How to Train Your Dragon 2: When Animated Films No Longer Appear Animated

Monday, June 16, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been one of the most anticipated films of the year. The massive sleeper hit that was the original, made out quite well thanks to its brilliant blend of story, animation, and character; setting a new bar for a DreamWorks film and proving that they had the chops to match Pixar if given the chance. Fast forwarding a few years, and after viewing the sequel, I came away with the feeling that although inferior to the original, there was something else that bothered me about How to Train Your Dragon 2.

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Comparing Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton’s Risk Tolerance

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mark Mayerson recently posted (with apologies for the delay, I’ve been without my RSS reader for the past fortnight) about the contrast between he efforts of two first-time…

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Powet.TV On The Top 5 Cartoons That “Need” Live-Action Remakes

Monday, January 30, 2012

Yes, it’s perhaps inevitable that someone decided to come up with a list of animated shows that are desperately needing to be updated with a live-action film.Why animated…

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It’s Time To Stop Making Lists of Top Animated Films

Friday, November 11, 2011

Yoinked from Animated Review’s Top 100 Aniamted Movies post Let’s be honest, animation is not a genre. It is, as Richard O’Connor calls it, a technique, and a…

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Link: Hong Kong Phooey film: let sleeping dogs lie

Friday, August 12, 2011

Via: The Guardian Stuart Heritage over at The Guardian has a blog post on the announced Hong Kong Phooey live-action movie starring Eddie Murphy as the titular hero….

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A Scary Dream I Had the Other Night

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Via: Stuff We Like.com Not the kind of blood-curdling, shivers down the spine stuff you understand, Hallowe’en is over for another year after all, but scary nonetheless. In…

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The Live-Action Version of the Failry OddParents

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Fairly OddParents is a show we all know and love. Not only has it lasted a heck of a long time on Nickelodeon, it also proved to…

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Roger Ebert’s Comments on The Last Airbender and Animation

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It’s been established that I don’t really like film critics. It’s not a personal thing, for the most part, I tend to disagree with the way they review…

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Animation Directors Moving to Live-Action: Jumping a (Sinking) Ship?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It has been a topic of debate for quite some time and even within the animation community, there is suspicion that many students who study the artform are…

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Live-Action Movies Based on Animation

Monday, May 3, 2010

I very nearly went with Scooby Doo for the picture, but this one has Robert DeNiro in it! Although the trend has died down somewhat, the genre just…

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