Movie animation history, Screen Actors Guild strike

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The animated characters of Toy Story 4 stand in a line.
Mattel debuts their line of Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” toys at the New York Toy Fair, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The fourth film marks the return of Bo Peep, and Mattel’s line highlights her comeback with Bo Peep figures, action dolls, and accessories. AP Images for Mattel/Diane Bondareff

A UW-Milwaukee film studies professor joins us to go through the history of animation following recent success at the box office. Then, we talk to an entertainment writer and a labor union expert about Hollywood actors joining writers on strike.

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    Last month, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” was released in theaters to critical acclaim and success at the box office. The movie features a vibrant animation style that its predecessor popularized: a unique blend of 2-D and 3-D elements. As more blockbuster movies pick up the style, we seem to be entering a new age of animation. We talk to an animation and film history expert about how the medium has evolved over time, and how this new style emerged.

  • Actors join writers striking in Hollywood

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Guest
  • Meg James Guest
  • Michael Childers Guest

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