The Algorithms Are Our Enemy

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sceptical that algorithms are the enemy? Just consider that if you’re reading this, odds are it’s only because at least one algorithm has let you.

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Some Thoughts on Harassment Within the Animation Industry

Monday, April 9, 2018

The revelation that a well-known, and somewhat respected veteran animator is alleged to have engaged in behaviour that crosses the line of decency and inhabits the realm of…

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Great Animation in 2018 Lives at the Local Level

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Last week I attended the Sweaty Eyeballs monthly animation festival here in Baltimore and besides imbuing me with a greater degree of motivation, it also reminded me that…

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Why Coco’s Award Dominance Is A Problem For the Industry

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pixar’s latest film Coco is being endowed with so many awards, they have their own Wikipedia page dedicated to tracking them all. It’s not all good news though….

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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 Efficient, profitable, and rapidly becoming outdated.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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