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HiT Episode No. 91 – Rob Paulsen (‘Animaniacs in Concert’)
8 months ago

HiT Episode No. 91 – Rob Paulsen (‘Animaniacs in Concert’)

Rob Paulsen faced a difficult truth early in his acting career.

He could keep fighting for gigs, knowing the competition would be stiff at the very least. Or, he could …
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When This Pixar Animator Saw the Light Everything Changed
2 years ago

When This Pixar Animator Saw the Light Everything Changed

Danielle Feinberg might look at you funny if she’s knee deep in a new movie production.

It’s nothing personal.

“I’ll be talking to someone … and I’ll be thinking, ‘your …
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‘The Star’ Director Shares Oprah’s Battle Cry Moment
2 years ago

‘The Star’ Director Shares Oprah’s Battle Cry Moment

The director of the animated treat “The Star” didn’t grow up doodling on his school books.

Young Timothy Reckart tinkered with his mother’s home video camera instead. He became fascinated …
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Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope
2 years ago

Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Sunao Katabuchi’s “In This Corner of the World” centers on Suzo Urano, a teenage girl growing up in the small Japanese town of Kure in 1933.

When Suzo is married …
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‘Moana’ Is Your Family’s New Favorite Disney Film
3 years ago

‘Moana’ Is Your Family’s New Favorite Disney Film

The buoyant songs. The scene-stealing sidekick. The hero’s journey filled with adventure and redemption. And animation so lush you wish you could jump into the screen to bask in it.


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‘Moana’ Animator: Polynesian Culture Has Been Abused
3 years ago

‘Moana’ Animator: Polynesian Culture Has Been Abused

David G. Derrick, Jr. didn’t set out to make animated movies like “Megamind” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Derrick wanted to be a fine artist until he realized what …
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Why ‘Killing Joke’ Critics Are Both Right and Wrong
3 years ago

Why ‘Killing Joke’ Critics Are Both Right and Wrong

“Batman: The Killing Joke” is a different kind of Batman cartoon. It’s just like how Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name was a different kind of Batman comic.


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HiT Reviews: ‘Lights Out,’ ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’
3 years ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Lights Out,’ ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’

Is that a good thing? It depends on how clever the folks are in your particular theater. The other X factor? What’s your tolerance for dumb horror movie characters making increasingly …
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‘Good Dinosaur’ Demands More than Just Hankies
4 years ago

‘Good Dinosaur’ Demands More than Just Hankies

A timid dinosaur gets separated from his family and must survive in a cruel, evolving landscape. The dialogue is reduced to the bare essentials, and much of the humor stems from …
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‘Good Dinosaur’ Animator Says Family Comes First
4 years ago

‘Good Dinosaur’ Animator Says Family Comes First

“I wanted to make pictures on it,” the future animator says. He admits his social life took a hit, but that computer proved a critical career step.

Today, O’Brien is …
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