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Calendar, Night&Day Childhood Hero

Childhood Hero

Second only to Walt Disney, Chuck Jones was one of the most influential American animators in history. Eleven years after his death at age 89, Jones’s style continues to influence animators and cartoonists by the dozen. Closely associated with Warner…
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Film, Feature Genndy Tartakovsky Still Goes it Alone With "Hotel Transylvania"

Genndy Tartakovsky Still Goes it Alone With "Hotel Transylvania"

"I hate realism," director Genndy Tartakovsky said last week over the phone. "In America especially, we're very narrow-minded as far as animation goes. There is only one kind of movie, and that's that big, family-oriented, four-quadrant, please-everyone kind of film.…
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News, Feature No Linkup for You!

No Linkup for You!

Firinn Taisdeal will tell you straight up: "It's tough being around me. No secret there." Yes, his relationships have been volatile: His siblings have stonewalled him for more than a decade, and his ex-girlfriend from high school has counted on…
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Second Time Around

The Bugs Bunny Film Festival The first part of this two-part program of Warners animation is a 15-cartoon assemblage that can be recommended without reservation. "The Best of Bugs (& Buddies)" mostly comprises classic Chuck Jones efforts from the 1940s…
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