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OKG Newsletter


Topic: animation

Rio

Utterly forgettable


Youth

Phil Bacharach
From the conveyer belt of Fox Animation, “Rio” comes equipped with a predictable story, perfunctory characters and presentable visuals.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nine Nation Animation

International illustration is the itinerary of ‘Nine Nation Animation,’ an out-of-this-world compilation of other countries’ cartoons.


Features

Rod Lott

Nine Nation Animation
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m.. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch
okcmoa.com, 236-3100
$8, $6 seniors

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vault of Walt

’Toon in to a Norman exhibit of Disney animation cels.


Visual Arts

Rod Lott
A Century of Magic: The Animation of the Walt Disney Studios
through Sept. 16
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
$3-$5
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ParaNorman


Youth

None
If you haven’t seen 2009’s Coraline, you might be more inclined to surrender yourself to the macabre charm of ParaNorman. Both films, works of stop-motion animation by the Oregon-based Laika company, share much in common: an outcast protagonist, ineffectual grown-ups, visually stunning riffs on the supernatural.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Zombie A-Hole

Yawn of the dead.


Horror

Rod Lott
Even if it sported a bland title, I still would've wanted to see Zombie A-Hole, for the simple fact that it's writer/director/producer/editor/animator/etc. Dustin Mills' follow-up to 2010's The Puppet Monster Massacre, one of the more fun films the cult world has yet to embrace, because not enough of its residents have seen it. That's my theory, anyway.
 
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mad Monster Party?

We'll just drop by.


Family

Rod Lott
Before Hotel Transylvania, there was Mad Monster Party? (question mark theirs), a 1967 quasi-classic of stop-motion animation from Rankin/Bass — the company behind all those old Christmas specials that still air every year, from Rudolph to Frosty. What keeps this Party from being as perennial is that it's three times as long.
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

And stumbles.


Action

Rod Lott
In 1986, writer and artist Frank Miller changed the comic-book industry forever with the four-issue series that became the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. Its sour disposition and gritty attitude was arguably the darkest depiction of Batman the world had seen, paving the way for the caped crusader’s move to big-screen blockbuster three years later.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Frankenweenie

Tim Burton builds a better 'Frankenweenie' and it’s alive! It’s alive! It’s alive with humor and heart.


Youth

Rod Lott
One imagines Frankenweenie is the movie director Tim Burton has been waiting to make his entire life.
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Clip art

Some of today’s most innovative and creative music videos come from the Norman directorial duo known as Lamar+Nik.


Music

Joshua Boydston
It’s not uncommon for music video directors to work with budgets ranging from thousands to millions. Norman-based production duo Lamar+Nik made its calling card with $80 worth of glue guns and paint pens and a truckload of cardboard.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Aquabats! Super Show! Season One! 2012

Ritalin! Not! Necessary! But! It! Won't! Hurt!


Television series

Rod Lott
For those Ritalin-chompin’ children who find Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba! too slow-paced, The Hub’s The Aquabats! Super Show! should satiate them. After all, its title has double the exclamation points.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
 
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