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At Home Film Festival: animation for adults

It goes without saying that much of the world’s best animation can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, no matter who the intended audience is. We need look no further than the current Studio Ghibli ┬áretrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox for examples of some...

Spotlight On: Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)

Since 1984, the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) has encouraged animation as an art form. The artist-run, not-for-profit organization is deeply committed to animation and those who create it, but in the most practical terms. With a fully-equipped animation studio...

The TFS List: Nelson’s 5 favourite animated features

We’re focusing quite a bit on animation here at Toronto Film Scene throughout the month of March, and what better way to contribute than to have a list of some exceptional animated films? Whether it’s a short film or feature length, animation has often...

Complex fantasy: TIFF presents the films of Studio Ghibli

Cinema for children and families has evolved significantly over the years. While early Disney animation is revered for its artful execution of beloved fairy tales, it has often been criticized for its ability to singularly disturb or traumatize child viewers. Fast...