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Animated Feature Film Blogs

Reviews: ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’ and Rob Paulsen’s ‘Voice Lessons’

By Joe Strike | Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:27am

The Misweant writes about a different labyrinth and definitely not those ‘Turtles;’ plus, with apologies to Rocket J. Squirrel, ‘that voice… where have I heard that voice?’

Laika Blogs

Review: LAIKA Delivers its Most Complex Film Yet with ‘Missing Link’

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:32am

AWN’s Miscweant examines the increasing sophistication of the technology powering the stop-motion studio’s fifth animated feature film, a globe-trotting adventure directed by Chris Butler.

Disney Blogs

REVIEW: Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ Remake is ‘Pure Burton’

By Joe Strike | Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:25pm

In the absence of talking animals, director Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ works in plot points and references to the original film in very clever ways that fans of the original will recognize without feeling forced.

Festivals Blogs

Pinscreen Magic and ‘Kirikou and the Sorceress’ Highlight FIAF’s Animation First Weekend

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:16pm

The Miscweant reports on New York’s French Institute Alliance Française’s 2nd annual festival of French animation.

indie animation Blogs

Animation Nights New York Celebrates Third Annual ‘Best of the Fest’

By Joe Strike | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 12:03pm

AWN’s resident Miscweant shares his conference report on the cutting-edge XR Showcase and presentation by indie legend Bill Plympton.

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The Academy Presents ‘Women in Indie Animation’ at New York City’s Metrograph Theater

By Joe Strike | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 12:11pm

AWN’s resident Miscweant attends The Academy’s September New York City event honoring celebrated New York animators Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel and Debra Solomon.

Voice Acting Blogs

All the Way to Never Land: Disney’s ‘Peter Pan’ Signature Edition Arrives on Blu-ray

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:25am

On the 65th anniversary of the 1953 animated classic, AWN’s resident ‘Miscweant’ speaks with Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Wendy in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan.’

Stop-Motion Blogs

From Megasaki City to NYC: ‘Isle of Dogs’ Takes Manhattan

AWN’s resident “Miscweant” has a dog day afternoon with the voice, writing and directing talent behind the new stop-motion animated feature from Wes Anderson.

Animated Feature Films Blogs

Review: A Tale of Two Dogtoons - ‘Isle of Dogs’ and 'Lady and the Tramp’

More than 60 years separate these animated films featuring Wes Anderson and Walt Disney’s very different takes on man’s best friend.

Animated Feature Films Blogs

Review: ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ and ‘Have a Nice Day’

By Joe Strike | Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:07pm

At long last, AWN’s resident Miscreant returns to writing about animation – in particular, two recent features, From China and Japan, that couldn’t be more different.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Blogs

Review: Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Lands on Blu-ray

By Joe Strike | Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:03pm

Blu-ray release of what may be Walt Disney Animation Studios’ best all-animal animated feature ever is packed with extras, including roundtable chats with the character design, environments and animation teams.

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