Visibly Animated

Al Jarnow’s free-association films serve as an astringent antidote to the wisecracking-animal-and-dancing-inanimate-object school of animation practiced by Pixar, Disney, and the other Hollywood studios….

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Single-Cel Organisms

It’s a crime, frankly, that Pixar will shortly be salivating over a fifth Animated Feature Oscar at a time when Hayao Miyazaki, The Triplets…

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Up

First of all, Up is not a movie about a cranky old coot who, with the help of a roly-poly Boy Scout, finds his…

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2009 Academy Award–Nominated Shorts

Those who have never attended the annual festival of Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts should be advised: Don't expect all 10 entries to be…

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Who Sees Short Shorts?

Those who have never attended the annual festival of Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts should be advised: Don’t expect all 10 entries to be…

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Swiss Engineering

The system devised to project Yves Netzhammer’s video installation Furniture of Proportions is an elegant work of art in its own right. It looks…

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Robots in Love

WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.

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Pants on Fire

Dr. Ekman knows you're lying, so don't even try it. The top-shelf psychologist is a pioneer in documenting facial expressions, and he's a friend…

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