Sep
22

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A Few Thoughts on the New Powerpuff Girl, Bliss

Powerpuff Girls and Bliss

The revelation that the Powerpuff Girls have a sister is certainly surprising. Bliss adds a new dimension to the long-established franchise that arguably is nonetheless long in the tooth. Yet why did it happen now? What is the bigger meaning behind the move? And why is Bliss a product of circumstance?

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May
31

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Making an Animated Short: The Space Base 8 Story

I’m proud to present my animated short, Space Base 8.

This post gives a bit of background on it and how it came to be.

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Apr
19

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What happens when you’ve been writing a blog for seven years

Have I really been writing for seven years? Apparently so. What have I learned? How have I changed? Why has it become ever harder to sit down at the keyboard and type?

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Feb
8

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An Interview with Independent Animator Signe Baumane

Latvian-born, New York City-based Signe Baumane has made a name for herself through her consistently intriguing works and willingness to tackle topics that others do not. Her 2014 feature film Rocks in my Pockets received widespread praise from critics and viewers alike. Currently in the midst of producing her next feature, My Love Affair With Marriage, Signe graciously took some time to answer a few tough questions from me.

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Jan
10

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It’s Finally Time to Ignore the Hype

Hype and excessive hype surrounds animated films these days. It’s an endless parade of marketing strategy and clever psychological tricks that leaves audiences constantly in a state of suspense. The good news is that we’ve finally reached a point where we can ignore it altogether.

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Questions

Is The Animation Industry Being Held Back By Legacy Players?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

This is sort of a question to readers as opposed to a post, but is the animation industry being held back by existing, established, players? Consider the car…

Why is Mickey Mouse More Popular Than Bugs Bunny?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Baiting title aside, Mickey Mouse really is more popular than Bugs Bunny. He sells a lot more merchandise, appears in far more places around the world and is lauded as a mascot for the company that operates ‘The Happiest Place on Earth.’ Bugs never even got such opportunities and yet as a character, he is far superior to Mickey. Why is that?

Can You Engineer An Animated Film?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Is it possible engineer the perfect animated film? We’re closer to it than you might think.

Why Is Animation Taking a Back Seat in Animated Programs?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Are animated TV shows making the actual animation take a back seat in proceedings?

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