2017, 78 min, USA, Dir: Pamela Tom

One of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century, Tyrus Wong was a production designer, illustrator, painter, muralist, ceramicist and lithographer perhaps best known for his haunting landscape backgrounds in the Disney classic BAMBI. Through interviews, archival footage and never-before-seen artwork, this beautiful documentary traces Wong’s life and career from his birth in China to the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood to the beaches of Santa Monica, where the centenarian loved to fly his colorful, handmade kites.

1978, Janus Films, 91 min, Dir: Martin Rosen

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you. … But first they must catch you.” This faithful adaptation of Richard Adams’ classic novel about a community of rabbits in southern England struggling to survive boasts beautiful hand-drawn animation but is hardly a children’s cartoon. Dark and sometimes violent, the journey Hazel (John Hurt) and his allies take to find refuge at Watership Down can be seen as an allegory about freedom and tyranny. Also featuring the voices of Ralph Richardson, Roy Kinnear, Denholm Elliott and Zero Mostel.

2016, Walt Disney Pictures, 103 min, USA, Dir: Ron Clements, John Musker

Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN), this sweeping, CG-animated feature follows the title character, a teenager inspired by the seafaring adventures of her ancestors to leave the safety of her Polynesian island. Aided by mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), Moana (Auliʻi Cravalho) prevails against enormous monsters and impossible odds as she voyages across the open ocean on a daring journey to save her people.

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