offers access to almost 100,000 images. The Biograph’s post focuses on photos relating to era of silent film. I did a somewhat broader search and immediately found pictures done […]

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UPA News: Two DVDs and a Book

November 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · American cinema, Animation history and criticism, Animation studios, Books, DVDs

Jerry Beck at Cartoon Brew breaks the news that two DVD sets devoted to UPA’s theatrical cartoons are coming out soon: UPA Jolly Frolics due out on March 5th from Turner Classic Movies and  The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection 1949-1959 which s due out June 19th from Shout! Factory (both are available for preorder). Until now, the […]

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A Dossier on the Animated Documentary

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Documentary films

French trailer for Pequeñas Voces (Little Voices), a film about the lives of four Colombian children whose lives are interrupted by the arrival of armed men in their rural communities.   On the occasion of the French release of Jairo Carrillo et Oscar Andrade’s animated documentary, Pequeñas Voces (Little Voices), the AlloCiné website offers (in […]

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SAS 2012 — The Animation Machine

November 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Animation conferences, Animation Festivals

The 24th Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference will be held June 25-27, 2012 at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. The Call for Papers notes: The theme of this year’s conference, ‘The Animation Machine’, reflects the wide range of processes, technologies, histories and structures in animation. As movement is an essential aspect of animation, whatever […]

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International Animation Day 2011 in Atlanta

November 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Screenings, Short films

This year’s celebration of International Animation Day by ASIFA-Atlanta is being held this year on November 6th, at the Five Spot, in Atlanta’s Little Five Points Area. As usual, the screening, which is free, will include a selection of films from around the world, including works from Portugal, Australia, Brazil, and Korea. This year’s poster […]

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