Animation in film

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Raya and the Last Dragon review – dazzling Disney animation
A sword-wielding princess is tasked with uniting a divided kingdom in a buoyant tale starring Awkwafina’s goofy dragon

Simran Hans

07, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Raya and the Last Dragon review – charming and stylish Disney tale
A visually impressive and involving adventure offers up a tweaked version of a quest narrative we know well with a diverse cast and a strong-willed lead

Benjamin Lee

02, Mar, 2021 @6:47 AM

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Furred time's a charm? How Paddington can escape the curse of the threequel
With a third marmalade-packed outing on the cards, the onus is on Paddington to succeed where Neo, Batman and Shrek failed

Luke Walpole

19, Feb, 2021 @11:29 AM

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'I can count the senior women on both hands': VFX's gender problem
It’s a booming industry encompassing tech and art, and where training is readily available. So why aren’t more women working in visual effects?

Helena Pozniak

19, Feb, 2021 @6:59 AM

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Oscars release first shortlists for 2021 Academy Awards
Boys State, MLK/FBI and Crip Camp among contenders as categories announced include best documentary and best international film

Andrew Pulver

10, Feb, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Dragon Rider review – starry family animation seeks fire
Patrick Stewart voices a baddie trying to obliterate lovable dragons in this bland but entertaining family film

Cath Clarke

10, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Flee review – remarkable refugee story told with heart and audacity
A thrilling documentary made with a blend of animation and archive footage tells an immensely powerful tale of a gay Afghan survivor

Benjamin Lee

31, Jan, 2021 @8:16 PM

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Manipulate festival review – visual theatre experiments on a different stage
Denied live performance, creators slip its boundaries to explore screen trickery in this stimulating festival of storytelling, puppetry and animation

Mark Fisher

31, Jan, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Forget Ratatouille, here's Ratatoing! The rise and rise of the 'mockbuster'
If there’s a big animated film coming out, a studio somewhere will be rushing to release a cheap imitation. But who makes them? Are they proud of their work? And how did they become an internet hit?

Amelia Tait

28, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Josep review – haunting tale of an artist adventurer
This affecting animation traces the life of Josep Bartolí who fought in the Spanish civil war, befriended Rothko and Pollock – and became Frida Kahlo’s lover

Cath Clarke

25, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Mother-in-law jokes a thing of the past? Not at Pixar | Hadley Freeman
The studio’s new movie Soul, starring an ‘annoying’ Tina Fey, has just updated them for a new generation

Hadley Freeman

23, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Wacky Hen review – circus comedy is a flightless flop
Despite a laudable ethical stance on performing animals, this family animation’s zero-to-hero tale fails to engage

Leslie Felperin

20, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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