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Can Michael Attardi Really Be the Next Walt Disney?

One would think that the entertainment news media would be all over a story that involves an independent filmmaker, Michael Attardi who not only surpassed the all-time wins record but, has smashed the record as a non-studio giant. Attardi’s 66th award on the film festival circuit happened at the Queens International Film Festival.  No one can dispute that Attardi’s animation sensation, “Once Upon a…

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Numba One: Bringing Comedy and the Mafia Together

Michael Attardi’s new film toes the line between humor and violence. Award-winning director Michael Attardi is a stickler for timing in comedy. In a genre whose success relies on perfect delivery, it’s vital that the jokes are delivered with that in mind - even when that film is about the mafia and murder. It’s maintaining this balance between comedic gags and mob violence that Attardi brings to…

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Not Another Christmas Story

Once Upon a Christmas Village is not your typical Christmas animation that fills the heart with love while expelling a scent of warm vanilla and hot cocoa.  With some adult size humor and child size toys, this musical animation brings to life a tiny Christmas village under the threat of an evil-doing villain toy (voiced by Tim Curry).  Oh, and lets not forget the love story.  Attardi brings his writing…

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