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Above all the titles screening at the 35th Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, a 13-minute world premiere short stands as perhaps the ultimate example of the event’s goal of presenting films that balance local interests and global perspectives. Titled “Santa Barbara,” the short is about director Diana Markosian’s mother, who came to the coastal California town as a Russian mail-order bride after seeing the NBC soap opera of the same name.
Makoto Shinkai’s “Weathering With You,” which tells the tale of a young boy who falls for a girl with the power to stop ceaseless rainstorms pounding Tokyo, marks the first time an anime has been chosen as Japan’s foreign-language Oscar entry.
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Article on the making of the animated sequences in Mary Poppins Returns.
Article featuring interviews with the filmmakers of the 2019 Animated Short Film Oscars nominees.
Spotlight on the nominees for the 2019 Best Animated Feature Oscar, including interviews with filmmakers for each movie.
Detailed and personal look back at Arizona politics in the mid-1980s and rock group U2.
Article on the making of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
Article on the growing business of DreamWorks Animation Television.
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Comic-Con coverage on revived TV series Young Justice.