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Category Archives: Animated film

A Voice in the Night 1/17/16

It’s always a pleasure to join the divine Maureen Langan to talk movies on her KGO-AM radio show here in San Francisco. For this installment, we relished the conspiracy theory … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bill Plympton Ain’t CHEATIN’

The first question I always ask animators is whether or not they dream in animation, and I am always surprised by the answer, no matter what it is. Bill Plympton, … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

SONG OF THE SEA is Beautiful Harmony

SONG OF THE SEA reminds us of the power of simplicity in storytelling and in animation.  Hand-drawn and steeped in Irish folklore, it is a profoundly moving experience rife with … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 2 Comments


THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR take center stage after supplying comic relief to the Madagascar franchise, and prove that they are superstars. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private get backstories, a crackerjack … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Loss and Rememberence: Farewell Robin

I never met Robin Williams. I came close to intervewing him a few times, and I did have the pleasure of interviewing his delightful daughter, Zelda, for an indie film, … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 — Jay Baruchel, America Ferrara, Dean Deblois, and Bonnie Arnold Interview

Interviewing four people at once can be daunting when it comes to getting everyone to join in the conversation, but the gang from the Dreamworks animated film HOW TO TRAIN … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tripping the Light Fantastic at Dreamworks

I don’t usually want to know much about the magic that brings movie creatures to life. It is with a great deal of pride that I say that to this … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tiffany Ward & Rob Minkoff — MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

  You better be careful when you take on a classic.  For more than one generation, Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman were must-see television, as were the other denizens … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

SFIndie, Another Reason to Love San Francisco

SFIndieFest, celebrating its Sweet 16 with a prom. That is in addition to the annual Roller Disco Party, on February 7,  which precedes The Big Lebowski celebration of screening and Lebowski-themed … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscar© Chat — Part 3, The Animated Edition

It was 2001 when the Academy Awards© first included a category for Best Animated Feature, and the Oscar© went to SHREK. It was acknowledgment that we were now officially living … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment