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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • Movie review: 'Maleficent'

    Movie review: 'Maleficent'
    The formula works. It worked with "Wicked" on stage and it worked with "Frozen" on film — tilting the storytelling prism so that a new angle on a well-known fairy tale appears in the light. The strategy depends on humanizing characters formerly known as evil, so that another tale of conflicted impulses emerges from the story we know, driven by female antagonist/protagonist hybrids who aren't bad, just misunderstood.
  • Maryland Film Festival a showcase for female directors

    Maryland Film Festival a showcase for female directors
    Sarah-Violet Bliss acknowledges some frustration with fielding questions, yet again, about being a female filmmaker, about how the vast majority of movies seem to be directed by men, and about whether that will stop being the case any time soon. "I...

    That's a wrap: Film camps teach life skills and boost technical prowess

    That's a wrap: Film camps teach life skills and boost technical prowess
    Holding a 3-inch-tall Tolkien-inspired wizard named Schmandalf that she fashioned out of modeling clay, Olivia Hatcher set about the painstaking process of creating a stop-motion film for her summer camp class. Using one of Maryvale Preparatory School&...

    New year gets off to fast start for local theater companies

    New year gets off to fast start for local theater companies
    The new year is bursting with intriguing theater productions spanning a wide range of genres. Five local shows are opening on the same date, Friday, Jan. 10, with another debuting on Jan. 17. The crowded field will make for some tough choices, but it...

    'Boxtrolls' illustrates how animation houses are playing a new 'toon

     'Boxtrolls' illustrates how animation houses are playing a new 'toon
    After a recent screening of "The Boxtrolls," a child approached animator Travis Knight to say he loved the movie because "it was the weirdest thing I've ever seen." For Knight, president and CEO of Laika, a stop-motion animation company based outside of...