As Art, Why Doesn’t Animation Challenge Our Beliefs?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Animation is making leaps and bounds as I write this. So far, 2016 is turning out to be a great year for variety in terms of choice and…

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Four Reasons Why The Simpsons Should Ditch The Half-Hour Episode

Monday, August 15, 2016

Half-hour episodes: the bedrock of just about every television success story. Efficient, profitable, and rapidly becoming outdated. The Simpsons owes a large chunk of its success to the…

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Is Disney’s Princess Pandering Going Too Far?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Disney’s latest addition to the princess lineup ticks all the right representation boxes, yet still isn’t pleasing everyone. What’s going on?

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We’ve Lost the Fine Art of Satire in Animation

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Animation used to serve up tons of satire in years gone past. Where has it gone and what have we lost as a result?

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Don’t Rely on Disney if You’re Looking For a Gay Princess

Saturday, June 11, 2016

People have been clamouring for a Disney princess that embodies LGBT traits for some time, but the latest #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign is misdirected, misguided and will ultimately fail to…

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The Downside of the Evolution of Artistic Taste

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

There was a time I was genuinely excited for each new release from major studios and TV networks. Not any more.

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Why I’m Skipping Awards Season This Year

Monday, January 18, 2016

It’s that fabled time of the year, when the entertainment industry gets itself into a tizzy about shiny objects handed out to people for their efforts over the…

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Enough With The Reboots!

Friday, June 12, 2015

This week saw the announcement of not one, but three reboots to popular old shows. The Powerpuff Girls are being trotted out again, ReBoot gets well, rebooted, and…

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Disposable Animation: More Prevalent Than Ever?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Art is always held in high cultural esteem, yet only the best and most widely acclaimed retain any kind of longevity. The rest is quite literally disposable as…

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Some Thoughts on Producing Animation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

As I prepare to produce a series of very short, er, shorts, I find my viewpoint of animation as an art and industry being forcibly changed. Not necessarily…

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Why do People Continue to Offer Up Excuses?

Friday, March 6, 2015

The rise in popularity in using technology for animation has brought about a subsequent explosion in creative output. For decades, animation was the preserve of a few who…

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