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“Alice in Wonderland” Virtual Roundtable with Animation Supervisor David Schaub and Effects Supervisor Ken Ralston

“Alice in Wonderland” Virtual Roundtable with Animation Supervisor David Schaub and Effects Supervisor Ken Ralston

| May 20, 2010

Q: David, as visually stunning as Alice in Wonderland was, I’m curious as to what scenes or characters you’re most proud of with the film’s final cut. Could you enlighten me on that? A: David Schaub: As the show evolved I would have to say that each scene and character had it’s own moment in […]

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9

9

| August 28, 2009

After the Human race destroyed itself new life emerges in the form of tiny sentient robots. However life amongst the ruins of civilization is not easy for these new beings as they must contend with the remaining war machines left behind by the humans. These giants prowl the wastes forcing 9 and his companions to […]

Is Coraline Too Scary? A Five-Year-Old’s Opinion

Is Coraline Too Scary? A Five-Year-Old’s Opinion

| February 27, 2009

There’s been a bit of controversy going on about whether Coraline might be too dark or scary for younger audiences. As I’m no longer part of said demographic I’m in no position to comment on that, to do so would simply be me imposing my own preconceptions about the maturity and intelligence of children onto […]

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Coraline director – Henry Selick

Coraline director – Henry Selick

| February 3, 2009

Coraline director, Henry Selick, braves the Chicago winter to talk with us about making his dark and charming film. Henry Selick: What’s it like out there? I haven’t been out today. Neko Pilarcik: It’s cold, not as bad as it had been though. HS: I can’t believe how cold it is up here! I got […]

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Coraline

Coraline

| February 3, 2009

Coraline is a charmingly dark tale of a brave and adventurous little girl who discovers a magical world through a tiny door in her new home. While on the surface this might sound like a rehash of Alice in Wonderland I assure you it is anything but. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s book of the same […]

Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

| December 31, 2008

Director Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir is a documentary about the lives of Israeli soldiers fighting in the First Lebanon War. The war ended with the massacre of thousands of Palestinians living the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by the Christian Phalangist militia. The film follows Folman as he talks with those he knew back […]

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Ari Folman on Waltz with Bashir

Ari Folman on Waltz with Bashir

| December 31, 2008

Here’s a challenge: create a feature length animated film with only eight animators and do it without resorting to rotoscope or stick figures. Impossible, right? Not for Ari Folman, the producer, director and writer of Waltz with Bashir. We speak with him about film, animation, and of things to come. Neko Pilarcik: So I’d like […]

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Teacher’s Pet

Teacher’s Pet

| January 22, 2004

Spot (Nathan Lane) is a dog with a secret. At night he is the loving pooch to his young master Leonard (Shaun Fleming). By day he is a two-footed student at Leonard’s school. This transformation is done not with mirrors, but a simple pair of glasses and school clothes. So goes the premise of Disney’s […]

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