| Nov 8, 2010
| 5:40 PM
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:35 PM
For kids, animated films have a way of jumping out of the screen and manifesting in their lives through games, toys and the way they speak.
Austin Fickman, an eighth-grader at Thurston Middle School, took a more literal approach with his love of movies....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:39 AM
Jon Heder grew up watching "The Simpsons" and studied animation in college, so seeing himself animated in Fox's "Napoleon Dynamite" is surreal.
"It is pretty weird," Heder says. "It looks like the character and me and my voice."
Heder has played other...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 7:18 PM
A 6-foot-tall Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” still needed its appendages. It sat in the Kaufmanns’ living room, along with a 7 1/2-foot tall Oogie Boogie, two singing skeletons and three singing pumpkins.
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:00 AM
That reminds me. I need to hide the Easter eggs. -- Shelly Oster, Orem, Utah
You're right: This year we put out skim milk and a gift certificate for Zumba classes. -- Scott Tredwell, Advance, N.C.
No, dear, his other name is Kris Kringle, not Chris...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Walt Disney Co. will take a $50 million write-down in the current fiscal quarter for a stop-motion animation project it canceled in August.
The untitled movie was to be directed by Henry Selick, the well respected filmmaker behind "Coraline" and "The...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Here's the historical designation of the new animated film "ParaNorman": It's the third feature made in the painstaking stop-motion process — consciously unrealistic, herky-jerky and rough-hewn, in the George Pal "Puppetoons" or Tim Burton "Corpse...
| Feb 6, 2009
The third dimension comes of age with "Coraline." The first contemporary film in which the 3-D experience feels intrinsic to the story instead of a Godforsaken gimmick, "Coraline" is a remarkable feat of imagination, a magical tale with a genuinely...
| Dec 29, 2008
Even in casual conversation, British author Neil Gaiman sometimes sounds as if he's narrating some dark fairy tale -- his sentences slither across old stone floors or flit on gossamer wings. He also happens to live in a rambling Minnesota manse that...
| Oct 18, 2009
Disney music at Disney Hall? Some might say: What took so long?
On Tuesday night, Walt Disney Concert Hall will host "The Disney Symphonic Legacy," the first time a program of all-Disney music has been offered since the venue opened in 2003. And it...
| Oct 26, 2006
TIM BURTON knows the dark side. He's not evil, exactly, but his films often take grotesque elements and twist them into something more endearing than repulsive.
Take the Pumpkin King in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" who scares good boys and girls with...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 10:56 AM
In an age when cartoons are built around pristine computer-generated images and packed with jokes, Henry Selick still makes animation the old fashioned way -- by hand, and scary.
Ben Simon of Animated-Views.com credits Selick as inventor "of a whole sub-...