2017 Bobby James Awards | “…and the award goes to…”

  Achievement in Cinematography | Dan Lausten – The Shape of Water The Shape of Water is a beautiful film stamped with Guillermo del Toro’s signature. It is undoubtedly del Toro’s most cinematically pleasing work since Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). The strengths of this film though lie directly in its ability to transport you to another…

Tops: 10 Best [Animated] Supporting Disney Characters

Welcome to Tops!  Wildly popular on As Seen By (2011-2013), Tops is a feature highlighting the “10 Best” [insert topic] in television or movies!  Lists like the Top 10 Animated “Awww” Moments or Ten 21st Century Documentary Films The May Make You Want to Occupy a Street are among the most popular ever written for As Seen By.  Now, I’m bringing the Tops…

A Media Comment: Animated Feature ≠ “Kid’s Movie”

Have you seen DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 yet? If not, do so – it’s a fantastic animated feature that, in a roundabout way, is the basis for this post.  While I was surfing Facebook, I saw Moviepilot Animation’s article:  So Let’s Talk About How To Train Your Dragon’s Gay Character.  Upon completing the…

ENTERTAINMENT news: The Magical World of Disney

Disney has been the talk of Tinseltown this past week – from the strong weekend opening of Oz, The Great and Powerful ($79 million) to the announcement that Disney is shutting down their 2-D, hand-drawn animation division.  This week, Disney is adding more fuel to their blazing wildfire: they’re “re-imagining” Beauty and the Beast.  The newest…