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The Best and Worst in Animation 2013

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • December 17, 2013 12:05 AM
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Although he wrote them in 1859, Charles Dickens might have been thinking of the animation scene this past year when he penned the celebrated lines, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". Looking over a year that seemed to seesaw between Light and Darkness, I’d like to present some awards for the best and worst of 2013.

DVD Review: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • September 10, 2013 1:30 PM
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Who would have thought that the years-long discourse about the relative positives and negatives between CG and traditional animation would be so sharply delineated by The Smurfs? Scoff not - check out the new DVD released today. Here's our review.

The Animated Jonathan Winters (1925-2013)

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 12, 2013 3:55 PM
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Above is a publicity clipping of Jonathan Winters for the first movie he ever "appeared" in - as the voice of Sir Quigley Brokenbottom, a pig, in American International's anime pick-up Alakazam The Great (coincidentally one of the first anime films ever imported to the US).