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A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Four – Can’t Stop The Feeling

As Kung Fu Panda 3 arrives on disc, the final of a four-part series looks at the films that nearly caused DreamWorks to collapse and the few that kept the studio alive.


A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Three – We Have…Dragons!

The third of a four-part series looks at DreamWorks Animation building franchises while saying goodbye to their bread and butter Shrek series.


A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part Two – There Is Now A Level Zero

The second of a four-part series looks at how DreamWorks Animation initially struggled after becoming an independent production company.


A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part One – Ogres Are Like Onions!

Take a look back at the history of DreamWorks Animation with the first of a four-part series exploring its early years as a division in a new Hollywood studio.


Allers & Minkoff: The Legacy of The Lion King

The King has returned and to celebrate, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers revisit the history of The Lion King, from the original blockbuster, through spin-offs, to a look at the film’s hit 3D conversion.


Fifty Years With Brutus!

Popeye buff Fred Grandinetti joins us again to take a special look at Popeye’s nemesis.


An Auteur is Born – 30 Years Of Miyazaki’s Castle Of Cagliostro

December 15 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Miyazaki’s debut feature Castle Of Cagliostro. Raz Greenberg celebrates one of the Japanese director’s most important and influential films.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: With a Smile and a Song!

Jeremie Noyer reveals the impressive aspects and musical legacy in Walt Disney’s production of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.


Snow White: The Characters And Legacy Of The First And Fairest Of Them All!

Journey back to 1937 for a host of facts, figures and fun on the original release of Walt Disney’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs!


When You Wish Upon A Star: The Musical Making of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio

Jeremie Noyer presents a unique and thoroughly involving exploration of Pinocchio‘s various visual and musical elements.


Otto Messmer And Felix The Cat

If you do not know who Otto Messmer is, you are not yet a cartoon connoisseur; and if you wish to be, it is essential that you get thee to a DVD outlet and find some old-style Felix The Cat. Learn more here!


Sleeping Beauty Film Facts

These fascinating Film Facts from Disney look back on the production of the Studio’s 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.


The Animated Seuss

Dr. Seuss had a lot more involvement in animation than you may have realized! Private Snafu, Puppetoons, and more surprises are covered in this retrospective.


Enchanted‘s Visual Heritage

Take a peek at a few of Enchanted‘s many classic Disney references!


Popeye: A Sailor’s Story

The story of Popeye, beginning with his debut in Thimble Theater, to his fame as an animated cartoon icon, a live-action star, and a foray into CGI.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 3

The final part of our Hanna-Barbera overview sees the studio go through its huge production years in the 1970s and finding great success with the Smurfs in the 1980s before ultimately being swallowed up by huge entertainment companies.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 2

The second part of our Hanna-Barbera history begins a survey of their legendary television output, from Ruff And Reddy to Scooby-Doo.


Hanna And Barbera: A Cartoon Appreciation, Part 1

This first part of our look at the famed Hanna-Barbera team examines their early lives and career together, up to their lay-off from MGM.


Watershipped Rabbits And Plagued Dogs: The Animated World Of Richard Adams

The Wide Wide World Of Toons heads on over to England for a pair of animated adaptations of author Richard Adams’ work, newly released on DVD in Australia.


Pinchcliffe Races Home: A Look Back At Caprino Studios

The Wide Wide World Of Toons looks back on Norwegian pioneer Ivo Caprino’s films and a lavish, newly restored DVD boxed set collection.


A Fond Look Back At Filmation: Part 2

The second part of our survey on Filmation sees the studio once again enjoy some major successes in the 1970’s and 1980’s, only to fall prey to changing economic realities.


A Fond Look Back At Filmation: Part 1

This studio is finally getting its due on DVD, so it’s a great time to look back at its classic line-up. In Part One of this survey, we look at the studio’s origins in the 1960’s and go up to the highs and lows of 1975.


The One That Started It All… The Making Of Snow White

Persistence Of Vision looks back on Walt Disney’s groundbreaking masterpiece.



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