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Cartoons for Children, Part 3


It was not until 1934 when the things actually started to be serious about the code. Scenes, scripts, shoots even whole films were banned. Nude, violence, racial points of view or religious critics were cut. And, of course, that was for animation as well. But, unlike films, animation fed on irony, social and political criticism,…

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Cartoons for Children, Part 1

Pinto's Prizma Comedy Revue

The idea that cartoons are created only for children is a pretty common one. However you may find that this preconception is a lot farther away from reality than you would think. Disney became the king of cartoon- land, and in doing so turn animation into an integral part of the film industry, with his philosophy dominating the market until the end of the century. But animation- not even in Walt Disney original intentions- was never intended only for kids.

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Zootopia Or The Importance Of The Second Character


Zootopia is a classic lesson about cinema. Full of references to the history of Hollywood, its script is a good example model for teaching new writers. The story shows that the magic can only emerge when the whole set and the relationship between the parts are working in harmony.

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Snowtime! An Animated Ball

La Guerre des Tuques snowtime!

In the wake of the massive snow storm on the Eastern seaboard, I found myself waiting in line to see Carpe Diem’s winter children’s animated snowfest La Guerre des Tuques, which is called Snowtime! for US audiences. This Sundance showing was the premiere of the English-language version of the film, and was shown as part of the Sundance Kids segment of the film festival. The kids at the show were all met by Chloe at the door, and most left with their very own Snowball of fun.

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The Boom of Animation

stewie family guy

Once thought to be only for kids, the appeal of animated programming has expanded exponentially over the past decade. Prime time sitcoms like The Simpsons and Family Guy, as well as a wide variety of programs on channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, have demonstrated that cartoons have high entertainment value for children as well as adults.

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Top Five Animated Films to Watch Out For in 2015

Five for 2015

2015 is already looking promising as a year for animated features. Elizabeth Eckhart takes a look ahead at the new year in animation, what to expect, and what to look forward to.

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Cartoon Life To Hit Next Week


For fans of animation, one of the most exciting names to see attached to The Book Of Life is Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican director/producer/writer has created a massive following thanks to his truly unique style. His most recent project sees him in a producing role for a fellow Mexican filmmaker and director Jorge Gutierrez….

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Don’t Have a Cow, Man! The Top 5 Episodes of The Simpsons

Top Five Simpsons Episodes

Now entering its 26th season, The Simpsons has earned the honor of the longest-running sitcom in America. Largely considered one of the greatest television series in history, the show has earned numerous accolades during its quarter-century tenure, including being named as the best television series of the 20th century by Time magazine. It’s also received…

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The Other Side Of Maleficent

I have been looking forward to Maleficent with equal amounts of anticipation and dread. On one hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, so cold and so pure, and I want desperately to see more of her and her back-story. On the other hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, and I would…

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Frozen Leaves Us Cold

Frozen is definitely Disney- per­haps Dis­ney Junior better describes this ‘tween movie. There are bits and pieces of what we know and expect from Disney here, but when it is all put together, a little Disney does not a great film make. This film is obviously aimed squarely at girls 12 and under, with very…

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