Jeff York

Oscar’s 2020 Animated Shorts Forego Cuteness for Consciousness

Oscar’s 2020 Animated Shorts Forego Cuteness for Consciousness

If you’ve been following the Oscar-nominated animated shorts for the past few years, it will come as no surprise that this year’s crop of candidates includes some cute hand-drawn critters, edgy stop-motion entries from across the pond, and stories with enough pathos to tug at the hearts of old and young Academy members alike. What […]

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“Be Wrong As Fast As You Can” Andrew Stanton Talks ‘Toy Story 4’

“Be Wrong As Fast As You Can” Andrew Stanton Talks ‘Toy Story 4’

Andrew Stanton began his creative life drawing cartoon characters. Currently, he is the Vice President of Pixar Animation Studios and co-wrote the Academy Award-winning WALL*E, Finding Dory and A Bug’s Life. He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Toy Story. Stanton and his team celebrated the release of Toy Story 4 […]

 Jeff York

Pixar is Four-for-Four with “Toy Story 4”

Pixar is Four-for-Four with “Toy Story 4”

As if being one of the greatest trilogies in film history wasn’t enough for the Toy Story franchise, along comes a fourth feature that’s just as fun, witty, and incredibly moving as the first three. Hats off to Pixar (and parent company Disney) for being four-for-four with Toy Story 4. This new film is one […]

 Jeff York

Five “The LEGO Movie 2” Rules Every Animated Film Should Follow

Five “The LEGO Movie 2”  Rules Every Animated Film Should Follow

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is a rare sequel that doesn’t feel redundant or like a cynical cash grab. Instead, it’s a clever film, well-made and hilarious, with plenty of heart too. Even more so, it’s an example of how to do animation properly on the big screen. It knows that even if […]