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Robin Williams' 10 Best Musical Moments

12 August 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The world was saddened to hear that Oscar winner Robin Williams died Monday of a suspected suicide at the age of 63. Williams' influence was vast, and spanned across film and television to music as well, with five Grammys to his credit and three charting albums on the Billboard 200. Williams' Reality… What a Concept reached No. 10 in 1979 and won him his first Grammy Award, for best comedy recording. He later won three more best comedy recording Grammys, as well as a trophy for best recording for children (for "Pecos Bill" in 1988). "Our entertainment community has lost an

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- Colin Stutz, Billboard, Keith Caulfield, Billboard

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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 »

- Jim Batts

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