The short and the short of it: Hell Creek travels to the distant past, dinosaurs hot on the trail

SNAPSHOTHell Creek is a sci-fi horror dinosaur short film that takes place in the Jurassic period. It acts as a prologue to a feature length story that’s centered around the Cretaceous and Hell Creek, Montana. (courtesy YouTube (c) Danny Donahue) We all know intellectually that time travel can be dangerous Continue Reading

The short and the short of it: The rule defying joy and sober awareness-raising of THE SOLOISTS

SNAPSHOTIn a small village ruled by ridiculous laws, three singing sisters and their dog rehearse for the Annual Autumn Festival. But an unexpected event will disrupt their plans. Dans un petit village régi par des lois ridicules, trois sœurs chanteuses et leur chien répètent pour le festival annuel d’automne. Mais Continue Reading

The short and the short of it: Being mindful of fear but open to hope in Far From the Tree

SNAPSHOTParenting is tough, especially when the stakes are so high. On an idyllic beach in the Pacific Northwest, curiosity gets the better of a young raccoon whose frustrated parent attempts to keep them both safe. Far From the Tree is written & directed by American animation filmmaker Natalie Nourigat, who works as a Continue Reading

The short and the short of it: The touching wonder of Louis’ Shoes

SNAPSHOTLouis, 8-and-a-half years old, is autistic. He arrives at his new school and is about to introduce himself. Louis’ Shoes, originally known as Les Chaussures de Louis in French, is co-directed by a selection of talented animation filmmakers: Marion Philippe, Kayu Leung, Theo Jamin, Jean Geraud Blanc – students at Continue Reading

Five Disney classics told by one classic storyteller: The hilarious narrative-spinning of Olaf Presents

If ever there was a breakout character from Frozen, the Disney animated juggernaut that bestrode the world when it first came out in 2013, it is the very much alive garrulously exuberant to a fault snowman Olaf (voiced with a boisterous of childlike wonder by Josh Gad) whose sheer presence Continue Reading

Going back a century! Pixar gives Monsters Inc. the silent film treatment

SNAPSHOTPixar has remixed their wonderfully heartwarming CGI classic Monsters, Inc. into an amusing silent, four-minute, black-and-white animation with such vintage cinematic tricks as intertitles, exaggerated jump scares, and an old-timey piano rag playing in the background. (synopsis (c) Laughing Squid) What a delight! As if Monsters Inc. was already a Continue Reading

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