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Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Ulises Duenas

October 8, 2018


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The annual Computer Animation and Game Development Animation Jam means different things to different students. For some, it's the toughest test for animation and storytelling that they're going to get. For others, it's an opportunity to show their prowess to companies like Pixar, Dreamworks and Cartoon Ne...

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 6, 2018


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Got any plans for Halloween yet? If you're fresh out of ideas, since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, "Spirited Away" is playing at your local movie theater that night.If you haven't been to one of the special events by Fandango at the local multiplex, you may not be aware of their ongoing monthly...

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

Ulises Duenas

August 27, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Matt Groening is back with a new show called "Disenchantment," an animated comedy set in a fantasy world. Although it has the distinct style that Groening's shows are known for, it lacks the charm and humor that "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" had. The show's main trio is made up of Bean, a princess that...

Alumnus light speeds into space in new stop-motion film

Alumnus light speeds into space in new stop-motion film

Ernesto Rivera

May 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Josh Funk creates monsters. But Funk doesn’t use nuts, bolts or a high voltage of electricity like Dr. Frankenstein, nor do his creatures come from a black lagoon. His monsters are made from wires, foam latex, clay and plastic. They come from something much darker than a lagoon — his imag...

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Risa Johnson

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

"Alright nerds, who's up!" shouts the instructor, the center of attention in the dark room. Crouched workers are huddled around brightly-lit screens in the dark room and the wheels can practically be seen turning in their heads. Their eyes scan rapidly and they feverishly click their mouses. It's just another day in film animation ...

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