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THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (2010) (***)

In the most overtly allegorical of C.S. Lewis' NARNIA series, the heroes battle the demons inside rather than white witches or evil kings. While director Michael Apted never mentions any one religion, the Christian undertones of this installment are more apparent than any of the other films. Vanity, jealousy, greed and pride are the villains here.

Animation Blogs

DESTINO (2003) (***1/2)

Sensual is not a word often thought of when one thinks of a Disney animated film. But this Disney short flows with it. But this isn't just any Disney short, it originated as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. A seemingly unlikely pair of artists to work together. Disney wanted to experiment with the animation form and Dali saw animation as a perfect way to explore surrealism on film. The project started in the 1940s with Dali drawing dozens of images, but the film never came to be. Following the production of FANTASIA/2000, Roy E. Disney championed its completion using original storyboards and journals.

Imax Headline News

Disney, DreamWorks to Release Number Four, Real Steel in IMAX

The Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks Studios and IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) announced today that two of DreamWorks' 2011 Touchstone Pictures releases, I Am Number Four and Real Steel, will open day-and-date in digital IMAX theatres around the world.

Festival Headline News

Nice Shoes Design Creates Starkly Stylish 404 Festival Opener

Inspired by the phrase "Error Is Creation," by festival curator Gina Valenti, Nice Shoes has created a glimmering, retro-futuristic opening identity for touring global electronic arts event 404 Festival that incorporates information systems, vector video games and sustainable architecture.

Dreamworks Headline News

2010 Annual Annie Award Nods Announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces nominations today for the 38th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation including best animated feature, television production, commercials, short subjects, video games and outstanding individual achievements.

Comedy Blogs

FANTASIA/2000 (2000) (***1/2)

While in many ways FANTASIA/2000 tries to catch lightning in a bottle and doesn't catch a full bolt, but it does catch a great deal of sparks. The film works as an homage to the 1940 masterpiece rather than a companion. Many of the sequences seem to be a reflection of one from the original. While it doesn't feel as revolutionary as FANTASIA, the follow-up touches on the same animation magic.

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