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Live action updates of Disney classics are a pale imitation of the originals, and only one shall go the ball, writes Nathanael Smith

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Nathanael Smith salutes the anarchic brilliance of Don Hertzfeldt

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Nathanael Smith selects his five favourite TV animations ever

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Music videos have long sought to harness the power of animation. Nathanael Smith chooses five of the best.

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Nathanael Smith salutes five animations which combine  inspiring messages of hope and calls for positive change

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Happy Birthday to Fantasia which first graced cinema screens in 1940. Nathanael Smith on a genuinely bravura classic

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Nathanael Smith on Star Wars’ affinity with animation

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DTRH talks to Phillip Vaughan, animation course director at DJCAD

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Nathanael Smith dons a giant Santa hat and unconvincing beard to choose his five favourite Christmas animations

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Pixar’s mix of  invention and creative intervention looks to have paid off again in The Good Dinosaur, writes Nathanael Smith  

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Happy 20th birthday Toy Story! Nathanael Smith on the movie which changed animation forever

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As Halloween looms, DTRH looks at the scariest monsters in animation. Quivering behind the sofa: Nathanael Smith

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As the Africa in Motion Film Festival opens, Nathanael Smith celebrates the rise of African animation

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Nathanael Smith assesses some of this week’s new animation releases

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Nathanael Smith looks forward to the sixth Scotland Loves Anime festival

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Animator Satoshi Kon still inspires long after his untimely death, writes Nathanael Smith 

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George Lucas’ new animation movie is half-baked, writes Nathanael Smith

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Mark Kermode is over-optimistic about the current state of animation, writes Nathanael Smith 

 

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Nathanael Smith on the vile ubiquity of the Minions

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Nathanael Smith meets Song of the Sea director Tomm Moore

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Nathanael Smith highlights the best animation shorts from EIFF.

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Nathanael Smith on Pixar’s five brightest ideas.

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Nathanael Smith on the work of Barry Purves, the master of stop motion, who visits Edinburgh Filmfest this week.

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Nathanael Smith previews the animation on show at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Nathanael Smith meets the directors of the magnificent Shaun the Sheep movie

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Xavier Picard’s hand-drawn animation captures the charm of the original Moomins, writes Nathanael Smith

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Nathanael Smith  looks at the five most exciting directors working in animation today

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Launching a new column on animation, Nathanael Smith argues the art form is a more than a match for “real” movies in technical skill and story-telling panache.