Critics Corner: Great Animation for the World

The International Tournée of Animation started a trend in the mid 1960s. It collected adventurous animated shorts into a feature-length collection that screened at museums and colleges. By the late 1970s cinemas were added and soon packages appeared including Animation Celebration, Mike & Spike’s various touring shows, Outrageous Animation and others. Audiences and the film industry discovered John Lasseter, Mike Judge, Matt Groening, Don Hertzfeld, Tim Burton, Phil Tippett, Bill Plympton, and many more. Continue reading

‘Walt and Dali: Architects of the Imagination’ at the Disney Museum

Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney in Spain, 1957. (Gift of Diane Disney Miller, collection Walt Disney Foundation; © Disney.)

by Karl Cohen

“Walt and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination” at The Walt Disney Family Museum is an amazing experience full of original paintings, drawings, animation art, photographs, video clips, archival documents and an excellent audio tour narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Continue reading