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Four people in bright yellow, green, purple and red stand in a kitchen. The yellow person to the far left is holding a red chicken.

Review: ‘Chicken for Linda!’ is chaotically charming and delightfully delicious

The French animated film packs a surprisingly magnificent punch of touching and hilarious moments.
Gabriel Murray, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The relationship between a parent and child is never simple. There’s bickering, fighting and yelling, and two seconds later a reconciliation of “I love you, too.” The French,...

A cartoon panda with a straw hat and a red cape winds up a punch to a flying green stingray on a black background with a yellow flash.

Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ lacks what made its predecessors so charming

DreamWorks Animation’s latest addition to the decade-long series lacks the ingenuity and emotional core of its predecessors.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

Once again, our favorite animated panda is back. The first “Kung Fu Panda” film released in 2008, winning the hearts and minds of critics and audiences alike, making it one...

A man (Hayao Miyazaki) with a white beard, white hair and glasses is sitting down, looking at a piece of paper. Behind him, there are paintings hanging on the wall.

Why Studio Ghibli nostalgia hits different

Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and his animation studio introduced a generation to the adult world, while also reminding us of our childhood innocence.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Contributing Writer December 15, 2023

After groggily dragging my exhausted and hungover body out of bed, I crept outside my dorm for a breath of fresh air and headed to the cinema. I squinted at my phone to check for...

A still from the animated TV show “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.” A person with blue and purple hair and outfit runs towards a white door with a purple star on it. They are pulling a person with orange hair and a blue jacket.

Review: ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ actually cuts deeper than the movie

The newest leg of the beloved “Scott Pilgrim” franchise has recast its story in the form of an animated series, which succeeds both without and in spite of its titular protagonist.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

Nineteen years, three iterations and seven evil exes since its initial conception, the “Scott Pilgrim” franchise continues with “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” an eight-installment...

An illustration of a laptop and a cup of coffee on a purple background. On the laptop is an image of “Batman”.

Off the Radar: ‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’ has the caped crusader and the late Kevin Conroy at their best

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” is available to stream on Max.
Joseph Paladino, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

A year ago, Batman fans around the world were left in shock as Kevin Conroy, arguably the most iconic voice actor for the Dark Knight, passed away. Among many other projects, Conroy...

This is a still from an animated film. It features a boy and a man, with a nose resembling a beak, looking at each other. They are sitting by a green table with tea cups in front of them.

NYFF 61 Review: ‘The Boy and the Heron’ and the relationship between loss and discovery

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film recently premiered at the 61st New York Film Festival in Film at Lincoln Center.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor October 2, 2023

After an attempt at retirement in 2013, 82-year-old Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has returned with Studio Ghibli’s most recent project and his 12th feature film, “The...

Two intricate sets of miniature art on display in an exhibition. On the left, a house with two stage lights next to it; on the right, a church with a statue of Jesus being hung on a large cross.

‘Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio,’ a look at the stop-motion behind Netflix’s new adaptation

Following the release of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio,” the Museum of Modern Art has staged an exhibition composed of the film’s sets, puppets and other behind-the-scenes looks.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor December 14, 2022

From Dec. 11 through April 15, the Museum of Modern Art will be displaying “Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio,” a remarkable exhibition detailing the behind-the-scenes...

An illustration of the fairytale character Pinocchio, with a long nose, and and the character Jiminy Cricket, a cricket, sitting on his arm.

Review: ‘Pinocchio’ on Disney+ is a new low for live-action remakes

Disney’s “Pinocchio” is yet another lifeless live-action remake of a classic animated film.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

Riding on the success of its first feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” Disney released “Pinocchio” in 1940. Now a highly respected and revered staple of animation...

An illustration of Ingrid, a porcelain doll and main character from the short film “Bestia.” She sits at a table smoking a cigarette and is wearing a red collared blouse. Below her is a teacup and other food items.

An overview of this year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts screening at IFC

Catch up with the animated shorts screening at the IFC Center before the Oscars.
Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

Every year the Oscars’ novelty seems to diminish. This year is no exception, with the primary categories filled with familiar faces. Avoid this fatigue by checking out the short...

Directed by Dan Shaw, Cryptozoo is a new animated adventure. Mythological creatures called cryptids star in the film, available in theaters beginning August 20. (Image courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

Review: “Cryptozoo”

“Cryptozoo” is what you get when you give a four-year-old amalgamation of Robert Breer and Hunter S. Thompson a box of crayons. It is available on demand and in theaters starting on August 20.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Abroad Arts Editor August 20, 2021

Dazzling does not cut it; Dash Shaw makes films that embody what Humphry Osmond must have envisioned when he coined the term “psychedelic.” Beautifully animated and gloriously...

A collection of weird Tom and Jerry knock-offs licensed under Creative Commons. How they make you feel is exactly like the way the newest live-action of the duo would: disappointed. (Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

‘Tom and Jerry’ review: A lifeless attempt at updating the classic tale of cat and mouse

The visually unappealing and narratively boring “Tom and Jerry” lacks humor and creativity.
Saige Gipson, Contributing Writer April 1, 2021

“Tom and Jerry,” a feckless live-action/animation hybrid directed by Tim Story, tries to update the classic Tom versus Jerry tale but sadly loses sight of its source material...

egg salad in april

egg salad in april

An ode to the poems that feed me.
Joel Lee, Contributing Writer May 6, 2020

Written and Performed by Joel Lee Animations by Charlie Dodge Video Edited by Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes Read a transcript of Joel's poem below. today i cried while learning...