Disney, Pixar, And The Golden Age of Animation

Published in the North Central Chronicle in  September 2009. Everyone has a favorite animated movie. I’m a Toy Story man myself. But no matter which film you prefer, it’s clear that our generation—the Millennials, born between 1983 and 2000—has been the most spoiled in history in terms of the animated films we’ve grown up watching. … Continue reading Disney, Pixar, And The Golden Age of Animation

All Animated Films Are Not Created Equal

Originally published in the North Central Chronicle in October 2008. Are all movies created equal? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) doesn’t think so. With the creation of the Best Animated Feature category at the Academy Awards, animated movies that deserve to be nominated for Best Picture are unfairly pigeon-holed into this … Continue reading All Animated Films Are Not Created Equal