Tag: Animation

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Onward – a step backward?

Onward – a step backwards? Disney Pixar has been riding a rocky road lately. Other than the cash cow that is Frozen 2, there haven’t really been any memorable films lately that have grabbed our attention since Toy Story 4 last year. So when I first saw the trailer for Onward I had high hopes…. Continue reading

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A Disney gift for every geek!

Santa’s erudite elves, particularly those working the Disney beat, have outdone themselves this year! The current Disney literary (a.k.a. Disney Publishing Worldwide or Disney Book Group) offerings – from Disney Editions, Disney Press, Hyperion, Marvel Kids, and others of their ilk – are an impressive bunch. The 2016 Disney reading list ranges from splashy coffee… Continue reading

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‘The Standoff’ straight up: an interview with Ilyssa Goodman

The (Hollywood) hills are alive with the sound of standoff . . . and this one ain’t the Brangelina breakup! The stalemate in question relates to the September 20 digital release of the new film entitled “The Standoff.” It’s a veritable teen-influencer fest that stars Olivia Holt, Ryan McCartan, the Merrell Twins (Vanessa and Veronica),… Continue reading

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‘Producing Animation’ and other indoor sports

Ye olde Animation Examiner (i.e., Marlene Sharp, animation columnist from the now-defunct AXS news outlet Examiner.com) has run the cartoon gauntlet lately. Besides the search for a new publishing platform, she has experienced the usual day-to-day challenges of a pro kids’ content collaborator, including head scratching, nail biting, stomach churning, and of course, putting one’s… Continue reading