The ‘R’ Rating Hurts Animation: Here’s How We Fix That

Friday, June 10, 2011

IFCO 16 Rating via Film classification is a bit of an interesting topic because it highlights the cultural differences that exist from country to country, even those…

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The Best Way To Tell If A Show Is Well Put Together

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Does it seem like the creators had fun doing it? If so, then they probably did. If a show looks like it was a torture to put together…

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Women in Animation: Focusing on the Right Things

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Apologies for the belated post today and the complete lack of one yesterday (*&%^ work schedule). Today’s topic has been doing the rounds recently as a result of…

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Animation Is A Genre

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

At least it is according to the New York Times: At the box office, animated films, which have recently been Hollywood’s most reliable genre, have fallen into a…

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What Makes A Strong Female Character?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It’s no secret (or maybe it is) that I find much to celebrate in female characters, especially lead female protagonists who are also strong female characters. There is…

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How Environmentally Friendly is Animation?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Via: The New York Times (which I was somehow able to access) Yesterday it was announced that Captain Planet is being released on DVD. Would it not have…

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Why Animators (and You) Need To Create A Network

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Last night I attended a networking event put on by Loyola University here in Baltimore, where I currently undertake an MBA course of study. Now I’m not one…

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The End of Animation in Britain?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yesterday, I read with dismay on Cartoon Brew that the British government, with its current Tory-led cabinet, has decided not to renew the grants and other funding it…

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My comment on Stephen M. Levinsons Blog Concerning Artists and The Productions They Work On

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This is actually a comment I left over on Stephen’s Blog but it seems like a pretty good opinion piece that’s suitable to post here too. Wow, that’s…

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A Note on Executive’s Notes

Monday, December 6, 2010

Via: I’m in the middle of reading “To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios” a rather substantial tome that is well worth the amount…

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The 2011 Academy Awards Shortlist and Why There Should be Five Nominees

Thursday, November 18, 2010

By now you should have seen the shortlist for the contenders for the 3 nomination slots for this year’s Best Animated Film category of the Academy Awards. Just…

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