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Animated Anarchy: Ratchet and Clank

0 Submitted by on Tue, 17 May 2016, 08:59
Animated Anarchy tries to work out Ratchet and Clank’s killer kinks in this study of multimedia marketing gone haywire. So Ratchet and Clank took a rather decimating hit in the name of video game films, making only $4.8 million according to an article on Cartoon Brew. To put that into perspective, this promising, “for the fans” feature was beaten by Continue Reading...
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Ash & Fern: My Perfect Vacation

1 Submitted by on Fri, 16 October 2015, 08:59
A few weeks ago I took a vacation that wasn’t planned around soccer for the first time in over four years. When I was planning my activities, I kept being surprised when I didn’t have to plan for post-game hangovers. In my experience, there are two main kinds of vacation people. First, you have the “Oh my God I have to Continue Reading...
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Trailer Reaction: The Good Dinosaur

1 Submitted by on Wed, 07 October 2015, 06:59
I believe I can speak for the hardcore film-appreciating audience by saying Pixar has won us back with Inside Out. Pete Doctor took the questionable premise of exploring personified emotions in a young girl and delivered a breakthrough, tear-jerking product that represented what the studio can do at peak form. After the maligned, mishandled trilogy of Cars 2, Brave, and Continue Reading...
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Animated Anarchy: Hotel Transylvania 2

1 Submitted by on Thu, 01 October 2015, 09:59
When The Usual Suspects are away and Fantastic Fest is underway, the content creators come out to play! Animated Anarchy takes a bite out of the box office reviewing Hotel Transylvania 2! Hotel Transylvania 2 picks up where the first one left off, where Dracula has accepted humans into his heart with the marriage between his daughter Mavis and the Continue Reading...
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Ash & Fern: Dragon Con Memories

0 Submitted by on Wed, 09 September 2015, 08:59
Another Dragon Con has come and gone. As anyone who takes a yearly trip knows, it’s a bit terrifying how quickly the year between them goes by, but I’m also glad because it really is the most fun I have all year. For me, Dragon Con is always full of memorable moments. So for once I decided to sit down Continue Reading...
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Animated Anarchy: Long Way North

0 Submitted by on Sun, 30 August 2015, 16:59
As we end the special guest reviews for this wonderful week, we’ll be looking at what may be the most visually interesting trailer of the Annecy International Film Festival. For the final feature, I’ll let Maciek set the scene and just let you all watch the trailer. “Long way North” (Tout en haut du monde, Remi Chaye, France) Of all Continue Reading...
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Animated Anarchy: The Case of Hana & Alice

0 Submitted by on Fri, 28 August 2015, 14:59
Most of our exposure to foreign animated films comes from the land of the rising sun. Studio Ghibli is practically a household name these days with their universal appeal, but on the festival circuit do you get to learn about obscure, small studios who are waiting to get their big break. Surprisingly, there are no Ghibli films at the festival Continue Reading...
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Animated Anarchy: Possessed

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 August 2015, 12:59
From the Nightmare Before Christmas to Laika’s newest film The Boxtrolls, Claymation films always bring out adventurous audiences. There’s an unmistakable charm to stop-motion of pictures, as their unhinged style works as the perfect conduit for themes of the occult or a sinister nature. Although 2D animation is slowly phasing out, people recognize the amount of blood, sweat, and tears Continue Reading...
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Animated Anarchy: Extraordinary Tales

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 August 2015, 12:59
Animation and Anthologies go hand and hand like pencil and paper. Most of us grew up watching cartoons this way from the random one-shots thanks to Oh Yeah! Cartoons or retrospectives shown in creator-focused series’ like The Bob Clampett Show or The Wacky World of Tex Avery. Many of the earliest Disney features from Fantasia to Melody Time were done Continue Reading...
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Animated Anarchy: April and the Extraordinary World

0 Submitted by on Tue, 25 August 2015, 12:59
Today we’ll be starting the reviews for Animated Anarchy & Annecy week by looking at the major Triple AAA films of the festival. April and the Extraordinary World is the “Cristal” or “Best Feature Film” winner of the festival, beating out seven other nominees in the category. Touted as the newest film from the producers and animation studio behind Persepolis, Continue Reading...
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