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The biggest mistake people tend to make with regards to animated movies is to call it a “genre.” This, of course, isn’t true: it’s just another means of telling a story. Lumping all animated movies into one genre does the format a disservice because it refuses to acknowledge that animated flicks, too, should be broken down into the same genres we would associated with live-action movies – Treasure Planet is sci-fi, Princess Mononoke is fantasy, Ice Age is comedy… you get the idea. Animation viewed as a “genre” of film is a common misconception we need to lose.

With Disney’s Maleficent – a live-action re-telling of Sleepy Beauty – on the cards, then, we’ve been thinking of other movies in the animated style that would benefit – or would be really cool – if they got their own live-action adaptations. One could argue that doing so would be ridiculous, »

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