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Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

By The Pitt News Staff

November 22, 2019

Cartoons aren’t just for kids. Here are our favorite animated TV series available to stream.

Screen Time: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

Front row, from left: Andrew Stehlin, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender in “Dark Phoenix.”

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers

June 26, 2019

When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.

‘Toy Story 4’ entertains young and young at heart

Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), right, with Forky (voiced by Tony Hale), in “Toy Story 4.”

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019

“Toy Story” has filled the imagination of children with the fantasy of toys coming to life with the famous Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang since 1995.

Opinion | Disney-opoly and the streaming wars

Disney is about to close a horizontal merger deal with Fox that began in late 2017.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

While I absolutely love Disney and most of what it has produced, it’s dawned on me in recent years that the company feels less like a magical center of creativity and more like a capitalistic black hole — one that devours every intellectual property that makes money for it and spits out hollow, formulaic nostalgia bait.

The Incredibles return without skipping a beat

Holly Hunter voices Helen, aka Elastigirl, in the animated film,

By Grey McGettigan | For The Pitt News

June 20, 2018

After Disney-Pixar introduced international audiences to “The Incredibles” — a family of five superheroes struggling to live a super mundane life — the project’s creative linchpin, Brad Bird, kept busy. Blockbusters “Ratatouille” and “Tomorrowland” demanded most of his time, but the write...

The death of the summer movie

(Will Miller)

By Ian Flanagan / Culture Editor

July 19, 2016

This summer may go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory — and the start of a downward trend for Hollywood in many capacities. In the 21st century, we can’t always have the critical and commercial excitement of summer blockbusters like “The Dark Knight” or “The Avengers,”...

‘Child of Light’: a stunning 2D artistic achievement

'Child of Light': a stunning 2D artistic achievement

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

"Child of Light"Developer: Ubisoft MontrealGrade: A“Child of Light” is like a course in video game and art history.It mixes a hero’s journey with Perrault, Freud, Disney, the role-playing game and side-scroller. Essentially, “Child of Light” weaves a few disparate themes and genres together a...

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