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    Immersed in Movies: Pretty Females vs. the Bold Feminism of 'Frozen'

    Now that the "Frozen" "pretty female" controversy has thawed, let's take a look at how Disney shatters the fairy tale model with two strong female heroines.

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: ANINA

    Anina, Uruguay's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : None Yet. International Sales Agent: Raindogs Cine

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    Margaret Dean and Kristy Scanlan Elected WIA Co-Presidents

    Margaret Dean and Kristy Scanlan have been elected co-presidents of Women In Animation. The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014.

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    Producers Guild To Give Visionary Award to Illumination Czar Chris Meledandri (TRAILER)

    The Producers Guild Visionary Award recognizes Chris Meledandri "as one of the definitive producers of contemporary animation." Why is he getting this now? Illumination's latest Universal blockbuster "Despicable Me 2" is in the running for an animated Oscar, and is the 5th highest-grossing animated ...

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    Tom And Jerry Music—Performed Live!

    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.

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    New And Notable Film Books

    Roman Polanski once said, “You have to show violence the way it is. If you don’t show it realistically, that’s immoral and harmful."

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    Simone Massi Designs Venice Biennale Poster, Inspired by Fellini and Angelopoulos (VIDEO)

    Animator/illustrator Simone Massi's poster for the 70th Venice International Film Festival, which is held at the Lido from August 28 to September 7, is inspired by the cinema of Theo Angelopoulos and Federico Fellini. The festival is directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venez...

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    'Despicable Me 2' Retains Original's Charm--and Minions

    A half hour into “Despicable Me 2,” I had no idea what the story was. I didn’t care very much – directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud obviously knew that regular doses of Minion magic would mollify even the most nettlesome demand for a storyline– but the prospect of having to write a plot summary...

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    Monsters University

    When my daughter was young, I found myself watching movies through her eyes. I came to appreciate films that delivered a positive message even if I felt they had shortcomings.

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    TOH! Ranks the Top Ten Studio Ghibli Films, 'My Neighbor Totoro' and 'Howl's Moving Castle' Come to Blu-Ray UPDATE

    Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Howl's Moving Castle" are now available on Blu-ray for the first time. Below, our TOH! ranking of the Top Ten Studio Ghibli films (hint: "Totoro" and "Howl's" make the list).

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