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Oscars 2022: Encanto leads Disney, Pixar to another win in Best Animated Feature category
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Oscars 2022: Encanto leads Disney, Pixar to another win in Best Animated Feature category

Encanto defeated a diverse field — Afghan refugee documentary Flee, Pixar's Italy-set coming-of-age tale Luca, futuristic family comedy The Mitchells vs. the Machines, and Disney's fantasy adventure Raya and the Last Dragon.

Oscars 2022: Pixar's Encanto bursts the bubble of self-objectification in the age of social media unlike any Disney tale
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Oscars 2022: Pixar's Encanto bursts the bubble of self-objectification in the age of social media unlike any Disney tale

We see how the members of the family are crushed under the weight of their gifts in Encanto, but the climax reveals how all of them are far more than what their gifts.

Oscars 2022: What makes Flee, Danish International Feature, a watershed in LGBTQ+ representation
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Oscars 2022: What makes Flee, Danish International Feature, a watershed in LGBTQ+ representation

Flee does not make a song and dance about self-disclosure and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen leans into it quietly, and with dignity.

The Boys Presents: Diabolical and Star Wars: Visions underline boundless potential of animated spin-off shows
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The Boys Presents: Diabolical and Star Wars: Visions underline boundless potential of animated spin-off shows

When done right, the animated anthology allows us to both zoom in [look at specific, smaller stories] and zoom out, allowing a wider exploration of the far corners of these worlds in a way their live-action counterparts just haven't.

India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country
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India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country

Experts claim "there is no reason why India cannot be a world contender in building the metaverse" if the announcement of the AVGC task force in Budget 2022 is followed by robust execution.

Diabolical showrunner Simon Racioppa on extending The Boys to an animated universe, and possibility of Season 2
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Diabolical showrunner Simon Racioppa on extending The Boys to an animated universe, and possibility of Season 2

"I would like Diabolical to be a kind of creative grab-bag, new writers with new ideas, showing you things you haven’t seen before," says the showrunner and executive producer of The Boys animated spin-off series.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse directors Phil Lord, Christopher Miller on turning their focus to live action with The Afterparty
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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse directors Phil Lord, Christopher Miller on turning their focus to live action with The Afterparty

"I don’t know if it’s that our sense of humour is just juvenile enough to appeal to children also, but in all cases, we’re trying to do something that we haven’t quite seen before," says Phil Lord, who has co-directed The Afterparty with Christopher Miller.

On World Animation Day, a list of animated films to look forward to, from Ron's Gone Wrong to Pixar's Lightyear
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On World Animation Day, a list of animated films to look forward to, from Ron's Gone Wrong to Pixar's Lightyear

While Ron's Gone Wrong releases in cinemas on 29 October, the recently-released trailer of Chris Evans' Lightyear states it will hit the screens in June next year.

How the new Disney+ show Visions marries Star Wars with anime
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How the new Disney+ show Visions marries Star Wars with anime

What varies in the nine-part anthology is the mix: the degree to which the films feel like Star Wars shorts that happen to have anime character designs, or like anime shorts that happen to borrow Star Wars motifs.

America: The Motion Picture movie review — Juvenile attempt at revisionist retelling of war for independence
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America: The Motion Picture movie review — Juvenile attempt at revisionist retelling of war for independence

The American War of Independence is recast as a sci-fi fantasy/action/adventure/bromance with comic book superhero treatment given to George Washington and his pals.

Salman Khan, Arbaaz on the Dabangg animated series, Chulbul Pandey's legacy, and plans for a fourth part
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Salman Khan, Arbaaz on the Dabangg animated series, Chulbul Pandey's legacy, and plans for a fourth part

"Chulbul Pandey as a character is so entertaining that [he] would fit in any form of entertainment," says Salman Khan of the animated Dabangg series on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

The Mitchells vs The Machines is as genre-bending as its makers' predecessor Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse
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The Mitchells vs The Machines is as genre-bending as its makers' predecessor Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse

The Mitchells vs the Machines is an example of 2D and 3D animation styles being used in conjunction to provide a unique visual feel. The last movie to use this style memorably was, of course, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.

Disney's closure of popular Blue Sky Studios shows animation is under pressure in pandemic-era Hollywood
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Disney's closure of popular Blue Sky Studios shows animation is under pressure in pandemic-era Hollywood

Blue Sky Studios' sudden demise after 34 years will undoubtedly rob popular cinema of one of its most creative and imaginative studios.

How to use MyHeritage's deep nostalgia feature to animate old pictures
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How to use MyHeritage's deep nostalgia feature to animate old pictures

MyHeritage app is available for download for both Android and iOS users.

Watch: Trailer of Flee, Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's animated Sundance documentary released
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Watch: Trailer of Flee, Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's animated Sundance documentary released

Flee, which tells the story of a man's journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan, had its premiere Sundance Film Festival 2021 on 28 January.

Release of Will Arnett, Terry Crews' animated film Rumble postponed to 18 February, 2022
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Release of Will Arnett, Terry Crews' animated film Rumble postponed to 18 February, 2022

Rumble is set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes.

Wolfwalkers movie review: Cartoon Saloon proves yet again the inimitable artistry of hand-drawn animation
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Wolfwalkers movie review: Cartoon Saloon proves yet again the inimitable artistry of hand-drawn animation

In Wolfwakers, streaming on Apple TV+, the relationship between man and wolf, civilisation and nature, English and Irish, stern patriarch and defiant daughter, becomes tantamount to oppression versus freedom.

Inside Pixar has capsules of the studio's brilliant DNA, but is ultimately too brief
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Inside Pixar has capsules of the studio's brilliant DNA, but is ultimately too brief

While Inside Pixar give us a glimpse of the process, it never quite becomes the definitive documentary on a company that has truly made some clutter-breaking animation films in the last 25 years.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate crisis through new Bezos Earth Fund

He said the grant will fund scientists, activists and NGO's to explore new ways of fighting the impact of climate change.

The Irishman's de-aged De Niro and Pacino are example of strides made by animators in recreating realistic human faces
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The Irishman's de-aged De Niro and Pacino are example of strides made by animators in recreating realistic human faces

The Irishman uses de-age technology instead of using different actors. To de-age actors, a visual effects team creates a computer-generated, younger version of an actor’s face and then replaces the actor’s real face with the synthetic, animated version.