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  1. 1. By Esther L. Animated Movies
  2. 2. What is an Animated Film? <ul><li>Animation is the rapid display of 2-D or 3-D images, giving an illusion of movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Many techniques of animation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional (hand drawn / photographed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop motion (using real world objects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many more! </li></ul></ul>A scene from Steamboat Willie (1928), one of the first cartoon animated films.
  3. 3. Animated Movies in the 2000’s <ul><li>In the 2000’s, 3-D computer animation was introduced in many movies. </li></ul><ul><li>By this decade, few movies were still being animated in the traditional way </li></ul><ul><li>Largest and most active animation studios were Disney / Pixar, Dreamworks, and (more recently) Studio Ghibli </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shrek (2001) <ul><li>Summary: A grumpy ogre is befriended by a talkative donkey, rescues a princess, and saves the fairytale population from destruction by the evil Lord Farquaad. </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning computer-animated film </li></ul><ul><li>especially acclaimed for its comedy, which appeals to both adult and younger audiences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Spirited Away (2001) <ul><li>Summary: On the way to their new home, a family gets lost. As the sun goes down, the girl is separated from her family and is forced to work in a bathhouse in the Spirit World. In order to escape, she must find her parents. </li></ul><ul><li>This successful film introduced Japanese animation to the Western public. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Finding Nemo (2003) <ul><li>Story: A clownfish searches for his lost son with help from a blue tang, and learns to be less protective of his son. </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning computer-animated film by Pixar </li></ul><ul><li>won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature </li></ul><ul><li>amazing underwater CGI effects helped to make this one of Pixar's best films </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Incredibles (2004) <ul><li>Story: After the 1960's, superheros were banned from saving people after many lawsuits were filed by people who didn't want to be saved. Fifteen years later, an ex-superhero couple and their children must save the world again from a new villain who is a danger to the people of Metroville. </li></ul><ul><li>computer-animated film by Pixar </li></ul>
  8. 8. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) <ul><li>Summary: A girl is cursed with a terrible spell by a witch and cannot tell anyone about it. She meets an eccentric wizard and his fire demon and has to find a way to break the curses on each of them. </li></ul><ul><li>By the same studio that produced Spirited Away </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ratatouille (2007) <ul><li>Story: A displaced country rat dreams of becoming a chef in Paris, but has to overcome human prejudice and his family's disapproval. Teaming up with a young man with no cooking talent whatsoever, he sets out to make his dream come true. </li></ul><ul><li>computer-animated film by Pixar </li></ul>

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