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The 3D Films Are Coming, the 3D Films Are Coming

March 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Cel animation, Digital projection, Film history and criticism, Stereoscopic films

A little over a year ago, I wrote that, “I suspect 3D will not go away anytime soon; the question , I believe, is whether or not it will go beyond being a niche market.” I also noted that it was seen as a way to get theaters to switch to digital projection, providing what […]

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More From Life: Gerald McBoing Boing

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Animation studios, Cel animation, Short films

Whenever I lecture about UPA, I almost always mention the Life magazine story about Gerald McBoing Boing as an indicator of how popular the film was. Thus, it was no surprise to find a whole slew of images from the film in the Google/Life magazine archives. What is interesting is that they were apparently photographed […]

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The Princess and the Frog, Oh, My!

January 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Cel animation, Feature films

The posting of this first still from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (due out in 2009) on ComingSoon.net has created a mild buzz on the net, with fawning headlines such as “Can Disney recapture the magic of its classic musicals?” (Hexus.Lifestyle). The fact that it is a musical and marks the company’s return to […]

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