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ANIMATION subforum?

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Isn't it about time to change the title of this 'Cartoon' subforum to something like ANIMATION?

So we can post about more modern and diverse forms of animated films?

The term "cartoons" seems rather old-fashioned and very limiting.

Just a thought..... :unsure:

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TCM premiere on Sun., 6-21....

 

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a 2011 animated short film directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, and produced by Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana.[2] Described as an "allegory about the curative powers of story," the film centers around bibliophile Lessmore and his custodianship of a magical library of flying books. It was created using computer animation, miniatures and traditional hand-drawn techniques.[3]

Morris Lessmore was visually modeled after the silent film actor Buster Keaton. The film drew particular inspiration from the storm scene in Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. and the tornado from The Wizard of Oz. Also an inspiration was the real-life Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans in 2005.[5]

Like The Wizard of Oz, the film utilizes the contrast of color and black-and-white as a narrative device. In this case, the black-and-white represents the sadness and despair brought about by the storm

The film has received 14 awards, including the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, "Best Animated Short" at the Cinequest Film Festival, and the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fantastic_Flying_Books_of_Mr._Morris_Lessmore

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/the-fantastic-flying-books-of-mr-morris-lessmore.html

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Normally I contain myself better than this, but, but... THAT'S ALL I CAN STANDS AND I CAN'T STANDS NO MORE!!

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Learn How Pixar Makes Its Films with the Free Pixar in a Box Program

 

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/educational/learn-how-pixar-makes-its-films-with-the-free-pixar-in-a-box-program-118359.html

 

"Launched yesterday, its new online curriculum Pixar in a Box analyzes how the studio fuses art, tech, science, engineering, and math to develop top-shelf animated cinema. Created with middle and high school students in mind but available to everyone, Pixar in a Box’s interactive exercises, in-depth video lessons, and hands-on activities are an informative addition to Khan Academy’s extensive educational resources."

 

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