Walt Disney testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee claiming that communists once ‘took over’ his studio.
The custodians of one of Hollywood’s most reliable cash machines have been careful to sidestep political minefields that might remind customers of a realm outside the Magic Kingdom.
Marlee Matlin covers her ears as Gottfried performs during the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in 2011.
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Though it was exceedingly grating, the late comedian was able to perfect a sound that worked in tandem with his brand of humor.
Representations of girls on screen have become much better over the years but there is still a vocal audience who would rather they be tame and demure.
A provocative short film about a woman and her dog, Bestia highlights the impunity enjoyed by Chile’s military and politicians
Animation allowed the makers of Flee to tell a story that challenges the pervasive narrative of it means to be a refugee
Still : Andrew Glouberman, a character in the Netflix's animated comedy Big Mouth watches a condom demonstration from mother.
Growing up is never easy, but visualising complex ideas can help. Animation and character design allow us to put a metaphorical mirror up to society.
Royal satire has softened over the last 300 years, but audiences are more sensitive to barbs against the institution.
The latest Disney-Pixar film has been seen as containing queer themes, but what is the animation studio trying to achieve?
Glen Keane at work.
The condition challenges the centuries-old idea that all great artists are able to envision what they’re drawing.
ACMI’s first feature exhibition since its redevelopment shows fans the complex artistry behind their childhood favourites.
Fictional screen robots have long represented our fear of technology. A new animated family film combines this trepidation with many parents’ fear of losing offline connection with their kids.
Riffing on several fairy tales and littered with pop culture references, Shrek positioned itself as animation’s dirty alternative to Disney classics.
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Released in 2001, it was the first film to really give Pixar a run for its money.
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What the closure of Blue Sky studios means for the future of cartoons
If you still haven’t seen this movie about a jazz pianist whose soul goes on a great adventure, it’s about time you did.
The genius of Bluey isn’t just in its characters and stories of family life. The hit show’s soundtrack sets the mood, plays with the narrative and draws on classical scores.
Old meets new as Woody and Buzz become friends in the original Toy Story (1995).
The film about old toys and new turns 25 this year. Heralded as the first computer animated film, a re-examination indicates it was cautiously innovative rather than a complete break with the past.
Mental Abuse Matters
How one filmmaker is trying to capture the visceral experience of an abusive relationship to foster understanding and empathy, and prevent further abuse.
BoJack Horseman’s titular character is a depressed alcoholic horse.
BoJack Horseman is part of a long history of animations that have always broached more grown-up topics.
Bojack Horseman and Princess Caroline with her adopted hedgehog child.
Since medieval times, animals have been used by storytellers to teach humans about themselves.
One actor, three ages.
For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what’s called the ‘uncanny valley.’