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The Wind Rises – The Review

27 February 2014 6:12 PM, PST | | See recent news »

In the first few months of 2014 animated feature films seem to be setting the box office ablaze. The Lego Movie has reigned at number one for the past three weekends while a holdover from last year, Frozen hovers in the top ten after becoming the highest grossing animated feature of all time. Both  employ state of the art computer technology to give them a fully rounded three-dimensional look (even without the stereo-optic specs). But what of hand-drawn animation? Sure, it’s used for television on popular shows like “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Adventure Time” along with commercials and short subjects. The Disney Studios made history with their traditional-drawn features beginning with the Snow White story in the 1930′s. Then Pixar arrived in 1994 with the first Toy Story and established a new look for feature animation. Almost all new features were made with the new tech, although Disney attempted to revive the »

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