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Little bro’s nutty, cosmic capers

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“STEVEN Universe” tries to be subversive in a positive way.

The new animated series “Steven Universe” looks like the trippy amalgam of 1970s anime and ’90s oddball comedy cartoons, with disparate-looking characters mingling comfortably in one kooky world.

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Canines and criminals rule

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“MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN.” Looks at dogs in a bracingly new way

Our moviegoing adventures begin with the animated feature, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” a film for dog lovers, if ever there was one.

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Disney seeks to crown revival with ‘Frozen’ Oscar gold

This file image provided by Disney shows Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." AP FILE PHOTO

A critical and commercial success, “Frozen” marks a second renaissance for Walt Disney’s legendary film studio – and is widely tipped to win its first ever Oscar for best animated feature next weekend.

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‘Frozen’ makes viewers feel warm all over

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GORGEOUS animated feature is visually and emotionally eventful.

Some reviewers get a kick out of watching a bad film, because it gives them a legitimate reason to give it a witty and well-deserved kick in the pants—but we’d much prefer to see a good film and just sing its well-deserved praises!

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Animated movies now part of metro film fest

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HANNAH Espia’s “Mamang Pulis”

Animated movies are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival. Through the festival’s New Wave section, animated film entries are given screening slots before the annual event, along with full-feature films by independent productions, and short films by students.

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Predictability weighs down ‘Pororo’

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“PORORO.” Novel initiative.

We’re all for innovative productions that come from a different place aside from mainstream cinema, or are made not by the usual suspects.

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DreamWorks exec has big plans for Asia, international market

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“KUNG Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five”    photo:imdb.com

LOS ANGELES—Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, was describing his recent whirlwind trip to Asia—in line with his studio’s emphasis on the international market—and we were getting jet-lagged and exhausted just listening to his itinerary that seemed tailored for a superhuman.   “I went Saturday night after the [Academy] Governor’s Ball to LAX,” began Jeffrey, [...]

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Talking turkey

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“FREE BIRDS.” Its Thanksgiving theme keeps the loopy storytelling on relatively even keel.

Many animated feature films are about weird creatures engaged in far-out activities and antics, but “Free Birds” strives to be more relevant and potentially significant by latching on to Americans’ traditional Thanksgiving feast and celebration for its thematic fulcrum and linchpin. This savvy decision makes the movie less ephemeral, giddy and silly than other efforts, [...]

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Filipino lives Disney dream

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Bobby Pontillas-1122

Another Filipino animator is living the Disney dream in Hollywood.

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Sunrise for the country’s animators

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MICHAEL Kho Lim   photo by Oliver M. Pulumbarit

“The festival never had a theme, there’s no focus, as long as it’s Filipino,” said Michael Kho Lim, executive director of Animation Council of the Philippines Inc. (ACPI), which is organizing the 7th Animahenasyon festival.

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‘Cloudy’ animated franchise turns its fortunes around

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“CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2.” More creative and visually entertaining.

Last week, when we looked at the lineup of new films opening in town, we made a mental note to steer clear of “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2,” because we didn’t think much about its first installment, shown some years ago, which we found messy, unfocused and not very funny.   Trouble was, [...]

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Asia’s animators draw inspiration from Japan’s Miyazaki

Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki answers a question during his press conference in Tokyo on September 6, 2013.  Miyazaki announced his official retirement days after his production company, Studio Ghibli announced his retirement.   AFP

As Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki heads into retirement, industry watchers say the next generation of Asian filmmakers stepping out of his shadow will struggle to match the Japanese master’s box office domination.

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