Tag: animation

The animated film “Robot Dreams” is a silent wonder that says everything about love (Op-Ed)

The animated film “Robot Dreams” is a silent wonder that says everything about love (Op-Ed)

In a world where emotions and technology are often at conflict, “Robot Dreams” expertly brings them together. This magical animated feature, set in 1980s Manhattan and directed by Pablo Berger, conveys a significant tale only via its visuals. The story starts with a solitary dog who, sick of being alone, orders a robotic buddy from […]

‘The Dragon Prince’ makes a refreshing return with an early Season 5 release

‘The Dragon Prince’ makes a refreshing return with an early Season 5 release

Animated series The Dragon Prince surprised fans last weekend with a stealth release of its fifth season, which returns the show to a storytelling quality that some felt was lacking in its previous installment.

Why the Characters in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Look so Different and Why it’s Not a Bad Thing

Why the Characters in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Look so Different and Why it’s Not a Bad Thing

There has been a lot of chatter since Puss in Boots: The Last Wish premiered regarding the adapted art style used for the characters in the film (particularly the humans). The primary complaint about the characters’ designs is that they are more traditional aesthetic and marketable- a concept regarding character design that was thrown to the wolves and heavily poked fun at in the DreamWorks Animation Shrek franchise (as evident by the caricature-esque designs), where Puss in Boots first appeared- and thus many fans were caught off guard by the stylistic changes that were made. Now, it may seem silly to complain about character designs for being styled in a way that is more traditionally attractive, but the fault that fans have found is in the contrarian message it sends to audiences about beauty standards.

Why Animated Films Aren’t Just for Kids

Why Animated Films Aren’t Just for Kids

As someone who has loved animated films her whole life, and who is currently pursuing a degree in animation, I cannot praise the medium enough. I think it is the greatest medium for art, as its potential for creativity and immersion is virtually endless. Animation enables creators to bring their art and stories to life in a way that no other medium offers. With that being said, it baffles me that there are people who lack such an appreciation for it. There is a popular mindset that believes animation is just for kids, but this belief is simply not true! Sure, there are countless animated films whose target demographic is children, but that does not mean that the medium is exclusive to children. After all, animation is a medium not a genre, meaning, it is a mode of art creation that can communicate a wide range of themes and ideas (or genres). Animation is the vessel of delivery, not the assigned destination. Animated films, whether they’re intended for young audiences or not, often have mature themes that can appeal to a wide age-range, and the potential for creative visuals offers filmmakers more tools for communicating these themes.

Op-Ed: Animation Is More Than Entertainment, It’s an Art Form

Op-Ed: Animation Is More Than Entertainment, It’s an Art Form

Even though animation is a beloved genre to many movie and art lovers around the world, animation is also underappreciated. It’s easy to see why many people love animation. These films are popular world-wide with amazing companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, and DreamWorks who brought us iconic characters like Mickey Mouse, the Disney Princesses (a personal favorite), Shrek, the Looney Tunes, and so much more. Often, animated movies are the first movies we fell in love with as children.

“Komi Can’t Communicate” Speaks So Much on Anxiety and Meaningful Friendships

“Komi Can’t Communicate” Speaks So Much on Anxiety and Meaningful Friendships

Originally written as a manga, “Komi Can’t Communicate” brought much laughter and enjoyment as an anime series on Netflix. The second season of the show is expected in April 2022. “Komi Can’t Communicate” is about an average high school boy named Hitohito Tadano who wants to avoid standing out in the crowd, he meets a girl named Shouko Komi who is well-loved by the school.

Al Jean Says That The Simpsons Movie 2 Is Possible

Al Jean Says That The Simpsons Movie 2 Is Possible

Another movie based on Springfield’s most famous animated family is still in development. NME published an article last week that features The Simpsons executive producer and showrunner, Al Jean, saying that another movie based on the dysfunctional family could still happen.

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