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Leonard Maltin

Tom And Jerry Music—Performed Live!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 17, 2013 2:47 PM
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Many symphony orchestras now play music from Hollywood’s golden age, but none that I’m aware of has attempted to perform Scott Bradley’s breakneck-paced scores for Tom and Jerry cartoons—until now.

Animation, Old And New

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 7, 2011 4:08 PM
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Whatever your taste in animation, a handful of new DVD and Blu-ray releases offer stimulating and even jubilant experiences. If you like edgy, experimental work I heartily recommend Nine Nation Animation from New Yorker Films, a compilation of recent short subjects that range from the odd to the sublime, and encompass a variety of filmmaking techniques. I’m especially drawn to the deadpan humor of Flatlife by Jonas Geirnaert of Belgium, in which we observe people in four apartments—two on one floor and two below— whose actions affect one another without really meaning to. Other films...

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