The Obstacles Facing Roger Rabbit 2

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

At this point, it’s been over 20 years since the original Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a film that perhaps single-handedly resurrected interest in the classic cartoon shorts of…

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Animators and VFX artists: The Differences And Similarities That Should Be Celebrated

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

There has been some talk over recent years as to whether visual effects artists are really animators by another name. They certainly share a lot of common skills…

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What Does the Google/Verizon Deal Mean for Animators?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

There’s been a lot of hoopla on the internet over the last couple of days in regards to the announcement that Google & Verizon have joined together with…

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Posting a TV show online: When Should It Be Done?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Today, I was going to post a review of the new TBS (or is that tbs) show Neighbors from Hell, which debuted there last Monday. Well, clearly this…

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Do Characters in Preschool Shows Need Character?

Monday, May 31, 2010

The emphatic answer is yes! Why wouldn’t you give your character, character? That’s how your audience relates to your show. Of course, preschool audiences are somewhat less demanding…

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Animation Directors Moving to Live-Action: Jumping a (Sinking) Ship?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It has been a topic of debate for quite some time and even within the animation community, there is suspicion that many students who study the artform are…

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Looney Tunes: Why Are They Falling in Popularity and What Can Be Done to Stop It?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Word come through from Cartoon Brew about a feature in the New York Times about the new, upcoming Looney Tunes TV to be broadcast on Cartoon Network leter…

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Anime And Me (Or Anime And I For All The Grammar Police Out There)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Anime. It’s one of those things, you either love it or you hate it, for the most part that is. Unlike the Philly Cheesteak place in Mechanicsburg, PA,…

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Should Dreamworks Make a Sequel to Dragon?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Steven Zeitchik has an insightful post on the Los Angeles Times blog where he makes the case for not making a sequel to How to Train Your Dragon….

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Live-Action Movies Based on Animation

Monday, May 3, 2010

I very nearly went with Scooby Doo for the picture, but this one has Robert DeNiro in it! Although the trend has died down somewhat, the genre just…

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Why Smoking in Cartoons Is Not As Bad As You Think

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It’s an issue that crops up regularly: cartoon characters smoking on-screen (image above from Michael Sporn’s Splog). Kids (the usual, if regrettable, consumers of animation) are more susceptible…

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