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Michael Sporn: An Interview

January 21st, 2014 · No Comments · American cinema, Animators, Directors, Independent animators

As a number of my readers know by now, Michael Sporn, a long-time fixture of New York animation passed away on January 19th. I recall him describing himself (I believe it was at a Walter Lantz Animation conference in Los Angeles) as something like an independent animator working in a commercial environment. That spirit of […]

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The Case of Brenda Chapman

August 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Directors, Feature films, Women Filmmakers

Photo by Deborah Coleman/Pixar. On August 14th, Brenda Chapman wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times,  “Stand Up for Yourself, and Mentor Others,” which starts off by asking, “How can we get more women in positions of power in Hollywood?” The piece was the result of Chapman being fired during the production of […]

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Jack Zander

December 20th, 2007 · No Comments · Directors, Producers

Jack Zander, the veteran New York producer who began his career during Hollywood’s Golden Age of Animation, died on Monday at age 99. Among his accomplishments as an animator was animating Jerry in Puss Gets the Boot (1940), the first Tom and Jerry cartoon. However, after the war he established and ran two of New […]

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Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

December 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Directors, Feature films, Television and movies

Sidney Lumet has not been a director whose films I usually rush out to see, though this is something that I need to correct. For it is films like his Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead that serve to remind me of how good movies can be. And here, as with Dog Day Afternoon, Lumet […]

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